Carol Beaugard has two interesting guests lined up for this morning’s (3/28) edition of Lonesome Rine RFD on WFDU-FM. Bluegrass Now publisher Wayne Bledsoe and jazz/bluegrass sax man Bill Evans are both scheduled for a visit.
Brance posted last week with the news that Bluegrass Now would cease print publication of the magazine after after the upcoming May issue, and Wayne will talk with Carol about their plans to continue publishing the magazine online. He’ll be on at 11:15 (EDT).
First up at 10:15 will be Bill Evans, whose Soulgrass project has been making waves in both the bluegrass and jazz music worlds. A number of bluegrass and acoustic artists have dabbled with jazzy hybrids, but Evans is the first to seriously combine bluegrass rhythms and instruments with a jazz ensemble. His recordings have featured the work of Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan and Jerry Douglas and he currently has banjoist Ryan Cavanaugh in his touring band, which occasionally features Sam Bush as well.
The show is broadcast from 9:00 a.m. to noon on 89.1 FM in the NYC area, and streamed live online at WFDU.fm.