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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

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

Reno & Harrell on The Lee Michael Demsey Show

Reno & Harrell join host Lee Michael Demsey for a live in-studio session on Wednesday, April 30 at 3 pm ET.

They’ll perform songs from their debut album Reno Bound.

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  • 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 […]

  • The Story Behind the Song – Singing As We Rise

    newberry_thnewberry_thJoe Newberry was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and grew up in Boone County, Missouri. His songwriting has the same clean, elegant style that characterises his banjo playing. Musicians in the folk and bluegrass world often record his songs. The Gibson Brothers included two of […]

  • Ryan Cavanaugh and Jake Jolliff – Just Friends

    jake_ryan_thjake_ryan_thHere’s a great example of musicians trained in bluegrass tackling a jazz standard. Ryan Cavanaugh and Jake Jolliff were performing at the Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn when they ripped into a banjo/mandolin duet on the Klenner & Lewis classic, Just Friends. The video is a […]

  • For The Record: Becky Buller #9

    becky_thbecky_thOnce again, Stephen Mougin at Dark Shadow Recording has prevailed on one of his artists to retail tninthheir recording experience for us in blog form. This time, it’s Becky Buller who is working on her first solo project with the label. Here is the eighth installment of […]

  • Nighthawk from Danny Roberts

    nighthawk_thnighthawk_thDanny Roberts, The Grascals’ mando man, has a new CD set for a May release on Mountain Home Music. Nighthawk highlights Danny’s creative side with ten new tunes for mandolin, and his extra talented family, wife Andrea and daughter Jaelee. Both are fine vocalists, with Andrea […]

  • Lester Flatt to be celebrated at MerleFest

    lester_thlester_thThe 100th anniversary of Lester Flatt’s birthdate is on June 19 this year and many residents of his home town, Sparta, Tennessee, will be celebrating the life of the first generation bluegrass legend.  Among the events planned is the collaborative effort by Roland White and […]

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