The Center for Popular Music with Greg Reish
Our guest in this episode is Professor of Music History at Middle Tennessee State University and Director of the university’s Center for Popular Music, one of the premier American music research archives, Dr. Greg Reish. Greg holds a MA and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in musicology and a BA in studio music and jazz from the University of Miami. He is active as a scholar and performer of old-time country, bluegrass, and American folk music, with interests in conjunto music from South Texas and son jarocho from Veracruz. He has released a duo album with fiddler Matt Brown (Speed of the Plow), produced various albums for Spring Fed Records, written and edited books, book chapters, and articles on a wide range of musical topics. A former Fulbright scholar to Italy, he is also one of the world’s leading experts on Italian avant-garde music of the twentieth century. A singer and multi-instrumentalist, Reish plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, ukulele, and harmonica, as well as the bajo sexto and requinto jarocho. Greg is also the weekly host of Lost Sounds on Roots Radio WMOT.Books, articles, authors. and media mentionedCenter for Popular MusicAustin Derryberry & Trenton "Tater" Caruthers - Tennessee BreakdownSpring Fed RecordsGreetings from the Land of Blue Suede ShoesFlatt & Scruggs Ballad of Jed Clampett and Foggy Mountain BreakdownRemastered: The Lion's ShareElvis Presley Blue Moon of KentuckyBill MonroeThe Nashville SoundMusic: "Speed of the Plow" by Matt Brown & Greg Reish. This constitutes a fair use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law.