Monday, September 28, 2009

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/27/2009

Sunday's show was of the condensed variety, as WHUS broadcast a Men's Soccer game beginning at 6PM. This may happen from time to time throughout the soccer season, but we'll try to keep you posted when we know it's coming...

Anyhow, in our 2-hour show, we took a quick preview of some of the big nominees for this week's IBMA Awards (to be given out in ceremonies on October 1st), and played just a teeny bit of great new music from the likes of the Steep Canyon Rangers (their fourth CD from Rebel Records is called "Deep In The Shade") and Bill Yates & Friends ("Country Gentlemen Tribute, Volume II" on MasterShield). There were a couple of fine new independent releases, too, from singer-songwriter Billy Boone Smith ("Live From The Moose Lodge"), a North Carolina group known as the Hagar's Mountain Boys ("Forever Yours"), and an all-instrumental recording from Long Island bandleader, Buddy Merriam ("Back Roads Bluegrass"). Time wouldn't allow us to play more than one tune from each of these fine recordings, but we'll get to more in future weeks, I'm certain...

We still managed to squeeze in a couple of requests, too -- thanks to everyone for calling. We're always curious to know what listeners really WANT to hear. Don't be shy -- give us a call during the show at (860)486-9487 or drop an email request anytime to

I'll join you once again on October 3rd -- this time for 3 big hours of BG, I'm pretty sure.

Have a good week -

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / Rocky Grass / Blue Planet
  • When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • White House Blues / Don Reno & Bill Harrell / 20 Bluegrass Favorites / Rural Rhythm
  • This Morning At Nine / Jimmy Gaudreau’s Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • The Sky Is Weeping / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Girl In The Valley / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • Keep On Walkin’ / Daughters Of Bluegrass with Jeanette Williams / Bluegrass Bouquet / Blue Circle
  • Leaving Baker County / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Who Showed Who / Dan Tyminski / Wheels / Rounder
  • Iron & Diamonds / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill
  • Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • Don’t Act / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Muleskinner Blues / Muleskinner / A Potpourri Of Bluegrass Jam / DBK Works
  • I’m Feeling For You (But I Can’t Reach You) / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Leavin’ Town / Rounder
  • Pick Along / Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs / The Three Pickers / Sugar Hill
  • I Won’t Be Far From Here / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • Air Mail Special On The Fly / Kenny Smith / Flatpicking Bluegrass / FGM Records
  • Tears On My Tracks / Billy Boone Smith / Live At The Moose Lodge / Muddy Sunshine
  • Call Of The Wild / Hagar’s Mountain Boys / Forever Yours / Self-Produced
  • Spirit Of Rosine / Buddy Merriam / Back Roads Mandolin / Lily Pad Records
  • The Old Pine Tree / Bill Yates & Friends / Country Gentlemen Tribute, Volume II / MasterShield Records
  • Have Mercy / Steep Canyon Rangers / Deep In The Shade / Rebel
  • Pitkin County Turnaround / Steve Martin / The Crow / Rounder
  • Boogie Grass Band / Ronnie Reno & the Reno Tradition / Portfolio / Self-Produced
  • Never Again / Stanley Brothers / Don’t Cheat In Our Hometown / King
  • Leave Me The Way I Am / Sawmill Road / Fire On The Kettle / SMR Records
  • Old Kentucky Shore / Big Country Bluegrass / Open For Business / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Cabin On The Hill / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Classic Bluegrass Live / Vanguard
  • God Reached Down / David Parmley & Continental Divide / Three Silver Dollars / Pinecastle
  • Old Country Church / The Radio Gang / Two Different Roads / Fishtraks
  • The Room Over Mine / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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