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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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Bluegrass Review March 18, 2017-March 24, 2017 #1712

So many ways to feel unbalanced mentally; and so many ways to sing about it. We play some recent songs depicting the condition, and one representing the reverse. There have been many versions of the song Don’t Let the Deal … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review March 18, 2017-March 24, 2017 (second hour) #1612

There are many songs about trains in bluegrass, but what the trains stand for vary greatly. We open the show with a couple of recent examples. Then we play some well-crafted bluegrass takes on country songs. The Gem of Bluegrass … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review March 11, 2017-March 17, 2017 (second hour) #1611

Today’s show features a broad stylistic swath. We open with a couple of old-style songs about male fools about love. Then come a couple of modernistic songs about male fools in love. The Gem of Bluegrass concerns the concept of … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review March 4, 2017-March 10, 2017 (second hour) #1610

Our show open has plenty of new bluegrass. The Gem of Bluegrass poses the question of whether Bill Monroe’s early bluegrass represented innovation or evolution? Later, we talk to bluegrass historian Fred Bartenstein about the new audience for bluegrass music … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review March 4, 2017-March 10, 2017 #1710

Our show opens with spins of recent broken hearted melodies. There have always been bluegrass songs that depict work. But does anyone enjoy the work depicted? The Gems of Bluegrass feature addresses just that: Who enjoys work? in bluegrass songs. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Spring 2017 Fund Raising Edition II

We play a lot of great Bluegrass music as we help raise money to keep Bluegrass strong on radio. Downtown Way Downtown   Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley The Original Folkways Recordings of Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley 1960-1962 Smithsonian … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Spring 2017 Fund Raising Edition I

We play a lot of great bluegrass music, while helping raise money to keep  Bluegrass music strong on radio. 1. Song Artist CD Label What You Wanted Blue Highway Original Traditional Rounder Finding the Way Compass Sierra Hull Weighted Mind … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Feb 25, 2017-March 3, 2017 #1709

What does it mean to drift? We open with a few “drifting” songs. On our Gem of Bluegrass feature, we address work and song depictions of drudgery. Later, our musical conversation with Caleb Klauder of the Foghorn String band focuses … Continue reading

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