• Big changes at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

    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

  • Service for Ray Hicks this weekend

    We heard yesterday from Gina Hicks, the late Ray Hicks' daughter, who wanted to share that any friends of his in Virginia/North Carolina who wished to make the trip were welcome to attend the private family service and internment for Ray on

  • Behind The Mic with Nick Barr

    Part of the fun for bluegrass concerts and festivals for some folks is recording them for later listening. Of course, some venues prohibit this, and some artists frown upon it, but for many fans, it’s a great way to recall

  • Behind The Mic with Charles Hayes

    Some folks, when asked to define bluegrass music, might simply hand you a picture of Bill Monroe. Others might put forth an argument about banjos, or harmonies, or electric instruments. Many folks in recent years have been leaning toward a

  • Behind The Mic with Peter Bruce

    Many of the bluegrass broadcasters we’ve written about in this series are volunteers, spending chunks of their evenings or weekends spinning some of their favorite songs for listeners of community, campus, and even commercial radio. For others, however, broadcasting has

  • 2014 Bluegrass Radio Airplay Chart

    Once again, we have compiled all of our Bluegrass Today Weekly Airplay Charts to create a chart for the past year. It's great to see new artists, established headliners, and rising stars all represented Here's our 2014 list, showing the ranking

  • Behind The Mic with Dennis Jones

    Although we certainly have stars in bluegrass music, there’s really more of a feeling of community – shared between fans, musicians (professional and amateur alike), and other folks within the industry – that many other musical genres do not enjoy.

  • Behind The Mic with Daniel Mullins

    There was little doubt that Daniel Mullins would one day host a radio show. While he might be best known to Bluegrass Today readers for his album reviews, holiday playlists, and other, often-humorous, contributions here, he is also a third-generation

  • Ray Davis passes

    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

  • Bluegrass Mass broadcasts on Thanksgiving Day

    For readers who embrace the spiritual side of the Thanksgiving Day holiday in the United States, here's a fine suggestion to add to your family ritual. WXXI, a public radio station in Rochester, NY, will broadcast a recording of The World Beloved: A