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  • Bluegrass Breakdown

    Bluegrass Breakdown

    12:00 am 1:00 am
    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.
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  • Overnight

    Overnight

    1:00 am 6:00 am
    Each weeknight we air encore presentations of some of your favorite live Bluegrass Country shows.
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  • Stained Glass Bluegrass

    Stained Glass Bluegrass

    6:00 am 10:00 am
    Since 1974, listeners have been waking up on Sunday morning to gospel bluegrass on WAMU. We continue that tradition with four hours of the gospel favorites, old hymns, and spiritual bluegrass songs.  
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  • Music from Foggy Hollow

    Music from Foggy Hollow

    10:00 am 1:00 pm
    Every week Mike Kear broadcasts his show, Music From Foggy Hollow on Sydney’s Hawkesbury Radio and then packages it up and ships it to us. And we’re glad he does because everyone loves the laughter, the jokes, the music news and, oh yes, the bluegrass from down under!
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  • A Prairie Home Companion

    A Prairie Home Companion

    1:00 pm 3:00 pm
    Chris Thile hosts A Prairie Home Companion. featuring incredible live performances from an array of special musical guests — some known by all, and some who soon will be — along with a bit of comedy and spoken word.
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  • The Dick Spottswood Show

    The Dick Spottswood Show

    3:00 pm 5:00 pm
    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.
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  • Mountain Stage

    Mountain Stage

    5:00 pm 7:00 pm
    For more than 30 years, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce has been the home of live music on public radio. Produced in West Virginia and recorded in front of a live audience, Mountain Stage features performances from seasoned legends and emerging stars in genres ranging from folk, blues, and country; to indie rock, synth pop, world music, alternative, and beyond.
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  • Hometown Special

    Hometown Special

    7:00 pm 9:00 pm
    Host Jay Bruder brings us music from the late 1940’s through to the early 1960s including everything from blues to bluegrass as well as R&B, vocal [...]
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  • American Routes

    American Routes

    9:00 pm 11:00 pm
    American Routes is a weekly two-hour public radio program produced in New Orleans, presenting a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.
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  • The Al Steiner Show

    The Al Steiner Show

    11:00 pm 12:00 am
    Al Steiner was a host of Bluegrass Overnight on WAMU from mid-1989 to mid-2001. He hosted various folk music programs on WXPN-FM, Philadelphia at the [...]
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