A new entertaining and informative podcast with Jody Stecher can be accessed at the Bluegrass Unlimited website:

https://bluegrassunlimited.com/podcasts/

It is also available on many other streaming services, including: Spotify, iTunes, Apple Podcast, Overcast, GSA, Firefox, CastBox, PodcastAddict, iVoox, VictorReader Stream, Downcast, Podbean, axios, RSSRadio, iTMS, and AntennaPod.  

Shortly after my 77th birthday I recorded a new album with the help of the superb bluegrass band Mile Twelve. Working title is Mile Seventy-Seven.   I'll be mixing in early August. Release should be in the autumn sometime. I'll be announcing the release on the home page here and sending an announcement to the mailing list.  Thanks to these great young musicians, this  is stunning music.

February 13th was the YouTube debut of a lively interview about the background and making of the album RASA by Jody Stecher and Krishna Bhatt.  Henry Kaiser interviews Jody Stecher and asks excellent questions to which he receives animated answers. Worth watching! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0epLiEpj31I

 

RASA has at last been reissued. For the time being it won't be for sale on this website. For hard copy (CD and LP) or download go to https://www.dongiovannirecords.com/products/734398-jody-stecher-and-krishna-bhatt-rasa

For streaming and variety of download formats go here:

https://dongiovanni.co/Rasa

From the record company's forthcoming release statement: 

Originally released in 1981, Rasa has long been admired and studied by musicians as a model for how to do a cross-cultural recording project where the musicians actually understand something of each other's musical culture and actually feel it. Remastered from the original tapes by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering. Energetic, delightful, virtuosic and soulful, and available again for the first time in over 40 years. Includes extensive liner notes by Jody Stecher and a new essay by Baiju Bhatt. 
JODY STECHER- voice and guitar 
KRISHNA BHATT - voice, sitar, dilruba and tabla 
FRED SOKOLOW - voice, five string banjo and mandolin 
JEANIE McLERIE - voice and fiddle 
KATE BRISLIN - voice 
NANCY SCHENK - bass

 

DECEMBER 6, 2022

"RASA" by Jody Stecher and Krishna Bhatt will be reissued in January 2023 by Don Giovanni Records.  It will be available as CD, LP, and download. It has been unavailable for Forty Years! At the heart of the recording is the guitar-sitar duet of Jody and Krishna, with considerable contributions from Kate Brislin, Fred Sokolow, Jeanie McLerie, and Nancy Schenk.   More details will be provided here and via our mailing list as the release date approaches.  

July 12, 2022

Jody has been posting unusual music videos on YouTube.  He'll sometimes leave a few errors uncorrected in order to highlight the obstacles encountered in learning to play a tune or song on guitar, banjo, mandolin or fiddle. He shares his process of choosing which way to play a given phrase.  These have been getting favorable response. It seems to be a breath of fresh air. Instead of "look what I can do" these videos are more like "look what I can't quite do yet, and here's why, and here's how I hope to get over the hurdle".  His YouTube name is banjrsolo. 

August 15, 2021

VIDEOS of CONCERTS AND INTERVIEWS

Dave Berry of Bluegrass Today interviewed Kate in 2019.  She tells her story.

https://bluegrasstoday.com/california-report-kate-brislin/

Our 2020 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention set is viewable on the BOTMC youtube channel . Our set begins at about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJOCYVfi8NU&t=4212s

Our June  2021 Library of Congress concert is viewable on the LOC youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Abd5Feur1xc&t=1924s

A Zoom interview video Jody did with East Tennessee State University  is viewable on the ETSU Facebook channel.  Good questions and good answers.

https://www.facebook.com/ETSUBluegrass/videos/etsu-summer-guest-series-jody-stecher/716937039107753/

 

August 15, 2021

An unexpected and very welcome assessment of Jody's songwriting and musicality has been published in David Nigel Lloyd's newsletter.  Did you know that Jody employs "the objective correlative" in his verses? We just found out. And it makes sense too.  Read all about it (and see photos too) here:   http://davidnigellloyd.com/objective-correlative-in-the-sacred-wood-with-jody-stecher-and-uncle-ganesh/