Sunday, May 13, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/13/2018

With my own mother at Webster's Indian Ranch, sometime in 1989.
On our Mother's Day edition of Bluegrass Cafe, we mainly featured songs about you-know-who:  Mother!  While the entire show was not strictly songs about mothers (those still with us, and those who live only in memory), it's a good estimate that probably 3/4 of the songs were about mom.  In fact, there are still a whole bunch more mother songs that I could/should have played, but we will save them for another week.  Happy Mother's Day to all!

The rest of the show included a few classics, but was mainly music drawn from two new recordings by two terrific traditional Bluegrass bands:  "Party For One" by the Feinberg Brothers and "Didn't He Ramble:  The Songs Of Charlie Poole" by David Davis & the Warrior River Boys.  Expect to hear a whole lot more from both of these great new records over the next few weeks.

Hope you'll consider joining us once again for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe!

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.

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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Know Whose Tears / Gibson Brothers / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • Thank God For A Mama / Lonesome River Band / One Step Forward / Sugar Hill
  • Every Day Is Mother's Day To Me / Allerton & Alton / Black, White & Bluegrass / Bear Family
  • God Bless Her ('Cause She Is My Mother) / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • Use A Napkin (Not Your Mom) / Kathy Kallick / Mother, Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • I Haven't Seen Mama In Years / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • It Takes People Like You / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Steamboat Whistle Blues / Michael Cleveland with Sam Bush / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Ace Of Hearts / Mile Twelves / Onwards / Dolores The Taurus Records
  • Cheyenne / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Album, Volume One / Rounder
  • 20/20 Vision / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Universal
  • No Other Man / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  The Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  The Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Ramblin' Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  The Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Mama Tried / Seldom Scene / SCENEchronized / Sugar Hill
  • Memories Of Mother / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Mother Of A Miner's Child / Country Gentlemen / The Complete Vanguard Recordings / Vanguard
  • Listen To Me Mother / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • Mama's Opry / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • Mother's Voice Is In The Wind / Johnson Mountain Boys / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • Always Be Kind To Your Mother / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • From The Hollow / BearTracks / From The Hollow / AMT Records
  • Mama's Hand / Lynn Morris / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Mother Knows Best / Jesse Brock / Kickin' Grass / Pinecastle
  • Angel Mother / Crowe Brothers / Forty Years / Mountain Fever Records

  • Medals For Mothers / IIIrd Tyme Out / Back To The MAC / Rounder
  • Dear Mom / Wayne Taylor / Dear Mom / Raincoe Music
  • Mother's Last Years / Gillis Brothers / Sunshine In The Shadows / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Remembrance Of Mother / Chris Warner / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music
  • Hand That Rocks The Cradle / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • A Couple Beers More / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Kentucky Borderline / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One--All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • Mother's Only Sleeping / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Sweetest Gift / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Mother, The Queen Of My Heart / Lonesome Standard Time / Mother, The Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Mother's Prayers Were Not In Vain / Travers Chandler & Avery County / State Of Depression / Patuxent Music
  • Gone Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Sony
  • Give Mother My Crown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Sony
  • My Mother's Bible / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • Mama's Rocking Chair / Southern Rail / Glory Train / Pinecastle
  • Shake Hands With Mother Again / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Mother's Footsteps Guide Me / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years, 1958-1961 / Gusto
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 06, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/6/2018

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe was supposed to begin at 5PM, as a UConn Baseball broadcast from Memphis was happening.  However, the game was a quick-mover, and so, our show began 30 minutes earlier than we expected, but 30 minutes past the "normal" start time of 4PM.  Does that make any sense?  In the long run, it didn't really make that much difference, as we still managed to stuff a whole lot of fine music into our 150 minutes' time allotment.  Hope you heard something you enjoyed!

The Feinberg Brothers in Canterbury, CT - March 2017
(Photo by Linda Orlomoski)
We shared a bit of newer (for 2018) music today, including selections from projects by Becky Buller, Special Consensus, the Highland Travelers, Daniel Greeson, the Price Sisters, and Shannon Slaughter.  In addition, it was a great pleasure (and honor!) for us to debut music from the brand new recording from Long Island's Feinberg Brothers.  "Party For One" is the title of the sophomore recording for this terrific traditional band, and we look forward to playing more music from it in future weeks of our program.

