Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/27/2010

On Sunday's show, I was inspired to shine a bit of a spotlight on the music of some performers from New England who have been recognized at the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky as "Pioneers Of Bluegrass." While I was delighted to share a bit of music from Pioneers like Herb Applin, Hazel & Mac McGee, Sam Tidwell, Fred Pike, and Joe Val, I find now that these folks deserve to be played much more than just once every couple of months. I'll endeavor to do that in future weeks, for sure. In the meantime, enjoy a couple of these photos of our very own Pioneers from eastern Connecticut -- Fred Pike (on the banjo) and Sam Tidwell (shown with an electric bass in the band photo, and with a fiddle at the "Bluegrass For Food" festival in Sterling on June 13th).

Thanks to Connecticut fiddler (and former WHUS DJ on "The Magic of Bluegrass") Cathy Bumgarner Day for posting so many great photos of her with some of the Pioneers of BG on her Facebook page. The amazing things you can find on the Internet!

In addition to music from the Pioneers on Sunday's show, we included new (or newer) music from the likes of Rhonda Vincent (a single from her forthcoming project on her own Upper Management Music label), the Special Consensus (their celebratory "35" is on Compass Records), Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford ("Dogwood Winter" on Rural Rhythm will be released later this summer), a mostly-a capella gospel recording from Barry Scott & Second Wind ("Sunday Mornin' Meetin' Time"), the fabulous Jimmy Martin-inspired gospel project from J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, & Paul Williams ("Old Friends Get Together" on Mountain Home), and Pennsylvania's Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys (a self-released project called "Wish I Were There"). Connecticut musicians have new recording projects, too: from Fred Etheridge & Nick Anderson there is "Pickin' & Singin' " and a gospel project from the Gallagher Family Band titled, "The Old Fashioned Church."

And you know that we always like to give away things, and so, we did on Sunday. There were 2 CD giveaways, as well as 2 passes to the upcoming Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Rangeley, Maine. This one-day event happens on Saturday, August 7th, and features none other than the Del McCoury Band as part of their lineup. For more information, click on their website here. Jim will have more Saddleback passes to give away this Sunday -- be sure to listen for your chance to win!

While I won't be in the "Bluegrass Cafe" again until July 18th, I hope you'll consider joining me for another classic country & BG fill-in this Thursday, July 1st from 10AM-noon. It should be fun.

Have a great 4th, and don't forget to include Jim and the "BG Cafe" in your Independence Day radio listening!


Requests are RED.
  • Katy Hill

    Del McCoury Band


    Blue Planet

    My Rocky Mountain Sweetheart

    David Davis & the Warrior River Boys

    David Davis & the Warrior River Boys


    Up This Hill And Down

    The Grascals

    The Famous Lefty Flynn’s


    Big Spike Hammer

    Osborne Brothers

    Once More, Volumes I & II

    Sugar Hill

    You’re That Certain Someone

    Warrior River Boys

    New Beginnings


    Lonesome And Blue

    Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys

    Classic Bluegrass


    More Than I Can Bear

    Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac

    Take Off

    Patuxent Music

    No One Has To Tell Me (What Love Is)

    Lynn Morris

    Mama’s Hand



    Jessie Baker


    Patuxent Music

    Don’t Act

    Rhonda Vincent

    All American Bluegrass Girl


    This Weary Heart You Stole Away

    Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys

    Can’t You Hear The Mountains Calling


    Sweet Summertime

    Rhonda Vincent

    Upper Management Music

    Used To These Old Blues

    Special Consensus


    Compass Records

    Just Along For The Ride

    Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford

    Dogwood Winter

    Rural Rhythm

    What Would You Do

    Fred Etheridge & Nick Anderson

    Pickin’ & Singin’


    Route 6 Ramble

    Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys

    Wish I Were There


    We Can’t Be Darlings Anymore

    Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs

    Selected Sides, 1950-1952

    JSP Records

    Hills Of Georgia

    Hylo Brown

    Lovesick And Sorrow


    Sugar Tree Stomp

    Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman

    Tribute To Fiddlin’ Paul Warren


    Bluegrass, Don’t You Know

    Curly Seckler with Larry Cordle

    Bluegrass, Don’t You Know

    Copper Creek

    Don’t Get Above Your Raising

    Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs

    The Essential Earl Scruggs

    Columbia Legacy

    The Train’s Ready

    Balsam Range

    Marching Home

    Mountain Home

    Crazy Heart

    Ben Greene with James King

    Bluegrass Sideman

    Blue Circle Records

    The Memory Of Your Smile

    Dede Wyland

    Keep The Light On

    Patuxent Music

    Georgia Stomp

    Jesse Brock

    Kickin’ Grass


    I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

    Soggy Bottom Boys

    O Brother, Where Art Thou?


    Reno Ride

    Reno & Smiley

    Early Years, 1951-1959


    Plastic Heart

    Old Time Bluegrass Singers

    Plastic Heart

    Open Road


    Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers

    Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers


    The Last Log Drive

    Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys

    The Last Log Drive


    Stranger In My Home

    White Mountain Bluegrass

    Aragon Mill

    Strictly Country

    Sparkling Brown Eyes

    Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys

    One Morning In May


    Wander On, Weary Soul

    Bluegrass Gospel Project

    Wander On

    Vital Records

    Whitehouse Blues


    A Potpourri Of Bluegrass Jam

    DBK Records

    Old New Hampshire Home

    Smokey Greene

    The Friendly Voice Of Smokey Greene


    I Ain’t Goin’ Down

    Nashville Bluegrass Band

    Waitin’ For The Hard Times To Go

    Sugar Hill

    What Can I Do

    Gibson Brothers

    Ring The Bell

    Compass Records

    Rovin’ Gambler

    Peter Rowan

    The Walls Of Time

    Sugar Hill

    How Long



    Skaggs Family

    Garden In The Sky

    Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys

    Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys

    GHP Records

    Beautiful Hall

    Jeff Parker

    Look To The Light: Songs Of Faith From The Pen Of Rick Lang

    Rural Rhythm

    Place Prepared For Me

    Barry Scott & Second Wind

    Sunday Mornin’ Meetin’ Time


    On The Wings Of Angels

    Spinney Brothers

    Side By Side


    The Old Fashioned Church

    Gallagher Family Band

    The Old Fashioned Church


    Stormy Waters

    J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams

    Old Friends Get Together

    Mountain Home

    I’m A Stranger

    Johnson Mountain Boys

    We’ll Still Sing On



    Laurel Canyon Ramblers

    Rambler’s Blues

    Sugar Hill

    Black Mountain Blues

    Johnson Mountain Boys



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