The allure of traditional southern music has spread across the U.S. and around the world. Case in point: David Bragger is a Los Angeles audio-video producer and musician.
4:00pm May 26, 2017Music Music
4:00pm May 19, 2017Music Music
The Mountains of Music Homecoming is just around the bend. The movable feast of roots music takes place in communities around southwestern Virginia June 9-17.
4:00pm May 12, 2017Music Music
Mike “Lightnin’” Wells brings traditions together in his entertaining, informative and down-home one-man shows. His latest album, titled “O Lightnin’ Where Art Thou?”, displays his range as never
4:00pm May 05, 2017Music Music
This week we take a moment at Merlefest – not for the main stage acts, but with the community of jammers at festivals. Beyond that, we hear a fine selection of bluegrass and old time music with a
4:00pm Apr 28, 2017Music Music
New recordings, a preview of roots music from a public TV series, and some classic fiddle tunes and bluegrass cuts share the spotlight this week.
4:00pm Apr 21, 2017Music Music
A festival that started small at Wilkes Community College in North Carolina has become one of the most enthusiastically supported roots music events in the U.S. Merlefest began in 1988 as an event
2:00pm Apr 14, 2017Music Music
One outcome of the folk music boom of the 1950s and ‘60s was an increased interest in the music from which much pop and folk had sprung: old-time and bluegrass. While The Weavers, The Kingston Tri
5:17pm Apr 07, 2017Music Music
This week we profile Buddy Pendleton (1935-2017), a remarkably talented and fluid Patrick County, Virginia fiddle player whose repertoire spanned old time, bluegrass, folk, swing and jazz.
4:13pm Mar 31, 2017Music Music
This week we hear some classic Blue Ridge mountain music, piedmont blues, and even some swing from the Quebe Sisters of Texas, who will perform at the Blue Ridge Music Center this season. Plus, wh
4:00pm Mar 24, 2017Music Music
This week we dig into the riches of early country music recordings to hear classics of old time mountain, white and African-American gospel, blues, classic country and bluegrass.
4:42pm Mar 17, 2017Music Music
This week we hear a tremendously varied selection of solid bluegrass music; old time fiddling from field recordings; classic piedmont blues, and new recordings from Kentucky’s Brett Ratliff and Nor
4:00pm Mar 10, 2017Music Music
This week we take a detour from the old dirt roads and head for the 2017 Grammy Awards. Listen to selections from the five bluegrass albums nominated for the award. The rest of the show is cramme