Katherine Cole reviewed Chris Thile’s latest CD, How To Grow A Woman From The Ground, for Voice Of America in a broadcast on November 15. There isn’t much in the way of news in her review, and readers of Bluegrass Today will not learn much they don’t know from reading or listening to the VOA feature.
I note it primarily to point out the fact that a great many people all over the world may learn of the CD, and hear samples of the music, through it being included in a VOA broadcast.
VOA describes itself and its mission thusly on their web site:
The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 115 million people.
Cole covers folk and Americana music for VOA, and has made bluegrass part of her reports on a recurring basis. You can hear the audio for her Thile review on the VOA web site.