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Bluegrass Review Jan 28, 2017-Feb 3, 2017 #1705

There are plenty of songs about coal, and plenty of them about guns. But there are not many sung from the point of view or either, and that is how we begin our show. Later, the Gem of Bluegrass presents … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 21, 2017-Jan 27, 2017 #1704

Our program opens up with new bluegrass. Then, it’s our Gem of Bluegrass. Most Americans, whether or not they like bluegrass, have heard the tune Old Joe Clark. Because it is so well known by musicians, and because it is … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 21, 2017-Jan 27, 2017 (second hour) #1604

Early on today, we play a couple of songs about the breakup dance. In one, the singer has a feeling that the relationship is about to end. In the other, it’s already ended. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we track … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 14, 2017-Jan 20, 2017 (second hour) #1603

Early in the show we play some new recordings that reference the work of bluegrass founder Bill Monroe. On our Gem of Bluegrass, people sometimes compare bluegrass and jazz saying they are both musicians’ music styles, that they are influenced … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 14, 2016-Jan 20, 2017 #1703

Bluegrass lyrics frequently reside in small towns. Our show today opens with some songs about small towns. Some celebrate them, while others offer graphic depictions of them. You can view bluegrass singing and instrumental playing as lead lines with accompaniments. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 7, 2017-Jan 14, 2017 (second hour) #1602

The show opens with songs combining a couple of major bluegrass reference points: poverty and romance. The Gem of Bluegrass focuses on instrumental soloing, and on the different approaches for different kinds of songs. Later, we talk to Cincinnati bluegrass … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Jan 7, 2017-Jan 13, 2017 #1702

Poverty is a common motivator of bluegrass song lyrics, and early on, we play some great examples. You might think that the slew of pop songs known as standards and often played by jazz groups would not make good bluegrass. … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Dec 31, 2016-Jan 6, 2017 (second hour) #1601

On today’s show, we focus on the bluegrass highlights of the previous year. Referencing the Past Song Artist CD Label Big Country Bluegrass Easy Memories Country Livin’ Rebel Mountain Song Sideline Session 2 Mountain Fever Polly’s Revenge Hammertowne Highways and … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Dec 31, 2016-Jan 6, 2017 #1701

On today’s show, we focus on the bluegrass highlights of the previous year. Work Song Artist CD Label Working Girl Blues Laurie Lewis The Hazel & Alice Sessions Spruce and Maple High 48s Great Northern Railroad Great Northern Railroad Great … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review Dec 24-Dec 30, 2016 (second hour) #1552

It’s Christmas on the Bluegrass Review. Bluegrass Artists share some of their thoughts at Christmas. Song Artist CD Label A Sleigh Ride Tony Trischka Glory Shone Around Rounder White Christmas Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin’ … Continue reading

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