Podcast: Bluegrass 101 pt. 1, The Pioneers
Episode #17-17 | airing 4-26-17

This week we begin another of our occasional features focusing on a particular style of music. Bluegrass for me began with the first recordings Bill Monroe made with Earl Scruggs. We’ll hear that initial tune and some additional music from Bill and the Bluegrass Boys. We’ll also hear some classics … → read more

Podcast: Bluegrass Festival Season
Episode #16-15 | airing 4-13-16

You can tell Spring has arrived when a whole batch of new Bluegrass recordings are released as the festival season starts anew. In my mind the unofficial beginning of the festival season is the massive Merlefest held each year in Wilkesboro North Carolina. Though it is not exclusively a Bluegrass … → read more