Hope you can join us next Sunday afternoon, as we hope to bring you a full three hours of our Bluegrass Cafe.  

Have a good week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Sitting On Top Of The World / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebbel
  • The Old Swinging Bridge / Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys / Hand-Picked:  25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records / Rounder
  • Warm And Windy / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day! / Raincoe Music
  • Molly And Tenbrooks / Larry Stephenson & Mark Newton with Lou Reid / Live At Mr. B's / B's Records
  • Willow Creek Dam / American Drive / American Drive / Rural Rhythm
  • Nobody's Love Is Like Mine / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • We Live In Two Different Worlds / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Girl That Loved Me / Highland Travelers / The Highland Travelers / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Country Girl Blues / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • True Life Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Like A Bird In A Cage / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Lilacs, Lilies, & Roses  / Bear Bridge Band / live track / Open Road
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Long Gone Leaving / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Foxhounds / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • As Long As I Live / Don Reno & Charlie Moore / Bluegrass Legends "Together" / Wango Records
  • She Took The Tennessee River / Special Consensus with Bobby Osborne, Josh Williams, & Becky Buller / Rivers And Roads / Compass Records
  • Milwaukee, Here I Come / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium Records
  • Cry Of The Whippoorwill / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Me And My Fiddle / Daniel Greeson / Done Gone / Patuxent Music
  • Chicken Reel / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • I'll Just Keep On Lovin' You / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Home Of The Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Another Night / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / no label
  • Cross My Broken Heart / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Grandfather's Clock / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • The Convict And The Rose / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Your Light Leads Me On / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • I Am Going To Heaven / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 2 / GGS Music
  • I've Made A Covenant / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • Love Is A Cross And Three Nails / Shannon Slaughter / Never Standing Still / Elite Circuit Records
  • Help Me Climb That Mountain / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Take Me In Your Lifeboat / Seldom Scene / 15th Anniversary Celebration / Sugar Hill
  • Get On That Main Highway / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Who Will Sing For Me / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / no label
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, April 29, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/29/2018

For the first Sunday in three weeks, our Bluegrass Cafe ran for a full three-hours, as there were preemptions for UConn Baseball.  That was nice.  During those three hours, we included newer music from the likes of Michelle Canning, Balsam Range, Flashback, the Highland Travelers, Milan Miller, the Carnegie Tradition, and Volume Five.  

One other nice thing from Sunday's radio show:  several songs written by Country Music Hall of Famer (and Red-Headed Stranger) Willie Nelson, as he celebrated his 85th birthday on April 29th.  

Hope you got a chance to listen, but if not, you'll have another opportunity to join us next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.  


