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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.

Audie Blaylock & Redline on The Katy Daley Show

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Audie Blaylock & Redline join host Katy Daley for a live in-studio performance on Friday, April 25 at 9 am ET.

Bluegrass All-Stars on The Katy Daley Show

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An all-star band of bluegrass musicians join host Katy Daley for a live in-studio performance on Monday, April 28 at 9 am ET.

Tune in to hear Dale Anne Bradley, Michael Cleveland, Steve Gulley, Missy Raines, and Sammy Shelor perform together!

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  • Jeff Austin exits YMSB

    ymsb_thymsb_thYonder Mountain String Band has announced the departure of mandolinist/vocalist Jeff Austin, who is leaving the group to pursue his solo career, and support his upcoming solo project which he discussed with us several months back. In a statement issued this afternoon, the remaining members […]

  • Having a Coffee with ……. Joe Walsh

    joe_walsh_thjoe_walsh_thHaving A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.  Mandolinist Joe Walsh was the first person to study […]

  • Hook, Live & Sinker from Chesapeake

    hook_live_thhook_live_thJust as focus has been on Seldom Scene this week with their first new project in seven years, here comes a live album from another DC-based group with roots in the Scene. Chesapeake got its start when Mike Auldridge, T. Michael Coleman and Moondi Klein, […]

  • Tony Trischka Lost live

    tony_thtony_thTony Trischka sat recently for an episode of One On One, an online music video program created and produced by Ehud Lazin. The concept is to create intimate videos of performers, with no audience – just the artist and the recordist. Here Trischka plays a solo version […]

  • Don’t let old Satan hold your hand, Steve

    jones_thjones_thLast week I urged you to celebrate Musical Illiteracy Month. My hope is that by now, you’ve hidden and found your musical illiteracy eggs, and placed tablature under the children’s pillows to be replaced by monetary gifts in the middle of the night, courtesy of […]

  • Mac Wiseman to the Country Music HOF

    mac_thmac_thThe Country Music Association in Nashville has today announced their 2014 class to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. One of the recipients is the bluegrass legend, Mac Wiseman, who will be inducted this year along with Hank Cochran and Ronnie Milsap. […]

  • James Alan Shelton hospitalized

    jas_thjas_thJames Alan Shelton, long-time guitarist with Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, has been hospitalized in Tennessee. He shared the following statement about his condition. Folks, I have not had a chance to explain to you what is going on with my health issues. […]

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – 4/22/14

    weather_thweather_thHere’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at the big doin’s on tap at MerleFest this weekend in North Carolina.  

  • Mountain Fever launches new Travianna label

    travianna_thtravianna_thMark Hodges and his Mountain Fever label have announced the formation of a new brand for releasing and promoting music outside the bluegrass realm. The Travianna Records imprint will cover the broader Americana genre, starting with Echo, today’s debut album from After Jack. A youthful all-female […]

  • Seldom Scene…Long Time

    longtime_thlongtime_thUntil the rich history of the Seldom Scene is laid down in book form, the band’s newest CD, Long Time…Seldom Scene will serve as a terrific Cliff’s Notes version of the story and music. Long Time, released today by Smithsonian Folkways, is the band’s first […]

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