Tuesday, May 03, 2022

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/2/2022

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe was our first for the marvelous month of May, so to celebrate -- in a weird kind of way -- we spent our first hour playing music from performers whose band name or surname began with the letter "M."  There's no doubt that we could have spent the full three hours with just "M" performer music, but we limited ourselves to just one hour.  Among the most notable Bluegrass "M"s was music from Bluegrass Hall of Famers Lynn Morris, Jim & Jesse McReynolds, Jimmy Martin, and, of course, Bill Monroe.  

We also belatedly celebrated the April 29th birthday of the Red-Headed Stranger, Willie Nelson (born April 29, 1933), as well as the April 30th birthdays of Bluegrassers Bill Yates and Rob McCoury.

New music was part of the mix, too, with new or recent selections from Kathy Kallick (with Molly Tuttle), Tray Wellington, Peter Rowan, the Gibson Brothers, Shannon Slaughter, and the Little Roy and Lizzy Show.

May 8th is Commencement Day at the University of Connecticut -- the first big graduation ceremonies to be held on the UConn campus since 2019.  This is great for students, but not so great for folks who volunteer to do a radio show and drive on campus on Sunday afternoons.  To that end, the plan for our May 8th broadcast (at this time) is that Sunday's program will be an encore show from Mother's Day in 2021.  Hope you can join us.  

Have a great week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Back To Dixie / McPeak Brothers / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Road To Columbus / Patrick McAvinue / Grave Run / Patuxent Music
  • Philadelphia Lawyer / Rose Maddox / This Is Rose Maddox / Arhoolie 
  • Me And My Fiddle / Benny Martin / The "Big Tiger" Roars Again, Part 2 / OMS Records
  • Diesel Train / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Pinecastle
  • Never Say Never Again / Dwight McCall / Never Say Never Again / Rural Rhythm
  • Rosa Lee McFall / Alan Munde & Country Gazette / Keep On Pushing / Flying Fish
  • White House Blues / Mashville Brigade / Bluegrass Smash Hits, Volume 1 / Rural Rhythm
  • The Old House / Mac Martin & the Dixie Travelers / Travelin' On / Revonah Records
  • Don't Tell Me Stories / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Jimmy Martin / The Chronological Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys, 1960-1961 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • John Henry / Aaron McDaris / First Time Around / Pinecastle
  • Roll On Muddy River / Merle Monroe / Songs Of A Simple Life / Pinecastle
  • Ace Of Hearts / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Flat Creek / Tom Mindte / Something I'm Been Working On / Patuxent Music
  • O-hio / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / For The Record / Billy Blue Records
  • Hard Rock Mountain Prison ('Til I Die) / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • Truck Driver's Queen / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again / Wango
