Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott perform “Keep Your Dirty Lights On” in the studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country in Washington, DC. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country is now on air at 93.5 FM in Frederick and Hagerstown, MD.
WAMU’s Bluegrass Country now reaches a potential audience of 2.4 million listeners via analog radio in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
We have just learned that Danny Paisley has come through successful triple bypass surgery about an hour ago. He will be in recovery for another couple hours before he can see anyone, but we’re told that the procedure went well. He had suffered a heart […]
Banjo picker Russ Carson has announced that he will be leaving Audie Blaylock & Redline at the end of this month. He had been with the band for just over three years and was featured on their Hard Country and I’m Going Back To Old […]
And now for something completely different… Ryan Cavanaugh is a highly skilled banjo player who has made his bones playing jazz and jazz-funk music, primarily with contemporary jazz sax man Bill Evans. But like most five string envelope pushers, he was initially drawn to the […]
Ned Luberecki and Stephen Mougin are touring this month in England, and Stephen is sending along a travelogue of their time across the pond. Day 10 finds them visiting the Abbey. We had plenty of time to get back to the Birmingham area, so we decided […]
Germany’s Bear Family Records has become known in the traditional music world for its superbly curated box sets, featuring entire catalogs from artists such as Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and The Carter Family. The company’s most recent traditional release is The Johnson City Sessions: […]
Josh Shilling, vocalist with Mountain Heart, and his longtime sweetheart, Aleah Dillon, were married on December 1. Aleah is a web developer near Nashville. The pair have been together for 10 years, and met in the Roanoke, VA area before moving to Nashville. Josh said […]
Following up on our notice earlier about the announcement last night of the nominees for the 2014 Best Bluegrass Album in the The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Grammy award, we got some reaction to the news from two of the nominees. The five nominees […]
The 2014 Grammy nominees were announced on Friday evening. In the midst of the cavalcade of glitzy stars was news of the all-important Best Bluegrass Album. And the nominees are: It’s Just A Road - The Boxcars, Mountain Home Brothers Of The Highway - Dailey & Vincent, […]
One of the things that newly-minted bluegrass fans often mention after their first encounters is the informal and accessible relationship between the artists and their fans. It’s a rare show where the performers don’t make themselves available for a brief chat with all comers, and […]
Just over a year ago since their debut at the IBMA Award Show at the Ryman Auditorium, The Masters of Bluegrass – Del McCoury, JD Crowe, Bobby Osborne, Bobby Hicks and Jerry McCoury – will be making their last appearance together at The Philharmonic Center […]
Bluegrass sites we like
Since 2003, the DC Bluegrass Union has been a federally-recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Bluegrass music in the Washington DC and surrounding areas.
IBMA: Working together for high standards of professionalism, a greater appreciation for our music, and the success of the worldwide bluegrass community.
The Capital Area Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association (CABOMA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving and promoting bluegrass and old-time music by providing a consistent place in the D.C. area for members to jam, twice-monthly, rain or s
Supporting cultural diversity and increased understanding among peoples through the documentation, preservation, and dissemination of sound.
Located in the RiverPark Center Complex in Owensboro, KY, this state-of-the-art facility displays the history of bluegrass music through interpretive exhibits, films, recordings, photographs, posters, costumes and instruments.
The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) is a California Non-Profit Corporation which was founded in 1975 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The CBA is dedicated to the furtherance of Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Gospel Music in California.