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The Tillers on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country


The Tillers perform “Shanty Boat” live in the studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country in Washington, DC. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Donna Ulisse on The Katy Daley Show

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Donna Ulisse joins host Katy Daley for a live in-studio performance on Friday, August 8 at 9 am ET.

She’ll perform songs from her most recent album Showin’ My Roots.

Chelsea McBee & The Random Assortment on The Al Steiner Show

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Chelsea McBee & The Random Assortment join host Al Steiner for a live in-studio session on Tuesday, August 12 at 2 pm ET.

They’ll perform songs from their recent release The Whiskey Album.

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  • Becky Buller strikes out on her own

    becky_buller_thAfter a musical career as a sideman (sidewoman?) spanning 13 years, fiddler, banjo picker and singer/songwriter Becky Buller is fleeing the nest. Her first solo project from Dark Shadow Recordings, ‘Tween Earth And Sky, is due to hit this Fall, and Buller has decided that now […]

  • Position available at IBMA

    ibma_thThe International Bluegrass Music Association is looking to fill a new, part-time position at their Nashville headquarters. Here is the official notification: The International Bluegrass Music Association is accepting resumes through August 25, 2014 for a Member Services Specialist: a “customer service,” contract staff position. […]

  • Ronnie Freeland passes

    ronnie_freeland_thRonnie Freeland, noted bluegrass recording engineer, passed away on July 20 following complications from brain cancer. He was 55 years old. Born May 30, 1959, Ronald (RB) Freeland was the son of Dick Freeland, who owned and ran Rebel Records in the 1960s and ’70s […]

  • Behind The Mic with David Blakeny

    blakeny_thBluegrass is a tricky sort of music. As musicians and fans, we want to make sure to honor the past. For many folks, it doesn’t get much better than Bill Monroe’s 1945-46 band. However, Monroe and most of the other first-generation artists are gone now, […]

  • Jason Burleson back with Blue Highway

    jason_thWe are delighted to report that Jason Burleson has been released from the hospital in Le Puy en Velay, France, and has been reunited with his Blue Highway brethren at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival. Upon arriving in France last week, Jason did one performance […]

  • Live album coming from Chris Jones

    nightdrivers_thLive At The Old Feed Store will be the next release from Chris Jones & the Night Drivers. Recorded on two successive nights in Cobden, IL during the summer of 2013, it is due to hit October 7. Often live albums are trotted out as a fresher take […]

  • Photos from Northwest String Summit

    nwss_thThese photos from Oregon’s Northwest String Summit were taken by Todd Powers.

  • The new Monroe Mandolin Camp

    monroe_camp_thWith the International Bluegrass Music Museum’s decision to broaden the scope of their mandolin camp rather than continue to specialize in the Monroe style, master mandolin player Mike Compton has decided to set up a camp to fill the void. The first of these new […]

  • Can I Get A Volunteer?

    heather_thCan I Get A Volunteer, the single from country artist Heather Jakeman may not be a sensation yet in Nashville, but you can bet it will be getting a lot of attention in Knoxville this Fall. It turns out that the song is set to be […]

  • Sneak peek from new Hot Rize CD

    hot_rize_thHot Rize has released a single track from their upcoming reunion album, due sometime this Fall. It’s Blue Is Falling, the opening track on the CD whose title has not yet been announced. The single (and the album) features three original members of the band, […]

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