Tag: WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Feller & Hill’s DC adventure

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

This bluegrass travelogue comes courtesy of Tom Feller, one half of Feller & Hill, whose spur-of-the-moment trip to our nation’s capitol is described below. There is much to what Tom says that could be of benefit to other bands and entertainers. A chance email, early […]


Bluegrass Show Opens WAMU’s New Theater

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s a lot smaller than the Grand Ole Opry, but if Katy Daley and her colleagues have their way, WAMU’s Black Box Theater in Washington, D.C., will become another must-listen setting for live broadcasts of bluegrass music in front of a studio audience. The intimate […]


Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie live on WAMU

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie will celebrate this month’s release of their latest CD, Dancin’ Annie, with a live radio broadcast tonight (3/21) on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country. Emerson, of course, is a true legend in the banjo world, having performed as a young man with Cliff […]


Del’s Big Blue Raindrops

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the Del McCoury Band played live last week on The Katy Daley Show at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, the station’s video crew captured the band performing one of the songs from their current Streets Of Baltimore album, Big Blue Raindrops. Video was captured by Peter Swinburne, […]


New Digs for an Old Friend

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has come a long way since Dick Spottswood and Gary Henderson signed on for their first show – 30-minutes one night a week, with one taped repeat – 47 years ago. And from the days in the early 1970s, when Henderson used […]


Ray Davis signs off

| September 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

This afternoon, September 30, will mark the final broadcast for Ray Davis, host on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, and a 65 year veteran of the radio industry in and around Washington, DC. Davis has voiced the station’s 3:00-6:00 p.m. time slot for many years and enjoys […]


Bluegrass Today at World of Bluegrass

| September 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

It’s bluegrass time in Raleigh, NC! People are starting to arrive for the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, even though nothing starts officially until Tuesday morning. We are setting up our press room now on the lobby floor of the Convention Center, where you’ll be able […]


WAMU schedule at World of Bluegrass

| August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has announced their live broadcast schedule from next month’s World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. For four days during the big week for the International Bluegrass Music Association, Bluegrass Country will stream three hours of live bluegrass featuring some of the […]


Submissions solicited for Bluegrass Country’s live WOB broadcasts

| May 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

For the past five years, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has lugged hundreds of pounds of gear from their Washington, DC studios to the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville to broadcast live each day during the IBMA’s World Of Bluegrass. This year, they’ll make the trek to Raleigh, where […]


Bluegrass Country to launch the Spinney’s No Borders

| April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will feature an official debut of No Borders, the brand new CD from the The Spinney Brothers on the Mountain Fever label, tomorrow, April 30th. The band, consisting of Allan Spinney (guitar and vocals), Rick Spinney (banjo and vocals), Gary Dalrymple (mandolin) […]