Freight Hoppers on WFDU

The Freight Hoppers - David Bass, Isaac Deal, Thomas Bailey, Frank LeeCarol Beaugard welcomes The Freight Hoppers as her guest today on Lonesome Pine RFD. This exciting old time group is back together after disbanding in 2002 and will perform live on Carol’s show from 11:00 a.m. until noon today (4/18).

Original members Frank Lee (banjo) and David Bass (fiddle) have recruited Thomas Bailey (guitar) and Isaac Deal (bass) for the new iteration of the band, and they are working now on a new CD release for Rounder.

The show is broadcast from 9:00 a.m. to noon on 89.1 FM in the NYC area, and streamed live online at It will also be recorded for a later broadcast on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country.

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