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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

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.

Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys on The Katy Daley Show

Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys join host Katy Daley for a live in-studio performance on Friday, April 18 at 9 am ET.

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  • On This Day #27 – Delia Bell

    delia_bell_thdelia_bell_thOn This Day …. On 16 April circa 1938, Delia Bell (nee Delia Nowell) was born in Bonham, Texas. As a child Bell relocated to Hugo, Oklahoma, and, inspired by the bluegrass music of the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe, she began singing in her […]

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – 4/15/14

    weather_thweather_thHere’s our Very Special Bluegrass Corespondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, previewing the Daughters of Bluegrass festival in Guyton, GA.  

  • Artist2Artist – Bill Evans: It’s Not You. It’s Them.

    bill_evans_thbill_evans_thBill Evans and I met up one morning at this year’s Folk Alliance in Kansas City, Missouri. He had just finished teaching beginner banjo to a handful of workshop attendees. Folk Alliance has added a free, and might I add, robust lineup of instrumental workshops to their conference. […]

  • Jim VanCleve exits Mountain Heart [updated]

    jimvc_thjimvc_thIt’s the end of an era. Fiddler Jim VanCleve has announced his departure from Mountain Heart, a group he helped found some years ago. At its onset, Jim, Barry Abernathy, and Steve Gulley started the band when they left Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in 1998. […]

  • Tony Mowell to NewTown

    tony_mowell_thtony_mowell_thNewTown has announced Tony Mowell as their new bass player, just in time for the start of their 2014 touring season. With a strong new record, Time Machine, and a good bit of momentum from last year, the band has every reason to expect big things […]

  • Captivated – Ashley Lewis

    captivated_thcaptivated_thFans of Sierra Hull and Alison Krauss who have been waiting impatiently for new albums from their favorite ethereal-voiced songstresses may be able to find a fix in the new album from Ashley Lewis. Lewis, a mandolin player and singer whose combination of delicate yet […]

  • Welcome James Munsey

    james_munsey_thjames_munsey_thMatt and Juliana Munsey are celebrating the birth of a son. James Alan Munsey was born this morning (4/14/14) at 5:53 a.m. Matt is the mandolinist with Monroeville, whose new album Can’t Put Me Out has just recently been released. He tells us that James was named for his paternal […]

  • Two new capos from Planet Waves

    capos_thcapos_thPlanet Waves, the accessories division of D’Addario, has announced a pair of new capos for fretted stringed instruments.  The NS Artist Capo for guitar and the NS Banjo/Mandolin Pro aim to offer musicians features found in hand-tooled models at a much lower price. The NS […]

  • Detour at Zellie’s Opry House

    nowehere_fast_thnowehere_fast_thI mentioned over the weekend in the Bluegrass Today forum just how much I was enjoying Detour’s latest album, Going Nowhere Fast. We’ll have a review of the record soon, but in the meantime, here are a couple of videos shot earlier this month when […]

  • Deadly Gentlemen on The Gondola Sessions

    gondola_thgondola_thWhen you hear of a web music series called The Gondola Sessions, does your mind go to old Venice with a striped shirted gondolier serenading his charges through the canals? If so, you’d be dead wrong. This show comes from Aspen, CO, and packs acoustic […]

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