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Bluegrass Review July 23-July 29, 2016 (second hour) #1530

Early in the broadcast, we air a couple of old-time “attitude” songs where the singer speaks his mind regarding his former beloved and former relationship. Then, the Gem of Bluegrass focuses on Poverty and Bluegrass songs. Later, we play examples … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 23-July 29, 2016 #1630

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 16-July 22, 2016 (second hour) #1529

The show opens by playing new and recent bluegrass music. Then, the Gem of Bluegrass considers rounders who appear in bluegrass songs. Rounders are despicable characters who cause hurt and pain to others. We follow up the Gem of Bluegrass … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 16-July 22, 2016 #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 9-July 15, 2016 #1628

We open by continuing to showcase what’s new in bluegrass. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we comment on the imprint of summer on Bluegrass music. It’s the signature season of bluegrass, though there is nowhere near the number of songs … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 9-July 15, 2016 (second hour) #1528

Today’s show has a Fourth of July motif, but it opens with a couple of songs about relationship troubles. In each of these songs, the male singer fears a woman he is close to is falling prey to bad, city-style … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 2-July 8, 2016 #1627

Suddenly there is a group of new bluegrass recordings to play, so we spin some of the finest of the new crop. Bluegrass music has a singular niche in the music world. But distinctive as bluegrass may sound, it comes … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 2-July 8, 2016 (second hour) #1527

The bluegrass hammer. It is usually what you swing as part of your job or because you are in prison. We play a few bluegrass songs containing hard-work hammers. On our Gem of Bluegrass. Bluegrass music represents an evolved kind … Continue reading

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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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