The Business Side of Music

The Business Side of Music is an interview show designed to help independent artists and songwriters better understand and navigate the music industry. 45-year industry veteran, Bob Bender talks to successful guests from every corner of the industry about their careers to discover the things they did right as well as the lessons they learned from any mistakes they made.


#126 - Preserving Bluegrass for the Next Generation

Meet Jeremy Stephens and his wife Corrina Rose Logston who make up 2/5 of the band High Fidelity. Along with Kurt Stephenson, Vickie Vaughn, and Daniel Amick, they're working to preserve the traditional sounds of America's cultural music known as Bluegrass. They've released their 2nd album "Banjo Player's Blues" on Rebel Records, and they visit us in the studio to discuss the making of the project, how they scoured thru stacks and stacks of old recordings (some going back to the 1940's), and what it was like to be in the studio with the oldest active member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jesse McReynolds.

Music included on this podcast episode is from High Fidelity's album "Banjo Player's Blues", and includes the cuts:

"Old Home Place"

"Turkey In The Straw"

"Feudin' Banjos" (rendition of the original 1955 version by Arthur Smith and Don Reno)


High Fidelity's albums can be found on Rebel Records (

Social Media for High Fidelity can be found at:

Facebook: High Fidelity Bluegrass

Twitter: highfidelitybg

Instagram: High Fidelity Bluegrass

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Additional music provided for this episode is from:

Artist: Samantha Kate

Single: Misery

Composer: Samantha Kate


 2020-08-10  45m