Sunday, February 07, 2010

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/7/2010

Back to three hours for today's BG Cafe. While we couldn't squeeze in quite as many tunes as Jim was able to play on last week's five hour program, we still pumped out a whole lot of great BG tunes. Hope you enjoyed 'em...

In anticipation of next weekend's 25th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, MA, we included a whole bunch of tunes from performers who'll be appearing at this big Boston Bluegrass Union-sponsored event. If you don't yet have a reservation at the Sheraton Framingham (where the event is held), you're out of luck, as the hotel sold out all of its rooms in less than five minutes when reservations were opened up last November. It should be a great festival with lots and lots of top-notch performers, including Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, J.D. Crowe & the New South, the Gibson Brothers, the Spinney Brothers, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, the Josh Williams Band, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and quite a few more. We hope to see you there!

The big news in the Bluegrass world this week was the release of Dailey & Vincent's new tribute CD to the Statler Brothers (called "Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers"). If you've ever seen D&V's live show (or, really, listened to either of their first two Rounder CDs), you KNOW that these guys include LOTS of tunes from the Statler Brothers Songbook in their repertoire. As I've told you plenty of times, I've been a big Statler fan myself for the better part of forever, but I never would have imagined any of their songs being worked up as BG tunes. This new D&V CD is "mighty fine" (to quote the ol' Roadhog), and you can bet you'll be hearing lots more of it on the air in future weeks and months at WHUS. Is it better than the original Statler stuff? Nope...but it is a fabulous tribute to the Statlers from the hottest thing going in the BG world.

The WHUS radio schedule changes once again this Thursday, 2/11, but we hope to remain on the air for our usual Sunday afternoon timeslot. With that in mind, I hope to join you once again next Sunday as I wind down my Joe Val weekend. If you enjoy some classic country sounds combined with your BG, I invite you to join me for my last Tuesday afternoon fill-in this week (2/9) from 1-3PM.

Thanks for listening -


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • When I'm Knee Deep In Bluegrass / Pete Goble / When I'm Knee Deep In Bluegrass / FireHeart Pro Records
  • Sad And Blue / BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / AMT Records
  • Your Love Is Dying / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • I Don't Know What To Do / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • Just Wondering Why / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Dreams About The Hills Of Home / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • My Dixie Home / Jim Mills with Ricky Skaggs / My Dixie Home / Sugar Hill
  • Dear Old Dixie / Dan Menzone / Menzone Drive / Self-Produced
  • Coat Of Many Colors / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Come Walk With Me / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Band / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • The Crow / Steve Martin / The Crow / Rounder [2010 Grammy Award-Winner: "Best Bluegrass Album"]
  • Sometimes The Pleasure's Worth The Pain / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Southern / Rural Rhyhtm
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Jim & Jesse / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics / Cracker Barrel
  • Buck Creek Gal / Johnny Warren with Earl Scruggs / A Tribute To Fiddlin' Paul Warren / Self-Produced
  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Columbia
  • Memories That We Shared / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Trust Each Other / Blinky Moon Boys / Moonlite Theatre / Hay Holler
  • Let's Part The Best Of Friends / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia
  • Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven / Alison Krauss & the Cox Family / I Know Who Holds Tomorrow / Rounder
  • We Live In Two Different Worlds / Red Allen & the Kentuckians / Lonesome And Blue / Rebel
  • Roll On Muddy River / Bluegrass Cardinals / Welcome To Virginia / Rounder
  • Snowbird / Missy Werner / Drifting And Dreaming / Self-Produced
  • I Ain't Broke, But I'm Badly Bent / Special Edition / Sweet Allis Chalmers / Grass Mountain Records
  • Two Hours Down / Rick Hayes / Fly By Night / Kang Records
  • There Ain't No Easy Street / Steep Canyon Rangers / Deep In The Shade / Rebel
  • 95 Years / Thomas Wywrot / Every Time I Walk This Road / Self-Produced
  • My Rose Of Old Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Columbia
  • Let Me Fall / Adam Steffey with Dan Tyminski / One More For The Road / Sugar Hill
  • Cotton Dice / Patuxent Partners / Seven Or Eleven / Patuxent Music
  • Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Larry Stephenson with Del McCoury / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • The Secret Of The Waterfall / Country Gentlemen / Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Turkey Buzzard / Chris Warner / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music
  • Flowers On The Wall / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers / Cracker Barrel
  • Do You Know You Are My Sunshine / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers / Cracker Barrel
  • Big Spike Hammer / Osborne Brothers / Once More, Volumes I & II / Sugar Hill
  • The Room Over Mine / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • My Friend Clyde / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Batchin' It / Buddy Merriam / Back Roads Mandolin / Lily Pad Records
  • Mississippi River Raft / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Lefty's Old Guitar / Rounder
  • Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder / Sierra Hull / Secrets / Rounder
  • The Wishing Well / Gibson Brothers / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • Knee Deep In The Blues / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • The Last Song / Josh Williams / Down Home / Pinecastle
  • I Love God's Way Of Living / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • It's So Hard To Stumble (When You're Down On Your Knees) / Lou Reid & Carolina / My Own Set Of Rules / Rural Rhythm
  • Lift Your Voice In Prayer / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle
  • Will I Meet Mother In Heaven / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • Angel Band / Acoustic Blue / This Is Now / Self-Produced
  • Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill
  • Let Me Rest / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • Climbing Up The Mountain / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Heaven's Joy Awaits / Sugar Hill
  • Do Right And Come Smiling Thru / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Winding Through Life / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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