Welcome to my world...
I've long wanted to piece together a place where I could share more than just my banjo arrangements, I wanted a place where I could explore the passion I feel for my music and how, in turn, that passion has helped shape my life. A place to lay out thoughts and ideas that have been bottled up inside of me for the past fifty years. To paraphrase a figure from Utah’s history: "this is that place”.
My hope is that this will be much more than just a blog, although it will be that too. I'll be including reviews, interviews, essays, photos, videos, information about my solo and band projects, and anything else that strikes my fancy. I've also reserved a special section to help promote "progressive" clawhammer banjo and to familiarize readers with the players who are at the forefront of this movement; I'm VERY excited about this.
I love playing around within many musical genres, and because of this, those who visit this site will also be coming from very diverse backgrounds. In my blog section, I fully expect to see posts from banjoists, cowboy singers, bluegrass pickers, singer-songwriters, as well as rock, jazz, classical and country musicians.
Whatever your musical background, I hope this site gives you some common ground to interact and learn from musicians (and fans) whom you might have never otherwise had the pleasure to meet.
Enjoy... Mike Iverson