  • Don't Let My Love Get In The Way / Del McCoury / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • New Mule Skinner Blues / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA
  • Put My Little Shoes Away / Kathy Kallick with Molly Tuttle / single / Live Oak Records
  • Saw A Little Boat / Tray Wellington / Black Banjo / Mountain Home
  • The Song That Makes Hank Williams Dance / Peter Rowan with Shawn Camp / single / Rebel
  • Rainbow Stew / The Little Roy & Lizzy Show / Welcome To The Show / Mountain Home
  • Before You Miss Me / Authentic Unlimited / single / Billy Blue Records
  • That's Where My Music Comes From / Shannon Slaughter / Ridin' Through The Country / Self-Produced
  • What A Difference A Day Makes / Gibson Brothers / single
  • Man With The Blues / Barry Berrier / First Time With Feeling / Pinecastle [Willie Nelson birthday, 4/29/1933]
  • I Gotta Get Drunk / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle [Willie Nelson birthday, 4/29/1933]
  • Bloody Mary Morning / Country Gentlemen / Joe's Last Train / Rebel [Willie Nelson birthday, 4/29/1933]
  • Ocean Of Diamonds / Willie Nelson / Country Music / Rounder [Willie Nelson birthday, 4/29/1933]
  • Get In Line Buddy / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Bill Yates:  4/30/1935 - 1/26/2015]
  • Shuckin' The Corn / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Rounder [Rob McCoury birthday, 4/30/1971]
  • The Old Pine Tree / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Bill Yates:  4/30/1935 - 1/26/2015]
  • Billy Boy / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Rounder [Rob McCoury birthday, 4/30/1971]
  • Mend This Heart Of Mine / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Memories That We Shared / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Love Bug / Kody Norris Show / All Suited Up / Rebel
  • I Know You're Married (But I Love You Still) / Patty Loveless with Travis Tritt / Mountain Soul / Epic
  • One Dime At A Time / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
  • Unwanted Love / Barry Abernathy with Dan Tyminski / Barry Abernathy & Friends / Billy Blue Records
  • He Can't Own Them / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Family Bible / David Peterson / Comin' On Strong / Necktie Records [Willie Nelson birthday, 4/29/1932]
  • I'll Be Singing Up There / Lonesome River Band / Singing Up There:  A Tribute To The Easter Brothers / Mountain Home
  • God's Been Good / The Little Roy & Lizzy Show / Welcome To The Show / Mountain Home
  • God On The Mountain / Jesse Brock with Greg Blake / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit
  • He's Coming Back To Earth Again / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / Starday King
  • Lord Don't Leave Me Here / Country Gentlemen / Joe's Last Train / Rebel [Remembering Bill Yates:  4/30/1935 - 1/26/2015]
  • If I Don't Lose My Fire / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / single / Driving Duke Records
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder





















