Bluegrass Review April 1, 2017-April 7, 2017 (second hour) #1614

Throughout the history of bluegrass and old time music, songwriters have taken stands on issues related to working. At the beginning of the show, we play a few. Our Gem of Bluegrass considered a recent bluegrass mood: the deep melancholy. Later, we talk to banjoist Rick Good of Rhythm and Shoes and the old Hotmud Family about his creative process.

Songs of Work

Blue Collar Dreams Aaron Bibelhauser Somewhere in Between  
Cottontown Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out It’s About Tyme Break a String
Poor Man Rich Man David McCarn Gastonia Gallop Old Hat
Diamonds in the Dust Steep Canyon Rangers Radio Rounder

Gems of Bluegrass #1614 The Deep Melancholy: A Recent Bluegrass Mood

Tragic Romance Lilly Bros Early Recordings Rebel
I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome Bill Monroe 1936-1994 MCA
Memories of You Bill Monroe High Lonesome Sound Decca
Farewell My Home Laurie Lewis The Hazel & Alice Sessions Spruce and Maple
Weighted Mind Sierra Hull Weighted Mind Rounder


My Poor Old Heart Alison Krauss Lonely Runs Both Ways Rounder
Rough Edges Missy Werner Turn this Heart Around  


Song Artist CD Label
Old Hen Alan Bibey & Grasstowne 4 Mountain Fever

Interview with Rick Good

Song Artist CD Label
Rocky Fork Rick Good interview    
Unnamed tune Rick Good interview    
Bottomland Rick Good interview    
The Calling Rick Good interview    


Song Artist CD Label
Carolina Dust Circa Blue Once Upon a Time Orange Blossom
I’m Walkin’ JD Crowe & the New South   Rounder
Sally Goodin JD Crowe & the New South   Rounder

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