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The Del McCoury Band on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country


The Del McCoury Band perform “Misty” in the studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country in Washington, DC. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

The Tillers on Old Time Jam

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Old time string band The Tillers join host Rosemarie Nielsen for a live in-studio session on Friday, April 18 at 2 pm ET.

They’ll perform songs from their brand new album Hand On The Plow.

Old Buck on The Chris Teskey Show

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Old time string band Old Buck join hosts Rosemarie Nielsen and Chris Teskey for a live in-studio session on Monday, April 21 at 11 am ET.

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  • Rogers and Larrance recreate Foggy Mountain Banjo

    larrance_thlarrance_thStop me if you’ve heard this one before… A pianist and a drummer walk into the studio to record an updated version of Foggy Mountain Banjo. But this one’s no joke. Tyson Rogers and Bryon Larrance are celebrating how the five string has been a thread in […]

  • Alan Bibey at Berklee

    bibey_berklee_thbibey_berklee_thMaster mandolinist Alan Bibey spent the early part of the week at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Masachusetts. He had been invited up as part of the school’s program to bring top touring professionals to work with students in their Traditional String principal […]

  • Old-Time Banjo Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo

    levenson_thlevenson_thDan Levenson has put together a handy tunebook for fans of old time fiddle and banjo music, published by Mel Bay. Though titled Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo, the book (with a pair of audio CDs) contains transcriptions of both banjo tab and fiddle melody […]

  • Live video from Pert Near Sandstone

    pert_near_thpert_near_thPert Near Sandstone has shared a live video performance for one of tracks on their latest CD, The Hardest Part Of Leaving, released April 15. It was shot this past weekend at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, famous as the home of […]

  • More music from Lucketts

    lucketts_thlucketts_thFrank Baker was on hand at the Lucketts Community Center on April 12 for sets from The Scott Brannon Band and The Virginia Ramblers. He shared this set of images for our readers.  

  • IBMA announces 2014 showcase artists

    ramble_thramble_thThe International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the invited showcase artists who will perform on their late night Bluegrass Ramble stages, and at various other events during World of Bluegrass and the Wide Open Bluegrass festival (September 30 – October 4) in Raleigh, NC. IBMA […]

  • 2014 Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

    durango_thdurango_thI’ve recently returned from Durango, Colorado, where I found the 20th Anniversary of the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown to have the intimacy, talent, and entertaining times that attendees have come to know and trust. In regard to intimacy, the festival hosts shows through three venues, each […]

  • New John Bowman CD in June

    bowman_thbowman_thJohn Bowman has been a bluegrass guy most of his life, and because of his particular talents as a singer and multi-instrumentalist, we’s been able to ply his trade at the highest levels of our music. He played guitar with both Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver […]

  • Living With The Shades Pulled Down video from Carolina Road

    shades_thshades_thHere’s another performance music video from Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road. This one’s for Living With The Shades Pulled Down, which Merle Haggard included on his It’s All In The Movies album in 1976. The original was cut during Hag’s modified western swing mode, with […]

  • Greensky Bluegrass featured in the Musician Portrait Project

    greensky_thgreensky_thEver heard of moving portraits? Me neither. But that’s the idea behind the Musician Portrait Project, a new venture between photographer Derek Brad and his business partner Jeffrey Rayfield. Their concept is to use silent video – shot with high quality equipment – to collect […]

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