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Dom Flemons on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Dom Flemons performs “James” in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Town Mountain on The Chris Teskey Show

North Carolina’s Town Mountain join host Chris Teskey for a live in-studio session on Friday, October 24 at 11 am ET.

The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band on The Lee Michael Demsey Show

The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band join host Lee Michael Demsey for a live in-studio session on Thursday, October 23 at 3 pm ET.

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  • Welcome Samuel McKendree

    samuel_mckendree_thJason McKendree, the talented banjo player who worked several years with Josh Williams before Josh returned to Rhonda Vincent, and his equally talented wife, Carolyn, are today celebrating the birth of their second child, Samuel Ryan Jude McKendree. He arrived at 2:58 a.m. at 6 lbs 5.9 […]

  • Mando record to be recaptured at Galax ’15?

    mando_flash_thIt’s official. A second attempt will be made in August 2015 to return the Guinness World Record for Largest Mandolin Ensemble to the United States during the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention. A group under the direction of Tara Linhardt set a new record at Galax […]

  • Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

    trey_rob_thRob Ickes and Trey Hensley joined us during the World of Bluegrass convention to talk about their upcoming album together, Before The Sun Goes Down, which offers a mix of traditional bluegrass and country music. The pair have a show tomorrow (10/23) at Nashville’s Station Inn, […]

  • 6 weeks in Myanmar, and other folk tales

    jones_thI’m in Scotland at the moment, and I’m taking a couple of Wednesdays off to clear my head and think of new jokes involving banjos, haggis, and curling. Meanwhile, though, during a recent seminar at the IBMA World of Bluegrass on the subject of “gigging […]

  • Bluegrass Weather Report – 10/21/14

    weather_thHere’s our Special Bluegrass Correspondent with this week’s Bluegrass Weather Report, looking at South Carolina’s Mostly Bluegrass Festival in Edisto Island.  

  • Hey Frank Solivan: What’s in your case?

    frank_thLisa Jacobi caught up from Frank Solivan backstage at the Station Inn not long ago to ask the famous bluegrass question.  

  • Avenue of the Giants – Russ Carson

    avenue_giants_thKentucky Thunder banjo player Russ Carson might not yet be recognized among the giants of the five string community, but it seems likely from his latest Patuxent CD, Avenue of the Giants, that he’ll soon be counted in their number. This talented young picker excels at both 3-finger […]

  • Mark Simos talks songwriting

    simos_thDuring the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention in late September, David Morris sat down with Berklee College of Music professor of songwriting, Mark Simos to discuss his new book, Songwriting Strategies: A 360 Degree Approach.   We’ll have a complete review of Mark’s book in […]

  • ‘Tween Earth and Sky – Becky Buller

    tween_earth_and_sky_thIn baseball, a five-tool player comes along once every decade or two. Anyone who hits for average and power, has speed, is terrific defensively and has a rifle arm is revered. In bluegrass, the best of the best are three-tool players. They play at a […]

  • Brandon Bowles passes

    bb_thBrandon “BB” Bowles, a well-known face in the North Carolina/Virginia bluegrass scene, died Sunday, October 19, in a car accident in Davie County, North Carolina. Bowles, 32, of Rural Hall, NC, was returning home from a friend’s house about 1:00 a.m. when he was struck by another […]

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