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Bluegrass Country is listener-supported radio, playing bluegrass, old-time and Americana music 24/7.  We can be heard on 88.5 FM HD2 in the Washington, DC area, streaming worldwide on this website, and through free smartphone apps. 

This week on Bluegrass Country

This week on Bluegrass Signal,  it’s Roll on Blues, as host Leah Wollenberg presents a few recent favorites, which includes four songs recorded in the 1950s and one tune released this week.  Hear it Monday at 11 pm and Wednesday morning at midnight.

It’s Father’s Day on The Trail Ride.  Listen this week as host Fred Carter explores the music of Louisiana, handed down from generation to generation.   Monday from 9 – 11 pm.

In another jam-packed Music from Foggy Hollow this week, hear new music from the Roe Family Singers, mandolinist David Benedict, Deeper Shade of Blue, songwriter Damian Muller, and a great new single from the Lonesome River Band.   As usual, host Mike Kear will open the vault and look back to see what was on the show five years ago.  As Mike says, “There’s nothing too serious, the show’s only for fun, and it wont hurt you.”  Tune in Sunday at 10 am, and again Tuesday at  7 pm and  Friday at 10 pm.

Cindy Baucom’s special guest this week on Knee Deep in Bluegrass is Ryan Paisley, mandolin player for Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass.  They’ll talk about the band’s upcoming release on the Patuxent label, Sunset Park, and more.  Listen Friday morning, 10 to noon Eastern time.

Live from Here this week comes from the stage of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado.  Chris Thile’s musical guests include The Punch Brothers (of course), I’m with Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan) and St. Paul & the Broken Bones.  We broadcast the show Sunday afternoon from 1 to 3 Eastern time.

For a complete program schedule, bookmark our schedule page, and watch this space for updates.

Listen live!

Bluegrass is alive and well across the pond.  Check out the lineup of UK bands playing this weekend at the Tamworth Bluegrass Festival, June 21-25 at Fillongley Village Hall, in the heart of England’s Midlands.

Meanwhile, back in the USA, here are this week’s festivals from the Bluegrass Festival Guide:

If you’re in Nashville on Thursday night between now and July 26, head to the Ryman Auditorium for Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman.  Here’s the schedule.

And if you’re in Washington, DC, check out the live music at The Hamilton Live, downtown at 14th & F Streets NW,  and Pearl Street Warehouse at 33 Pearl St. SW in the Wharf District.

Hi folks,

Bill Sherard here, president of the all-volunteer, listener-supported Bluegrass Country Foundation. Our spring listener drive has ended, and if you were able to support Bluegrass Country during this one-week period,  please know you have our heartfelt thanks.  As a listener supported station, it’s important that you know 100% of your donations go to fund Bluegrass Country’s programs.

That means we stay on the air.  So thanks to you from me and all the Bluegrass Country volunteers.

And if you were unable to give during the donor drive, it’s not to late to be counted.  A sustaining monthly donation is what we need, to let us plan ahead financially and keep the music playing.  It’s easy to make an online contribution; just click here.  And we hope you have a great springtime filled with bluegrass music.

From all your friends here at Bluegrass Country, thanks!

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Bill Sherard
President, Bluegrass Country Foundation

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