Episode 018: Flatt Lonesome / James Reams


Welcome back to another episode of The Bluegrass Byway. This week, we feature a follow-up, LIVE interview with Kelsi Harrigill from Flatt Lonesome, who is joined by husband and banjo player in the band, Paul Harrigill. Joe also interviews bluegrass veteran, James Reams from The Barnstormers. Both interviews were recorded at the IBMA World of Bluegrass event on October 1, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Check out the links below to learn more about any of the topics you heard discussed on the show:

If you want to learn more about the IBMA and if you’re considering becoming a member, check out their web site, and definitely consider attending World of Bluegrass next year.

Joe mentioned the strings and the guitar pick he purchased at World of Bluegrass, check them out here:



Turkey Track Fall Festival
Held in Waldron, Arkansas at the Turkey Track Bluegrass Park
October 7-10

Newell Lodge Bluegrass Festival
Held at the Newell Lodge in Folkston, GA.
October 8-11

Tennessee Fall Homecoming
Held in Clinton, Tennessee, about 20 miles outside of Knoxville
October 9-11


Purchase “Runaway Train” on iTunes

Here the FULL track of You’re the One from Runaway Train

Check out Flatt Lonesome’s record label page – Mountain Home Music Company

Flatt Lonesome’s Web Links:


Check out James’ documentary, “Making History With Pioneers of Bluegrass: Tales of the Early Days In Their Own Words”

James Reams & the Barnstormers Web Links:

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See y’all next time on The Bluegrass Byway!