Tag: WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

Ray Davis remembered 

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Renowned bluegrass DJ Ray Davis passed away during the evening of December 3, 2014.  He had been battling against leukemia for most of the past year. As we have told Ray Davis life story quite well in the past, we asked notable Bluegrass Unlimited columnist […]

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Ray Davis passes

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Radio legend Ray Davis, who hosted an afternoon show for WAMU’s Bluegrass Country for many years, died yesterday evening following a bout with cancer. He was 81 years old. Ray spent 65 years broadcasting in the Washington, DC area, 28 of them with WAMU. He had […]

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WAMU to simulcast live show during World of Bluegrass

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Breaking from recent tradition, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will not be broadcasting live each day during the IBMA’s World of Bluegrass convention next week. Instead, they will be hosting a big bluegrass show on Wednesday, October 1 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. The show will be held at […]

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Stiles of Bluegrass replaces Lonesome Pine RFD on WAMU

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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When longtime radio host Carol Beaugard announced recently that she would be signing off from her Lonesome Pine RFD program on WFDU-FM in the New York City market, it also affected the schedule at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, which streams bluegrass 24/7 online. Bluegrass Country had been replaying […]

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47 years of bluegrass on WAMU

| July 2, 2014 | 2 Comments
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Normally, we wait for nice, smooth, round numbers to celebrate legacies. A golden wedding anniversary seems so much grander than a 49th. But in truth, 49 years is pretty remarkable as well. Today, our friends at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country are remembering the first bluegrass music broadcast […]

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A Tale of Two Venues

| May 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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In just over 24 hours over the weekend, the Seldom Scene played two shows that encapsulate everything that is good about bluegrass. The first, Friday afternoon, was in the tiny Black Box Theater at WAMU Radio in Washington, DC. The theater, named because the walls […]

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Get Well wishes for Ray Davis

| May 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We have learned that Ray Davis, long time afternoon host on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, is being treated for cancer. Ray retired from radio in 2013, after spending 65 years of his life broadcasting in the DC market, 28 of them at WAMU. His many friends […]

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Feller & Hill’s DC adventure

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Bluegrass Show Opens WAMU’s New Theater

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie live on WAMU

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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