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*denotes part of our Roots and Branches Block
*American Routes – 2011 NEA Heritage Fellowship Concert
Celebrate the 2011 National Heritage Fellows live in concert with American Routes. Nick hosts the evening of music and stories, honoring the nation’s finest practitioners of traditional arts. In this 30th anniversary year of the Fellowship, fellows include Hawaiian slack key guitarist Ledward Kaapana, Piedmont bluesman Warner Williams, Brazilian percussionist Carlinhos Pandeiro de Ouro and Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias. Join us this holiday weekend for a music filled night to remember!
Bluegrass Breakdown – Dollars & Cents, Part 1
We’ll be embarking on the first of an ambitious two part excursion into the many peculiarities and vagaries of the high lonesome monetary system which has left financial experts scratching their heads and hollering for more Xanax. Lynn Morris, Lost Highway, David Davis, Chris Stuart, The Freight Hoppers and Ricky Skaggs will giving us the scoop on coinage.
Bluegrass Gospel USA! – Tues. 8 p.m. ET
Bluegrass Master Class – John Starling
Tune in as John sits down with Katy Daley and Lee Michael Demsey to discuss playing music with Ben Eldridge at the University of Virginia, the formation of the Seldom Scene, and his work with Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly, Lowell George, Paul Craft, Ricky Skaggs and many, many others.
Bluegrass Review – #1148 (Bluegrass To Be Thankful For)
Bluegrass to Be Thankful For. It is a show of listener requests of especially meaningful bluegrass, and listeners tell us why the songs are meaningful.
Bluegrass Signal – #403 (Good Old Fashioned Festival Previews)
Musical previews of the annual event hosted by the Northern California Bluegrass Society (www.ncbs.us), called the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival. This program presents slightly more than half of the participating bands, many of which had a Flatt & Scruggs song in their repertoire. In addition to several originals, other songs were learned from Vern & Ray, Jimmy Martin, and Larry Sparks.
*Capital Americana – Wed. 8 p.m. ET, Sat. 2 p.m. ET
*The Dick Spottswood Show – #364
As Christmas and other end-of-the-year observances grow near, think about gifts of music and supporting folks who produce Obsolete Music. The first hour features the Bear Family set that assembles all the music recorded in Bristol, Tennessee by the Victor Talking Machine Company and legendary producer Ralph Peer. The Bristol sessions captured the Carter Family the extended Stoneman Family, Jimmie Rodgers for the first time, and other great mountain musicians whose music would never be heard on records again.
Editor’s Picks – Monroeville, The Lonesome River Band
This week, we’re featuring performances and interviews from Monroeville and The Lonesome River Band recorded live at the 2011 IBMA World of Bluegrass Conference in Nashville, Tn.
In the first half hour, host Katy Daley sits down with Roland White and his band. Then, we’re joined by Special Consensus and their banjo player Greg Cahill.
*etown – CAKE / Danny Barnes / Eliza Gilkyson, Part 2
In this two-part show Nick & Helen welcome the environmentally savvy, progressive band CAKE, as well as brilliant banjoist and writer Danny Barnes and gifted songstress Eliza Gilkyson.
The Free for All – Monday-Thursday, 6-8 p.m. LIVE, Friday 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
The Gary Henderson Show – Saturday 8-11 a.m. LIVE, Monday 12 p.m., Friday 12 a.m.
The Katy Daley Show – Monday- Friday LIVE, 7-10 a.m. ET
The Lee Michael Demsey Show – Saturday 11a.m.-2p.m., Monday- Friday LIVE, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ET
Music from Foggy Hollow – #201139 (rebroadcast)
In Mike Kear’s Music from Foggy Hollow this week he’s featuring a new CD from former offical US Government bluegrass guitar player Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa. The CD’s called “It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful day” and Mike thinks that’s how you’re day will be if you listen to it. Mike plays some of the songs and talks about the artists.
Also on the show, Mike’s going to play a song from the IBMA Award winners JD Crowe, Doyle Lawson & Paul Wiliams, album to the 70s band Moody Blues, brand new releases from John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Shannon Slaughter, Rodney Dillard and the Dillard Band, Michelle Nixon & Drive, Finnders and Youngberg and a fantastic new song from Dale Ann Bradley, written by Sarah Pirkle. He’ll take a look back 5 years to remember what was on the playlist back then and talk to Angelika Torrie, the European bluegrass correspondent. All this and lots more. The show’s only for fun, so don’t miss it!
Old Time Jam – #183
On this week’s edition of Old-Time Jam, Rosemarie’s playing an assortment of traditional music performed by today’s old-time musicians. We’ll hear Tim & Dave Bing, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Freight Hoppers, Run of the Mill String Band, The Cliffhangers, The Boiled Buzzards and more!
Open Mic – The Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Countdown for October
Hosted by Lee Michael Demsey, the Bluegrass Unlimited Top 30 Countdown features the top 30 songs as reported to Bluegrass Unlimited for the upcoming month, in the familiar countdown format. Demsey also includes brief comments from some of the artists and/or songwriters whose music is included.
The Ray Davis Show – Monday- Friday LIVE, 3-6p.m., Sunday 10am-1p
- The Old Home Place with host Lisa Kay Howard – Tues. 12 p.m. ET, Thurs. 12 a.m. ET, Sun. 3 a.m. ET (Nov 27)
- Foster’s Corner with host Bill Foster – Tues. 12 p.m. ET, Thurs. 12 a.m. ET, Sun. 3 a.m. ET (Dec 4)
Stained Glass Bluegrass hosted by Bob Webster – Sunday LIVE 6-10 a.m., Tues. 9 p.m.
How about a serving of songs to help our digestion after the big Thanksgiving meals? We’ll include some old favorites and some new ones as well. Get the song book now for singing the old hymns at the beginning of the third hour.
*Thistle and Shamrock – Made In America
Travel from the 1920s to the 1970s listening to the evolving sound of Irish traditional music in the United States. The 1920s recordings feature Irish legends Michael Coleman and James Morrison, influential for the remainder of the 20th century. By the mid-‘70s, a large number of artists were keeping their repertoires alive in American homes and music bars. They included Mick Moloney and Liz Carroll who also play for us this week.
Uptown Bluegrass with George McKnight – #1555 (Frost on the Banjo)
This is our annual ‘heading into Winter’ show and this year we have many new songs and some new artists to mark this time of year. Also there are few novelty numbers to tickle your funny bone. Snuggle up, ol’ man winter is on the way.