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • What Will Become Of Me / Special Consensus / Everything's Alright / Pinecastle
  • Are You Missing Me / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • Close The Door Lightly When You Go / Lonesome River Band / Chronology, Volume One / Rural Rhythm
  • Too Blue / Jeanette Williams Band / Too Blue / Grass Tank Records
  • Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill MOnroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Hold Whatcha Got / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Doin' My Time / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Charlie Cotton / Osborne Brothers / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics:  The Bluegrass Collection / Opry Music
  • Money, Marbles & Chalk / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Jim & Jesse / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics:  The Bluegrass Collection / Opry Music
  • Sing Me Back Home / Ernie Thacker-Junior Blankenship Band / Tennessee Blues / Copper Creek
  • Cry Of The Catamount / Bob Amos / Sunset Blues / Bristlecone
  • Take Me Back To Kentucky / Carolina Blue / Sounds Of Kentucky Grass / Poor Mountain Records
  • Popsicle Polka / Tim Martin / Bluegrass Fiddle / Patuxent Music
  • Weathered Gray Stone / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • On Boot Hill / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • Train Keeps Riding / Ernie Thacker-Junior Blankenship Band / Tennessee Blues / Copper Creek
  • Bloody Mary Morning / Country Gentlemen / Joe's Last Train / Rebel [Willie Nelson born, 4/29/1933]
  • I Gotta Get Drunk / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Bluegrass / Take Me Back / Pinecastle [Willie Nelson born, 4/29/1933]
  • Man With The Blues / Barry Berrier / First Time With Feeling / Pinecastle [Willie Nelson born, 4/29/1933]
  • Family Bible / David Peterson / Comin' On Strong / Self-Produced [Willie Nelson born, 4/29/1933]
  • Only A Hobo / Seldom Scene / Winterhawk Scholarship Album / Gordo
  • Is This My Destiny / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Holland 1973 / Roland White Music
  • Kickin' Our Hearts Around / Michelle Canning / Michelle Canning / Self-Produced
  • Cheek To Cheek With The Blues / Del McCoury / High, Lonesome And Blue / Rounder
  • Wildwood Flower / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Burning Georgia Down / Balsam Range with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble / Mountain Overture / Mountain Home
  • Moonshine / Flashback / Denver Snow / Pinecastle
  • Always Will Be / Highland Travelers / The Highland Travelers / Mountain Fever Records
  • My Baby Don't Bake / Milan Miller / Timepiece / Self-Produced
  • Salty Dog Blues / Carnegie Tradition / Carnegie Tradition:  A Tribute To Flatt & Scruggs / Raincoe Music
  • Going Home / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • Home Run Man / Marty Raybon / Southern Roots And Branches / Rural Rhythm
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Busy City / Rhonda Vincent / Only Me / Upper Management Mjusic
  • If I'd Have Wrote That Song / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel
  • Don't Hold Your Breath / WhiteHouse / WhiteHouse / Pinecastle
  • Cheaters In The Soup / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Rounder [Rob McCoury born, 4/30/1971]
  • Only Me / Rhonda Vincent with Willie Nelson / Only Me / Upper Management Music [Willie Nelson born, 4/29/1933]
  • Picture In The Moonlight / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • I'm Watching The Train Passing By / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Hammer Down / Feller & Hill / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • Lord Don't Leave Me Here / Country Gentlemen / Joe's Last Train / Rebel [Bill Yates born, 4/30/1935]
  • Kneel At The Cross / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross / Red Feather
  • The Lamb, The Lion, And The King / Volume Five / Milestones / Mountain Fever Records
  • Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A School Of Bluegrass / Crossroads
  • Old Daniel Prayed / Stanley Brothers / All Bluegrass, All Gospel / Federal
  • I'm Getting Ready To Leave This World / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin' Praisin' & Singin':  Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm
  • The Lighthouse / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • I Want To Know / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, April 22, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/22/2018

What a gorgeous Spring Sunday afternoon in eastern Connecticut!  Hope your Sunday was a pleasant one, too.  Due to a UConn Baseball broadcast, the start of our Bluegrass Cafe was delayed a bit, but we still managed to squeeze in a whole bunch of fine music in our broadcast of 165 minutes.

In addition to sharing a tiny bit of newer music -- selections from recent or soon-to-be-released recordings by Edgar Loudermilk, Rick Lang, Rhonda Vincent (with Dolly Parton), and Becky Buller -- we remembered two musicians who have died this month:  Ernie Thacker and Randy Scruggs.  We celebrated the former by playing music from several different bands in which Ernie Thacker was a member, including Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, America's Bluegrass Band, and the Ernie Thacker-Junior Blankenship Band.  

As for Randy Scruggs, while this son of Earl really wasn't known as being a "Bluegrass performer," he certainly was a fine producer, songwriter, and musician.  In his honor, we played the 1955 instrumental from Flatt & Scruggs that was named in Randy's honor, "The Randy Lynn Rag," as well as a few selections from a multi-award winning 1989 record which was produced by Randy Scruggs (and featured him playing guitar all the way through):  "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two" by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with several legendary guests.  

