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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country Live from Raleigh, NC

ibma_gibson_brothersOn Wednesday, October 1st at 8-10pm ET, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, WAMU 88.5, and WUNC 91.5 present a simulcast from Raleigh, NC.

Tune in to hear live performances from The Gibson Brothers, Claire Lynch Band, Chatham County Line, and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen.

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Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer on The Andy Ridenour Show

Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer join host Andy Ridenour for a live in-studio session on Thursday, September 25 at noon ET.

Front Country on The Lee Michael Demsey Show

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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  • The Earls of Leicester, New Bluegrass Royalty

    earls_thIf you stumbled here through a Google search for information about British bluebloods, you landed in the wrong place. But if you’re looking for bluegrass royalty, here it is. Musically, the Earls of Leicester, some of the best pickers of this or any other generation, […]

  • More from Bristol RRR 2014

    grisman_thThe 2014 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion continued Saturday with another beautiful day. Last year’s Saturday schedule was marred by heavy rains early in the day, but this year brought 80 degree temps and nearly cloudless skies. Thanks to Alane Anno Photography, we are able […]

  • Lots of music in Bristol this weekend

    brr_thThe opening night of the 2014 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol, TN/VA was a huge success. The weather, which is always a bit unpredictable this time of year, was the best I can remember, with temperatures in the mid-60’s and a nice breeze. […]

  • Calling all Banjo Babes

    banjo_babes_14_thAre you a Banjo Babe? Would you like to be featured in the upcoming 2015 Banjo Babes Calendar? Erin Inglish is once again collaborating with other young banjo pickin’ girls to produce a promotional calendar and CD. The project is designed to bring attention to […]

  • Nu-Blu track by track for All The Way

    all_the_wayRural Rhythm Records has released a detailed, track-by-track video for their new album with Nu-Blu, All The Way. Each of the four members appear on screen to share details about the songs included on the CD, along with audio from the tunes.   All The […]

  • IIIrd Tyme Out on Best of Bluegrass

    3to_thOn August 30, 2014, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out stopped in Bob Mitchell’s studio. Russell and the band provided a dynamite 30 minute performance that you can hear on-line. Later in the day, they were the closing act for the Bourbon and Bluegrass festival […]

  • Behind The Mic: Randy Tumlinson

    Randy_Tumlinson_thWatching a Gaither Gospel Homecoming has likely been a defining experience in the lives of many fans of Southern Gospel music. Bill and Gloria Gaither are two of the most well-known figures in modern-day Gospel music, and their musical gatherings are frequently broadcast on television […]

  • Lockn’ Music Festival 2014

    larry_sam_thLast weekend I was absolutely overjoyed to participate in the four day experience that was Lockn’ Music Festival (year two) in Arrington, Virginia (between Charlottesville and Lynchburg). Everything at Lockn’ was titanic, from the “interlocking” main stage (which enabled seamless and immediate transitions from one […]

  • Jesse McReynolds resting at home

    jesse_thBluegrass hero and mandolin monster, Jesse McReynolds is taking it easy at home after an out-patient procedure at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville on Tuesday. This was his second electrophysiological study with ablation this year, where catheters are inserted into larger blood vessels and snaked through to the […]

  • Larry McPeak passes

    larry_mcpeak_thLarry McPeake, bass player and singer with The McPeak Brothers, died this morning in Bristol, VA. He had spent the past week hospitalized and his health had been rapidly declining. He was part of the historic trio with his brothers Dewey and Mike, hailing from […]

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