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Driftwood on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Driftwood perform “Company Store” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Jay Bruder on The Kojo Nnamdi Show

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.

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  • Welcome Hadley Chapman

    hadley_thA Thanksgiving bluegrass baby! Jeremy and Shaylon Chapman had an exciting turkey day yesterday, spending the day at the hospital where their first child, Hadley Addison Chapman, was born. She arrived at 10:15 a.m., weighing 6 lbs, 12 oz, and stretching to 20” tall. All are […]

  • Mountain Hallelujah – Junior Sisk for Christmas

    mountain_white_thChris Burton, a bluegrass musician and songwriter from Roanoke, VA, has released a debut single from his upcoming album. It has a timely theme for this season of the year, featuring a familiar voice and sound. That’s because while Chris wrote the song and plays banjo on the […]

  • Count Your Blessings: Bluegrass Songs for your Thanksgiving Weekend

    turkey_thI don’t know about you, but every year, Thanksgiving ranks higher and higher on my list of favorite holidays. And every year, as Christmas seems to come earlier and earlier, it frustrates me more that Thanksgiving continues to be pushed aside. Thanksgiving is the only […]

  • It’s All in the Family – sibling rivalry in bluegrass

    reams_thThe following bluegrass Thanksgiving reflection is a contribution from James Reams. It’s All in the Family: Sibling Rivalry Between Bluegrass and Old-Time is Just Part of Being Family Thanksgiving ⎯ it’s not a lukewarm kind of holiday. You either look forward to it or you dread […]

  • All About That Brooke

    d_n_b_thHere’s a lighthearted video to get you in a holiday mood… During a holiday concert last weekend at the Joy Theatre in Kings Mountain, NC, Darin & Brooke Aldridge had a special arrangement of a popular song to share with the audience.   Those who know […]

  • Bluegrass Mass broadcasts on Thanksgiving Day

    beloved_thFor readers who embrace the spiritual side of the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the United States, here’s a fine suggestion to add to your family ritual. WXXI, a public radio station in Rochester, NY, will broadcast a recording of The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass at noon […]

  • Thanks… Thanks a lot

    jones_thEarlier in the week I was thinking I should weigh in on the recent IBMA board of directors controversy. You know, the one described by one noted bluegrass sage as “the worst crisis in the IBMA since the Galt House elevators failed to stop on […]

  • Having a Coffee with ……………. Doyle Lawson

    doyle_coffee_thHaving A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests, as well as about the music that they love.  Doyle Lawson probably doesn’t need any introduction. Nevertheless, let’s […]

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/25/14

    weather_thHere’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at this Thanksgiving weekend’s South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC.  

  • 2014 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards

    nbc_thThis past Saturday night (11/22) at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, winners were announced for the 2014 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards. These awards are organized and distributed by the Northern Bluegrass Committee, whose members, and members of other affiliated bluegrass clubs, select nominees and winners […]

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