Sunday, December 09, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/9/2018

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe featured a bunch of favorite recordings of 2018, a bit of Christmas music, and a whole lot more.  Hope you were able to join us!


Daniel Grindstaff & Tim Raybon headline
the new band, Merle Monroe.
Among the 2018 selections we shared was a bunch of favorite music from the year, including selections from the John Duffey tribute record, the Del McCoury Band, the Kathy Kallick Band, High Fidelity, Junior Sisk, the Feinberg Brothers, Bill & the Belles, Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge, Becky Buller, Roland White, Sister Sadie, Balsam Range, and the gospel compilation of songs written by Rick Lang.  We even included a brand new Christmas song from a brand new band, Merle Monroe



Dreamcatcher at Blistered Fingers BGF - 2018
In addition there was music from a forthcoming recording by a young band called Dreamcatcher.  To those of us who have attended Bluegrass festivals in the northeast over the past couple of decades, the young man who is heading up Dreamcatcher is a familiar face:  guitar picker Aaron Foster of New York.  Nice to see bands formed by young kids who were always found picking at Bluegrass festivals.

Hope you enjoyed the show, and that you'll consider joining me once again next Sunday afternoon!


Enjoy the week!


Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • New Mule Skinner Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / 20th Century Masters / MCA
  • Uncle Pen / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / 20th Century Masters / MCA
  • Lonesome, Sad, And Blue / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • I'll Stay Around / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Select Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Hey! Hey! Hey! / Stanley Brothers / Select Sides, 1949-1952 / JSP Records
  • Dream Of Me / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Molly And Tenbrooks / Larry Stephenson & Mark Newton with Lou Reid / Live At Mr. B's / B's Records
  • Smokey Mountain Rag / Corrina Rose Logston / Bluegrass Fiddler / Patuxent Music
  • Lonesome Feeling / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Oh The Joy Of Christmas / Merle Monroe / A Very Acoustic Christmas / Pinecastle
  • Christmas Time Back Home / Various / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Christmas Time Back Home / Country Gentlemen / Christmas Time Back Home / Rebel
  • Letters Have No Arms / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Dark As The Night / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • I Will Always Be Waiting For You / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • A Brand New Shade Of Blue / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Cross My Broken Heart / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Too Late To Say Goodbye / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Hum Your Troubles Away / Bill & the Belles / DreamSongs, Etc. / Jalopy Records
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / Roland White & Friends / A Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels / Mountain Home
  • It's You Again / Sister Sadie / Sister Sadie 2 / Pinecastle
  • Carolina Bound / Dreamcatcher / forthcoming CD / Self-Produced
  • Girl With The Sparkling Eyes / Dreamcatcher / forthcoming CD / Self-Produced
  • Leavin' You And Mobile, Too / Lost & Found / Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel
  • 'Neath That Cold Grey Tomb Of Stone / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Say You'll Take Me Back / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • A Good Man Like Me / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Who Will Calm The Storm / Strictly Country Records
  • Sold Down The River / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Heritage / Brandywine
  • Tennessee Blues / Whetstone Run / Who Will Calm The Storm / Strictly Country Records
  • Brand New Silent Partner / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Get In Line Buddy / Country Gentlemen / The Award Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel
  • Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall!  The Complete Concert / Koch Records
  • Yonder Stands Little Maggie / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall!  The Complete Concert / Koch Records
  • The Sun Also Rises / Shady Creek / The Old Home / Self-Produced
  • Remember Who You Are / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Strangest Christmas Yet / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • White House Christmas / WhiteHouse / A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin' / Pinecastle
  • Christmas Time In the Country / Carson Peters & Iron Mountain / single / Self-Produced
  • Stuck In The Chimney / Fred Travers / Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas / Pinecastle
  • Merry Christmas Everybody / Spinney Brothers / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Let My Life Be A Light / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • Travelin' Shoes / Special Consensus / Rivers And Roads / Compass Records
  • Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor / Cox Family / Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century / New Haven Records
  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Claire Lynch / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout:  Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Billy Blue Records
  • So Happy I'll Be / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc, Volume 2 / Rounder
  • Electricity / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • He's Coming Back To Earth Again / Feller & Hill / Here Comes Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, December 02, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/2/2018

It's December!  That means a smattering of Bluegrass Christmas (and Hannukah) tunes were introduced into our Bluegrass Cafe playlist today.  Look for more Christmas tunes as we work our way towards the 25th.

