Episodes

Jan. 13, 2023

Episode 20 Season Two Walnut Valley Festival Finale

In our last episode of the season we will hear from present and past artists that have loved performing at Winfield. These are guests that were unable to be interviewed but had an interest in participating in this project. Ou...

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Sept. 26, 2022

Episode 19 Tommy Emmanuel Interview

In this episode of Music Trails we meet Tommy Emmanuel, maybe the best guitarist on the planet, certainly your host’s favorite. Tommy will share part of his music trail which started as a youth in Australia, playing and touri...

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Sept. 20, 2022

Episode 18 Beppe Gambetta Interview

Meet Beppe Gambetta Italian born guitarist, singer-songwriter, author, and researcher. Beppe introduces us to his unique music, how a young man in Genoa Italy develops a love for American roots music specifically flat picking...

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Sept. 12, 2022

Episode 17 Still On The Hill Interview

Meet Kelly and Donna Mulhollan that make up the story telling-singer-songwriter folk duo Still On The Hill. Kelly and Donna as ambassadors of the Ozarks have a calling to help protect the environment and preserve the unique c...

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Sept. 10, 2022

Episode 16 Seth Bate Interview

Music Trails listeners our guest is Seth Bate author of the newly released Augus,t 2022 book Winfield’s Walnut Valley Festival. The book explains how the festival was launched in 1972 when a guitar maker, farmer, and business...

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Sept. 5, 2022

Episode 15 Bing Futch Interview

Meet Bing Futch a nationally solo touring artist. Bing is a multi-instrumentalist that utilizes an Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer, flute, ukulele, and sound looper in a unique way that celebrates traditional, and modern music....

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Aug. 29, 2022

Episode 14 Rhonda Vincent Interview

Meet Rhonda Vincent, who along with her outstanding band The Rage will be making their Winfield debut this year. Rhonda is a renowned bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who was recently inducted into The ...

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Aug. 22, 2022

Episode 13 Tom Chapin Interview

Meet Tom Chapin whose career has spanned six decades, 26 albums, three Grammy awards and has been a regular scheduled performer at the Walnut Valley Festival over the last 25 years. Tom will share his excitement to return once again …

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Aug. 8, 2022

Music Trails Podcast Season 2 Trailer

Music Trails Season 2 centers around the Walnut Valley Festival held during the third week of September in Winfield, KS. This is the 50th anniversary of the festival. Listeners will meet festival performers, and various peopl...

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June 6, 2022

Episode 12 Stevie Coyle Season One Finale

Meet Stevie Coyle! Stevie joins us from his high end acoustic guitar shop Mighty Fine Guitars located in the East Bay area of Lafayette CA. Stevie talks about his current touring and music projects both as a solo artist and …

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May 30, 2022

Episode 11 Holly Gleason Part 2

Holly Gleason returns on this episode of Music Trails and continues to share her remarkable journey in the music business. Holly gives us a glimpse into her work in artist development as well as how she got involved as a …

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May 23, 2022

Episode 10 Holly Gleason Part 1

Meet Holly Gleason in our two- part interview. Holly is a Nashville based award winning writer, and music critic who has written for Rolling Stone, Creem Spin, No Depression, LA Times, NY Times just to name a few. In part …

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May 9, 2022

Episode 9 Damn Tall Buildings -Max Capistran

Meet Brooklyn, NY based Damn Tall Buildings. Band member Max Capistran shares the band's journey that includes meeting up in Boston at the Berklee school of music, busking on Newbury street, moving to Brooklyn opening a music...

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May 2, 2022

Episode 8 Kelly Hunt

Meet Kelly Hunt, Folk-Americana-Roots singer/songwriter. Kelly grew up in Memphis TN and was surrounded by a variety of different types of music in her family as well as being influenced by Memphis’s deep music roots from Blu...

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April 25, 2022

Episode 7 Tracy Walton of On Deck Studio

Meet Tracy Walton, a man of many talents including author, teacher, multi instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, performing/ recording artist, and recording studio owner/operator of On Deck Recording Studio. Tracy shares his rec...

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April 18, 2022

Episode 6 Savanna Chestnut

Meet Savanna Chestnut a small- town girl from Kansas who knew at an early age she wanted to be a singer. Song writing came first followed by performing on stages as small as the one in her grandparent’s bar to …

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April 13, 2022

Episode 5 Suzie Brown

Meet the incomparable Suzie Brown! Suzie has "forged her own path" that is unlike any other. Canadian born, Boston raised she like her parents, heard a call to the medical field. Music became a refuge and outlet for Suzie whi...

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April 6, 2022

Episode 4 Avery Ballotta

In this episode we meet Avery Ballotta a composer for film, dance, a music teacher, and one hot fiddle player. Avery’s trail starts in Montana’s Big Sky Country where at the age of 9 while attending a used music instrument …

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March 31, 2022

Episode 3 Dan O'Rourke of The Woods

In this episode we meet Dan O’Rourke of the band The Woods based in Nashville, TN. Life is full of chances and circumstances and this certainly holds true for Dan and band mates Raquel Cole, and Leland Rooney. Who would …

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March 17, 2022

Episode 1 Scott Henson "Super Fan" Interview

In this episode we will be talking to Scott Henson. Scott’s personal trail has taken a few interesting twists and turns and has included stops along the way as bartender, musician, poet, singer/song writer, teacher, principal...

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March 15, 2022

Episode 2 Nathan Bliss-Barnaby Bright

In this episode we meet Nathan Bliss who is 1/2 of the poplar duo Barnaby Bright. Nathan will share his musical trail which started at an early age from grooving to the tunes on The Monkeys TV show to listening …

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Feb. 23, 2022

Music Trails Podcast Trailer

This podcast is about independent music artists, their music, stories, lessons learned as well as about the people behind the scenes that make the independent music scene possible. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor....

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