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This episode I was joined by my special guest and friend Ron Korb!
Grammy nominated and multi-award-winning flautist Ron Korb is famous for playing a wide variety indigenous woodwinds from around the world. His critically acclaimed music has been released in twenty countries on various record labels. The albums are on many top favourite lists and legendary singers in Asia have made cover versions of his music. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, Canada, The USA, Central America, Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and Japan. Ron’s compositions are evoke imagery of the diverse cultural traditions and experiences of his travels.
The Audio was a bit too high for Ron and too low for me at times, so I apologize. I may need to change mixers, because the gain certainly didn’t look that high during the event.
We discussed how Ron got started playing various flutes, and his extensive discography. We played a selection (The Beautiful Sadness) from his Grammy Nominated album Asia Beauty.
Ron discussed his many travels to Japan, his heritage and how he had moved there for a time.
We then played a selection (Patagonia) from his latest release World Cafe after discussing it’s origins.
We announced a couple of events Ron has coming up via the World Flute Society.
- “Ron Korb Live” Wednesday July 21st 7:45 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
- “How to make you life in Music” July 22, Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time, Special guest John Kaizan Neptune
We then discussed the process for releasing physical products, his process for Europa, Asia Beauty and World Cafe, and me on the vinyl edition of Ambient Highways, which was followed by a track from Ambient Highways.
We shared a few photos from Ron and discussed their background, and listeners are then introduced to a new song I’m working on for my next album.
Those that joined live and ordered a physical copy of Ambient Highways on CD or Vinyl also got a free autographed Ambient Highways poster with their order!
And of course the Vinyl for Ambient Highways is NOW AVAILABLE !!!
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