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Bluegrass Review May 20, 2017-May 26, 2017 #1721

Early on today’s broadcast, we play a couple of recent songs about love. They are not broken hearted melodies, but romantic songs depicting happy couples. Later our Gem of Bluegrass discusses Bill Monroe’s uncompromising musical attitude. Monroe was of course, … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review May 20, 2017-May 26, 2017 (second hour) #1621

The program opens with some recent bluegrass blues. Then, we continue to present a couple of “lonesome as it gets” songs. One is from the perspective of a prisoner awaiting execution, and the other is about Potter’s Field people. These … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review May 13, 2017-May 19, 2017 #1720

Bluegrass music concerns itself with farm work. Many, including those on this show concern themselves with how hard the work is. The Gem of Bluegrass focuses on a type of tune that is an instrumental high point of North American … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review May 13, 2017-May 19, 2017 (second hour) #1620

Early in the show, we welcome Spring which is taking place in almost every location the show is broadcast. Then we present songs that are as lonesome as they come, about the funeral and the time right after it. The … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review May 6, 2017-May 12, 2017 #1719

There is a steady stream of bluegrass treatments of country songs a generation and more old. We play a couple of gems from the current crop of bluegrass releases. On our Gem of Bluegrass, we muse over the evolution of … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review May 6, 2017-May 12, 2017 (second hour) #1619

The music world lost a great songwriter, Merle Haggard lately. Merle was known a a writer and singer of country songs, but his influence was felt widely, including in bluegrass music. We play some outstanding Merle Haggard songs early in … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 29, 2017-May 5, 2017 (second hour) #1618

“Hey. Bartender,” calls the distraught. Our show features a couple of hey, bartender songs in the early going. Our Gem of Bluegrass considers playing the music old and new ways. Later, we have a musical conversation with Patchy Sanders. This … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 29, 2017-May 5, 2017 #1718

In bluegrass songs, bad things seem to happen to marginal people in marginal places. We comment on that characteristic during the Gem of Bluegrass. Later, we talk to banjo tunesmith Darren Blyth. He plays with the Southpaw Bluegrass Band in … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 22, 2017-April 28, 2017 #1717

A vein of Bluegrass and Old-Time songs are set by bodies of water. We play a couple of these songs. One has the singer feeling further removed from friends and family each day at sea. The other depicts a women … Continue reading

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Bluegrass Review April 22, 2017-April 28, 2017 (second hour) #1617

North Americans love their automobiles. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we explore the connections between bluegrass and old-time music and the automobile. Then we play a couple of song gems about cars, and the culture of cars. Of course, if … Continue reading

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