Welcome to the inaugural episode of Torpedo Fish Radio! I was very fortunate to have as my first guests Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin, two superb folk musicians and engaging interviewees who spent a delightful afternoon with me discussing their creative process, life on the coffeehouse circuit, and the story of how two “opposites” came together to create an intoxicating blend of smart and sensual acoustic music.
In the interview (at about 36:14), you’ll hear Stephanie and Luke talk about Bill Monroe, the “Father of Bluegrass.” Here’s Monroe playing Rawhide. And the aria that Stephanie sang a line or two from is “Si, Mi Chiamano Mimi” from La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini. Here is a lovely version by Canadian Soprano Whitney Sloan.