I had a great time chatting with Daniel Kimbro for today’s episode. Daniel is a member of the Jerry Douglas Band and regularly collaborates with Martin Harley. His bio is a who’s who in the world of traditional music.
We cover a wide array of topics, including:
- growing up in East Tennessee in a very musical family
- his family bluegrass band playing venues like Cumberland Gap and Horton Store
- some of the wackiest small venues he’s played (including a place with tanning beds and a hot dog bar)
- how Daniel got from playing taking bed parlors to Telluride
- Edgar Meyer being in the audience for his first gig with the Jerry Douglas Band
- the gear that Daniel uses
- the advantages of using the Chadwick folding bass while on the road
- what Daniel likes about being on the road
We also dig into other newgrass players that Daniel digs:
- Todd Parks – plays bass with Sam Bush – used to play with Jerry Douglas
- Viktor Krauss – Lyle Lovett band
- Cousin Jake – earlier traditional bluegrass world
- Dennis Crouch – Time Jumpers
- Mike Bub – Del McCoury Band
- Barry Bales – Allison Krauss & Union Station
- Wayne Taylor – Blue Highway
- Mark Schatz – bass and clawhammer banjo
- Byron House – played bass with Sam Bush Band
- Alan Bartram – Del McCoury Band
- Paul Kowert – Punch Brothers
- Ethan Jodziewicz – plays with Sierra Hull
- Derek Jones – Cirque du Soleil
It was great chatting with Daniel, and I can’t wait to see how his career continues to evolve!
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