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Audie Blaylock & Redline on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country


Audie Blaylock & Redline perform the bluegrass classic “Cry, Cry Darlin’” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Jay Bruder on The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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Bluegrass Country’s own Jay Bruder (host of The Home Town Special) was recently a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show. He joined the program to share rare recordings and chat about DC music history.

Click here to listen to an archived recording of the interview and access Jay’s Kojo-only playlist.

Front Country on The Lee Michael Demsey Show

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Northern California’s Front Country join host Lee Michael Demsey for a live in-studio session on Monday, September 22 at 4:30 pm ET.

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  • Cory Piatt to Mountain Faith

    cory_piatt_thMountain Faith has announced that Cory Piatt is the new mandolinist with the group. Cory is an exquisitely talented young picker, not yet 20 years old, who already has a professional resume most musicians would envy. He’s performed and recorded with Kenny & Amanda Smith, and […]

  • Greensky Bluegrass teases If Sorrows Swim

    if_sorrows_swim_thMichigan’s Greensky Bluegrass has released a video tease for their next CD, If Sorrows Swim, due to drop next week through Thirty Tigers. The guys talk about the process of recording this new album, with audio for a track or two in the background.   […]

  • Jake Schepps on the mend

    jake_thA month ago we shared some frightening news about Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps, and the terrible auto accident he was in while returning home from RockyGrass in July. He spent a week in the hospital and had to undergo surgery, but Jake tells us that his […]

  • Pocket Lick apps for banjo and guitar

    screen_thAs an instructor in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, and having taught several students privately as well, I’m well aware of the struggle many would-be students face when trying to learn to play a musical instrument. Between work, school, family, and […]

  • Dear Sister video from Claire Lynch

    dear_sister_thDear Sister, the title track from Claire Lynch’s current CD, has been a very popular number for her this past 18 months or so. Co-written by Claire and Louisa Branscomb, it continues her habit of recording thoughtful and compelling songs about the American Civil War, […]

  • Welcome new IBMA Board members

    ibma_thThe International Bluegrass Music Association has announced three new members of their Board of Directors, chosen by their respective constituent membership. Welcome Joe Mullins, David Smith, and John Goad. The IBMA allows their professional members to select from among several categories when they join, with […]

  • Crowe, Lawson, & Williams are still Standing Tall and Tough

    standing_tall_thStanding tall. A classic idiom we have all heard and probably used. By definition, the phrase means “being proud of yourself and confident in your abilities.” Different from boasting, standing tall exudes self-assurance, often in the face of adversity. When discussing the music of three members […]

  • Dick Freeland Remembered

    dick_freeland_thWe have collected some memories from a few people who knew Dick Freeland well. Long-time Bluegrass Unlimited contributor, Walt Saunders (he writes the column Notes and Queries) remembers Dick Freeland ……… I first met Dick Freeland in 1966. He was not only one of the […]

  • Behind The Mic with Julie Tucker

    julie_tucker_thSometimes, bluegrass music can sneak up and take you by surprise. One day you’re a casual fan, adding some bluegrass songs to your iPod occasionally and attending one or two festivals in the area each year. The next day, you’re all in: spending all week […]

  • Mac Wiseman – Blue Ridge Mountain Blues

    mac_songs_thWrinkled Records has released audio from their upcoming Mac Wiseman album, Songs From My Mother’s Hand. Due September 23, the record includes newly-recorded versions of old country and folk songs which his mother took down the words for by hand, and saved in a composition […]

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