He’s a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. His songs translate so well into bluegrass that perhaps he should be enshrined in the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. His list of awards includes 12 Grammys; and in 2006, he made Time magazine’s list of 100 […]
He’s a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. His list of awards include 12 Grammys, three of which—Bridge Over Troubled Water, Still Crazy After All These Years and Graceland– were for albums of the year. In 2006, he made Time Magazine’s list of “100 […]
On this week’s BGB, we’ll be jaunting back to 1981 when, among other things: Larry Holmes successfully defends his heavyweight boxing title against Trevor Berbick; the space shuttle Columbia is launched; the final episode of TV show “Soap” airs; Paul McCartney’s rock group “Wings” disbands; Xerox introduces the computer mouse; Barbara Mandrell and George Jones […]
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 […]