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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

2147188095


Episodes

Episode 28: Hot! Bow! Action!

8/5/2020
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.

Duration:01:02:42

Episode 27: Made in the Americas, part 2

7/1/2020
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. Special Guest: Jaime Gabriel.

Duration:00:50:59

Episode 26: Made in the Americas

6/7/2020
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. Special Guest: Damien Stoppani.

Duration:00:53:29

Episode 25: That Baroque Life

5/6/2020
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. Special Guests: Juliana Soltis and Sarah Peck.

Duration:00:45:48

Episode 24: How Are You Coping

4/15/2020
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.

Duration:00:42:18

Episode 23: Well This is No Joke

4/1/2020
Chris and Rozie chat with Ben Hebbert about the state of our industry, facing Covid-19 pressures. Special Guest: Benjamin Hebbert.

Duration:00:32:42

Episode 22: The Chemicals, Part 2 + Corona update

3/16/2020
Continuing our talk on chemical safety! Also we have a talk with Charissa Lynn (BSN, RN, flight nurse) for a discussion on shop & workplace safety in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. Stay safe out there!

Duration:00:49:28

Episode 21: The Chemicals, Part 1

3/4/2020
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.

Duration:01:04:24

Episode 20: Pablo's Adventure a.k.a. Never trust Steve Sincere

2/5/2020
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. Special Guest: Pablo Alfaro.

Duration:00:43:29

Episode 19: Body Ruin

12/11/2019
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.

Duration:01:02:45

Episode 18: St. Omobono Confessionals at the VSA

11/27/2019
Chris, Jerry, and Rozie report on the Violin Society of American Convention in Dallas, luthiers confess to St. Omobono

Duration:00:43:27

Episode 17: Is The Violin Evil?

10/30/2019
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. Special Guest: Benjamin Hebbert.

Duration:00:31:03

Episode 16: Rise of the Machines with Greg Sapp

10/2/2019
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. Special Guest: Greg Sapp.

Duration:01:06:13

Episode 15: VSA Past Present & Future with Marilyn Wallin

9/18/2019
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. Special Guest: Marilyn Wallin.

Duration:00:58:25

Episode 14: Next Generation part two: Mohr and Mohr and Mohr

8/21/2019
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? Special Guest: Benjamin Hebbert.

Duration:00:55:03

Episode 13: Next Generation with Sofia Vettori

8/7/2019
Italian luthier Sofia Vettori joins Jerry & Rozie to talk about making and coming from a family of makers. Her grandfather's shop barely survived the war and the family has been building on his efforts to this day. Chris and Rozie take a listener question: what were some of your personal fears about becoming financially stable & successful, starting out in this field? Thanks for contributing, Wyatt!

Duration:00:41:27

Episode 12: Love, Oberlin

7/17/2019
Rozie reports live from the Oberlin Ohio restoration workshop, chatting with luthiers from various parts of the world.

Duration:00:49:18

Episode 11: Luthier Vs. Luthier - The Quiz Show!

7/3/2019
We take Luthier vs. Luthier one step further - in Guadagnini Trivia. Guests Chris Ulbricht and Jeff Thorell battle for dominance. Who will tell us the five cities Guadagnini lived in? Who knows how many strings a viola d'amore has? Who will win the genuine St. Omobono thimble from Cremona?

Duration:00:34:34

Episode 10: Luthier Vs. Luthier

6/19/2019
Chris and Rozie interview major contributors to this field: guitar luthiers. We celebrate our similarities as wew welcome Beau Hannam, custom guitar and Uke maker as well as Matt Eich of Mule Resophonic Guitars. Special Guests: Beau Hannam and Matt Eich.

Duration:01:38:33

Episode 9: Listener feedback: Grab bag edition

6/5/2019
Cohosts Rozie, Chris, and Jerry catch up! Chris gets technical on what's going on with the restoration of the River Fiddle, Jerry and Rozie discuss their trip to Philadelphia to attend the Freeman's auction, and Rozie catches us up on her workshop week at Learning Trade Secrets. Listeners want to know: whats up with antiquing varnish? Why are new violins still being made? Tune in.

Duration:00:58:49