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Bluegrass Review Aug 12, 2017-Aug 18, 2017 #1733

After a new and dreamy song by Dale Ann Bradley, we get a good, bluegrass-style dose of reality, with a couple of recent songs about the bad influences of city living. The Gem of Bluegrass shows how bluegrass groups maintain … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Aug 12, 2017-Aug 18, 2017 (second hour) #1633

On today’s show we continue playing some excellent recent bluegrass. We have new work to play by fiddle virtuoso Mark O’Connor. As usual, we present new bluegrass with reference to older bluegrass. On this show, contemporary artists Chris Jones and … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Aug 5, 2017-Aug 11, 2017 #1732

The show opens by playing important new releases. Then, the Gem of Bluegrass tells of the evolution of the song Little Maggie. She was a hard drinking woman who was going to the bad. Water and Bluegrass: A lot of … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Aug 5, 2017-Aug 11, 2017 (second hour) #1632

We break out with new bluegrass, then proceed to play two related songs, one old and one new, but both grim: They reference short lives of trouble. Later, the Gem of Bluegrass discusses bluegrass banjo soloing. It is a combination … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 29, 2017-Aug 4, 2017 (second hour) #1631

The program opens with a bit of new bluegrass, then gives spins to songs about letters. On our Gem of Bluegrass, we express Final Thoughts regarding bluegrass icon Ralph Stanley on the occasion of his passing at the age of … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 29, 2017-Aug 4, 2017 #1731

A couple of songs about small towns and small town people opens our broadcast. Eddie Adcock served for well over a decade as the banjoist for the Country Gentlemen. Eddie possessed unique banjo playing skills and because the Country Gentlemen … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 22, 2017-July 28, 2017 (second hour) #1630

The show opens with a couple of songs about mountain men. The second one is also a song of separation, which slides into another separation song. On our Gem of Bluegrass, we explore the connections between love and money in … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 22, 2017-July 28, 2017 #1730

The show opens with a couple of songs about mountain men. The second one is also a song of separation, which slides into another separation song. On our Gem of Bluegrass, we explore the connections between love and money in … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 15, 2017-July 21, 2017 (second hour) #1629

As we get going we continue to feature new bluegrass music, including a release by rock/bluegrass synthesizer Sam Bush. Then the Gem of Bluegrass feature considers how one song version inspires another. Later on in the show, we locate interesting … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 15, 2017-July 21, 2017 #1729

Most bluegrass songs relating to separation have it as a result of a breakup. But that isn’t true in this show’s opening group of songs. In these songs, separation is a result of circumstances that won’t always hold. Later, the … Continue reading

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