Hope you enjoyed the show, 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
  • Come And Sit By The River / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Through The Window Of A Train / Blue Highway / Through The Window Of A Train / Rounder
  • What A Ways We've Come / Gibson Brothers / Red Letter Day / Sugar Hill
  • It's A Way Of Life That Stands The Test Of Time / Edgar Loudermilk / forthcoming CD / Pinecastle
  • I'm Longing For A Love I'll Never Know / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • How Many Times / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Banjo In The Hollow / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone
  • It's Good Bye And So Long To You / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Self-Produced
  • West Texas Wind / Seldom Scene / The 3rd Winterhawk Scholarship Album / Gordo
  • Deep River Blues / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder
  • Young Sailor's Dream / Rick Lang feat. Amy Gallatin / The Undertow / RLM Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends / The Ultimate Collection:  Live At The Ryman / Rounder
  • Randy Lynn Rag / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Sony
  • Amazing Grace / Randy Scruggs / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / MCA
  • Little Mountain Church House / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Ricky Skaggs / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / MCA
  • Sittin' On Top Of The World / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Jimmy Martin / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / MCA
  • I'd Have A Dime / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • Who Showed Who / Dan Tyminski / Wheels / Rounder
  • Tennessee Cut-Up Breakdown / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Boogie Grass Band / Ronnie Reno & the Reno Tradition / Portfolio / Shell Point Records
  • Unwanted Love / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Please Come Back, Little Pal / Tom Ewing / Adventures Of A Blue Grass Boy / Patuxent Music
  • Mountain Folks / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Saturday Night, Sunday Morning / Freeland Records [Remembering Ernie Thacker, 1971-2018]
  • Sing Me Back Home / Ernie Thacker - Junior Blankenship Band / Tennessee Blues / Copper Creek [Remembering Ernie Thacker, 1971-2018]
  • The Chill Of Lonesome / Ernie Thacker / The Chill Of Lonesome / Doobie Shea Records [Remembering Ernie Thacker, 1971-2018]
  • Sharecropper's Son / Ernie Thacker / The Stanley Tradition / Doobie Shea Records [Remembering Ernie Thacker, 1971-2018]
  • Please / Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton / forthcoming CD / Upper Management Music
  • Big River / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill [Pat Enright birthday, 4/22/1945]
  • Another Love Gone Wrong / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Let 'Em Know I'm From Virginia / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Weep And Cry / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home [Doyle Lawson birthday, 4/20/1944]
  • I Ain't Goin' Down / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Waitin' For The Hard Times To Go / Sugar Hill [Roland White birthday, 4/23/1938]
  • The Grey Ghost / Bill Emerson / Eclipse / Rural Rhythm
  • Walking Down The Line / Country Gentlmen / Live In Japan / Rebel [Doyle Lawson birthday, 4/20/1944]
  • Make Him A Soldier / Louvin Brothers / The Family Who Prays / Country Stars [Ira Louvin birthday, 4/21/1924]
  • Story Of The Pharisees / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • What Will They Say About You / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / 4th & Goal / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • Daniel Prayed / Patty Loveless / Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century / Provident
  • Rank Strangers / America's Bluegrass Band / America's Favorite Hymns / Self-Produced [Remembering Ernie Thacker, 1971-2018]
  • Just Over Yonder / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill [Doyle Lawson birthday, 4/20/1944]
  • Traveling The Highway Home / Ernie Thacker / The Stanley Gospel Tradition:  Songs About Our Savior / Doobie Shea Records [Remembering Ernie Thacker, 1971-2018]
  • Just Rehearsing / Louvin Brothers / The Family Who Prays / Country Stars [Ira Louvin birthday, 4/21/1924]
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, April 15, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/15/2018

Initially, our Sunday edition of Bluegrass Cafe was supposed to start one hour later than it's normal 4PM start time, as there was a broadcast of a UConn Men's Baseball game being played in Wichita, Kansas.  Unfortunately, the pitching was not so hot for either team, and the runs kept piling up.  As a result, today's nine inning game last for more than four hours, and our show's length was 51 minutes.  Oh well.

Even though we had less than an hour on the air today, we tried to fit in some new music, and did.  Among the new and/or recent selections:  music from the Price Sisters, the Highland Travelers, and a new duet single from Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton.  

Enjoy the week, and we will look forward to being back with you next Sunday, 4-7PM.

