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Bluegrass Review July 19-July 25, 2014 #1430

The show opens up with recent bluegrass. Then guests Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger and host Phil Nusbaum discuss bluegrass nostalgia. Frequently, in today’s diverse bluegrass marketplace, individuals share nostalgic attitudes about songs that have been popular. With that idea … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 19-July 25, 2014 (second hour) #1330

Music is a major focus of people today. It helps us to present images of ourselves, and music is also used to create types of environments. Many of us become experts about certain kinds of music, and many people really … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 12-July 18, 2014 #1429

Towards the start of the show, we present some bluegrass love songs. These are not those depicting exit points of relationships, but ones that reflect on long and happy marriages. Then, Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger arrive for some show … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 12-July 18, 2014 (second hour) #1329

Today’s show opens with varied songs about letters. On the Gem of Bluegrass, Lyle Lofgren, Adam Granger and host Phil Nusbaum investigate old time fiddle music: it serves as the backbone of the instrumental repertoire of bluegrass music. Later, the … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 5-July 11, 2014 #1428

The show begins with relationship songs, some old and some new. Then it’s on to our first foray into old time music and bluegrass with Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger. Lyle is the former head of the Minnesota Society for … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 5-July 11, 2014 (second hour) #1328

It’s our first show this summer with the insights of Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger. Both are players residing in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and Adam wrote the standard reference of guitar tablature for fiddle tunes. Lyle is a song collector and … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 28-July 4, 2014 #1427

We open the show with a couple of songs about lives: The first depicts some kids waling on a dirt road, and wonders about what kinds of people they’ll become. The second, is from the point of view of those … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 28-July 4, 2014 (second hour) #1327

After opening up the show with new bluegrass by Big Country Bluegrass, we play some songs of commitment. First it is the Trinity River Band’s song of the young farmwife who is true to the job and up to the … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 21-27, 2014 #1426

Honky Tonk, USA. That’s where bluegrass lives some of the time. After a recent Darrell Webb song, our show settles into a set of interesting Hony-Tonk songs. Then, our Gem of Bluegrass considers Bluegrass nostalgia. Later on, we talk to … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 21-27, 2014 (second hour) #1326

You meet all kinds of people in bluegrass songs. Some of them seem lost. Who knows why? However, these types of people make compelling bluegrass songs. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we consider time. Time is one of the great … Continue reading

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