We’ll be jumping into the rich musical legacy of a small record company located in the hamlet of Ferndale, in the town of Liberty, New York. Between 1971 and 1987, the company issued 49 LPs featuring the likes of Roger Bellow, the Shenandoah Cutups, Walter Hensley, Clinton King, and Del McCoury. We’ll be taking a […]
What do Kristi Stanley, Authentic Unimited, Kathy Kallick, Unspoken Tradition, Mohavisoul, Laura Orshaw, Little Roy & Lizzy, Peter Rowan, and Breaking Grass all have in common? They all have thundered forth with tough-edged, hard-hitting, shot-from-guns sparkling new releases which we’ll be playing with reckless abandon.
They’re actions or judgments that are misguided or just flat-out wrong. We all make them and sometimes we even manage to learn from them. With Alecia Nugent, Jon Weisberger, Keith Driver, Pat Flynn, and Donna Hughes leading the way, we’ll be making one mistake after the other—from big ones to good ones and all points […]
They’re long narrow strips, usually made of fabric, that are used for tying, decorating, awarding, or commemorating someone or something. They also come in handy for superlative bluegrassical song subjects. Claire Lynch, Ty Gilpin, the Dry Branch Fire Squad, and Chris Jones will help us celebrate ribbons—from faded red, pretty blue and scarlet ribbons, to […]
We’ll be whirling back to 1982 when, among other things: “Taxi” moves from ABC to NBC; the movies “E.T.” (directed by Steven Spielberg) and “Blade Runner” (starring Harrison Ford) are released; war ends in the Falkland Islands with Argentina surrendering to Great Britain; Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” from the “Rocky III” soundtrack stays at […]
They make the world go round. Without them, there would be no goals, no accomplishments, and no revelations. Plus, we’d be without some mighty fine Bluegrass songs. Thanks to Peter Rowan, Robin & Linda Williams, Ricky Skaggs, and Ralph Stanley II, we’ll be finishing up our look at high, blue, and lonesome visions.