As the singer and guitarist of Dig deep, Alex Dalnodar has performed hundreds of shows in every corner of the Midwest (and beyond) and has seen his lightning bluegrass band become a mainstay of central Wisconsin music. After an unusually quiet 2020, Dig Deep is hitting the road hard this year, with dozens of performances booked across Badger state this summer. With a busy year ahead, Dalnodar had a lot to say about his band’s plans when he recently spoke with My First Band host Tyler Maas.
During the chat, Dalnodar spoke about Dig Deep’s active summer, with loads of bar shows and appearances at festivals like Snow festival of the two rivers and Blue buffalo– and some of his favorite parts from the band’s seven years (and more) together. The interview also focused on Dalnodar’s previous projects, including a long stint in a metal band called Wrath Of The Girth and a few years playing “Gutter Grass” with The Ditchrunners. Along the way, Dalnodar spoke about the formative role the .357 String Band has played in changing their musical trajectory and the value they see in small town gigs.
My first group is sponsored by Mastery of the Mystery Room, Brasserie by the lake, and Blue Ox Music Festival. The show is edited by Jared blohm. You can listen to My First Band on itunes, Stapler, Spotify, and everywhere you get podcasts. You can also listen to reruns of previous episodes of My First Band on WMSE every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. CST. The music used in this episode is courtesy of Devil’s teeth (“The Junction Street Eight Tigers”) and Dig Deep (“Heavy Heart”).