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The Seldom Scene on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

The Seldom Scene perform “110 In The Shade” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Jay Bruder on The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Bluegrass Country’s own Jay Bruder (host of The Home Town Special) was recently a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show. He joined the program to share rare recordings and chat about DC music history.

Click here to listen to an archived recording of the interview and access Jay’s Kojo-only playlist.

Hillman & Pedersen on The Andy Ridenour Show

Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen join host Andy Ridenour for a live in-studio session on Thursday, August 28 at 12:30 pm ET.

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  • Brandon Green to Chosen Road

    chosen_road_thJonathan Bucker had several pieces of news about Chosen Road when we caught up recently. He and the band have a new album, Love’s Purest Light, released this Summer on Poor Mountain Records. It’s their first studio project in three years, featuring a set of both […]

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – 8/27/14

    weather_thHere’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking into Kentucky’s Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience.  

  • Now The Summer’s Gone from Mullins and the Ramblers

    summers_gone_thRebel Records has released a second single from the upcoming Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers CD, Another Day From Life. This one is Now The Summer’s Gone, written by Barkley Davis, a young bluegrass writer from Indiana with a pedigree. His dad, Marvin, has […]

  • Artie Werner remembers Ron Murphy

    ron_lora_thArtie Werner, bass player, band manager and booking agent, shared these words of remembrance for his friend, Ron Murphy, who passed away yesterday. Ron and his wife of 40 years, Lora formed The Muddy River Band in 1977, played a heavy schedule through the mid […]

  • One final batch from Gettysburg, August 2014

    akira_thAnd here’s the final gallery of Frank Baker’s photos from the August 2014 Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.  

  • Kyle Murphy to Jeff Brown

    kyle_murphy_thKyle Murphy has been announced as the new fiddler with Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome. He’s a native Californian who grew up playing both fiddle and mandolin with his dad and sister in The Murphy Family Band. Murphy came east to study in the Bluegrass, Old […]

  • 9th annual IBMM Mandolin Camp in November

    ibmm_mando14_thThe International Bluegrass Music Museum will continue to host its annual mandolin camp at IBMM headquarters in Owensboro, KY under the direction of Mike Compton. Some confusion has arisen owing to Mike moving his Bill Monroe mandolin camp to Nashville, which had previously been held at […]

  • Darrell Webb steps away from Sideline

    dwebb_thThere’s a truism in the music world that no part time band ever stays that way for long. Even if all the members agree that the effort will take a back seat to careers or family, if the music is good, demands to go full time […]

  • Ron Murphy passes

    ron_murphy_thRon Murphy, whose rock-solid bass playing anchored the Cincinnati-area band Muddy River for many years, died this morning, one day short of his 67th birthday.Ron’s kidneys failed in June and he was diagnosed with melanoma. Despite treatment, the cancer spread and he recently entered hospice […]

  • The Meyerband

    meyerband_thStop me if you’ve heard this one before… A talented group of siblings dedicate their youth to bluegrass music and attract attention for their skill and depth of understanding while still in their teens. Meyerband, previously know as Meyer Bluegrass Band, has released a debut […]

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