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Episode 282: Song of the Garden

Roots and All - Gardening Podcast

Release Date: 04/15/2024

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This week my guests are Northern California based musical duo Misner & Smith. Sam, who is Misner, and Megan, who is Smith comprise one of the most acclaimed acts in the Americana world. Blending elements of that genre with bluegrass, traditional folk ballads, and more pop leaning ideas, they’ve been described as making music that is gloriously nonconforming. Aside from their musical chops, Sam & Megan are expert gardeners who focus on pollinators, sustainability and community gardening. Listen on to find out how their connection to nature feeds into their music.

What We Talk About

Sam & Megan’s gardening backgrounds

Gardening sustainably and for the community

Gardening as a creative outlet?

How gardening inspires when you are looking for creative prompts

How gardening factors into their music?

The garden soundscape

About Misner & Smith

Northern California based unclassifiable duo Misner & Smith treasure the unpredictability of
their band. Technically precise songwriting mirrored with an improvisatory spirit and soaring
harmonies have made the band consisting of Sam Misner and Megan Smith one of the most
acclaimed acts in the Americana world. Blending elements of that genre with bluegrass,
traditional folk ballads, and more pop leaning ideas, Misner & Smith makes music gloriously
nonconforming. 

The duo first met at a Shakespeare festival as professional actors in California in 2002 but began working as a musical duo two years later when Sam and Megan discovered a
mutual love of roots music, Woody Guthrie, and in particular, harmony singing. Before the
release of their career defining sixth LP ALL IS SONG, the duo had released five critically
acclaimed records, including Halfway Home (2004), Poor Player (2008), Live at the Freight & Salvage (2010), Seven Hour Storm (2013), and headwaters (2017). It was that 2017 release that found the group stripping their sound back down to where it began, two voices and two instruments. headwaters was recorded live in the studio and features the duo doing what they do best. On ALL IS SONG, they build upon that momentum and turn in their finest work to date, an album of inspired declarations to the power of music, song, and, most importantly, collaboration.

www.misnerandsmith.com

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