4:00pm Dec 07, 2018Music & Culture Music & Culture
Across the Blue Ridge #155 - Common Characteristics and Differences Between Old-Time and Bluegrass Music
Over the years, many people have asked us to explain what distinguishes old-time music from bluegrass, and vice versa. This week, we’re taking up the challenge. Join ATBR host Paul Brown
4:00pm Sep 01, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
Across the Blue Ridge #88 - The Sweetback Sisters, A Captivating Old Bluegrass Band, and Great Fiddle Tunes
The Sweetback Sisters (Zara Bode & Emily Miller) perform a lively mix of classic country music, swing, and new songs and tunes, backed by a first class band.
4:00pm Aug 25, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
As the U.S. has been roiled by racial tension and occasional violence in recent weeks, we present a program focusing on the sharing of traditions through music and on togetherness.
3:47pm Aug 18, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week’s show is chock full of great singing and inspiring instrumentals. We hear from Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, a truly classic bluegrass band from Ohio, just out with a new album
3:17pm Aug 11, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we have another great summer listening session featuring roots music artists from across the mountain south and beyond. From West Virginia, Ben Townsend and friends bring us a couple of
3:15pm Aug 04, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
The Lonesome River Band, under the leadership of banjo picker Sammy Shelor of Meadows of Dan, Virginia, is celebrating 35 years in 2017. It’s been an impressive force on the bluegrass scene since
4:24pm Jul 29, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
Across the Blue Ridge #83- From Progressive Bluegrass Back to Bill Monroe, Mountain Music, and Blues
This week we take a fascinating trip … back in time! We start with some progressive bluegrass from fiddler Michael Cleveland and banjoist Alan Munde, and trace a path back to Bill Monroe, Flatt &a
6:00pm Jul 21, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
Our summer listening sessions continue this week with a selection of music from Tennessee, some soulful and satisfying bluegrass singing, and a banjo song that’s as much about percussion as melody.
4:06pm Jul 14, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
It’s another fabulous summer listening program this week, perfect for time at home, a barbeque, vacations, or that long road trip. Hear early stars of the Grand Ole Opry including DeFord Bailey, p
4:12pm Jul 07, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we hear selections from a new recording by Bobby Hicks – one of the greatest fiddlers in the history of bluegrass – and Mark Kuykendall. Plus … bluesy gospel from the Harris Brothers of
4:00pm Jun 30, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This Fourth of July week show explores the confluence of American and British sounds of the American Revolution in the contemporary U.S.
4:00pm Jun 23, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week, as gardens come in, people start out on summer trips to home places and family, we hear a selection of songs reflecting the southern attachment to home and hearth, and the tensions betwe
4:00pm Jun 16, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
The first of this year’s Across the Blue Ridge summer listening sessions brings us a wonderful selection of old and new songs and tunes demonstrating the many cultural crossroads in American tradit