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Dom Flemons on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Dom Flemons performs “James” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Pierce Pettis on The Al Steiner Show

Songwriter Pierce Pettis joins host Al Steiner for a live in-studio session on Tuesday, November 4 at 2 pm ET.

Frank Wakefield on The Katy Daley Show

Frank Wakefield joins host Katy Daley for a live interview on Friday, November 7 at 9:30 am ET.

He’ll select tracks from his newest release Frank Wakefield and Red Allen: The WDON Recordings, a collection of songs recorded at the Wheaton, MD country music station in 1963.

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  • Behind The Mic with Terry Thacker

    terry_thacker_thIt’s a common story in bluegrass music: mountain boy moves north, but tries to keep his roots close. Most of the time in songs, there’s a powerful lonesome ending to the story, but southeastern Kentucky native Colonel Terry Thacker has a brighter outlook. He has […]

  • The Day The Banjo Dies from Roni Stoneman

    stoneman_thRoni Stoneman has released a single from her upcoming bluegrass album, which answers the autobiographical question, “Have you ever thought about retiring?” Written by her long time guitarist, Ronnie Buff, The Day The Banjo Dies makes it plenty clear that Roni doesn’t plan on slowing […]

  • Talking Newtown with Kati and Jr.

    jr_kati_thEarlier this month we caught up with Jr. Williams and Kati Penn Williams of NewTown to talk about their current album, Time Machine, their new baby, and being an official showcase artist during World of Bluegrass.  

  • Fiddle Tunes on Jazz Changes

    glaser_book_thMatt Glaser has been an important figure in the world of bluegrass and old time fiddle since the 1970s. At that time, he was part of the experimental string music scene in New York and New England, recording with fellow envelope-pushers like Tony Trischka, Andy […]

  • Larry Cordle to KY Music Hall of Fame

    cord_thThe Kentucky Music Hall of Fame has announced their 2015 honorees, and bluegrass singer/songwriter Larry Cordle is on the list. Located in Renfro Valley, the Hall of Fame exists to honor “Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters, comedians and other music professionals who have […]

  • Sunnyflower One – Miss Dixie sings

    sunnyflower_thYou’re never too old or experienced to have your career take off in a new direction. Miss Dixie Hall, the renowned and award-winning songwriter in bluegrass music, has recorded her first-ever song as a vocalist, and it’s being released this week. It is a message […]

  • Dick Freeland : A Career Overview

    dick_freeland_thAs previously reported, Charles Richard ‘Dick’ Freeland passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at his home after a prolonged illness. He was 76 years old. Born June 23, 1938, ‘Dick’ Freeland was a native of Pennsylvania. He “always had a robust interest in bluegrass […]

  • Pouco Bessie with guava nectar

    jones_thThe Night Drivers and I have just completed what I believe is the world’s second shortest European tour. The world’s shortest European tour involved a band that just took their instruments out at the baggage claim of Amsterdam Schipol airport, played Salty Dog Blues, collected […]

  • IBMA Awards to be televised in 2015

    ibma_awards_thThe 2014 International Bluegrass Music Awards, held October 2, will be broadcast in a one-hour edited version during the Spring 2015 season of American Public Television’s Music City Roots television series. The show was hosted live by Jerry Douglas and Lee Ann Womack at the Duke Energy […]

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – 10/29/14

    weather_thHere’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegras Weather Report, looking at the Dixieland Fall Bluegrass Festival in Waldo, FL.  

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