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Newton & Thomas on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Newton & Thomas perform “Pipeliner Blues” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Haas, Kowert, & Tice on The Brad Kolodner Show

Host Brad Kolodner presents an in-studio session with Haas, Kowert, & Tice on Saturday, September 20 at 3 pm ET.

They’ll perform songs from their new project You Got This.

Jerry Douglas on The Katy Daley Show

Host Katy Daley presents an interview with Jerry Douglas on Tuesday, September 16 at 9 am ET.

They’ll chat about Jerry’s two current projects– Three Bells, an all-resophonic guitar collaboration with Rob Ickes and Mike Aldridge (Aldridge’s last project) and The Earls of Leicester, an all-star tribute to Flatt & Scruggs.

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  • A guitar builder’s testament

    hooper_thEven wonder how someone gets into luthiery? In this video Ken Hooper explains how he got interested in building guitars for bluegrass players as he shows us around his shop in Elkin, NC.  

  • Gary Reid is Carter Stanley

    life_of_sorrow_thGary Reid has long had a reputation as a serious student of The Stanley Brothers. Having written the liner notes for several CD editions of Stanley music, both Carter and Ralph’s and Ralph’s alone, his name is closely associated with theirs. He’s also written a book on their […]

  • The Farm coming from Buddy Merriam

    the_farm_thBuddy Merriam & Back Roads are set to release their 8th CD on October 1. Merriam, noted as an original purveyor of the Bill Monroe mandolin style, has written dozens of tunes for his instrument, and kept his group together for the past 34 years. […]

  • Louisa Branscomb and Nu-Blu songwriter workshops

    louisa_nu-blu_thAs popular music keeps getting bigger, brighter, louder and more bombastic, we see more and more people drop off the other end. Looking for an expression of something genuine – something that can touch them using words and music, without laser lights, exploding stage props, or frequent costume […]

  • 75 years at Renfro Valley on TV

    renfro_valley_thSince 1939 Renfro Valley, Kentucky has been synonymous with good, old fashioned country, bluegrass and Gospel music. What started out as a barn dance has grown into a massive entertainment and shopping complex that receives visitors from all over the world. They maintain a stable […]

  • Behind The Mic with Charlie Hall

    charlie_hall_thCentral Kentucky is known by many as the heart of the Bluegrass State, so it’s only fitting that bluegrass music should be played and heard there, as well. One of the most well-known DJs in the region is Charlie Hall, host of Bluegrass Express, which […]

  • Fiddle tunes for harmonica by David Naiditch

    backwoods_harp_thThere’s no harmonica in bluegrass! David Naiditch has been known to joke that harmonica players are about as welcome at bluegrass festivals as the mosquitoes that come out to gnaw on the jammers. He may be right, though I suspect that he would be well received […]

  • Adam Steffey transcriptions from New Primitive

    steffey_book_thNick DiSebastian has just released a transcription book that accompanies Adam Steffey’s New Primitive album. It includes standard notation, tablature, and chords for all 13 tracks on the album. This album was something of a departure for Steffey, who had made his bones playing blazing […]

  • New single from Larry Stephenson

    pull_your_savior_in_thLarry Stephenson has announced a new single, the title track from his upcoming album, Pull Your Savior In. It’s a new song of Larry’s, a driving bluegrass Gospel number recorded with his early 2014 touring band (Kenny Ingram on banjo, Jordan Laney on guitar, and […]

  • Ramsey Carpenter wins Miss America talent competition

    ramsey_talent_thWell done Miss Kentucky! Last night, during preliminaries at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, NJ, Ramsey Carpenter took first place in the talent competition for her fiery fiddle medley of Sally Gooden and Orange Blossom Special. As the talent winner, she receives a […]

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