• Bluegrass Country seeks new owners

    WAMU, which has provided a home for bluegrass music in our nation's capitol since July 1967, has made the decision to switch to an all news and information format starting January 1, 2017. As a result, their bluegrass streaming service,

  • Andy Ridenour says goodbye to Bluegrass Country

    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,

  • On This Day #43 – Gary Henderson

    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

  • April Verch Trio at WAMU

    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

  • 40 years of Stained Glass Bluegrass 

    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

  • Long Gone live video from The Gibsons

    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

  • Jessica Stiles signs off from Bluegrass Country

    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

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