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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.

Martha Burns on Old Time Jam

Old time musician Martha Burns joins host Rosemarie Nielsen for a live in-studio session on Friday, November 14 at 1 pm ET.

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.

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  • 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.  

  • Hazel McGee passes

    hazel_thThere is great sadness among New England bluegrass fans this week, as Hazel McGee of White Mountain Bluegrass has passed away. Although expected for some time, the news was very upsetting to her many fans, and this lovely lady will be sorely missed. Hazel, who performed […]

  • Hazel Dickens song contest from DCBU

    hazel_thWhen the DC Bluegrass Union launched their songwriting competition this year, it was a simple decision to name it in honor of Hazel Dickens, a nearly-native daughter who spent much of her life based in the Baltimore/Washington area. Born in West Virginia in 1935, Hazel […]

  • Stars shine at Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam

    del_thAndy Flynn covered the first ever Bluegrass Jam for the Lake Placid News, and shared this article which they published. Like many cities that have hosted Olympic events, Lake Placid now is seeking new ways to make use of the Olympic facilities left behind for […]

  • Junior Sisk treated for hand injury

    junior_thJunior Sisk, known as much as an avid hunter as he is for his soulful singing voice, was treated last night for a cut to his left hand after a minor hunting-related accident. While gutting a doe he had just taken, Sisk cut the outside […]

  • Jason Barie to The Radio Ramblers

    jason_barie_thJason Barie has been announced as the new fiddler with Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, taking the spot created by the departure of Evan McGregor. Bluegrass fans will be familiar with Jason from his six years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, two before that with Larry Stephenson, […]

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