Dave's Writings

This is a collection of interviews and articles Dave has written for Bluegrass Today, the Mandolin Cafe, and the California Bluegrass Association Breakdown and website

Featured Interviews and Articles

California Report: John Reischman Part 2
This is a follow-up to the Bluegrass Today interview with John a couple months back. Here he discusses the early days and his time with the Tony Rice Unit... More

California Report: Mandolinist John Reischman
Grammy winner, mandolinist, composer, and instructor John Reischman has way too many credentials to be listed here. His bio tells the story of a musician’s musician and ... More

Jerry Douglass at IBMA
This afternoon, during the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC, details were announced for the inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival, to be held in Mill Spring, NC ... More

California Report: AJ Lee
AJ is nine-time winner of the Northern California Bluegrass Society Female Vocalist of the Year. She’s the mandolinist and leader of the band Blue Summit.... More

Sierra Hull from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Sierra Dawn Hull, winner of multiple IBMA awards and played the Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall, and the White House before turning twenty... More

Mandolin Cafe: Frank Solivan Interview
Dave's Interview on the Mandolin Cafe with Frank Solivan where he talks about the new Frank Solican & Dirty Kitchen album, Hold On and a whole lot More

California Report: Luthier Steve Gilchrist
Stephen Gilchrist is widely recognized as among the very finest mandolin makers in the modern history of the instrument. Here he shares the story ... More

California Report: Kathy Kallick
Kathy Kallick has won a Grammy, two IBMA Awards, and is a recipient of a Lifetime Membership from the California Bluegrass Association.... More

Ron Thomason at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
I sat down with Ron Thomason this weekend after the Dry Branch Fire Squad’s set at the nineteenth annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco.... More

California Report: Tom Rozum
California Bluegrass Association Lifetime Member and Laurie Lewis right hand man, Tom Rozum, discusses his album, playing with Laurie, personal challenges... More