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Bluegrass Review July 4 – July 10, 2015 #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 4 – July 10, 2015 (second hour) #1428

The show begins with relationship songs, some old and some new. Then it’s on to our first foray into old time music and bluegrass with Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger. Lyle is the former head of the Minnesota Society for … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 27 – July 3, 2015 #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 27 – July 3, 2015 (second hour) #1427

We open the show with a couple of songs about lives: The first depicts some kids waling on a dirt road, and wonders about what kinds of people they’ll become. The second, is from the point of view of those … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 20 – June 26, 2015 #1526

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Bluegrass Review June 20 – June 26, 2015 (second hour) #1426

Honky Tonk, USA. That’s where bluegrass lives some of the time. After a recent Darrell Webb song, our show settles into a set of interesting Hony-Tonk songs. Then, our Gem of Bluegrass considers Bluegrass nostalgia. Later on, we talk to … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 13 – June 19, 2015 #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 13 – June 19, 2015 (second hour) #1425

Towards the start of the show, we present some bluegrass love songs. These are not those depicting exit points of relationships, but ones that reflect on long and happy marriages. Then, the Gem of Bluegrass presents a tribute to the … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 6 – June 12, 2015 #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 6 – June 12, 2015 (second hour) #1424

Jesse James was a bad outlaw, one of the first to rob trains. The traditional song about him portrays him as a Robin Hood figure, but nothing of the sort was true. We play the traditional song about Jesse James, … Continue reading

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