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Bluegrass Review July 22, 2017-July 28, 2017 (second hour) #1630

The show opens with a couple of songs about mountain men. The second one is also a song of separation, which slides into another separation song. On our Gem of Bluegrass, we explore the connections between love and money in … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 22, 2017-July 28, 2017 #1730

The show opens with a couple of songs about mountain men. The second one is also a song of separation, which slides into another separation song. On our Gem of Bluegrass, we explore the connections between love and money in … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 15, 2017-July 21, 2017 (second hour) #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 15, 2017-July 21, 2017 #1729

Most bluegrass songs relating to separation have it as a result of a breakup. But that isn’t true in this show’s opening group of songs. In these songs, separation is a result of circumstances that won’t always hold. Later, the … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 8, 2017-July 14, 2017 (second hour) #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 8, 2017-July 14, 2017 #1728

The show opens with songs about love, and the majority are happy ones. If you know bluegrass, you know that’s not the normal ratio. The Gem of Bluegrass highlights twin instruments, such as when two fiddles or banjos play at … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review July 1, 2017-July 7, 2017 (second hour) #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 1, 2017-July 7, 2017 #1727

The show opens with new bluegrass from the record labels. Then, our Gem of Bluegrass treats the connections between bluegrass and America. The greatest connections are not in song lyrics, but in the vlues-driven backstories. Bluegrass and old-time music receive … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 24, 2017-June 30, 2017 #1726

Cold. In Bluegrass, the word frequently refers to emotion, not the temperature. We open with a few “cold” songs from different eras of the music. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we investigate what is traditional about bluegrass. (Hint: it has … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 24, 2017-June 30, 2017 (second hour) #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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