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Driftwood on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Driftwood perform “Company Store” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Jay Bruder on The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Bluegrass Country’s own Jay Bruder (host of The Home Town Special) was recently a guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show. He joined the program to share rare recordings and chat about DC music history.

Click here to listen to an archived recording of the interview and access Jay’s Kojo-only playlist.

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  • It’s All in the Family – sibling rivalry in bluegrass

    reams_thThe following bluegrass Thanksgiving reflection is a contribution from James Reams. It’s All in the Family: Sibling Rivalry Between Bluegrass and Old-Time is Just Part of Being Family Thanksgiving ⎯ it’s not a lukewarm kind of holiday. You either look forward to it or you dread […]

  • All About That Brooke

    d_n_b_thHere’s a lighthearted video to get you in a holiday mood… During a holiday concert last weekend at the Joy Theatre in Kings Mountain, NC, Darin & Brooke Aldridge had a special arrangement of a popular song to share with the audience.   Those who know […]

  • Bluegrass Mass broadcasts on Thanksgiving Day

    beloved_thFor readers who embrace the spiritual side of the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the United States, here’s a fine suggestion to add to your family ritual. WXXI, a public radio station in Rochester, NY, will broadcast a recording of The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass at noon […]

  • Thanks… Thanks a lot

    jones_thEarlier in the week I was thinking I should weigh in on the recent IBMA board of directors controversy. You know, the one described by one noted bluegrass sage as “the worst crisis in the IBMA since the Galt House elevators failed to stop on […]

  • Having a Coffee with ……………. Doyle Lawson

    doyle_coffee_thHaving A Coffee With… is a fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so well known, about some of their interests, as well as about the music that they love.  Doyle Lawson probably doesn’t need any introduction. Nevertheless, let’s […]

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – 11/25/14

    weather_thHere’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at this Thanksgiving weekend’s South Carolina State Bluegrass Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC.  

  • 2014 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards

    nbc_thThis past Saturday night (11/22) at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario, winners were announced for the 2014 Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards. These awards are organized and distributed by the Northern Bluegrass Committee, whose members, and members of other affiliated bluegrass clubs, select nominees and winners […]

  • This video from Christy Cox

    kristy_thAustralian bluegrass/country sensation Kristy Cox has released a new music music video for This, a song from her current album, Living For The Moment. The song has the perfect theme for our upcoming Thanksgiving celebration here in the US, with a message of gratitude for […]

  • Carley Arrowood to Darin & Brooke

    carley_thDarin & Brooke Aldridge have announced that Carley Arrowood is the new fiddler in their band, filling the spot vacated when Becky Buller left to pursue her solo career earlier this Fall. At just 18 years of age, Carley has already assembled an enviable record […]

  • Brotherhood coming in February

    brotherhood_thRounder Records has announced February 24, 2015 as the release date for Brotherhood, their first project with The Gibson Brothers. The title refers to the album’s concept, which is a tribute to the many great brother duet teams that have paved the way for what […]

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