Category: Bluegrass radio news

Anna & Elizabeth’s Tiny Desk Concert

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Old time musical artists and storytellers Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle, who perform simply as Anna & Elizabeth, were featured recently on an edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts. They used the opportunity to demonstrate the crankie, a folk arts tradition that vastly predates the advent of […]


Adams County Banjo on Radio Velvet

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Radio Velvet, the 24/7 streaming bluegrass station based in the Slovak Republic, has announced a new show starring American banjo legend, Tom Adams. Adams County Banjo will air each Wednesday at at noon (eastern US time), which is 6:00 p.m. Central European Time. A […]


WBCM needs your CDs

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, VA is getting ready to launch their new radio station, WBCM. They’ve built a beautiful, modern studio, and hired a real pro in Tony Lawson to operate it. What they don’t have is a deep music library […]


Red Rock Radio to launch Upper Midwest Bluegrass

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Attention bluegrass artists in Minnesota and the upper midwest. WCMP FM-109.9 in Pine City, MN is launching a new radio program, set to feature only regional bands. Upper Midwest Bluegrass will air on Sunday mornings, and include music from groups from that part of the country. Brian […]


First single hits from Shotgun Holler

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lonesome Day Records has released a radio single from their first project with Shotgun Holler, appropriately titled, Loaded, due to hit in late June The song concerns a topic that every bluegrass lover can appreciate, the festival or concert parking lot, where friends are made and lost, […]


Closer To Home from Nathan Stanley

| May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Nathan Stanley has a new single, Closer To Home, which is currently being serviced to bluegrass and Southern Gospel radio stations. Closer To Home was written by Darlene Fowler, who works with Nathan at The Stanley Agency, and will be included on his next album, not […]


Bob Webster is back on Air 

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Those of us who remember with fondness Bob Webster’s stint on WAMU will be pleased to know that he is back on air. Webster has joined the crew at Rockingham County Radio for his own three hour program commencing at noon this Wednesday, May 6, […]


40 years of Stained Glass Bluegrass 

| April 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country is celebrating 40 years of Stained Glass Bluegrass with a concert on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at the WAMU Media Center in north-west Washington, D.C.. WAMU 88.5 American University Radio has presented Stained Glass Bluegrass, their Sunday morning Gospel music show, for […]


Peter Thompson – 40 years of Radio

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the April 11, 2015, program DJ Peter Thompson celebrated 40 years of radio broadcasting. Currently working for Radio KALW, San Francisco, Thompson marked the occasion with a program of live recordings by a few of his favorites, including the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe, […]


Tony Lawson to Bristol Country Music Museum

| March 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the Knoxville, TN area, Tony Lawson is something of a bluegrass and Americana music legend. He’s the man who in 1997 started radio station WDVX in an borrowed camper trailer in Anderson Couty, TN. With Don Burggraf, they ran the station there for 5 years […]