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Keep the music playing

At Bluegrass Country, "listener supported" isn't just a casual phrase. This station is unique, supported by listeners through contributions to a nonprofit foundation, and by companies and organizations that like the music as much as you do. It's this commitment, from you and the other supporters, that keeps Bluegrass Country on the air and the net, commercial-free, playing the music you love 24 hours a day.

Take a look at the program schedule and you'll see that there's nothing else like it. Bluegrass Country doesn't have a playlist; we're not a jukebox shuffling through a hard drive of hits. Every show on this station is hosted by a real live person, selecting the music from our incomparable song library, or a personal record collection that probably includes songs you'll never hear anywhere else. We play the whole range of bluegrass, from the pioneers to the present, from traditional to experimental and everything in between. We play old time, classic country, folk, rare blues and jazz, zydeco, roots and modern Americana, and even a taste of Grateful Dead. Our shows originate in our Washington studio, as well as radio stations and studios around the US and the world, and include live performances as well as records.

It's easy to make a one-time donation, or become a sustaining member by pledging a monthly contribution. Just hit the DONATE button on the right of your screen.  You'll be linked to the Bluegrass Country Foundation site and our secure payment system.  Or you can call 202-844-6670.

If you're already a Bluegrass Country member, tell your friends about the station. Tell them about your favorite shows and hosts. Tell them they can listen on HD radio in the DC area, or online all over the world. Then tell them they should join you in becoming a member, making a financial contribution to keep this great music on the air.

Keep the music playing! Become a Bluegrass Country member today.

We have some exciting new premiums that can be yours with a sustaining donation to Bluegrass Country.  Dick Spottswood's The Blue Sky Boys is a new book that tells the tale of two North Carolina brothers whose vocal harmonies captivated southern radio audiences for generations, and provided a treasure trove of songs still being performed today.  An autographed copy is yours with a sustaining membership contribution of $15 or more.  Read more about the book here.

Bill Nowlin, founder of Rounder Records, has compiled a 6-CD anthology of early bluegrass music that has not been published since the early 1960’s.  The collection includes a 200+ page companion book, The Early Days of Bluegrass, describing the backstory of this unique collection chosen by this prolific author and publisher of bluegrass music.  You can select the book, the CDs, or both with your sustaining membership contribution to Bluegrass Country.

To get the details of these offers, just click the DONATE button on the right.