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The Seldom Scene on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country


The Seldom Scene perform “110 In The Shade” 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.

Listen to us at 93.5 FM in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD


WAMU’s Bluegrass Country is now on air at 93.5 FM in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD.

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country now reaches a potential audience of 2.4 million listeners via analog radio in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

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  • The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos

    creative_solos_thFlatpicking Guitar Magazine has published a comprehensive manual on developing solos for acoustic guitar. Written by FGM publisher Dan Miller, The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos runs to 260 pages and includes a pair of audio CDs covering what the author describes as three […]

  • More from Gettysburg, August 2014

    reso_thHere’s a second batch of images from Frank Baker taken at last weekend’s Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.

  • Blue Is Falling video from Hot Rize

    hot_rize_thHot Rize has created a music video for the debut single from their upcoming album, When I’m Free, their first in 24 years. This video for Blue Is Falling was shot in Boulder, CO at a benefit concert for victims of the terrible flooding in Colorado last […]

  • Far Western to document Japanese bluegrass

    far_western_thThe passion that many Japanese people have for bluegrass and country music was a shocker for filmmaker James Payne when he first experienced it in 2007. He was traveling with US Americana act Horseshoe Road for a live concert video, and was amazed to see the locals come […]

  • Behind The Mic with Rusty Cempre

    Rusty_Cempre_thIf you’re looking for DJ Rusty Cempre during the week, you’ll probably not find him on the air, or even in the studio. Most likely, he’ll be under the hood of a Hyundai at the dealership in Charlottesville, Virginia where he works. Like many bluegrass […]

  • Del McCoury to receive Berklee honor

    del_thThe Berklee College of Music is set to honor Del McCoury with an American Roots Master award when he performs with his band in Boston on September 12. Despite having been founded in 1945 for the study of jazz music, a new popular style at the […]

  • Gettysburg August 2014

    king_thFrank Baker was on hand once again for the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival this past weekend. We’ll share his images over the next few days.

  • Darin & Brooke – Get Up John

    darin_brooke_thDarin & Brooke Aldridge have offered up a sneak peek from their next recording, a driving version of the old time favorite, Get Up John, with cross tuned mandolin from studio guest, Sam Bush, in the Monroe style.   Though no date has been given, […]

  • Band Sessions – new workshop concept

    band_sessions_thIf you play or study one or more of the common bluegrass instruments, chances are you’ve attended a workshop or music camp weekend. Some are based around a single instrument, while others offer instruction on several over the course of a few days. Typically the faculty is […]

  • Wanderlust – The Davidson Brothers

    wanderlust_thWhile they generate headlines in their native Australia, The Davidson Brothers aren’t nearly as well known in the US, something they hope to remedy with their showcase appearances at the 2014 World of Bluegrass convention coming up next month. And with their latest album, Wanderlust, […]

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