WAMU’s Bluegrass Country has announced their live broadcast schedule from next month’s World of Bluegrass convention in Raleigh, NC. For four days during the big week for the International Bluegrass Music Association, Bluegrass Country will stream three hours of live bluegrass featuring some of the biggest names in our music.
Hosts Katy Daley, Chris Teskey, Bob Webster, Erin Stamper, and Lee Michael Demsey will anchor the live broadcasts from noon to 3:00 p.m. (EDT) from Monday September 24 through Friday the 27th. Registered attendees are invited to be a part of the studio audience, while folks back home in DC can tune in at 105.5 FM or HD radio 88.5-2. Everyone else can listen in online at bluegrasscountry.org.
Here’s the schedule for IBMA week:
Tuesday, September 24
- 12:00 – Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
- 12:30 – Kathy Kallick Band
- 1:00 – Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
- 1:30 – Jim Hurst
- 2:00 – Kevin Richardson & Cuttin’ Edge
- 2:30 – Special Consensus
Wednesday, September 25
- 12:00 – Detour
- 12:30 – Red Wine
- 1:00 – Newton & Thomas
- 1:30 – Town Mountain
- 2:00 – Clair Lynch Band
- 2:30 – Lonesome River Band
Thursday, September 26
- 12:00 – Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
- 12:30 – Grasstowne
- 1:00 – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
- 1:30 – The Boxcars
- 2:00 – Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers
- 2:30 – The Gibson Brothers
Friday, September 27
- 12:00 – Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass
- 12:30 – Outliers
- 1:00 – Steel Wheels
- 1:30 – Reno & Harrell
- 2:00 – Missy Raines & the New Hip
- 2:30 – Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Given the hectic nature of performer schedules and IBMA obligations, last-minute changes are not impossible, but this is the plan going in.
WAMU will also be co-hosting a special Wednesday night showcase rom 8:00-10:00 p.m. in conjunction with Raleigh’s public radio station WUNC. Both stations will carry the show, which will feature Big Medicine, The Grass Cats and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.
Bluegrass Country will offer their regular 24/7 audio stream outside of their special IBMA programming that week.