We also shared a whole bunch of music from 2018 releases during Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe program, including music from Five Mile Mountain Road Band, the tribute record to John Duffey, Roland White, the Rick Lang gospel collection, NewTown, the Grascals (from the "Come See About Me" collection), Balsam Range, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Dede Wyland, the Feinberg Brothers, Rhonda Vincent, Bill & the Belles, Hot Rize, Flashback, Del McCoury, and High Fidelity.  We also listened to a bit of a demo from southern New England-based band, Rock Hearts.

Hope you heard something you enjoyed today, and that you'll consider joining us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Been Walkin' / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Walkin' West To Memphis / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • I'm Walkin' / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • If We Make It Through December / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / Winter's Grace / Signature Sounds
  • Christmas Is Near / Stanley Brothers / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Time Life
  • Sleigh Ride / Sam Bush / Tinsel Tunes / Sugar Hill
  • In The Window / Claire Lynch Band / Holiday! / Thrill Hill Records
  • The Boys Are Back In Town / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Audie Blaylock / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-Produced
  • My Heart Skips A Beat / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Sugar Coated Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Highway Of Sorrow / Don Reno & Charlie Moore / Bluegrass Legends "Together" / Wango Records
  • Alabama Jubilee / Five Mile Mountain Road / Five Mile Mountain Road / Patuxent Music
  • Girl From The North Country / Steve Gulley / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Rock Bottom Blues / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • Smoky Mountain Smoke / Rock Hearts / demo / no label
  • I Might Take You Back Again / Roland White & Friends / A Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels / Mountain Home
  • I've Read The Book / Marty Raybon / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout:  Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Billy Blue Records
  • Laura Lee / NewTown / Old World / Mountain Home
  • Help! / The Grascals / Come See About Me / Mountain Home
  • Get Me Gone / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • Seven Year Blues / Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard / Sing Me Back Home:  The DC Tapes, 1965-1969 / Free Dirt Records
  • Could You Love Me One More Time / Dede Wyland with Dudley Connell / Urge For Going / Patuxent Music
  • Little White Washed Chimney / Roland White & Friends / A Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels / Mountain Home
  • I've Never Been So Lonesome / Longview / Longview / Rounder
  • The Angry Wife / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • My Favorite Memory/Beneath Still Waters/Windy City / Rhonda Vincent with the Osborne Brothers / Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music
  • Wedding Bell Blues / Bill & the Belles / DreamSongs, Etc. / Jalopy Records
  • Lonesome Old Home / Longview / Longview / Rounder
  • The Night Flatt & Scruggs Played Carnegie Hall / Jerry Salley / Front Porch Philosophy / Very Jerry Records [Flatt & Scruggs' Carnegie Hall concert, 12/8/1962]
  • Salty Dog Blues / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall:  The Complete Concert / Koch Records [Flatt & Scruggs' Carnegie Hall concert, 12/8/1962]
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Stepping Stones / Paul Williams / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin - The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Remington Ryde / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Radio Boogie / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Wise County Jail / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Born To Be With You / Flashback / Denver Snow / Pinecastle
  • They're Holding Up The Ladder / Virginia Ramblers / They're Holding Up The Ladder / Self-Produced
  • Get On The Main Highway / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Sunday Morning Gospel Jubilee / Larry Cordle / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout:  Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Billy Blue Records
  • Meet Me Over On The Other Side / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Build It Up / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Where Will You Be? / Crowe Brothers / Forty Years Old / Mountain Fever REcords
  • Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • My Savior's Train / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Jesus Is Waiting / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/25/2018 (with Cathy & Keegan Day)

Cathy and Keegan Day were the hosts of the November 25th edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.  Click on the link for a list of the songs played:

https://spinitron.com/WHUS/pl/2756926/Bluegrass-Caf%C3%A9-with-Special-Hosts-Today-Keegan-and-Cathy

Sunday, November 18, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/18/2018

It's Thanksgiving Week!  We started off Sunday's edition of our Bluegrass Cafe with songs relating to themes associated with Thanksgiving.  Wishing you and yours a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Roy Clark
(April 15, 1933 - November 15, 2018)
During the show, we remembered a beloved member of the Country Music Hall of Fame -- multi-instrumentalist, TV star, multi-award winner, pilot, and entrepreneur, Roy Clark, who died this past week at the age of 85.  We found several LPs in the WHUS Library featuring Roy Clark performing Bluegrass-tinged tunes along with his family, as well as with his sometime-banjo duet partner, Buck Trent.  

