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Bluegrass Review Feb 24-Mar 2, 2011 (second hour) #1109

On our Gem of Bluegrass, we comment on passionate bluegrass instrumental playing. Then, we play recent Jesse McReynolds music. Hint: it relates to rock icon Jerry Garcia. Then we talk to Tim May, the imaginative guitar composer. Plus, we play … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Feb 18-24, 2012 #1208

There are several great new Civil War songs released lately and we play the cream of the crop. Then, our Gem of Bluegrass addresses bluegrass “purity.” Later, we talk to Brian Wicklund, master of many acoustic music genres. He tells … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Feb 18-24, 2012 (second hour) # 1108

It’s the final of three shows this winter that depict musical impulses important throughout the history of bluegrass. We’ll investigate happy sounding sad songs and the gem of bluegrass is called “Dark Is In.” It looks at the treatment of … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Feb 11-17, 2012 #1207

Early in the show, we play a couple of “second choice” bluegrass songs. One is ironic, the other a good old-fashioned broken hearted melody. Our Gem of Bluegrass focuses on bluegrass waltzes. Later, we talk to Angie Young of Jett’s … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Feb 11-17, 2012 (second hour) #1107

The program begins with some recent ‘grass. Then, we continue our series of shows on impulses important throughout bluegrass history. Today’s Gem of Bluegrass revisits songs embodying heavy burdens, and shows how burdens of many kinds play into the music. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Feb 24-Mar 2, 2012 (second hour) #1109

On our Gem of Bluegrass, we comment on passionate bluegrass instrumental playing. Then, we play recent Jesse McReynolds music. Hint: it relates to rock icon Jerry Garcia. Then we talk to Tim May, the imaginative guitar composer. Plus, we play … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Feb 4-10, 2012 #1206

We open the show with a favorite type of song: the telephone bluegrass song. Funny how the telephone symbolizes a close connection, even closer than a face-to-face conversation. On the Gem of Bluegrass and later, we reflect on the players … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Feb 4-10, 2012 (second hour) #1106

We begin a series of winter shows that focus on important bluegrass impulses. Today, on our Gem of Bluegrass, we treat bluegrass evolution and bluegrass culture. There are so many ways to approach bluegrass these days! But regardless of the … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 28-Feb 3, 2012 #1205

The show starts out with some recent songs about farmers. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we survey bluegrass songs where instruments imitate a usually non-musical sound. Today we present our fourth in a series of “Out in the Country” visits … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 7-13, 2012 #1202

On today’s show, we focus on important trends n 2011 bluegrass, and play the cream of the crop. Song Artist CD Label Heavy Traffic Ahead Monroe Crossing Plays the Music of Bill Monroe (Panhandle Country Frank Wakefield A Tribute to … Continue reading

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