Raleigh concert airs tonight on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country

IIIrd Tyme Out performing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science for WUNC and WAMU (10/1/14) - photo by Bill WarrenDuring last year’s IBMA World of Bluegrass, WAMU’s Bluegrass Country and Raleigh’s WUNC hosted a special, invitation-only concert at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, located a few blocks from the Raleigh Convention Center where most of the IBMA events were occurring.

You had to be somebody, or know somebody, to get tickets to this reception, which featured live performances from Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, and The Spinney Brothers. Most of the tickets went to WUNC donors and Raleigh big wigs, and the public was not invited.

For those who think they remember the show, this isn’t the one broadcast live from Raleigh during IBMA week, though it occurred the same night in that same location. That one featured Raleigh and North Carolina-based artists, and was held in a different part of the Science Museum.

The Spinney Brothers performing at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science for WUNC and WAMU (10/1/14) - photo by Carol JacksonAnyway… I say all that to say this. Bluegrass Country will air the unheard concert from IBMA tonight, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. during their Open Mic program. 30 minute sets from each of these stellar bluegrass acts will be included, recorded live on stage.

You can hear it via live streaming online at bluegrasscountry.org, on HD radio in the DC market at 88.5-2, or at 105.5 FM. This show has been aired perviously on North Carolina Public Radio, but never before on WAMU.

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