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Set for Boulder Theatre, Bill Frisell chats with KGNU

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Interview with KGNU's Indra Raj

Almost every day, Bill Frisell gets up in the morning, has some coffee, and writes music. At this point, there are piles and piles and piles of single pages of staff paper filled with his graceful script. "I don't know where the melodies come from," says Frisell. "I try not to judge anything and just let them be." Frisell's mantra, or motto so to speak, is, "Music is Good" – a statement said to him by his dear friend and great banjo player Danny Barnes. "That is something that I can say is always true. It's so perfect. Everything I need to know is that phrase, ‘Music is Good.' I almost called the album that, but then I thought that might be too literal. It's good to leave it open." Music IS – released on March 16 via OKeh/Sony Music Masterworks – marks the long awaited solo album from the master of his craft.

KGNU: Boulder CO, Indra Raj chats with Frisell following the release of 'Music IS' and in advance of his June 13 Boulder Theatre Show.      LISTEN