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Jan 31, 2023

Episode 233: Madison Cunningham blasted on to the modern folk scene in 2019 with a debut album so thoughtful and original that it landed on the prestigious Verve Forecast label and was nominated for a Grammy Americana Album award. After the pandemic interrupted her career momentum, she picked right back up in 2022 with a fast-growing audience and a brilliant sophomore album called Revealer. Just home from her final overseas tour of last year, Madison joined me by Zoom for a conversation about her acclaimed guitar playing, writing an album in stasis and her less-than welcome categorization as a folk singer. Also in the hour, Jason Carter tells the story of how he planned at age 15 to play fiddle for Del McCoury - before he played the fiddle - but got the job a few years later anyway. The 30-year veteran has made a new solo album.