We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.
May 19th, 2021 | Season 2 | 43 mins 30 secs
cello, charles beare, continuing education, iris carr, luthier, luthier education, repair, restoration, viola, violin, violin retouching, violin shop, violin varnish
Rozie and Jerry interview master retoucher Iris Carr on her many seamless restoration jobs, her history of rubbing elbows with some of the greats in the field, and her newly launched education course, available now, for YOU!
April 14th, 2021 | Season 2 | 46 mins 29 secs
american made, bonsoir catan, cajun, cello, lafayette, luthier, magnolia sisters, omo, sola, sola violins, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop, zydeco
Anya shares with Chris and Rozie the history of Lafayette, Louisiana, and it's unique Cajun heartbeat, and the unique challenges of doing luthier work in swampland.
March 17th, 2021 | Season 2 | 37 mins 1 sec
cello, covid, escape, luthier, omobono, vietnam, viola, violin, violin making
Has anyone else out there had the urge to flee the US in the last year? We found the luthier who did just that. Rahmaan Phillip shares with us his story of the last year, when the vacation to Vietnam turned into a more permanent stay.
January 1st, 2021 | Season 2 | 28 mins 57 secs
cello, live, luthier, quiz show, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop, violin society of america, vsa
Happy New Year! We present an audio version of the VSA Quiz Show we conducted in November. We look forward to seeing you Omosapiens for Season 3 in January!
September 2nd, 2020 | Season 2 | 56 mins
american made, cello, chris jacoby, luthier, made in the americas, omo, selling violins, two truths and a lie, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
How does a modern maker make money? What's the options for selling and how does one make it work? Chris Jacoby shares his years of experience making and selling, what has worked and what hasn't. We share lines we've used to make sales, and continue our segment: Two Truths and A Lie.
August 5th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 2 mins
american made, bow history, bow making, cello, conservation, french history. omo, french trade schools, luthier, matt wehling, viola, violin, violin shop
When was the hot hot evolution of the bow? Rozie and Jerry bequeath the history of bowmaking in France, plus bow maker Matt Wehling delights us with his awewsomeness and schools us on works toward preservation of endangered bow materials.
Stay tuned as Chris, Jerry, and Rozie play two truths and a lie.
July 1st, 2020 | Season 2 | 51 mins
american made, cello, luthier, made in the americas, mexican luthier, mexican violins, omo, south american history, south american instruments, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
But how did violin making come to Mexico and South America? When European instrument making met indigenous American hands, what sprang from this? Join Rozie & Jerry for an interview with Jaime Gabriel, Mexican luthier and recent transplant to the states.
June 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 53 mins 30 secs
american made, cello, lutheria sobre ruedas, luthier, luthiery on wheels, made in the americas, omo, travel, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
Join us, Omosapiens, as we explore violin making in the greater continent, not just the states. Ben Hebbert chats with Rozie about some earliest known American Makers, and later luthier Damien Stoppani pauses his travels to tell us about Lutheria Sobre Ruedas - Luthiery On Wheels, and his travels along the continent in his bus.
May 6th, 2020 | Season 2 | 45 mins 48 secs
bach cello suites, baroque, baroque cello, baroque music, baroque period, baroque violin set up, cellist, cello, juliana soltis, luthier, musician, omo, sarah peck, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
Join Chris, Jerry, and Rozie as they explore baroque style from both a luthiers perspective as well as a player's perspective. Special guests Sarah Peck walks us through her relationships with clients seeking to play in the baroque style, followed by an interview with Juliana Soltis, touring professional baroque cellist, exploring the different colors of sound created in this unique time period.
April 15th, 2020 | Season 2 | 42 mins 18 secs
cello, coping, corona, covid-19, luthier, omo, stay safe, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
Across the globe, shops are closed, and work for musicians is difficult to find. Listeners contribute: how are we coping? Hosts Rozie, Chris, and Jerry update us.
April 1st, 2020 | Season 2 | 32 mins 43 secs
cello, corona, covid-19, luthier, omo, plagues, safety, viola, violin, violin shop
Chris and Rozie chat with Ben Hebbert about the state of our industry, facing Covid-19 pressures.
March 16th, 2020 | Season 2 | 49 mins 29 secs
aniline dyes, cancer, cello, chemical safety, chemicals, corona, covid-19, luthier, medical advice, safety, social distancing, viola, violin, violin shop, virus, workbench