WAMU’s Bluegrass Country will be broadcasting live from the IBMA World Of Bluegrass in Nashville next week. Nearly a dozen hosts of WAMU’s online 24/7 bluegrass channel will be on hand sharing the microphone over six days on the air.
Broadcast times will be from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. (EDT) and 6:00-7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (9/28-10/3), and again on Sunday (10/5) from 6:00-10:00 a.m. (EDT).
Unlike last year’s IBMA broadcast, which interspersed live interviews with pre-recorded music, the live remotes will primarily consist of live, in-studio performances and discussion with top bluegrass artists. The exceptions will be the Thursday afternoon shows which will focus on that night’s upcoming Awards Show, and the history of The Ryman Auditorium and Sunday’s remote broadcast of Stained Glass Bluegrass.
Highlights will include a live a capella set from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, a trio set from Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson and Jerry Salley, sets from Cherryholmes, Lonesome River Band, Dailey & Vincent and Steep Canyon Rangers.
Oh… and an interview with John and Brance from Bluegrass Today on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. (EDT)!
We’ll post the daily schedules each morning from IBMA. You can listen to Bluegrass Country via audio streaming online, and via HD Radio in the Washington DC market (88.5-2).
Be sure to keep an eye on Bluegrass Today and an ear on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country throughout IBMA week.
UPDATE 9:48 a.m. We got a note from Jen Hitt at Bluegrass Country to tell us that she and the rest of the staff will be “tweeting” at IBMA as well. Their Twitter address is wamubluegrass.