New music figured into our programming this week, too, as we shared songs from the forthcoming record from Balsam Range called "Aeonic."  There were other songs from 2018 releases, too, including music from Amanda Smith (from the John Duffey tribute record), Appalachian Road Show, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Nothin' Fancy, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Bill & the Belles, Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge, the Highland Travelers, the Feinberg Brothers, High Fidelity, the Kathy Kallick Band, and the Earls Of Leicester.

The plan is to have Cathy Day join you on the airwaves during our Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday -- hope you'll join her!

Have a good week, and enjoy your holiday!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Have A Feast Here Tonight / Monroe Brothers / Are You From Dixie? / RCA
  • Ride The Wild Turkey / Jerry Douglas / Slide Rule / Sugar Hill
  • God Has Been So Good To Me / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Home / The Grascals / Long List Of Heartaches / Rounder
  • Home Is Where The Heart Is / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane / Still Pickin' / Reuben's Train / Natchaug Music
  • Let's Live For Tonight / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King
  • Cruel Love / Reno Brothers / Drawing From The Well / Pinecastle
  • I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Mac Wiseman / High Lonesome / CMH
  • Salty Dawg Blues / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • I Won't Be Far From Here / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder [Charlie Sizemore birthday, 11/23/1960]
  • I Love No One But You / Ralph Stanley with Charlie Sizemore / Saturday Night & Sunday Morning / Freeland Recording Company [Charlie Sizemore birthday, 11/23/1960]
  • Home In The Mountains / Charlie Sizemore / The Stanley Tradition / Doobie Shea Records [Charlie Sizemore birthday, 11/23/1960]
  • No Lawyers In Heaven / Charlie Sizemore / Heartache Looking For A Home / Rounder [Charlie Sizemore birthday, 11/23/1960]
  • Banks Of The Ohio / Ralph Stanley with Charlie Waller / Saturday Night & Sunday Morning / Freeland Recording Company 
  • Eddie To The Rescue / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • You Live In A World All Your Own / Terry Baucom with Jon Randall Stewart / Never Thought Of Looking Back / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Amanda Smith / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • All The Good Times Are Past And Gone / Ralph Stanley with Jimmy Martin / Saturday Night & Sunday Morning / Freeland Recording Company
  • Tumbleweed Town / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • Dance Dance Dance / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • I Don't Want To Lose You / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • Time Changes Everything / Nothin' Fancy / Time Changes Everything / Mountain Fever Records
  • Who You Want Me To Be / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / single / Mountain Home
  • Old Lonesome Blues / Bill & the Belles / DreamSongs, Etc. / Jalopy Records
  • Wear A Red Rose / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Back To The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel
  • Graveyard Blues / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • The Little Tennessee / Highland Travelers / The Highland Travelers / Mountain Fever Records
  • Log Cabin In The Lane / Roy Clark with Family & Friends / Roy Clark's Family Album / Dot Records [Remembering Roy Clark, 1933-2018]
  • Farewell Blues / Roy Clark & Buck Trent / A Pair Of Fives (Banjos, That Is) / ABC Dot Records [Remembering Roy Clark, 1933-2018]
  • Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Roy Clark with Family & Friends / Roy Clark's Family Album / Dot Records [Remembering Roy Clark, 1933-2018]
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Roy Clark & Buck Trent / A Pair Of Fives (Banjos, That Is) / ABC Dot Records [Remembering Roy Clark, 1933-2018]
  • Thank God And Greyhound / Roy Clark / Roy Clark's Greatest Hits, Volume 1 / ABC Records [Remembering Roy Clark, 1933-2018]
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Gotta Get You Near Me Blues / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Each Season Changes You / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • New York Chimes / Russ Carson / Avenue Of The Giants / Patuxent Music
  • The Old Home Town / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Tennessee Hound Dog / Feller & Hill / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • My Honey Lou / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Earl's Breakdown / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • The Fields Have Turned Brown / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy
  • Count Your Blessings / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Kaleidoscope
  • Life's Railway To Heaven / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • No End To Heaven / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel
  • The First Step To Heaven / Larry Cordle / Give Me Jesus / Mighty Cord Records
  • I Love God's Way Of Living / White Mountain Bluegrass / Angels Rejoice / Strictly Country
  • On The Sunny Side Of Life / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Call His Name / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Eat At The Welcome Table / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross:  Songs Of Faith And Inspiration / Red Feather
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, November 12, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/11/2018

On this Veterans Day, we say THANK YOU to those who have served this country in the Armed Forces.  Your service is appreciated!

