Tag: WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

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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Del’s Big Blue Raindrops

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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, […]

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New Digs for an Old Friend

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Ray Davis signs off

| September 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
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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 […]

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