Dave Higgs, host of Bluegrass Breakdown, brings listeners an emotionally-charged, heart-rending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show. Thematically, Bluegrass Breakdown is all over the bluegrassical map. Based in Nashville, TN, the show features scintillating conversation and live music with some of the best in bluegrass. The goal of the show is to edify, educate, and entertain — leaving no instrument unpicked, no song unsung, and no musician uninterviewed.
Concentrating on music from the 1920s through 1950s, but reaching back to the 1890s and the beginnings of recorded sound, each of Dick’s programs brings listeners a surprising collection of recordings - from cylinders to 78’s and LP’s - highlighting the many facets of folk culture in the United States.