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Bluegrass Review Dec 13-Dec 19, 2014 #1451

At the show’s beginning, we play recent bluegrass. Then, on the Gem of Bluegrass, we discuss the evolution of the song “The House Carpenter.” In some ways, songs evolve today the same way as in the seventeenth century, but in … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Dec 13-Dec 19, 2014 #1351 (second hour)

Towards the beginning of the show, we play a couple of Larry Cordle compositions: one deals with a woman’s attitude about her ex‘s new flame and the other deals with a man’s man: a guy who is home with spare … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Dec 6-Dec 12, 2014 #1450

Recent bluegrass opens our show. Then we present two lighthearted looks at aging; one instrumental and one an old time song. The Gem of Bluegrass focuses on the evolution of the song Dark Holler. The song proceeds from Appalachian folk … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Dec 6-Dec 12, 2014 #1350 (second hour)

Our broadcast opens with new bluegrass by the Del McCoury band. Then, a couple of recent songs relating to mining coal. It’s a special Gem of Bluegrass today as Lyle Lofgren is the guest. Together we investigate the tune “Bonaparte’s … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Nov 29-Dec 5, 2014 #1449

Our show opens with a recent piece by Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. Many consider Michael to be today’s reigning king of the bluegrass fiddlers. The Flamekeeper piece is one that was done years back by Benny Martin, so are follow … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Nov 29-Dec 5, 2014 #1349 (second hour)

The show opens with an outstanding recent song from the Steep Canyon Rangers. Then, we play modern songs about workers who embody their work. Then, the Gem of Bluegrass features discusses the considerations when you perform music of the greatest … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Nov 22-28, 2014 #1448

Today’s broadcast begins with a new bluegrass song. Then, we play a couple of songs about young women leaving home. The first is tragic, while the second is wistful. Then comes our Gem of Bluegrass, focused on how bluegrass music … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Nov 22-28, 2014 (second hour) #1348

Broken hearted melodies begin our show today. And then comes a new song sung by Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman that comments that those with broken hearts tend to perpetuate the condition. Today’s Gem of Bluegrass is an extended one … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Nov 15-21, 2014 #1447

Our show opens with recent bluegrass. On the Gem of Bluegrass, the subject is Autumn and bluegrass songs. Then we play a couple of songs where Autumn figures into seasonal work. Later, we present our conversation with Jon Goldfine, bass … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Nov 15-21, 2014 (second hour) #1347

Our show opens with recent bluegrass by Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins. You might know that there are not very many bluegrass songs where “regular” portions of relationships are depicted. But we found a couple and gave them spins. On … Continue reading

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