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Home Run Man / Parmley & McCoury / Families Of Tradition / BGC Records
  • Johnston's Grocery Store / Lost & Found / It's About Time / Rebel
  • Anybody Else's Heart But Mine / Rarely Herd / Pure Homemade Love / Pinecastle
  • Mountain Folks / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Saturday Night, Sunday Morning / Freeland Recording
  • Please / Rhonda Vincent & Dolly Parton / single / Upper Management Music
  • Always Will Be / Highland Travelers / The Highland Travelers / Mountain Fever Records
  • Reuben's Train / Still Pickin' / Reuben's Train / Natchaug Music
  • Let Me Love You One More Time / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years, 1958-1961 / King
  • Love Me Or Leave Me Alone / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Are You Missing Me / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family 
  • Matterhorn / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • So Happy I'll Be / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • When He Reached Down His Hand For Me / Wilson Banjo Co. / Spirits In The Hills / Pinecastle
  • Shouting In The Air / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Valley Of Peace / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • No Hiding Place / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • Prayer Bells Of Heaven / Hot Rize / Hot Rize / Flying Fish

Sunday, April 08, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/8/2018

New England Bluegrass pioneers, Fred (with banjo)
and Earl (guitar) Pike with their Pine Hill Ranchers, c.1968
During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we shared lots of fine music (both vintage and new), included a bit of music from one of the recently-named inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame (Ricky Skaggs), and remembered a New England Bluegrass pioneer, Earl Pike (who died at the age of 79 on April 2nd).  Hope you were able to tune in today!  

Be sure to tune in next Sunday, too, if you please.  

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.




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


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Chilly Winds / Johnny Williams / Close Kin:  A Reunion Of Bluegrass And Old-Time Music / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • At The End Of A Long Lonely Day / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Gotta Travel On / Jack Cooke / Sittin' On Top Of The World / Pinecastle
  • Love, O' Love Please Come Home / Reno & Smiley / Bluegrass 1963 / Rural Rhythm
  • I Know You're Married / Reno & Smiley / Bluegrass 1963 / Rural Rhythm
  • Help My Brother / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Sweet Thang And Cisco / Lost & Found / A Ride Through The Country / Rebel
  • Eating Out Of Your Hand / Longview / Deep In The Mountains / Rounder
  • Lonesome Pine Breakdown / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • Life Of A Hard Workin' Man / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Life Is A Story / Mountain Home
  • Golden Hair / Country Current / Country Current Live / Department of Defense
  • Bury Me On A Mountain / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Just Joshin' / Phil Leadbetter with Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes / The Next Move / Pinecastle
  • Everybody's Somebody's Fool / Sierra Hull / Secrets / Rounder
  • All The Ways I'm Gone / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Made To Move / Mountain Home
  • Tomorrow I'll Be Gone / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • A Good Man Like Me / Del McCoury Band / By Request / McCoury Music
  • Somehow Tonight / Joe Diffie / Homecoming / Rounder
  • I'll Stay Around / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • The Legend Of The Rebel Soldier / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Eddie To The Rescue / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Another Love Gone Wrong / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • 1952 Vincent Black Lightning / Del McCoury Band / By Request / McCoury Music
  • She Took The Tennessee River / Special Consensus with Bobby Osborne, Becky Buller, Josh Williams / Rivers And Roads / Compass Records
  • Draggin' The Bow / Daniel Greeson / Done Gone / Patuxent Music
  • Born To Be With You / Flashback / Denver Snow / Pinecastle
  • Can't You Hear Me Calling / Peter Rowan / Carter Stanley's Eyes / Rebel
  • To Warm And Comfort You / Pike Family & the Pine Hill Ranchers / To Warm And Comfort You / Rebel
  • You Win Again / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers And The Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Love Reunited / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / At Edwards Barn / Rounder
  • Wild Wild Rose / Bluegrass Patriots / Through The Years...Favorite Songs And Requests / Red Feather
  • California Cottonfields / Seldom Scene / Live At The Cellar Door / Rebel
  • The Game / Blue Highway / The Game / Rounder
  • Singing My Troubles Away / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Cotton Dice / Patuxent Partners / Seven Or Eleven / Patuxent Music
  • My Music Comes From Bill / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Out In The Cold World / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Lost John / Kevin Prater Band / All I Ever Wanted / Patuxent Music
  • Thunder Dan / Sideline / single / Mountain Home
  • Don't Get Above Your Raisin' / Ricky Skaggs / Country Gentleman:  The Best Of Ricky Skaggs / Legacy
  • Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / Ricky Skaggs / Country Gentleman:  The Best Of Ricky Skaggs / Legacy
  • When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Lord Don't Leave Me Here / Country Gentlemen / Joe's Last Train / Rebel
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • The Voice Of My Savior / Remington Ryde / A Storyteller's Memory / Pinecastle
  • Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor / Cox Family / Everybody's Reaching Out For Someone / Rounder
  • I'm On A Journey / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Get On The Main Highway / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Do Lord / Pike Brothers & the PIne Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers And The Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, April 01, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/1/2018

Happy Easter!  Hope you've enjoyed the day.  As you might expect, our radio show on Sunday featured a whole bunch of Easter-themed songs from several different performers.

