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Bluegrass Review June 17, 2017-June 23, 2017 #1725

The program opens with a couple of songs where mistaken identity plays. The Gem of Bluegrass adds some ideas to the current ferment about bluegrass evolution. Later, we talk to Gordon Castelnero and David L. Russell, authors of Earl Scruggs: … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 17, 2017-June 23, 2017 (second hour) #1625

After we open the show with high lonesome singer Bradford Lee Folk, we note a couple of lines of influence. First, the influence Dock Boggs had on Mike Seeger. Mike used Dock’s style to interpret a song written by Bob … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 10, 2017-June, 16, 2017 (second hour) #1624

April Verch put one of the unconventional songs of the late John Harford on her current CD. That was all the inspiration we needed to put on a song by former Hartford bandmates, and a couple involving John Hartford himself. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 10, 2017-June, 16, 2017 #1724

A couple of love songs that are a little out of the ordinary begins our broadcast. Then the Gem of Bluegrass considers drums in bluegrass. Because the original bluegrass had no drums, if there were a legal entity governing bluegrass, … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 3, 2017-June 9, 2017 #1723

Bluegrass songwriters have long thought and wrote about old family homes. But it is fare from a complete nostalgia trip, as many of the songs lament the separation from family and sadness at finding that family eventually leaves home places … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review June 3, 2017-June 9, 2017 (second hour) #1623

What would anyone give to replay something in the past with the benefit of what’s been learned along the way? A couple of songs on that theme open our broadcast. Then, on the Gem of Bluegrass, we discuss some of … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review May 27, 2017-June 2, 2017 (second hour) #1622

Our first order of business today is to play a new bluegrass song from an experienced source, Jeff White. In the current state of evolving bluegrass, we play a couple of recent songs with similar and wistful moods. On our … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review May 27, 2017-June 2, 2017 #1722

The city is at best a necessary evil when it comes to bluegrass songs, Our show opens with a couple of songs about people who live in northern cities for work, but would rather be down south. Bill Monroe is … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review May 20, 2017-May 26, 2017 #1721

Early on today’s broadcast, we play a couple of recent songs about love. They are not broken hearted melodies, but romantic songs depicting happy couples. Later our Gem of Bluegrass discusses Bill Monroe’s uncompromising musical attitude. Monroe was of course, … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review May 20, 2017-May 26, 2017 (second hour) #1621

The program opens with some recent bluegrass blues. Then, we continue to present a couple of “lonesome as it gets” songs. One is from the perspective of a prisoner awaiting execution, and the other is about Potter’s Field people. These … Continue reading

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