It means moving passively, aimlessly or involuntarily. In BluegrassLand it’s a way of life and, given the number of fine tunes dedicated to the subject, is observed with almost religious devotion and fervor. We’ll be drifting along, drifting apart, drifting away, drifting back, drifting with, drifting out and drifting off.
Spring just wouldn’t seem like spring without warmer temperatures, the return of a billion bugs, a new baseball season and the release of a flurry of fine new bluegrass recordings. We’ll have a program chock full of them from the likes of Larry Cordle, Allan Bibey & Grasstowne, Dale Ann Bradley, Tony Trischka, Mark Barnett, […]
It can be a precious gem, a valuable possession, a treasured person and, perhaps most importantly for our purposes, the inspiration for some tolerably fine bluegrass songs. Thanks to the Gibson Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, Roy Acuff, John Reischman, Northern Lights and the Seldom Scene we’ll be looking at little jewels, winter jewels, prairie jewels, jeweled […]
We’ll be taking a long overdue look at recent old timey tinged releases from the likes of The Horsenecks, Kirk Sutphin, Brad Leftwich & Linda Higginbotham, David Bragger & Susan Platz, Adam Hurt and the Twin Creeks Stringband. It’ll be raw, intense, real, unfiltered and exquisite pre-bluegrass.
We’ll be hurtling back to 1981 when, among other things: Prince Charles announces his engagement to Lady Diana Spencer; Walter Cronkite signs off as anchorman for the CBS Evening News; Joni Mitchell is inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame; first class postage is raised from 15 to 18 cents; Ozzy Osbourne releases his solo […]
In BluegrassLand, everyone’s got ‘em and no one can shake ‘em. What should be a life lesson instead becomes a life sentence of remorse, sorrow and disappointment. With the expert guidance of Kim Robins, High Fidelity, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Larry Sparks and the Big Mon himself, we’ll be looking at tears and […]
It’s that feeling of sadness and sorrow that comes as a result of something you did or didn’t do–a condition that seemingly engulfs everyone and everything in BluegrassLand … every minute of every single gut-wrenching remorse-filed day. We’ll be sharing all manner of regret with the Earl Brothers, Tommy Edwards, Dave Evans, Wildfire and Kenny […]
The term can mean a father, a husband, a commanding officer, captain of a ship or an elderly man. Of all the men who roam BluegrassLand, old men have inspired the most bluegrassically excellent tunes.
With the help of the Whites, Williamson Branch, Ralph Stanley and the Crooked Jades, we’ll be encountering perhaps the most prolific of all the men who wander aimlessly through BluegrassLand—the sometimes mysterious, more than likely cantankerous, often revered and always interesting—OLD Men.
We’ll be embarking on the first of several jaunts back to 1981 when, among other things: Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th President; the Iranian hostages return home after 444 days in captivity; boxer Leon Spinks is mugged with his assailants taking even his gold teeth; Hill Street Blues premieres on NBC; the movie […]