Claire Lynch, Fitzmaurice Band on WAMU Wednesday

WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has a couple of special features on Wednesday (5/19) that may be of interest for those who can catch them online. In fact, these will serve as nice bookends to your online listening day.

At 9:00 a.m. (EDT), Katy Daley will speak by phone with Claire Lynch about what’s new in her world – Claire’s, that is.

Katy fills us in on what they will discuss…

“What’s there to talk about?  TWO songs on the June BU Top 30 Countdown Chart (My Florida Sunshine and Great Day in the Mornin’), which we’ll play.

We’ll also talk about The Claire Lynch Band’s new guitar player, Matt Wingate. He’s only played with them three weekends, so he still qualifies to be called shiny and new. To celebrate that, we’ll feature his version of Big Mon from his solo CD, A Good Dream. And last but not least, we’ll give the rundown on this weekend’s whirlwind zigzag tour along the eastern seaboard.”

Then at 6:30 p.m., Echo Propp will welcome The Fitzmaurice Band into the studio for a live performance and discussion about their new CD, Fitzmaurice, which is due for release in the very near future.

This young Maryland-based band is built around 20 year old identical twin sisters, Sarah and Maria Fitzmaurice, on bass and guitar respectively. Both sisters sing, joined by Brandon Snellings on mandolin, Mike Simms on banjo and Aaron Malone on fiddle.

Echo says that the show will rebroadcast on Friday (5/21) at 9:30 p.m. if you miss it on Wednesday.

As always, you can catch the Bluegrass Country 24/7 bluegrass audio feed onine at DC-area residents can also tune in over the air at 88.5 FM HD2 in Washington, DC (105.5 FM in Reston, VA).

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