Tuesday, April 26, 2022

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/24/2022

During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we spent the first hour playing music that was recorded live at various festivals and venues around the world.  Our show also included a bit of newer music and a couple of tunes in honor of a New England Bluegrass pioneer who recently passed.  Hope you were able to join us.  

Among the newer selections we heard music from the Gibson Brothers, the Edgar Loudermilk Band, Laura Orshaw, Carly Arrowood, the Po' Ramblin' Boys, Fast Track, Dale Ann Bradley with Danny Paisley, the Special Consensus, and Junior Sisk.

We also shared a couple of songs from a New Hampshire Bluegrass fiddler who was an original member of White Mountain Bluegrass, Joe Pomerleau, who died at the age of 89 on April 23rd.  Rest in peace.

Hope you're able to join us for the next edition of our Bluegrass Cafe on Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.

SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • She's Gone, Gone, Gone / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • Nobody's Love Is Like Mine / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Live! At McClure / Rebel
  • Shadows In My Room / Hot Rize / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Jolene / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family Records
  • Lonesome River / Lou Reid & Carolina with Russell Moore / Live At Graves Mountain / Rural Rhythm
  • Wild Kentucky Roan / Seldom Scene / Bluegrass:  The World's Greatest Show / Sugar Hill
  • Banjo In The Hollow / The Dillards / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard
  • Margie / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • Give My Love To Rose / Sally Love Connell with Dudley Connell / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Your Love Is Dying / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • Out In The Cold World / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • Charlie Cotton / Osborne Brothers / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics:  The Bluegrass Collection / Cracker Barrel
  • Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Jim & Jesse / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics:  The Bluegrass Collection / Cracker Barrel
  • Copper Kettle / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Down The Road / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall!  The Complete Concert / Koch Records
  • Uncle Pen / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • What A Difference A Day Makes / Gibson Brothers / single
  • Movin' Train / Edgar Loudermilk Band / The Dark Side Of Lonesome / Rural Rhythm
  • I Can't Settle Down / Laura Orshaw / Solitary Diamond / Dark Shadow Recording
  • I'm Still Broken / Carley Arrowood / Goin' Home Comin' On / Mountain Home
  • Heartache And Trouble / Fast Track / single / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Take My Ashes To The River / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Never Slow Down / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Blackbird / Special Consensus / single / Compass Records
  • Slo-Foot / Tiny Martin & His Countrysiders / single / Cherokee [Remembering Joe Pomerleau:  9/11/1932 - 4/23/2022]
  • When They Ring Those Golden Bells / Gary Pomerleau / Eye To Eye / Self-Produced [Remembering Joe Pomerleau:  9/11/1932 - 4/23/2022]
  • Tears Of Regret / High Fidelity with Jesse McReynolds / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Highway Side / Balsam Range / Moxie And Mettle / Mountain Home
  • Best Female Actress / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Patches On My Heart / Junior Sisk / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Country Gentleman / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music 
  • Swinging A Nine Pound Hammer / Matt Dudman / Poa / Pleasant Valley Records
  • One By One / Dale Ann Bradley with Danny Paisley / single / Pinecastle
  • Blue Collar Blues / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Hitchhiking To California / Billy Blue Records
  • Girl From The North Country / Steve Gulley / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways 
  • Say You Lied / Neon Valley Boys / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • Sparkling Brown Eyes / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Scraps From Your Table / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • Almost Proud / Del McCoury Band / Almost Proud / McCoury Music
  • I've Found A Hiding Place / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Walkin', Runnin', Flyin' / IIIrd Tyme Out / Grandpa's Mandolin / Rebel
  • The Lord Will Light The Way / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / The Gospel Side Of Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Rural Rhythm
  • Get A Transfer / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • I Love God's Way Of Living / White Mountain Bluegrass / Angels Rejoice / Strictly Country Records
  • Trading My Cross For A Crown / Misty Valley Boys / With All Due Respect / Patuxent Music
  • Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • The Hand Of The Higher Power / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, April 17, 2022

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/17/2022 ~ an Easter encore!

Happy Easter!  

On this blessed day, I decided to stay home and share an "encore" presentation of our Bluegrass Cafe that originally aired on April 4, 2021.  This show was full of music appropriate for an Easter Sunday, as well as a mini-spotlight on the then-new recording, "Industrial Strength Bluegrass:  Southwestern Ohio's Bluegrass Legacy."  This show also featured lots of music from New Hampshire's own White Mountain Bluegrass, as we remembered and celebrated the life of the late Hazel McGee (April 2, 1941 - October 27, 2014).  

