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Bluegrass Review April 22, 2017-April 28, 2017 #1717

A vein of Bluegrass and Old-Time songs are set by bodies of water. We play a couple of these songs. One has the singer feeling further removed from friends and family each day at sea. The other depicts a women … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 22, 2017-April 28, 2017 (second hour) #1617

North Americans love their automobiles. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we explore the connections between bluegrass and old-time music and the automobile. Then we play a couple of song gems about cars, and the culture of cars. Of course, if … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 15, 2017-April 21, 2017 #1716

One was current bluegrass differs from first generation songs is that today, songwriters write about self-discovery. We play a couple of them. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we comment on what makes funny bluegrass songs funny. Later, we play songs … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 15, 2017-April 21, 2017 (second hour) #1616

We play the numbers on today’s show. In other words, we play songs whose titles contain numbers. On the Gem of Bluegrass feature, we focus on the contributions made by amateur and professional bluegrass players. Later, we present our conversation … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 8, 2017-April 14, 2017 (second hour) #1615

Songs about guns. We play three at the start of the show. The first is told from the point of view of a bullet. Then we play a hard-hitting song from Laurie Lewis from a few years ago about the … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 8, 2017-April 14, 2017 #1715

The show opens with new Bluegrass. Then, the Gem of Bluegrass investigates the evolution of the song Darling Corey. Later, we have a musical conversation with songwriter David Fleming of Omaha, Nebraska. New Bluegrass Songs Georgia Backroads Flashback Foxhounds and … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 1, 2017-April 7, 2017 (second hour) #1614

Throughout the history of bluegrass and old time music, songwriters have taken stands on issues related to working. At the beginning of the show, we play a few. Our Gem of Bluegrass considered a recent bluegrass mood: the deep melancholy. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 1, 2017-April 7, 2017 #1714

Early on the show we play a couple of songs whose subject matter is coal, one of the compelling bluegrass stories in the history of the genre. The Gem of Bluegrass focuses on how the tune “New Camptown Races” has … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review March 25, 2017-March 31, 2017 #1713

Our show begins with a couple of songs where the singers, tired of seemingly being hit from all sides, all the time, seek getting away from it all. Our Gem of Bluegrass focuses on what it traditional in bluegrass lyrics. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review March 25, 2017-March 31, 2017 (second hour) #1613

In the old days of bluegrass there were the happy sounding sad songs. But sad songs today frequently embody musical textures that are also sad. Our show begins with a couple of modernistic sad-sounding sad songs. Our Gem of Bluegrass … Continue reading

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