Opening with Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, then Tom T. Hall, Larry Sparks, Alicia Nugent, Junior Sisk and Rambler's Choice, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, Tim and Mollie O'Brien, Cadillac Sky, and other great bluegrass music on this Saturday night.
Opening with the Chapmans, followed by the Stanley Brothers, the Dillards, Old and In the Way, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, the Hillbenders, Del McCoury, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, Darren Beachley and the Legends of the Potomac, the Bluegrass Album Band, and closing with Berline, Crary, and Hickman.
Springing into April with Bluegrass! Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, the Country Gentlemen, Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie, Randy Kohrs, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, The Chapmans, Tim and Mollie O"Brien, Dirk Powell, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Mac Wiseman, and other bluegrass greats performing on Seldom Heard Music.
A great playlist this week, including Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie, Laurie Lewis, Blue Rose, Melonie Cannon, Gold Heart, Ricky Wasson, Midnight Flight, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Lonesome River Band, Charlie Sizemore Band, Balsam Range, and Tony Rice.
It's time for some bluegrass music that celebrates Ireland! Tim O'Brien is featured this week, along with Dale Ann Bradley, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Martin, The Chieftains,Peter Rowan, Larry Sparks, the Country Gentlemen, and Jim Hurst. Grandpa Jones is also on the playlist this week.
Another great week of bluegrass music - Sam Bush, Tony Rice, JD Crowe and the New South, Balsam Range, Josh Williams, IIIrd Tyme Out, Gold Heart, Peter Rowan, The Isaacs, Brand New Strings, Spring Creek, Ralph Stanley, Seldom Scene, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, Red Allen and Frank Wakefield, Larry Stephenson with Connie Smith and Marty Stuart - all featured on Seldom Heard Music - plus the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band!
We'll be featuring some great bluegrass artists singing and playing songs appropriate for lovers and valentine's day this week. Included are Del McCoury and Steve Earle, Tim O'Brien, Larry Stephenson, John Hartford, the New Grass Revival, Hayseed Dixie, the Bluegrass Patriots, Brandon Rickman. Rob Ickes, the Johnson Mountain Boys, Doc and Merle Watson, and others.
Also this week, the introduction of Dailey and Vincent's new album to the show - "Dailey and Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers" - some great love songs on this album.
Congratulations to the Chapmans on the release of "Grown Up" by Compass Records of Nashville, TN - we'll be playing a couple of songs from that album, too.
All in all, a good week for bluegrass music and songs about love on Seldom Heard Music.
Music composed by, performed by, and in honor of the one and only Lester Flatt was featured this week to recognize that he was honored by the House of Representatives on January 26, 2010 as a significant contributor to American music.
Hard-core bluegrass from Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain this week and from the Patuxent Partners. Hot banjo playing from Switzerland (through North Carolina) by Jens Kruger, and a new release from Darin and Brooke Aldridge. Also a performance by the Steep Canyon Rangers, and some old-time classics from String Theory. All in all, a good week.
It was great this week when Missy Shelton came into the studio and reminisced about her youth and about Poor Valley. Missy hails from "them parts" and we were glad to get her on the show. Bluegrass and country music owe a great deal to the Carter Family, and it's always neat to remember our heritage.
We got into the rhythm of the trains this week unintentionally - it just seemed like a neat thing to do. We played quite a few train songs, some old and some new. Of course, we had to play "Ten Degrees and Getting Colder" to acknowledge the severe cold weather that we have been enduring for a while.
We startd the new year and new decade playing Bluegrass music from Alison Krauss and Union Station, then moved on to faorites from Norman and Nancy Blake, Steep Canyon Rangers, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe, Charlie Waller, Jimmy Martin, and other favorites.