In addition to celebrating veterans, we spent a few minutes having a telephone conversation with Jim Sharpley, 2018 Stage Captain of the Podunk Bluegrass Festival.  Jim told us a bit about Podunk's new Goshen, CT home in 2019, as well as a series of Showcase Nights planned throughout the eight counties of Connecticut with the purpose of exposing Bluegrass to a wider audience.  If you would like to learn more about these shows, or if you know of a band who might like to perform at an upcoming showcase, please call Myrna Riquier at 860-455-9400.  In future, there will also be listing of Showcase Nights happenings located at www.natchaugmusic.com.

We included some 2018 music, too, this time from the Earls Of Leicester, Sister Sadie, High Fidelity, the John Duffey tribute record, the Highland Travelers, Hot Rize, the Family SowellDavid Davis & the Warrior River Boys, the Feinberg Brothers, and Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge.

Thanks to everyone who tuned in this week.  We'd love for you to join us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Lights On The Hill / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder
  • Two Highways / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Two Highways / Rounder
  • I'm Walkin' The Dog / Charles Sawtelle & the Whippets / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Loving You Too Well / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Wichita / Tim & Mollie O'Brien / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • We Can't Be Darlings Anymore / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Johnson Mountain Hoedown / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Making Up Stories / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me) / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Made To Move / Mountain Home
  • Girl Of My Dreams / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • Losing You Blues / Sister Sadie / Sister Sadie 2 / Pinecastle
  • Follow The Leader / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Emotions / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • The Cat Came Back / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / The Cat Came Back / Rebel
  • The Young Fisherwoman / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Cold Wind A-Blowin' / Ronnie Bowman & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Rock Hearts / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • Conversation with Jim Sharpley re:  Podunk Showcase Nights
  • Sparkling Brown Eyes / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Not A Word From Home / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • By Now I Would Be Dead / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records [Junior Sisk birthday, 11/6/1964]
  • Wild Mountain Honey / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel [Junior Sisk birthday, 11/6/1964]
  • Honky Tonked To Death / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel [Junior Sisk birthday, 11/6/1964]
  • He Walked All The Way Home / Blue Highway / Lonesome Pine / Rebel
  • God Knows Who He Is / The Family Sowell / single / Self-Produced
  • And The Band Played "Waltzing Matilda" / Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein / 2:10 Train / Rebel
  • God Bless The Soldier / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Girl That Loved Me / Highland Travelers / The Highland Travelers / Mountain Fever Records
  • Western Skies / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • You'll Never Get A Better Chance / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • California Cottonfields / Seldom Scene / Live At The Cellar Door / Rebel
  • Too Late To Say Goodbye / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Rhonda Vincent with Mac Wiseman / Jimmy Brown The Newsboy / Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music
  • It's Just Like Heaven / Bill Yates & Friends / Country Gentlemen Tribute, Volume 2 / MasterShield Records
  • Just As The Sun Went Down / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross:  Songs Of Faith And Inspiration / Red Feather
  • Take Me In The Lifeboat / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • My Mother Prays So Loud In Her Sleep / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Count Your Blessings / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Kaleidoscope
  • Home On The River / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Lord Protect My Soul / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Rocking On The Waves / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Quicksilver Rides Again! / Sugar HIll
  • Reveille Time In Heaven / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, November 04, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/4/2018

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe was the first for November, and it included a whole lot of fine music that has been released so far in 2018.  We also paid birthday tributes to Whisperin' Bill Anderson, whose songs have been covered in the World of Bluegrass more than a few times, as well as a song from a banjo legend who celebrates his birthday on this very day, Alan Munde (born November 4, 1946).   Hope you able to tune in to the show!

In addition to birthday tributes, the 2018 music in this show included songs from Larry Cordle, High Fidelity, the John Duffey tribute recording, the Kathy Kallick Band, Nothin' Fancy, Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge, Carolina Blue, the Appalachian Road Show, Balsam Range, Bill & the Belles, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, the Earls Of Leicester, Hot Rize, Alan Munde & Billy Bright, the Feinberg Brothers, the Price Sisters, and David Davis & the Warrior River Boys.

