Bluegrass Review Dec 30-Jan 5, 2017 #1801

On today’s show, we focus on the bluegrass highlights of the previous year. Some developments could have been expected, yet some were surprising.

Small Towns

Song Artist CD Label
Small Town Heroes Valerie Smith Small Town Heroes Bell Buckle
Boom Town Michael and Jennifer McLain Hit the Road and Go

Getting By

Song Artist CD Label
Blue Collar Dreams Balsam Range Mountain Voodoo Mountain Home
Cheap Mike Del McCoury Band Del & Woody McCoury Music
(Heart and Soul, Blood and Bone Jim and Lynna Woolsay Heart and Soul, Blood and Bone Broken)

Falling In and Out of Love

Song Artist CD Label
Blacktop Boy O’Connor Band with Mark O’Connor Coming Home Rounder
Raining in Baltimore Kim Robins Raining in Baltimore Pinecastle

Picking Virtuosity

Devil’s Dream Lluis Gomez Dotze Contes


Arranging Virtuosity

Where Do You Go Flatt Lonesome Silence in These Walls Mountain Home


Grandma’s Rules for Drinkin’ Annie Lou Grandma’s Rules for Drinkin’
Champagne Lady Dale Ann Bradley Pinecastle

Recent Songs About Kids

Song Artist CD Label
She Saw Angels Jeanette Williams If I Could Stop the World Original Music Showcase
Fool’s Hill Gibson Bros In the Ground Rounder

The Search For Self

Song Artist CD Label
Soul Searching Infamous Stringdusters Laws of Gravity Compass

Traditional Bluegrass

I’m Always Walking in the Rain Kevin Prater Band All I Ever Wanted Patuxent
Virton 2014 Lluis Gomez Dotze Contes

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