Category: Behind the Mic

Behind The Mic with Bob Mitchell

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Kentucky is well known as the home of bourbon, bluegrass, and Bill Monroe. It’s also the home of Bob Mitchell, host of the Best of Bluegrass radio show. Mitchell, a resident of Louisville, is a lifelong bluegrass fan who translated his love of the music […]

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Behind The Mic with Buddy Merriam

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Mandolin player Buddy Merriam might be one of the most open-minded bluegrass traditionalists around. Although he professes to a deep love of first-generation bluegrass, particularly the stylings of Bill Monroe, in his role as host of the popular Blue Grass Time radio show on WUSB […]

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Behind The Mic with Tim Frye

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In the 1940s and 50s, bluegrass music could be heard on radio stations all over the country, with many offering live performances and playing host to regular shows by Flatt and Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Jim and Jesse, and the like. Today, there are very […]

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Behind The Mic with John Sentell

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Many people believe that the best bluegrass is of the lonesome variety – trains, old homeplaces, and murderers named Willie. DJ John Sentell, however, looks more to the uplifting side of bluegrass to get his fill. As the host of The Bluegrass Gospel Hour, a […]

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Behind The Mic with Bobby Franklin

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Although bluegrass music is decidedly international these days, and has been for quite some time, in all actuality, it’s really a tightly-knit, interconnected community. North Carolina DJ Bobby Franklin knows all about those connections first hand. The legendary Pop Lewis is who first helped him […]

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Behind The Mic with Jerry Mills

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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There are very few all-bluegrass radio stations these days, and the ones that do exist are mostly on the Internet. That means bluegrass DJs must carve out a space of their own on a radio station with a somewhat different format. Jerry Mills, who currently […]

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Behind The Mic with Annette Grady

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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While many people have strong opinions about how to best preserve and promote bluegrass music, most of us can agree that it’s important for younger generations to step in and help keep the music we all love alive. North Carolina DJ Annette Grady knows the […]

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Behind The Mic with Ernie Evans

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Behind The Mic is a new feature which we hope will be a weekly column highlighting the many bluegrass broadcasters who report their spins for our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. We want to give them a little bump for helping us create the chart, and believe that our […]

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Behind The Mic with Brian McNeal

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Today we launch a new feature which we hope will be a weekly column highlighting the many bluegrass broadcasters who report their spins for our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Chart. We want to give them a little bump for helping us create the chart, and […]

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