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The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band – There is a Time

The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band performs The Dillards’ “There is a Time” live in our Washington, DC studios.

Bud’s Collective on the Lee Michael Demsey Show, Thursday 1/29

West Virginia pickers Bud’s Collective will perform live on The Lee Michael Demsey Show on Thursday, 1/29.

Highlights: Friday January 23 – Sunday January 25

Foster’s Corner – Mon. 6-9 p.m.

Tonight at 6 Bill Foster is spinning all-vinyl featuring music from the 1970’s and 1980’s, including some country cuts. Artists include JD Crowe & New South, Kathy Mattea, Country Gazette, Ian Tyson, and more.

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  • BBU Heritage Award winners announced

    bbu_thThe Boston Bluegrass Union has announced the 2015 recipients of their BBU Heritage Awards. These awards are presented annually to honor artists and others who have made substantial contributions to bluegrass music in New England and beyond. For 2015, the winners are Berklee College of Music in […]

  • Stringdusters, Solivan: The State Theater Is Still Smoldering

    dusters_thA two night Infamous Stringdusters run. Add Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen to the first night and, folks, you have a festival on your hands. And, what a festival it was! Sparks flew as these two bluegrass powerhouses lit up the State Theater in Northern […]

  • Bill Evans and Alan Munde in Bend

    alan_bill_thAs part of their west coast tour last week and this, Bill Evans and Alan Munde stopped Thursday evening for a show in Bend, OR. The pair of banjo masters are doing concerts and workshops along the northeastern US and western Canada through the 31st. […]

  • Bill Yates doing well after treatment

    yates_thBill Yates, longtime member of The Country Gentlemen and still an active grasser with his Country Gentlemen Tribute Band, is doing well after being hospitalized this past two weeks. A brain bleed was diagnosed when he was admitted earlier this month, but surgery to remove […]

  • Cody Shuler solo album video EPK

    shuler_thRural Rhythm Records has put together a video to introduce Cody Shuler’s first solo album, complete with interview segments and audio samples.   Cody Shuler will be released on February 3. Radio programmers can download tracks now at Airplay Direct.

  • Reuben’s Train video from Hogslop String Band

    hogslop_thIf you like the old timey mountain music played with passion and energy, you’ll love The Hogslop String Band. These boys are the real deal. The band was formed in 2009 to play a square dance, and are now a popular Tennessee group for both dances […]

  • Service for Ray Hicks this weekend

    hicks_thWe heard yesterday from Gina Hicks, the late Ray Hicks’ daughter, who wanted to share that any friends of his in Virginia/North Carolina who wished to make the trip were welcome to attend the private family service and internment for Ray on Saturday. Though Ray was known […]

  • Carroll Best and the White Oak String Band

    carroll_bestI love discovering new music. The majority of the time, that music is just new to me: an early J.D. Crowe & the New South album I’ve never heard before, a Jimmy Martin concert from the mid-1990s streaming on YouTube, a new country artist that […]

  • Behind The Mic with Nick Barr

    nick_barr_thPart of the fun for bluegrass concerts and festivals for some folks is recording them for later listening. Of course, some venues prohibit this, and some artists frown upon it, but for many fans, it’s a great way to recall that awesome banjo break they […]

  • Voices – Volume Five

    voices_thVolume Five is one of those acts that consistently turn out headliner-quality music, but have seemed to be stuck in a second tier status. Their original music is clever and compelling, they can pick with the best of them, and their vocals are top tier. What […]

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