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Bluegrass Review July 25 – July 31, 2015 (second hour) #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 25 – July 31, 2015 #1531

Our show today begins with Americana-influenced bluegrass. Or is it Bluegrass-influenced Americana? Out Gem of Bluegrass features the fiddle as the bluegrass instrument most like the human voice. Then honky-tonks are the focus. Bluegrass  warns us against these places but … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 18 – July 24, 2015 #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 18 – July 24, 2015 (second hour) #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 11 – July 17, 2015 #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 11 – July 17, 2015 (second hour) #1429

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, Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger arrive for some show … Continue reading

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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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