Friday at 9 pm eastern on Editor’s Picks, hear a 1966 concert from the Country Gentlemen, at the Roanoke Bluegrass Festival. Then enjoy a 2003 set from Boney Fingers, featuring some of the DC area’s best bluegrass musicians – Akira Otsuka, Chris Stifel, Mike Munford, Sally Love and Fred Smith – recorded at the State Theater in Falls Church, Virginia.
“One for the money, two for the show,” this week’s Craig Harris Show (Friday 10 pm – Saturday 1 am) delivers three hours of hard-driving bluegrass, newgrass, old-time, and Americana music with forays into the worlds of rockabilly, honky-tonk, blues, western swing, and true-to-the bone country music. Focusing on artists whose name begins with the letter “H,” this week’s show ranges from “Blue Suede Shoes” (Wayne Hancock) to “Stinky Red Shoes” (Hard Ryde). Jim Hurst and Missy Raines take things beyond the “Plain Ole Three Hurtin’ Country Song” (George Hamilton IV) with “Too Funky for Rhythm.” Don Henry joins with the Blind Pilots for Jackson Browne’s “These Days.” David Holt and Josh Goforth unite on “I’ve Got the Blues and Can’t Be Satisfied.” Emmylou Harris combines with Jonathan Edwards (“Wheels”), Don Williams (“If I Needed You”), and the Band (“Evangeline”). John Hartford’s wit is remembered (“Sexual Harassment” and “Holding”) and his memory preserved by his son, Jaime (“Gentle on My Mind”). Masters of funk-rock-bluegrass, Hayseed Dixie cover Ted Nugent’s “Cat Scratch Fever,” Elvis Costello’s “Oliver’s Army,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb,” Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” and Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love.” Randall Hylton recalls “Two Fat Guys in a Hudson Hornet.” Hammertowne celebrates “Hillbilly Heroes.” Don’t miss it!