• Busy week for Katy Daley

    In addition to preparing for IBMA, WAMU's Bluegrass Country host Katy Daley has several big interviews on tap this week during her morning show. This morning (9/23) at 9:00 a.m. (EDT), Katy will speak with Valerie Smith about her 3rd annual

  • Mark Brinkman on Music from Foggy Hollow

    Just last month, we published a Songwriter Profile featuring an interview with Mark "Brink" Brinkman. Brink is also profiled this week on Music from Foggy Hollow, hosted each week on WAMU's Bluegrass Country by Mike Kear. Mike plays some of Brink's

  • Béla Fleck live online

    What a tough gig... Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer are touring in Hawaii, and we are all invited to join them today - in the cyber sense of the word. Their live show in Honolulu at the Road Runner

  • Lovell Sisters on the Opry

    This has been quite a summer for The Lovell Sisters, a group of young bluegrass siblings from Georgia. Their latest CD, Time To Grow, was released on their own label, 2 DefPig Records, and they had an eventful tour season. This Saturday

  • Thile interview at violinist.com

    Chris Thile will be debuting his new Mandolin Concerto with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Denver this weekend. The piece, in three movements, was commissioned by the Colorado Symphony (and six other orchestras) for mandolin and orchestra. It is scored

  • The Great North Strum

    A lot of readers were touched by the story of banjo teacher Patrick Costello regaining his hearing with an implant that transmits sound directly to the cochlea via bone conduction. After reading the story earlier this month, Mark Davies contacted

  • Ricky Skaggs solo stream on iLike

    The folks at Skaggs Family Records have created a free streaming site on iLike for the upcoming Ricky Skaggs CD, Solo - Songs My Dad Loved. You can listen to all 13 tracks in full on iLike until the release date

  • Sierra Hull on Blue Plate Special

    Young mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull has started classes at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, but is still touring with her band, Highway 111. She is adapting to having to fly to make the dates, but mixing school work

  • Farewell to the Father

    Bluegrass fans worldwide recall today's date (September 9) as the anniversary of Bill Monroe's passing in 1996. Just four days hence, we celebrate his birthdate in 1911. WAMU's Bluegrass Country has a week full of special programming to remember the Father

  • Born Into Bluegrass radio premiere 8/29

    The upcoming Mountain Roads Recordings CD, Born Into Bluegrass - The Songs of Cullen Galyean, will be premiered tonight (8/29) on WBRF FM 98.1 in Galax, VA. The album celebrates the contributions of Galyean, a legendary performer from western North Carolina