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LHI Live: Joel Mabus conjures up 'Pepper's Ghost and Other Banjo Visitations'


As heard on WMUK's Let's Hear It, Joel Mabus joins Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda Studio to play tunes and songs and chat about his most recent recording project, Pepper's Ghost and Other Banjo Visitations.

Mabus, who has recorded over 20 albums in his 35 year career as a guitarist, banjoist, singer, and songwriter, tells Cara that the latest project got a boost with the acquisition of a new Bart Reiter banjo with an unusually dark tone. Filled with a variety of clawhammer-style tunes, both original (like Pepper's Ghost) and traditional, Joel also sings songs which tell stories of ghosts and visitations.

Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
As Chief Engineer for WMUK, Martin Klemm is kept busy by tending to a variety of issues - from computers to tower lights - he will never run out of things to fix. Before coming to WMUK in 2003, Martin worked in Los Angeles making records with some outstanding producers, but preferred to be close to his family here in west Michigan. He enjoys keeping a busy schedule balancing WMUK, loving on his friends' doggos, and remodeling his home in the Edison neighborhood (which never seems to end)
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