We'll be back with a live presentation of our Bluegrass Cafe next week.  Sure hope you'll make plans to join us on Sunday afternoon.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • The Cry From The Cross / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • The Stone Was Rolled Away / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Plastic Heart / Open Road
  • Search Inside An Empty Tomb / Rarely Herd / What About Him / Pinecastle
  • Kiss On A Cold, Cold Stone / Jesse Brock / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit
  • Happy Go Lucky / Alan Bibey & Doyle Lawson / single / Billy Blue Records
  • Lost Town / Rick Lang with James Kee / single / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Deep River / Rick Faris / The Next Mountain / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Barefoot Nellie / Jim Lauderdale with High Fidelity / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Are You Missing Me / Dailey & Vincent / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Stone Walls And Steel Bars / Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby, Kenny Smith / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Baby Blue Eyes / Vince Gill / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Hold Whatcha Got / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / MCA
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Yellow Creek / Dale Ann Bradley / Things She Couldn't Get Over / Pinecastle
  • Rainbow Of My Dreams / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Patuxent Music
  • Silence Or Tears / Country Gentlemen / Bluegrass At Carnegie Hall / Starday Records
  • Slo-Foot / Tiny Martin & the Countrysiders / single / Cherokee [Remembering Hazel McGee:  4/2/1941 - 10/27/2014]
  • I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records [Remembering Hazel McGee:  4/2/1941 - 10/27/2014]
  • Tennessee Rose / White Mountain Bluegrass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records [Remembering Hazel McGee:  4/2/1941 - 10/27/2014]
  • You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records [Remembering Hazel McGee:  4/2/1941 - 10/27/2014]
  • Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Herman McGee with Hazel McGee / Family & Friends / Self-Produced [Remembering Hazel McGee:  4/2/1941 - 10/27/2014]
  • I Closed My Heart's Door / White Mountain Bluegrass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records [Remembering Hazel McGee:  4/2/1941 - 10/27/2014]
  • Early Morning Rain / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel [Cliff Waldron birthday, 4/4/1941]
  • Memories Cover Everything I Own / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk  Rounder
  • I'm Lonesome And Blue / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Golden Slippers / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Do You Remember? / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Fox On The Run / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel [Cliff Waldron birthday, 4/4/1941]
  • Back In '29 / Barry Abernathy / Barry Abernathy & Friends / Billy Blue Records
  • Richest Man / Balsam Range / Moxie And Mettle / Mountain Home
  • The Bramble And The Rose / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Ain't It Funny / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
  • It's Goodbye And So Long To You / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Nine Pound Hammer / Rick Spinney / Off The Cuff / Self-Produced
  • Cry From The Cross / Charlie Sizemore / The Stanley Gospel Tradition:  Songs About Our Savior / Doobie Shea Records
  • Thinkin' Outside The Box / Dave Adkins / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout:  Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Billy Blue Records
  • The Old Rugged Cross / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • Gonna Rise And Shine / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Gonna Rise And Shine / Mountain Fever Records
  • He Is Risen / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Gospel Parade / Sugar Hill
  • From The Manger To The Cross / Don Reno & Charlie Moore / Bluegrass Legends Together / Wango
  • Six Hours On The Cross / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross / Red Feather
  • The Empty Tomb / Gary Ferguson / Without You / Turquoise Records
  • Were You There When They Crucified My Lord / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill
  • Remember The Cross / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Garden Tomb / The Isaacs & the Oak Ridge Boys / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • I Wasn't There / Larry Sparks / 40 / Rebel
  • The Man In The Middle / Hot Rize / Radio Boogie / Flying Fish
  • He's Passing This Way / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Purple Robe / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • Broken Stone / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Wings Of Gold / Rebel
  • Search Inside An Empty Tomb / Rarely Herd / What About Him / Pinecastle
  • Old Rugged Cross / Tom Adams / Right Hand Man / Rounder

Sunday, April 10, 2022

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/9/2022

This day's Bluegrass Cafe featured a whole lot of music in celebration of the late Merle Haggard (April 6, 1937 - April 6, 2016) -- not a Bluegrass singer by any stretch, but his songs have certainly been covered in the Bluegrass world many multiples of times over the years.  Limiting ourselves to just a dozen Merle Haggard selections and covers is a bit of a struggle, but since we had so many other great songs and performers to share, we did what we needed to do.

As far as newer music, there were selections from the Edgar Loudermilk Band, Rhonda Vincent, the Rick Lang project featuring a song by Stephen Mougin, and the Po' Ramblin' Boys.

Next Sunday's show may be an encore presentation of last year's Easter show, but the jury is still out on that.  We'll keep you posted.

