This Week on Bluegrass Country

Start your day the bluegrass way.  Listen to A Bluegrass Morning with Jonathan Fine, weekday mornings from 7 to 10.

Monday at midnight and Friday at 9 pm on Editors Picks, Lee Michael Demsey presents a tribute to one of the great old-time banjo players, Mac Benford, who passed away last week.  He headed up the Highwoods Stringband beginning in the 1970’s.  The hour is from a series of shows Paul Brown hosted from 2016 to 2018 called Across the Blue Ridge.

This week on Bluegrass Signal, host Peter Thompson presents part 2 of his three-week series examining the seminal late ‘20s recordings of G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitter, and their profound influence on the repertoire of bluegrass and old time music.  Listen Friday at 6 pm, Monday at 11 pm and Tuesday at midnight eastern time.

See the whole schedule here.  As always, if you miss any show,  you can find it on the Archive Player, which stores recent programs that you can access any time.

Some listeners to our 88.5-HD2 signal may encounter reception problems in the greater Washington, DC area while our host station, WAMU, is in the process of installing a new improved antenna.  The project is anticipated to be completed by mid-February 2020.  During the renovation, WAMU will be broadcasting from an auxiliary antenna in Arlington, VA so listeners in outlying areas particularly in suburban Maryland may not be able to reliably receive Bluegrass Country during this period.  Online listeners will not be affected.  Click here for more information

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Old Time Music on Bluegrass Country

Old time music is the ancestor of bluegrass, and a lively modern musical form as well. And no station anywhere plays more old time music than Bluegrass Country.

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