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Dom Flemons on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Dom Flemons performs “James” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Chip Taylor on The Chris Teskey Show

chip_taylor_webSongwriter Chip Taylor joins host Chris Teskey for a live in-studio session on Tuesday, October 28 at 11 am ET.

He’ll perform songs from his newest release The Little Prayers Trilogy.

Robbie Fulks on The Al Steiner Show

Robbie Fulks joins host Al Steiner for a live in-studio session on Tuesday, October 28 at 2 pm ET.

He’ll perform songs from his newest release Gone Away Backward.

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  • Derby City Flash video from Gary Brewer

    brewer_thGary Brewer has released a new music video for Derby City Flash, an autobiographical number inspired by Gary’s long time nickname. It’s one of the tracks on his current Homestretch CD. Featured in the video are his two sons Mason and Wayne, and his dad, Jim. All […]

  • Bryan Russell to Hammertowne

    bryan_russell_thHammertowne has announced that Bryan Russell has joined the group to play bass and help with vocals. Russell is from eastern Kentucky and had spent the past few years working with Cumberland Gap Connection. David Carroll, who plays guitar and sings with Hammertowne, tells us that […]

  • On This Day #35 – Flatt & Scruggs

    flatt_scruggs_thOn This Day ….. On October 24, 1951, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs recorded ‘Tis Sweet to Be Remembered and Earl’s Breakdown. During an afternoon session at the Castle Studio set up at The Tulane Hotel, 206 8th Avenue North, Nashville, Flatt and Scruggs recorded […]

  • Blake Williams at IBMA

    blake_thIt’s always a good time for a chat with Blake Williams, former Blue Grass Boy and popular festival MC. We caught up with him in Raleigh during the World of Bluegrass conference.  

  • Having a coffee with…… Gena Britt

    gena_thThe pioneering banjo player from North Carolina Gena Britt is my companion in our local coffee shop today.  Britt fell in love with the sounds of bluegrass music at a very early age and began her career as an award-winning clogger. At the age of […]

  • Behind The Mic with Mike Theobald

    theobaldHundreds of thousands of people, if not more, around the planet are fans of bluegrass music. However, few can say that they helped introduce it to a particular part of world. In the early years of bluegrass music, it was often only available to audiences […]

  • Rod Smith to Kevin Prater Band

    rod_smith_thThe Kevin Prater Band has announced Rod Smith as the newest member of the group. He will play both banjo and reso-guitar with the traditional bluegrass outfit based in Kentucky. Rod had previously been a member of Cumberland Gap Connection and Ernie Thacker & Route 23. […]

  • High Country coming from Leftover Salmon

    high_country_thJam band heroes Leftover Salmon have a new album ready for release, and set to drop November 28. It’s called High Country, a double entendre that fans of the Salmon will readily understand. The group is led by founding members Drew Emmitt on mandolin and […]

  • Roni Stoneman wins ROPE Award

    roni_thStoneman has been a magic name in country, old time, and bluegrass music since 1927. That’s when Ernest “Pop” Stoneman first recorded for Victor in Bristol, Tennessee with several members of his family in what came to be known as The Bristol Sessions. He went […]

  • Stan Jay passes

    jay_thStan Jay, who had managed Mandolin Brothers music store in Staten Island, NY since 1971, has died. He was 71 years old. Mandolin Brothers became known as one the nation’s top brokers of vintage fretted instruments, mandolins in particular. Stan started the business with a […]

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