Accordion Queen Phoebe Legere

This week at WVUD, we’re airing a repeat of a live performance from Phoebe Legere. Legere is a blues and folk singer-songwriter with many talents ranging from playing the accordion to conducting symphony orchestras. Throughout this interview we hear all the many stories behind Legere’s music and more.

Listen To Interview

Phoebe Legere, recorded on August 8th, 2017. Aired on October 24th, 2017.


108 MB

About The Singer-Songwriter

Phoebe Legere had her first debut at 16 in Carnegie Hall and had her song “Amazing Love” featured in the Top 40 of Adult Contemporary in 1997. Not only is Legere a talented singer-songwriter, but she also has stared in a her fair share of independent films including, “Mondo New York,” “Toxic Avenger 2,” and “Toxic Avenger 3.” As if preforming at Carnegie Hall wasn’t enough, Legere also had the honor of opening up for David Bowie during his national tour in 1991, and was later nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in music.

The Music

  • Artist / Track / Album / Year
  • Phoebe Legere / New York Nightmare / Heart of Love / 2017
  • Phoebe Legere / Men From The Boys / Heart of Love / 2017
  • Phoebe Legere / French & Cajun Medley / Preformed Live / 2017
  • Phoebe Legere / Blue Canoe / Preformed Live / 2017

Richard Gordon: Producer, Audio Engineer, Co-host
Rachel Silva: Co-host
Allison Delaney: Audio Editor
Nicole Parr: Web Page Author & Editor

John Reischman and The Jaybirds

John Reischman is a Grammy award winning mandolinist who started his music career in 1970. Since then, he has gone on to do both solo work and create albums with the band The Jaybirds. Reischman is known as a visionary for the mandolin and enjoys stretching the limits of his instrument and blue grass music. John Reischman and The Jaybirds just released their newest album On the Other Green Shore this year.


Listen to the Interview

John Reischman and the Jaybirds, recorded live October 17, 2017.
57.9 MB

About the Group

John Reischman and the Jaybirds is an allstar group of blue grass musicians that all bring immense talent to the table. John Reischman leads on the mandolin, Trisha Gagnon doubles as the bassist and vocalist, guitar is played by Patrick Sauber, Greg Spatz on the fiddle and Nick Hornbuckle rounds out the group on banjo. The group has seven albums, with the most recent On the Other Green Shore published in 2017. This album shows the band’s variety and individual talents, while having the amazing ability to come together to create fantastic pieces, despite living in different countries. There are many instrumentals written by John Reischman featured on the album, along with a collection of covers and previously prepared music.

The Music

  • Artist / Track / Album / Year
  • John Reischman and the Jaybirds / Daylight in the Creek / On the Other Green Shore / 2017
  • John Reischman and the Jaybirds / Say Darlin’ Say / Field Guide / 2002
  • John Reischman and the Jaybirds / Don’t you Hear the Lambs A-Crying / On the Other Green Shore / 2017

Richard Gordon: Producer, Audio Engineer, Host
Allison Delaney: Co-Host, Web Page Author, Audio Editor

Tim Stafford

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
67.5 MB

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.

The Music

    • 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

Richard Gordon: Producer, Audio Engineer, Host
Allison Delaney: Audio Editor
Liz Webb: Web Page Author