WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has a week full of special programming to remember the Father Of Bluegrass, starting on Sunday (9/13). Here are a few highlights to watch for:
- David Peterson: Bluegrass Country Master Class, on the music of Bill Monroe, circa 1946 – Sunday 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
- Dick Spottswood: Happy Birthday Mr. Bill, featuring Monroe’s music as he and other artists — Johnny Cash, Maddocks Brothers, Seldom Scene, Country Gentlemen, Everly Brothers and the Stanley Brothers – have recorded it. Sunday 1:00 p.m.
- Katy Daley – Road To Rosin. Katy tells of her pilgrimage to Monroe’s homeplace. Sunday 6:00 p.m.
These shows will repeat throughout the week, along with many others dedicated to Bill Monroe, his legacy and his music. You can catch Bluegrass Country streaming online 24/7, and see a complete list of programs and airtimes on their web site.