Please make plans to join us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cincinnati, Ohio / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • I Never Once Stopped Loving You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Once A Day / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Saginaw, Michigan / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • I Don't Love You Anymore / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • 1946 / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • I Can't Go / Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys / Blue Grass Style / Pleasant Valley Publications
  • Earl's Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Greatest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • Some Of These Days (You're Gonna Be Sad) / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • If I'd Have Wrote That Song / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel
  • Yardbird / Larry Cordle / Tales From East Kentucky / Mighty Cord Records
  • The Hills And Home / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Girl From The North Country / Steve Gulley / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Dark As The Night / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Angeline The Baker / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Idle Time / Rounder
  • Eli Renfro / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • You Are The One / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • Papa Wants To Go Back / Nothin' Fancy / Time Changes Everything / Mountain Fever Records
  • Dixieland For Me / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Rusty Rails / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • Milwaukee Blues / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • Come See About Me / Mountain Home Family / Come See About Me / Mountain Home
  • No Candy In My Bluegrass / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Get Me Gone / Balsam Range / single / Mountain Home
  • Hum Your Troubles Away / Bill & the Belles / DreamSongs, Etc. / Jalopy Records
  • Wedding Bell Chimes / Bill & the Belles / DreamSongs, Etc. / Jalopy Records
  • Lonesome Road Blues / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Grass That I'm Playing Is Really Blue / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage feat. Sally Berry / Bluegrass Legends:  Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music
  • I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Your Light Leads Me On / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Oklahoma Bound / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Munde's Child Records [Alan Munde birthday, 11/4/1946]
  • Sophronie / Audie Blaylock / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin:  The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Tennessee / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium Records
  • Always Will Be / Highland Travelers / Highland Travelers / Mountain Fever Records
  • Love Reunited / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / At Edwards Barn / Rounder
  • Once Upon A Heartbeat / Rarely Herd / Pure Homemade Love / Pinecastle
  • That Happy Night / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Daybreak In Dixie / Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley / Second Generation / Rebel
  • I Am Weary, Let Me Rest / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Rebel
  • Hicker Nut Ridge / Kevin Prater Band / All I Ever Wanted / Patuxent Music
  • Late Last Night / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Cross My Broken Heart / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Ramblin' Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • You Can Go To Heaven / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Get On The Main Highway / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • The Old Crossroads / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Paul Williams / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin:  The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Stormy Waters / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • One More Time Let Me Tell You (About Jesus) / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Wings Of Angels / Jay Armsworthy / I Couldn't Make It Without Him / Blue Circle Records
  • I Found A Church Today / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, October 28, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/28/2018

After a week away from the radio (and Connecticut), I returned to our Bluegrass Cafe this week with a whole lot of fine new music, as well as several ghost-themed songs appropriate for Halloween.  For good measure, we also threw in a tune or two in honor of country singer Freddie Hart (who died on October 27th at the age of 91).  Hope you were able to join us!  

The newer music for this particular week included a song from a forthcoming Seldom Scene recording on Rounder, as well as tunes from Gregg Welty, the Appalachian Road Show, Bill & The Belles, Dan Boner, and a new record featuring songs written by New Hampshire songwriter, Rick Lang.  We also shared 2018 music from the Price Sisters, the Feinberg Brothers, the John Duffey tribute record, the Kathy Kallick Band, Hot Rize, the Earls Of Leicester, and the King James Boys.

Big thanks to James & Cathy Ward for filling in as hosts of our Bluegrass Cafe on October 21st.  Consider joining them every Tuesday afternoon from 2-4PM for their "Bluegrass Rules" program on WHUS2.  