Thanks for listening.  Have a great week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Past The Point Of Rescue / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Pinecastle
  • Two Highways / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Two Highways / Rounder
  • I Beg To You / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder
  • Home Run Man / Jimmy Martin / 1954-1974 / Bear Family Records
  • I'm Really Leaving / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Pinecastle
  • It's Amazing What Sunshine Can Do / Pete Goble / When I'm Knee Deep In Bluegrass / FireHeart Records
  • Slowly / Rhonda Vincent / Music Is What I See / Upper Management Music
  • Will You Be Lonesome Too / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Classic Bluegrass Live / Vanguard
  • Little Mountain Road / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Running Razorback / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Pinecastle
  • Marianne / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Modern Times / Rebel
  • Sad Prison Song / Hylo Brown / Lovesick And Sorrow / Starday Records
  • Many A Mile / Eddie & Martha Adcock / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • Hey Porter / Greg Blake / Songs Of Heart & Home / Self-Produced
  • Ridin' My Thumb To Mexico / Bluegrass Etc. / Bluegrass Etc. / Sierra
  • Poor Monroe / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Why You Been Gone So Long / Roland White & Friends / A Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels / Mountain Home
  • Long Forgotten Dream / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Hit Parade Of Love / Ronnie Bowman / Ronnie Bowman / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Branded Man / Merle Haggard / Vintage Collections / Capitol [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Old Man From The Mountain / BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / AMT Records [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Big City / U.S. Navy Country Current / Country Current Live / DoD [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Movin' On / Merle Monroe / Back To The Country / Pinecastle [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Back To The Barrooms / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Come On Down To My World / Rounder [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Mama Tried / Merle Haggard & Mac Wiseman / Timeless / Cracker Barrel [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Daddy Frank / Jim Mills with Paul Brewster / Hide Head Blues / Sugar Hill [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Today I Started Loving You Again / The Grascals / Keep On Walkin' / Rounder [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Slowly But Surely / Amy Gallatin & Roger Williams / Something 'Bout You / Happy Appy Records [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Swinging Doors / Lost & Found / A Ride Through The Country / Rebel [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Silver Wings / Spinney Brothers / Side By Side / Self-Produced [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • Runaway Momma / Merle Haggard / The Bluegrass Sessions / McCoury Music [Remembering Merle Haggard:  4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016]
  • I'm Going Home / Edgar Loudermilk Band / The Dark Side Of Lonesome / Rural Rhythm
  • Nine Pound Hammer / George Shuffler / Aged To Perfection / Copper Creek [Remembering George Shuffler:  4/11/1925 - 4/7/2014]
  • Paint The Town / Fox Family / Follow My Lead / Sierra
  • Toodleoo / Rick Lang with Stephen Mougin / A Tale To Tell / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Don't You Know I Love You, Charlie Brown? / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Baby Blue Eyes / Vince Gill / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways [Vince Gill birthday, 4/12/1957]
  • City That Drowned / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Where I'm Bound / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Forty Years Of Trouble / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Grand Ole Circle / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / This Life We're Livin' / Billy Blue Records
  • Dreaming / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Lonesome / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Never Slow Down / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Palms Of Victory / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • The First Step To Heaven / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Home Of The Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Are You Lost In Sin / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family Records
  • Wicked Path Of Sin / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 2 / Hay Holler
  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus / George Shuffler / Aged To Perfection / Copper Creek [Remembering George Shuffler:  4/11/1925 - 4/7/2014]
  • Lord Show Me The Righteous Pathway / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records
  • Will He Wait A Little Longer / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • I'll Be No Stranger There / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, April 03, 2022

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/3/2022

It's a new month for our Bluegrass Cafe -- no fooling!  

The main focus for today's program was remembering the wonderful Roland White -- a Bluegrass Hall of Famer who has been an important part of many bands, from working with his brothers in the Kentucky Colonels to being a sideman with both Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt to spending 10+ years with both the Country Gazette and the Nashville Bluegrass Band to fronting his own band.  By all accounts, Roland White was a very kind man, and super-encouraging to many performers who would come after him.  He will be missed, but we will always have his legacy and 60+ years of music.  Coming up in June 2022, the University of Illinois Press is scheduled to release Mandolin Man:  The Bluegrass Life Of Roland White by Bob Black.  It should be a great read about a life well-lived.  

In addition, we shared a bit of newer music from a recording featuring a guitarist by the name of Bob Minner.  We also included new or recent music from the Del McCoury Band, Shannon Slaughter, Laura Orshaw, Volume Five, Authentic Unlimited, Special Consensus, and Rick Lang.

Next Sunday's show will start a bit later than 4PM, as there will be a UConn Baseball game until approximately 4:30PM.  Please join me then.

