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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Circa Blue Live at WAMU

michael_cleveland_flamekeeper_webWAMU’s Bluegrass Country presents a live radio broadcast featuring performances from Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Circa Blue on Thursday, July 31 at 7 pm ET.

This event is made possible by donations from the Mountaincraft and Music Gathering, a three day festival of primitive skills, old time music, and community.

Donna Ulisse on The Katy Daley Show

Donna Ulisse joins host Katy Daley for a live in-studio performance on Friday, August 8 at 9 am ET.

She’ll perform songs from her most recent album Showin’ My Roots.

Don Dixon & Marti Jones on The Andy Ridenour Show

Don Dixon & Marti Jones join host Andy Ridenour for a live performance and interview on July 31 at 1 pm ET.

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  • Bankesters behind the scenes video

    melissa_thThe Bankesters have created a behind-the-scenes video about the making of their latest music video. It’s for the song, Found, written in support of This Able Veteran, an organization that trains service dogs to assist returning veterans who are suffering from PTSD and other maladies. […]

  • Big news from Outer Banks Bluegrass Fest

    cherryholmes_thThe Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival has a wealth of amenities to brag about. I mean, an outdoor festival in October, in North Carolina’s beautiful Outer Banks, with a stage backed up to the water… Throw in top talent and a Boomgrass fireworks display on Friday night and […]

  • Songwriter Profile – Milan Miller

    milan_miller_thMilan Miller started learning guitar around the age of five. Guitar is his primary instrument, but heI also plays the mandolin, bass, piano, and “just enough banjo and Dobro to get myself into trouble.” Miller’s song catalog includes such Balsam Range staples as Calloway County […]

  • Jake Schepps injured coming home from RockyGrass

    jake_thMore bad 5 string news this weekend. Colorado banjo picker and occasional Bluegrass Today correspondent, Jake Schepps, was seriously injured in a head-on collision heading home from RockyGrass on Saturday night. He was transported to Boulder Community Hospital where he underwent surgery in the early hours of the morning.  Now in […]

  • Jason Burleson hospitalized in France

    jason_jean-marc_thWhile starting Blue Highway’s tour in France this weekend, banjo picker Jason Burleson has taken ill and is currently hospitalized. At this point, no further details are available, other than that Jason is stabilizing. We will report with more information as it is available. Bounce back […]

  • Orthophonic Joy contest winners announced

    corbin_thThe Birthplace of Country Music announced today that Corbin Hayslett was the winner of the video contest to be included on the upcoming Orthophonic Joy album project. The record will recreate songs from the 1927 Bristol Sessions, when Ralph Peer tracked a number of traditional and country music […]

  • Sam Moore on George Jones

    sam_moore-thGetting to meet your heroes can be a mixed bag. If you’re lucky enough to do so, there is always the risk that they won’t live up to your expectations, or even be rude when you approach. Of course, there is also the chance of […]

  • Stiles of Bluegrass replaces Lonesome Pine RFD on WAMU

    jessica_stiles_thWhen longtime radio host Carol Beaugard announced recently that she would be signing off from her Lonesome Pine RFD program on WFDU-FM in the New York City market, it also affected the schedule at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, which streams bluegrass 24/7 online. Bluegrass Country had been replaying […]

  • Marshall Bluegrass Festival photos

    marshall_thThe Thursday crowd at the Marshall Bluegrass Festival held in Marshall, Michigan at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds was greeted by the promoter and host band member, Jeremie Cole. The first band up was a local group, Breakline, that included host band member, Kurt Hickman, and […]

  • Behind The Mic with Bob Mitchell

    mitchell_thKentucky is well known as the home of bourbon, bluegrass, and Bill Monroe. It’s also the home of Bob Mitchell, host of the Best of Bluegrass radio show. Mitchell, a resident of Louisville, is a lifelong bluegrass fan who translated his love of the music […]

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