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Tony Trischka on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Tony Trischka performs a medley of Bill Monroe songs in the studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Haas, Kowert, & Tice on The Brad Kolodner Show

Host Brad Kolodner presents an in-studio session with Haas, Kowert, & Tice on Saturday, September 20 at 3 pm ET.

They’ll perform songs from their new project You Got This.

Jerry Douglas on The Katy Daley Show

Host Katy Daley presents an interview with Jerry Douglas on Tuesday, September 16 at 9 am ET.

They’ll chat about Jerry’s two current projects– Three Bells, an all-resophonic guitar collaboration with Rob Ickes and Mike Auldridge(Auldridge’s last project) and The Earls of Leicester, an all-star tribute to Flatt & Scruggs.

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  • Three Bells – Auldridge, Douglas, Ickes

    three_bells_thThree Bells is an absolute rarity in the world of recorded music. It’s quite seldom that a new project conveys so much joy, so much love among the musicians, and for the instrument they share in common. Conceived as a chance for dobro buddies Jerry Douglas and Rob […]

  • Welcome Grayson Leadbetter

    grayson_thYoung Grayson Matthew Leadbetter, born September 8 at 9:03 p.m., comes into this world with quite a bluegrass pedigree. His parents are Matt Leadbetter, former reso-guitarist with Lonesome River Band, Marty Raybon, and Brand New Strings, and his wife Ashley. That also makes him the grandson […]

  • Introducing The Patricks

    patricks_thEarlier this month, when we posted the news that Daniel Patrick was leaving The Roys, we mentioned that he was starting up a new group with his sister, Samantha. They will be called The Patricks, and will specialize in bluegrass and Gospel singing featuring sibling […]

  • Sake Of The Sound – Front Country

    front_country_thDo yourself a favor. No matter what you think of jam bands, Americana and other genres that reside at the edges of traditional bluegrass or beyond, swallow your preconceptions and listen to four songs from Sake of the Sound, the first full-length CD from Front […]

  • Man In Your Corner video from the Sleepy Boys

    boys_thThose of us who’ve been paying attention have watched The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys grow up on video this past few years. The three talented Mizzone brothers from New Jersey first hit the scene on YouTube four years ago, and their star has continued to […]

  • Groundspeed from Rogers & Larrance

    rogers_larrance_thRogers & Larrance have released Groundspeed, a second track from their upcoming reimagining of Flatt & Scruggs’ classic Foggy Mountain Banjo album. What makes their effort unique is that Tyson Rogers is a pianist, and Bryon Larrance a drummer. The pair met working with jazz banjoist Ryan Cavanaugh, […]

  • Dark Cloud Rising from Jon Weisberger

    weisberger_ibma_thJon Weisberger is a powerful man in the bluegrass world. An award-winning songwriter, his music appears on many new releases each year. As a record producer he guides the work of other artists in the studio, most recently Missy Werner’s Turn This Heart Around. And […]

  • More from Delaware Valley ’14

    ralph_thHere’s another batch of fine photos Frank Baker took at the 2014 Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival.

  • Bluegrass Rural Roots mail art exhibit

    mail_art_thHave you ever visited a mail art exhibit? Are you familiar with the form? Generically, mail art is anything that can be or is sent via the postal system to a specific destination. These days, it refers to “found art” sent in response to a general […]

  • A guitar builder’s testament

    hooper_thEven wonder how someone gets into luthiery? In this video Ken Hooper explains how he got interested in building guitars for bluegrass players as he shows us around his shop in Elkin, NC.  

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