Thanks, and have a good week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Trying To Get To You / Roland White / Trying To Get To You / Sugar Hill [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep / Kentucky Colonels / Appalachian Swing! / Rounder [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • I Ain't Goin' Down / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Waitin' For The Hard Time To Go / Sugar Hill [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • I Might Take You Back / Roland White & Friends / A Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels / Mountain Home [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • Harvest Time / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • You've Been A Friend To Me / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • No More The Moon Shines On Lorena / Everett Lilly / Everett Lilly & Everybody And Their Brothers / Swift River Music
  • Loving You Too Well / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • You'll Get No More Of Me / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Room Over Mine / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Steeped In Tradition / Brandywine
  • I LIke To Hear 'Em Preach It / Paul Williams / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin:  The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records [Paul Williams birthday, 3/30/1935]
  • The Hills Of Roane County / J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home [Paul Williams birthday, 3/30/1935]
  • Steppin' Stones / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / You Don't Know My Mind, 1956-1966 / Rounder [Paul Williams birthday, 3/30/1935]
  • Golden Hair / U.S. Navy Band Country Current / Live / Altissimo
  • Love Don't Live Here Anymore / Del McCoury Band / Almost Proud / McCoury Music
  • Wall Around Your Heart / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / King
  • Rough Edges / Traditional Grass / The Blues Are Still The Blues / Rebel
  • Heart Of Caroline / U.S. Navy Band Country Current / Live / Altissimo
  • Church Street Blues / Bob Minner with Vince Gill / From Sulphur Springs To Rising Fawn:  The Songs Of Norman Blake / Engelhardt Music Group
  • On Her Own / Laura Orshaw with Trey Hensley / Solitary Diamond / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Alberta Clipper / Shannon Slaughter / Ridin' Through The Country / Elite Circuit Music
  • What I Didn't Say / Volume Five / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Before You Miss Me / Authentic Unlimited / single / Billy Blue Records
  • Blackbird / Special Consensus / single / Compass Records
  • Early Morning Rain / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel [Cliff Waldron birthday, 4/4/1941]
  • The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee / Bill Clifton / The Early Years, 1957-1958 / Rounder [Bill Clifton birthday, 4/5/1931]
  • Faded Love / Kentucky Colonels / Appalachian Swing! / Rounder [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • Walls Of Time / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • You Won't Be Satisfied That Way / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Sweden 1973 / Roland White Music [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • Doorstep Of Trouble / Roland White / I Wasn't Born To Rock 'n Roll / Tompkins Square [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • Travelin' Down This Lonesome Road / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • Hot Flash On The Highway / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Roland White Music [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • Little White Washed Chimney / Roland White & Friends / A Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels / Mountain Home [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • I Don't Care Anymore / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • Patches On My Heart / Junior Sisk / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • 20/20 Vision / Dan Tyminski / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • I'd Like To Be A Train / Rhonda Vincent / Music Is What I See / Upper Management Music
  • They Sawed Up A Storm / Rick Lang with Becky Buller / A Tale To Tell / Dark Shadow Recording
  • No Depression / Johnson Mountain Boys / Goin' Up Cripple Creek / Cripple Creek
  • Journey To My Savior's Side / Bluegrass Cardinals / The Stained Glass Hour / Rounder
  • Satan's Jeweled Crown / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Angels Rejoice / Strictly Country Records
  • Come On, Dear Lord, And Get Me / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • Story Of The Pharisees / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder [Remembering Roland White:  4/23/1938 - 4/1/2022]
  • Give Me The Roses / Traver Hollow / Angels Rejoice / Strictly Country Records
  • Heaven / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • When He Blessed My Soul / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • You Go To Your Church / Bill Clifton / The Early Years, 1957-1958 / Rounder [Bill Clifton birthday, 4/5/1931]
  • When We Look On His Face / Bill Emerson with Cliff Waldron / Reunion / Webco [Cliff Waldron birthday, 4/4/1941]
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


































Monday, March 28, 2022

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlst - 3/27/2022

"New" was the word for Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe.  Mind you, we didn't share only the newest Bluegrass music in existence, but it seems like this was the week for several performers to release music -- new bands, Grammy-nominated bands, older bands with new configurations -- no matter, as all of it was pretty top-notch, and gives us something to look forward to for the future Bluegrass in 2022.  This brand-new music came to us from the likes of a new group called Authentic Unlimited, the new configuration of Special Consensus, Woody Platt (minus his Steep Canyon Rangers bandmates), the Po' Ramblin' Boys, and more.   Hope you enjoyed it.

