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Bluegrass Review June 25-July 1, 2016 #1626

Interesting new bluegrass on today’s show, including the show’s opening track by Sister Sadie. But later, we go old-school with something by bluegrass vets Frank Wakefield and Leon Morris. We play a couple of songs that celebrate gardens and gardening. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 25-July 1, 2016 (second hour) #1526

Our show opens today with recent bluegrass music including a new one about the Gunfight at the OK Corral, the old west’s most notorious gun battle. Bluegrass bands frequently re-do older songs. In the process, sometimes they might change it, … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 18-June 24, 2016 (second hour) #1525

Our show opens today with recent bluegrass music including a new one about the Gunfight at the OK Corral, the old west’s most notorious gun battle. Bluegrass bands frequently re-do older songs. In the process, sometimes they might change it, … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 18-June 24, 2016 #1625

After we open the show with high lonesome singer Bradford lee Folk, we note a couple of lines of influence. First, the influence Dock Boggs had on Mike Seeger. Mike used Dock’s style to interpret a song written by Bob … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 11-June 17, 2016 (second hour) #1524

Love and money: Is there a connection? Not for the two lucky guys in the first two songs, whose sweethearts don’t care a whit about money. Then we play a recent song and speculate regarding the old-time song that may … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 11-June 17, 2016 #1624

April Verch put one of the unconventional songs of the late John Harford on her current CD. That was all the inspiration we needed to put on a song by former Hartford bandmates, and a couple involving John Hartford himself. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 4-June 10, 2016 (second hour) #1523

Early on, we play a couple of scary prison songs, where moments of anger lead to violence and long prison sentences. The Gem of Bluegrass features finger-style guitar, the type of playing where the player uses multiple fingers to play … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 4-June 10, 2016 #1623

What would anyone give to replay something in the past with the benefit of what’s been learned along the way? A couple of songs on that theme open our broadcast. Then, on the Gem of Bluegrass, we discuss some of … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review May 28-June 3, 2016 (second hour) #1522

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Bluegrass Review May 28-June 3, 2016 #1622

Our first order of business today is to play a new bluegrass song from an experienced source, Jeff White. In the current state of evolving bluegrass, we play a couple of recent songs with similar and wistful moods. On our … Continue reading

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