Live bluegrass on the radio this weekend

There are a number of opportunities to catch some live bluegrass performances on the radio this weekend, starting tonight. Bluegrass Junction on XM Satellite Radio will be rebroadcasting the New Year’s Eve concert from The Birchmere featuring Bob Perilla”s Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, The Good Deale Bluegrass Band, and The Seldom Scene. It will run at 8:00 p.m. (EST).

On Saturday (1/21) The Grand Ole Opry broadcast on WSM will include performances by The Del McCoury Band, The Whites, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, Mike Snider and Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys. You can catch WSM 650 AM over the air, or listen via online streaming, to hear the entire Opry broadcast, which runs from 7:30 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. (EST).

Back on XM’s Bluegrass Junction you can catch two editions of their Studio Specials over the weekend. On Saturday they will offer an encore presentation of their Cherryholmes show at 3:00 p.m., and a new edition with Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike on Sunday (1/22) at 1:00 p.m. Both shows feature live performances and interviews with the artists.

If you are already an XM subscriber, Bluegrass Junction can be found on channel 14, or you can listen online when away from your XM receiver. Non-subscribers can register online for a free, 3 day online trial of XM Radio.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.