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 based on summer as on fall. Summer is the farm season as well. We present a segment on the connection n between farming and bluegrass.

Song Artist CD Label
Now Forever’s Gone Sister Sadie Pinecastle
If I Was a Ramblin’ Man Cascade Cresendo Caught in the Rain
Don’t Give Your Heart to a Rambler Jimmy Martin 1954-1974 Bear Family
The Heart you’ve Been Tending Newtown Harlan Road Mountain Home

Gem of Bluegrass: Bluegrass and Summer

Summertime Doc Watson and David Grisman Doc and Dawg
Estrellita Bobby Hicks Fiddle Patch Rounder
Summer Wages JD Crowe Rounder
Yesterday’s Gone Osborn Bros 1956-19568 Bear Family
Summertime Blues Sawtooth Bluegrass Band


Working Deadly Gentlemen Roll Me Tumble Me Rounder
Shade Tree Mechanic Larry Cordle Pud Marcum’s Hangin’ Mighty Cord


Gretchen Priest and Plaidgrass Cheyenne Americeltic

Bluegrass and the Farm

Song Artist CD Label
30 Years of Farming James King 30 Years of Farming Rounder
Got the Farm Land Blues Carolina Tar Heels Hard Times in the Country County
Dig in the Dirt Farmhands Dig in the Dirt Pinecastle
Get a Little Dirt on Your Hands Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys Lost Highways and Treasured Memories Old Heritage


Lena Frank Wakefield & Leon Morris Patuxent
Tanyards Mike Compton & David Long Stomp Acoustic Disc
Rezo Ride Farmhands Dig in the Dirt Pinecastle

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