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.
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
March 4th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 4 mins
aniline dyes, cancer, cello, chemical safety, chemicals, luthier, viola, violin, violin shop, workbench
What kinds of chemicals are we exposed to in this industry, and how can we better protect ourselves? Join us for part 1 where we interview a young cancer survivor.
February 5th, 2020 | Season 2 | 43 mins 30 secs
cello, landofi, luthier, omo, steve sincere, theft, theft ring, viola, violin, violin shop, violin theft
In the summer of 2015 a violin theft ring was operating in in the south eastern United States. Hear the story of how the arrest unfolded in Pablo Alfaro's shop.
December 11th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 2 mins
bass, body ruin, body wear, cello, luthier, orchestra, pain, scars, viola, violin, violin maker, violin making
What happens when the work you love endeavors to cripple you? How do luthiers maintain when the work they love is excruciatingly painful?
Ryan Davidson and the legendary David Wiebe weigh in.
November 27th, 2019 | Season 1 | 43 mins 28 secs
bass, cello, confessional, luthier, orchestra, st. omobono, viola, violin, violin maker, violin making, violin society of america, vsa
Chris, Jerry, and Rozie report on the Violin Society of American Convention in Dallas, luthiers confess to St. Omobono
October 30th, 2019 | Season 1 | 31 mins 3 secs
bass, cello, devil, fiddle heads, gypsy, haunted violin, haunting, jancsi rigo, luthier, orchestra, paganini, romani, romani legend, thomas brown, viola, violin, violin maker, violin making
The violin has a dark side, so much so that there are legends it was a creation of the devil. Chris and Rozie explore the Romani tale of the creation of the violin. Ben Hebbert shares dark stories in violinmaking history. Special thanks to Glen Gaudin for calling in with his haunted violin story! In the coda, Chris, Jerry, and Rozie tell the weirdest fiddle head they've ever encountered.