Enjoy the week, and thanks for listening!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • In The Pines / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King & The Father / MME
  • The Grey Ghost / Bill Emerson / Banjo Man / Pinecastle
  • The Ballad Of Sarah Malone / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Troubled Times / Rebel
  • Sam Jocelyn's Ghost / ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band / single / Now & Then Records
  • Final Farewell / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Lost Souls & Free Spirits / Rebel
  • Take Me Home / Tom Ewing / Adventures Of A Blue Grass Boy / Patuxent Music
  • Blew Monday / Lou Reid & Carolina / Callin' Me Back Home / KMA Records
  • The Country Girl Blues / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • Wind To The West / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • I Worship You / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • Snow Deer / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Love Me Or Leave Me Alone / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • It Takes People Like You / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Cardboard Mansion / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King
  • My Kentucky Home / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • I'm Feeling For You (But I Can't Reach You) / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family 
  • Everybody's Talking / Seldom Scene / Rounder IBMA Sampler 2018 / Rounder
  • Don't Cross The River / Gregg Welty with Josh Shilling / Community / Self-Produced
  • Georgia Buck / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • Finger Pointing Mama / Bill & the Belles / Dreamsongs, Etc. / Jalopy Records
  • West Of West Virginia / Dan Boner / single / Self-Produced
  • Loose Talk / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler [Remembering Freddie Hart, 1926-2018)
  • Drink Up And Go Home / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine [Remembering Freddie Hart, 1926-2018]
  • Brown Mountain Light / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill
  • The Lantern / Front Range / Ramblin' On My Mind / Sugar Hill
  • The Ghost Of Noah Hayes / Rick Pardue & Timmy Massey / The Ghost Of Noah Hayes / Lizard Records
  • Footsteps So Near / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • Polly Vaughn / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • George Cunningham / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • The Ghost Of Norma Jean / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
  • Bringing Mary Home / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Sunrise / Sam Bush & Bela Fleck / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Mary Jane, Won't You Be Mine / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • I'm Gonna Settle Down / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • My Honey Lou / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Nellie Kane / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Leavin' / Remington Ryde / A Storyteller's Memory / Pinecastle
  • Unwanted Love / Sideline feat. Dudley Connell / Colors & Crossroads / Mountain Fever Records
  • Snakes Alive / The Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • I'll Go Stepping Too / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Thinkin' Outside The Box / Rick Lang feat. Dave Adkins / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout! / Billy Blue Records
  • Take Me To Heaven / Gary Ferguson / Without You / Turquoise
  • What Could I Do / Volume Five / The Day We Learn To Fly / Mountain Fever Records
  • Wrastlin' Jacob / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • The Master Standing By / King James Boys / Time To Go Home / Pinecastle
  • Don't Act / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Daniel Prayed / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • God Moves In A Windstorm / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • I Can't Sit Down / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, October 14, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/14/2018

During Sunday's show, we put the spotlight on banjo legend Alan Munde, with whom we had a nice phone chat around 5PM.  Our main topic of discussion was Munde's new record with Texas mandolinist, Billy Bright:  "Es Mi Suerte."  Several selections from this recording were featured throughout the program ~ hope you enjoyed 'em!  

The record of Alan Munde & Billy Bright wasn't the only 2018 recording we played today, either.  Other 2018 selections included records by Nothin' Fancy, the Earls Of Leicester, Larry Cordle, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, the Kathy Kallick Band, Sister Sadie, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, Becky Buller, the Feinberg Brothers, and the tribute record to the late John Duffey.  

Next Sunday, I will be away, but our Bluegrass Cafe will be hosted by James Ward and his mom, Cathy Ward.  Tune in for their presentation, won't you?  

Have a good week!  

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Request is RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Colder And Colder / Lost & Found / Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel
  • I Fell In Love / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Air Mail Special / Jim & Jesse / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Brown Mountain Light / Country Gentlemen / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Hot Burrito Breakdown / Alan Munde / Festival Favorites Revisited / Rounder
  • Dapple Patti / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Munde's Child Records
  • The Mountains, My Baby, And Me / Grass Cats / The Mountains My Baby And Me / New Time Records
  • A Couple Beers More / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Milwaukee Here I Come / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium
  • Traditional Family Breakdown / Alan Munde Gazette / Made To Last / Munde's Child Records
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Your Love Is Like A Flower / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Your Love Is Like A Flower / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • Don't Throw Your Life Away / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Wave Goodbye / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Looking For A Smile In A Heartache / Gibson Brothers / Long Forgotten Dream / Hay Holler
  • Going Bodmin / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Munde's Child Records
  • Conversation with Alan Munde
  • Oklahoma Bound / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Munde's Child Records
  • Going To The Races / James King / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Unwanted Love / Michael Cleveland with Jeff White / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Ten Miles From The Truth / Aaron Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced
  • Keep A Memory / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years / Gusto
  • The Dillards with Byron Berline / Hamilton County Breakdown / Pickin' & Fiddlin' / Collectors' Choice Music
  • Milwaukee Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew / Sister Sadie / Sister Sadie II / Pinecastle
  • Through The Window Of A Train / Blue Highway / Some Day:  Fifteenth Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • Talk To Your Heart / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Ain't Nothing Wrong With That / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Blowing Bubbles / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Seeing Nellie Home / Reno & Smiley / Reno & Smiley & The Tennessee Cut-Ups, 1959-1963 / Gusto
  • Seeing Nellie Home / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Ride Away / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Poor Monroe / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • A Large Detroit American Automobile / Larry Cordle / Tales From East Kentucky / Mighty Cord Records
  • Fishers Of Men / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • By The Side Of The Road / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Munde's Child Records
  • When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • When We Meet To Part No More / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • That Home Far Away / Nothin' Fancy / Time Changes Everything / Mountain Fever Records
  • God Moves In A Windstorm / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder