Munde, Alan 2011-12-08

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This interview features banjo player Alan Munde. Munde discusses growing up in Oklahoma, playing sports in school, and attending the University of Oklahoma. Munde describes his growing interest in bluegrass music and his experiences playing the banjo with different groups.


General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alan Munde

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: December 8, 2011

Location: Wimberly, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 04:19:25


Background and family 5 00:00:00 Catholic school 14 00:26:00 Playing sports growing up 16 00:32:25 Developing an interest in music 19 00:41:00 Mike Richey’s Guitar Center 22 00:47:34 Interest in bluegrass 23 00:56:00 Banjo lessons 29 01:13:00 Slim Richey 32 01:20:22 Playing with a group 33 01:25:41 Byron Berline and Eddie Shelton 35 01:33:49 Music and time and place 38 01:44:23 Playing style 45 02:06:41 Goals in music 48 02:16:50 Going back to Oklahoma 54 02:38:09 Going to Nashville, touring with Jimmy Martin 60 02:57:57 Rayon City 65 03:13:52 Jimmy Martin’s approach to music 69 03:23:41 Quitting Jimmy Martin’s band 73 03:38:10 Flying Burrito Brothers in Europe 76 03:47:14 Country Gazette Tour 80 03:58:24 Eddie Tickner 86 04:14:22 Jimmy Dickens story 87 04:17:16

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in reading room

Transcript: found on dspace, see below


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