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Bluegrass Review Jan 24-Jan 30, 2015 #1505

Early on the show, a couple of songs in which age plays a factor. One is about hanging around an old man, someone your parents warned you against but who turns out to be a font of good information. The … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 24-Jan 30, 2015 (second hour) #1405

Travel has always been a great concern of human beings. The invention of the wheel made people more mobile, and the automobile, locomotive and flying vehicles have all been considered improvements. Today’s show opens with songs that have to do … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 17-Jan 23, 2015 #1504

Our show opens with a great recent track by songwriter Donna Hughes. Then we play a couple of songs whose songwriters were plainly philosophizing about the meaning of life. Our Gem of Bluegrass feature considers the slightly different orientations of … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 17-Jan 23, 2015 (second hour) #1404

Early in the show, we play a couple of bluegrass songs named “Cry.” On our Gem of bluegrass, we take a look at the Reuben / Train 45 song complex. The two pieces are closely related. Later, we talk to … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 10-Jan 16, 2015 #1503

After a little contemporary bluegrass, the show slides into some songs where one person is telling off another. Let’s just say that we sing some things much more easily that we speak them. Then, the Gems of Bluegrass feature focuses … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 10-Jan 16, 2015 (second hour) #1403

Hard work is in the background of bluegrass, so we open with a couple of songs focused on just that. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we discuss cabins. Some say that songs about cabins are irrelevant to listeners today. But … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 3-Jan 9, 2015 #1502

Our show opens with new bluegrass, and a couple of songs about the California and Alaska gold rushes. After the Gem of Bluegrass about the bluegrass-country connection, we play a group of recent songs dealing with trains. Then, its’ time … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 3-Jan 9, 2015 (second hour) #1402

The show is called the Bluegrass Review because it reviews bluegrass music. As we begin a new year of shows, we seek grounding in the music’s history. The history of bluegrass music is one of evolution and revolution. The Gem … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Dec 27-Jan 2, 2015 #1501

On today’s show, we focus on the bluegrass highlights of the previous year, including cutting edge bluegrass, combinations with Americana and pop, and straight-up bluegrass. Pushing the envelop Song Artist CD Label Destination Nickel Creek A Dotted Line Nonesuch Steve … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Dec 27-Jan 2, 2015 (second hour) #1401

On today’s show, we focus on the bluegrass highlights of the previous year. Selection Artist CD Label Good to See the Home Place Once Again Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice The Story of the Day That I Died Rebel I … Continue reading

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