On this episode of The Music Room, Mandorichard sits down with bluegrass guitarist Tim Stafford. This past September, Stafford released his third studio album, Acoustic Guitar.
Mandorichard and Stafford discuss his music, his teaching at two different universities, his guitar playing, and his band, Blue Highway, that he’s played with since 1994.
Listen to the interview below to learn more about the life and music of Tim Stafford.
Listen to the Interview
Tim Stafford, recorded live October 2, 2017
About the Artist
Stafford is a renowned songwriter from Kingsport, Tennessee. Tim began playing guitar in the mid-1970s, and in 1994, formed his band Blue Highway. The band is one of the most decorated and influential in bluegrass history, having been nominated for 3 Grammy Awards, winning a Dove Award, and 30 IBMA Awards. In 2014 and 2017, the International Bluegrass Music Association named Stafford Songwriter of the Year. In addition to his music career, Tim has his PhD in History, and has taught courses at several colleges and universities.
- Artist / Track / Album / Year
- Tim Stafford / Wildwood Flower / Acoustic Guitar / 2017
- Tim Stafford / Worry’s Like a Rockin’ Chair / Just to Hear the Whistle Blow / 2014
- Tim Stafford / Janet’s Waltz / Acoustic Guitar / 2017
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