Tag: WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

The Gibson Brothers Pick It True for WAMU

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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How do you go to an event like that and not just want to give everything you own to WAMU Bluegrass Country? The Gibson Brothers played their hearts out a couple weeks back at the hip, new D.C. area venue, AMP, for a WAMU Bluegrass […]

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Andy Ridenour says goodbye to Bluegrass Country

| August 18, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Andy Ridenour, who hosts a three-hour broadcast on Thursdays at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, will be stepping away from the microphone after his stint this week on August 20. He is suffering from tinnitus, a most annoying condition where the brain perceives a sound, usually a buzzing or […]

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On This Day #43 – Gary Henderson

| July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
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On the Day …. On July 17, 1944, bluegrass music DJ Gary Henderson was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. Henderson has been involved with radio all his working life. In fact Henderson decided at the age of 10 that getting into radio was his ambition. […]

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April Verch Trio at WAMU

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
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When April Verch and her talented trio stopped in for a set on Lee Michael Demsey’s show at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, Peter Swinburne and Aaron Levine captured this video of them performing the medley Midnight Wheeler from their current CD, The Newpart. They call it that as […]

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40 years of Stained Glass Bluegrass 

| April 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
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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 […]

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Long Gone live video from The Gibsons

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has posted a live-in-the-studio video which they shot when The Gibson Brothers were visiting back in March. It finds the guys performing Lone Gone from their current Rounder project, Brotherhood. They were on during the Lee Michael Demsey show, with video captured […]

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Jessica Stiles signs off from Bluegrass Country

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has been in the news quite a bit of late, with programming and personnel changes taking effect in recent weeks. Here’s one more change, unrelated to the large-scale ones announced in February. Jessica Stiles, whose Stiles of Bluegrass aired for three hours on […]

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Bluegrass Country sez Thanks!

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The folks at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country want to share a big ‘Thanks You!” to the bluegrass lovers worldwide who have made donations during their pledge drive this week. As had been the case repeatedly, whenever the station makes an appeal to listeners for support, it […]

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Time to Help A Bluegrass Friend

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Pardon me, while I get a little personal. Bluegrass musicians and fans are known for digging deep when a member of the community needs a helping hand. Now, it’s time to help an institution that has done so much for bluegrass over the years – […]

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Big changes at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
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WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has been a shining success story for public radio since they broke off from WAMU’s main broadcast signal and began broadcasting bluegrass music 24/7 online in 2001. Several markets had seen secondary music channels develop for classical or jazz music lovers as […]

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