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*denotes part of our Roots and Branches Block
*American Routes – Rockin’ the Blues with Sonny Burgess and Snooks Eaglin
Tune in and rock the blues with two guitar men who do it with great authority. First up is Arkansas wild man and original Sun Records rockabilly Sonny Burgess who still tears it up, playing his hits “We Wanna Boogie,” “Red-Headed Woman” and others well into his seventies. And hear a live set from the late great New Orleans bluesman and human jukebox Snooks Eaglin, recorded in 2007 at his home base, the famous Rock ‘N’ Bowl nightclub, where one can do either of those, or both, at the same time. Feel the beat in blues, jazz, Western swing and more with a music mix designed to rock your blues away.
Bluegrass Breakdown – Bluegrass Men, A-B (rebroadcast)
We’ll be meeting some of the colorful men that inhabit the land where freedom and the banjo ring. Honi Deaton, the Gibson Brothers, Cadillac Sky, the Greenbriar Boys and Del McCoury will be giving us intense high-lonesome snapshots of such characters as alligator men, angry men, big men, blind men, blue men, boat men and bullet men. (originally aired January 2010)
Bluegrass Gospel USA! – Tues. 8 p.m. ET
Bluegrass Master Class – Banks of the Ohio #119
The “Dawn of the Bluegrass Era” segment features music from 1954, the pivotal year in which Elvis Presley recorded “Blue Moon of Kentucky” on his first Sun release. There’s a lot of rockin’ bluegrass scattered throughout the show. From 1978’s Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival, you’ll hear the last tune Chubby Wise played as a full-time musician and the first recorded by nine-year-old fiddler Ronnie Stewart. A production of the International Bluegrass Music Museum, hosted by Fred Bartenstein.
Bluegrass Review – #1141
Our show begins with songs about kids. In bluegrass there are a lot of tragic songs about kids, but this time we mix in a lot of cute and uplifting songs. Check out the new Blue Highway song Heather and Billy, about a couple that finds kids no one wants, and gives them good homes. Our Gem of Bluegrass details the broad effects of bluegrass banjo. Then, we play some recent tribute songs, including some for Bill Monroe. Then we talk to Audie Blaylock, who has done a recent set of Bill Monroe songs. We’re asking listeners to suggest Bluegrass to be Thankful for to be aired about Thanksgiving. We’d love to hear your comments on Facebook. If you want to contact host Phil Nusbaum, the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The playlist is located at www.bluegrassreview.com.
Bluegrass Signal – #396 (Rebel’s Tributes To Bill Monroe)
Selections from Rebel Record’s recently-released “With Body & Soul: A Bluegrass Tribute To Bill Monroe” and “Let The Light Shine Down: A Gospel Tribute To Bill Monroe,” as the Big Mon Centennial Celebrations continue. Classic songs and tunes by the likes of the Stanley Brothers, Jim & Jesse, Reno & Smiley/Martin, Mac Wiseman, Red Allen, Del McCoury, Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene, Boys From Indiana, Lost & Found, Lonesome River Band, IIIrd Tyme Out, Junior Sisk, and Dave Evans.
*Capital Americana – Wed. 8 p.m. ET, Sat. 2 p.m. ET
*The Dick Spottswood Show – #357
Blind Boy Fuller was only 33 when he died in 1941, but his music and guitar styling has been a steady influence over the years. He’ll be joined by Rose Maddox, Hank Snow, Johnnie and Jack, the Dixieland Jug Blowers, Flatt & Scruggs, Big Howdy Forrester and a host of others.
*etown – David Gray / Harper Simon
In this week’s ‘back by popular demand’ rebroadcast, gifted singer-songwriter David Gray returns to eTown. David first visited eTown back in 2000 when he was just launching what has since become an extremely successful and fruitful musical career (he was with us more recently a few years back, at one of our special Green Rocks shows from the exquisite Red Rocks Amphitheater). We also welcome Harper Simon (son of Paul Simon & Peggy Harper), an emerging new singer-songwriter.
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 – #201140
In Mike Kear’s Music from Foggy Hollow this week he’s featuring a new CD from Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice called “Heart Of A Song”. It’s strong classic bluegrass and I’m playing some of the music and talking about the band.
Also on the show, Mike’s going to play a song from Kathy Kallick, Shenandoah Drive, Monroeville, Missy Werner, Alice & Scott Vestal, Moody Bluegrass and a great old memory of Keith Whitley He’ll take a look back 5 years to remember what was on the playlist back then. All this and lots more. The show’s only for fun, so don’t miss it!
Old Time Jam – #172 (rebroadcast)
Open Mic – This week we’re airing the 2011 IBMA Awards featuring performances from IBMA Entertainers of the Year Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Balsam Range, The Boxcars, Dailey & Vincent, The Grascals, The Gibson Brothers, Doyle Lawson, and many more IBMA Awards Show nominees including host Sam Bush!
The Ray Davis Show – Monday- Friday LIVE, 3-6p.m., Sunday 10am-1p
- Foster’s Corner with host Bill Foster – Tues. 12 p.m. ET, Thurs. 12 a.m. ET, Sun. 3 a.m. ET (Oct 9)
- The Bill Miller Show with host Bill Miller – Tues. 12 p.m. ET, Thurs. 12 a.m. ET, Sun. 3 a.m. ET (Oct 16)
Stained Glass Bluegrass hosted by Bob Webster – Sunday LIVE 6-10 a.m., Tues. 9 p.m.
Be sure to catch this week’s edition as we enjoy some songs acquired from my trip to Nashville to attend the IBMA World of Bluegrass annual trade show and convention. You’ll especially want to hear the fourth hour for the comments from Jay Armsworthy when he visits our studio in person to discuss the songs on his gospel CD “I Couldn’t Make It Without Him.”
*Thistle and Shamrock – Harlaw Scotland 1411
Music and song have carried the story of the Battle of Harlaw through the centuries. Fiddler Bonnie Rideout and a gathering of musicians have recorded ancient music commemorating the 600th anniversary of the battle. Travel back in time with them and music historian John Purser who tells us of this legendary conflict in the age-old struggle between war and peace.