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 Gem of Bluegrass, we consider bluegrass realism. It is almost always describes hard situations. But love, romance and happiness can be real, too, so we play some songs that describe these. Later we talk to David Grier, a veteran guitar player with a distinctive soloing voice.

Song Artist CD Label
Travelin’ this Lonesome Road Jeff White Right Beside you


Still the One Infamous Stringdusters Ladies and Gentlemen Compass
Love Has Come for You Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Love Has Come for You Rounder
The Newpart April Verch The Newpart

Gems of Bluegrass #1622 – Bluegrass Songs Offer Doses of Reality

Over the Hill to the Poorhouse Flatt & Scruggs 1948 – 1959 Bear Family
Heart of the House Valerie Smith & Becky Buller Here’s a Little Song Bell Buckle
Mama Please Stay Home with Me Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerard Pioneering Women of Bluegrass Smithsonian Folkways
Little Annie Lilly Bros Early Recordings Rebel
Big Spike Hammer Osborne Bros 1956 – 68 Bear Family


I’m in it for a Long Ride Donna Ullise Hard Cry Moon Hadley music Group


Song Artist CD Label
Wake me Up to Drive Swift Creek Magnolia Slab Town

David Grier interview

Song Artist CD Label
John Riley the Shepard David Grier interview
Finnish tune 


David Grier interview
Unnamed tune 


David Grier interview
Eye of the Hurricane David Grier Lone Soldier Rounder


Your Eyes Laurie Lewis The Golden West Hightone
Scott Joplin Medley Ray Hesson Sunrise Old Line
The World is Waiting for the Sunrise Ray Hesson Sunrise Old Line

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