As it also happens to be April 1st, we celebrated Bluegrass FOOLS by playing ten songs spotlighting fools.  

And if that wasn't enough, we shared tons of new music from recently- or soon-to-be released recordings from new performers and seasoned veterans.

Be sure to join us once again next Sunday afternoon, won't you?  

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Search Inside An Empty Tomb / Rarely Herd / What About Him / Pinecastle
  • The Man In The Middle / Hot Rize / Radio Boogie / Flying Fish
  • He Arose / Blue Moon Rising / On The Rise / Lonesome Day Records
  • I Am The Man, Thomas / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Cry From The Cross / Charlie Sizemore / Songs About Our Savior / Doobie Shea Records
  • Wise County Jail / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Making Up Stories / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Rabbit Song / Lost & Found / Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel
  • Love Please Come Home / Reno & Smiley / Classic Bluegrass / King
  • Two Fools / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • The Fool / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Home Of The Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Big Fool Of The Year / Doyle Lawson & Paul Williams / Chapter 3 / Mountain Home
  • The Bigger The Fool (The Harder The Fall) / Lonesome Standard Time / Mighty Lonesome / Sugar Hill
  • New Fool / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Every Time You Say Goodbye / Rounder
  • Fool's Moon / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • A Fool Such As I / Audie Blaylock / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-Produced
  • Foolin' Around / Jim & Jesse / Our Kind Of Country / Pinecastle
  • Fool's Hill / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Sugar Hill
  • Go Back You Fool / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times The L/ Open Road
  • The Whiskey And The Guitar / Junior Sisk / forthcoming CD / Mountain Fever Records
  • Queen Of Carolina / Claybank / No Escape / Mountain Fever Records
  • Fiddler's Pastime / Daniel Greeson / Done Gone / Patuxent Music
  • 'Til I See You Again / Williamson Branch / single / Pinecastle
  • I've Had A Big Time Today / Brennen Ernst / Had A Big Time Today / Patuxent Music
  • Big River / Special Consensus / Rivers And Roads / Compass Records
  • Yellow Jacket / Jesse Burdick / Hops & Spirits / Self-Produced
  • The Light In Carter Stanley's Eyes / Peter Rowan / Carter Stanley's Eyes / Rebel
  • The Little Tennessee / Highland Travelers / forthcoming CD / Mountain Fever Records
  • Warm And Windy / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Old Blue / The Dillards / A Long Time Ago / Varese Sarabande
  • Rainy Day Blues / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / single / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • Kentucky Sweetheart / Rhonda Vincent / A Dream Come True / Rebel
  • You Left Me Alone / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • If You Don't, Somebody Else Will / Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / Rounder
  • Lost Highway / Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / Rounder
  • Love Pains / Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / Rounder
  • Blue Collar Dreams / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • Somewhere Between / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • I'd Rather Be Alone / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Dreams About The Hills And Home / Bluegrass Patriots / Through The Years...Favorite Songs And Requests / Red Feather
  • Little Mountain Road / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Dixie Special / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder
  • Because He Lives / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • I'm Justified / Del McCoury Band / Family Circle / McCoury Music
  • We Shall Rise / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Bound To Ride / Rounder
  • Purple Robe / Junior Sisk / Songs About Our Savior / Doobie Shea Records
  • I'll Live Again / Baucom, Bibey, Graham & Haley / Baucom, Bibey, Graham & Haley / Rebel
  • I'll Trade The Old Cross (For A Crown) / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Kept & Protected / Sugar Hill
  • Remember The Cross / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949
  • The Empty Grave / Gary Ferguson / Without You / Turquoise
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder