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Bluegrass Review Aug 16-22, 2014 #1434

What does “moon” mean in bluegrass? The show opens with songs with very different views on that subject. Then, Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger with host Phil Nusbaum discuss and play music regarding the evolving definition of bluegrass music. Finally, … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Aug 16-22, 2014 (second hour) #1334

The program opens up with a couple of songs depicting relationships where one of the woman discovers that the riches showered upon her aren’t doing it for her anymore, and the outcome is not very pretty. Later, Lyle Lofgren and … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Aug 9-15, 2014 #1433

The broadcast opens with some relationship songs focusing on the man’s disappointment. The relationships were just too burdensome. Then, Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger are on hand and the three of us investigate happy and sad sounding bluegrass. We play … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Aug 9-15, 2014 (second hour) #1333

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Bluegrass Review Aug 2-8, 2014 #1432

Our show opens with compelling new bluegrass, and then an intriguing recent song by Laurie Lewis. Laurie asks, what happened to the Pharaoh’s daughter from the traditional “Little Moses” song. While the Bible says little about her, the Talmud has … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Aug 2-8, 2014 (second hour) #1332

Psychological bluegrass? Yes, it exists. The program begins with some songs depicting haw troubles early in life manifest themselves later on. Then Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger collaborate with host Phil Nusbaum on “The City Guy in the Country,” and … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 26-Aug 1, 2014 #1431

Our show today begins with recent and great bluegrass harmony singing. Then Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger take their places at the microphones. Bluegrass fans are aware that other idioms have influenced bluegrass. But Bluegrass also has something to say … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 26-Aug 1, 2014 (second hour) #1331

Part of the standard information about old time fiddling is that it is passed down within families. On today’s show, we investigate the passing on of traditional fiddling, and concur that it is passed within families…except when it is not. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 19-July 25, 2014 #1430

The show opens up with recent bluegrass. Then guests Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger and host Phil Nusbaum discuss bluegrass nostalgia. Frequently, in today’s diverse bluegrass marketplace, individuals share nostalgic attitudes about songs that have been popular. With that idea … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 19-July 25, 2014 (second hour) #1330

Music is a major focus of people today. It helps us to present images of ourselves, and music is also used to create types of environments. Many of us become experts about certain kinds of music, and many people really … Continue reading

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