This week we hear a selection of classic and new love songs, our artists ranging from Wilmer Watts, an early banjo songster and recording artist, to IBMA Bluegrass Hall of Fame inductee Alice Gerra
3:00pm Sep 22, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
2:07pm Sep 22, 2017Arts Arts Music & Culture
Filmmaker Angus MacLachlan & Musician Jeffrey Dean Foster: Music, Sound, & Story In MacLachlan’s New Film Abundant Acreage Available
The new independent film Abundant Acreage Available makes its North Carolina and New York debuts, we hear a music-filled conversation with the film’s writer/director, Angus MacLachlan, and
3:21pm Sep 15, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
In most fields of endeavor, we can point to landmarks in progress – and to the people who create them through their contributions.
2:49pm Sep 08, 2017Music & Culture Music & Culture
This week we kick things off with one of the greatest fiddlers ever – Chubby Wise – who helped define the bluegrass fiddling style. From there, we dive into some wonderful songs. And there’s a wh
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