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 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.
October 2nd, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 6 mins
bass, cat calls, cello, greg sapp, industrial, jigs, life balance, luthier, mental health, milling machine, orchestra, restoration, strings, technology, viola, violin, violin making, violin restoration, wood shop, wood working
How much advanced technology is acceptable in instrument making & repair? Greg Sapp and Jerry Lynn disclose some of the machinery they work with and get jiggy. In our listener feedback segment, Chris, Jerry, and Rozie do a mental health checkup, followed by some incredibly appropriate Luthier Cat Calls.
September 18th, 2019 | Season 1 | 58 mins 25 secs
bass, cello, eating a strad, luthier, marilyn wallin, master & apprentice, orchestra, viola, violin, violin maker, violin making, violin society of america, vsa, vsa convention
Marilyn Wallin joins us for a guided tour of the Violin Society of America - sharing her early years submitting some of her very first instruments for judging, to later becoming the president. Also - what makes a healthy master/apprentice relationship? Chris, Jerry, & Rozie share some thoughts and look forward to hearing from you. Come see us at the VSA Conference, November 8 & 9, in Dallas TX.
August 21st, 2019 | Season 1 | 55 mins 3 secs
bass, ben hebbert, bow making, cello, learning trade secrets, luthier, luthier books, next generation, orchestra, viola, violin, violin maker, violin making
How do we pass on our training to the next generation, today? Join us for a chat with Ben Hebbert, and following an interview with Rodney Mohr and his daughter, Kate Mohr. In our listener feedback segment, we cover: what are the top 5 books for a beginner luthier to own?