A new weekly, half-hour bluegrass television program has been launched by the folks who produce the popular Great American Gospel and American Gospel Onstage shows.
Great American Bluegrass now airs each Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on Heartland TV. The show features a mix of bluegrass performance videos and segments produced especially for this broadcast.
The first episode includes performances from The Primitive Quartet, Mountain Faith, Punches, Little Roy & Lizzy, Heaven’s Mountain Band, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, Journey Home, and Dee Kramer, and is hosted by Reagan Riddle and The Primitive Quartet.
This and all future episodes can be viewed online. While show #1 is Gospel-themed, the plan is for Great American Bluegrass to have a secular music format.
Danny and Dee Kramer are the producers of the show, with assistance from Mark Fain and Jim Robinette. They have a number of songs from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in the can which will be included in future broadcasts.
The Kramers are delighted to be affiliated with Heartland TV, and are also actively pursuing DISH and DIRECT TV syndication. But Danny tells us that Great American Bluegrass is also available to other broadcasters.
“We grass-roots everything and are available to put a show in any independent television station or network anywhere. All of the programs are shot in HD format and we provide HD/SD formats through digital transfer to any available network wanting to carry the programs. No cost is required from us to carry the shows. We are now in over 200 markets nationally and in several foreign countries as well. “
Readers may also recall the Kramers’ earlier bluegrass program, Bluegrass Road. That show has been discontinued and their efforts now revolve around Great American Gospel, Great American Bluegrass, and American Gospel Onstage.
They can be contacted online for syndication requests and performance opportunities.