We also opened the phone lines for requests, and surprisingly, I was able to go 3/3, with requests for music from Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys, Ralph Stanley with Dwight Yoakam, and even a Bluegrass-sounding tune from Marty Robbins.  You just never know what folks are going to want to hear.  

Hope you were able to join us on Sunday.  If you couldn't tune in, there's always next week.  We'll be looking for you from 4-7PM on Sunday afternoon.

Have a good week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Rock Bottom Blues / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Yodel #4 / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records
  • Doin' My Time / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • Leavin' / James King / These Old Pictures / Rounder
  • Do You Remember? / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • The Happiness Of Having You / Linda Lay / Linda Lay / Mountain Fever Records
  • Lonesome Pine / Blue Highway / It's A Long, Long Road / Rebel
  • You Are My Flower / Laurie Lewis with Molly Tuttle / And Laurie Lewis / Spruce & Maple Music
  • Lefty's Old Guitar / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Lefty's Old Guitar / Rounder
  • Not A Word From Home / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • That's Just Lonesome / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • I Heard The Bluebirds Sing / Marty Robbins / Good 'N Country / MCA
  • How Many Times / Vern & Ray with Herb Pedersen / San Francisco--1968 / Arhoolie
  • Goin' To The Dance / Chris Warner with Tom Adams / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music
  • Blackbird / Special Consensus / single / Compass Records
  • Leaving Cleveland / Tim Raybon Band / single / Pinecastle
  • One Last Goodbye / Woody Platt / single / Melton & Miller Music
  • Another Highway This Time / Amanda Cook / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Take My Ashes To The River / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Never Slow Down / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Money Can't Buy You / Breaking Grass / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Before You Miss Me / Authentic Unlimited / single / Billy Blue Records
  • Lazy Whippoorwill / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roundtable / Billy Blue Records
  • Had It Not Been For The Train / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String Productions
  • Daffodil / Donna Ulisse / Livin' Large / Billy Blue Records
  • I Ain't Broke But I'm Badly Bent / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Hey Lonesome / Jimmy Martin / The Chronological Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys, 1961-1962 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Prillaman's Switch / Tim Martin / Bluegrass Fiddle / Patuxent Music
  • You'll Always Be The Only One / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Rainbow Of My Dreams / Del McCoury Band / Almost Proud / McCoury Music
  • Calamity Jane / Becky Buller with Rhonda Vincent / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Early / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder / Larry Sparks / New Moon Over My Shoulder / Rebel
  • The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn / Ralph Stanley with Dwight Yoakam / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Could I Knock On Your Door / Jeremy Stephens / How I Hear It / Rebel [Jeremy Stephens birthday, 3/31/1984]
  • Philibuster / Phil Leadbetter / Philibuster / Rounder [Remembering Phil Leadbetter:  3/31/1962 - 10/14/2021]
  • There's Where Glory Can Be Found / Flashback / Foxhounds And Fiddles / Pinecastle
  • Praying / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle
  • Rank Strangers To Me / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Journey To My Savior's Side / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • Dear God / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • That Home Above / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Light At The River / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Patuxent Music
  • Call His Name / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Pray The Clouds Away / J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams / Old Friends Get Together / Mountain Home
  • My Lord's Been A Walkin' / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, March 21, 2022

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 3/20/2022

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe was two weeks in the making, as we took the battle plan for our March 13th show (in which we couldn't get into the Student Union to do any broadcasting) and added a couple of things.  The show included a couple of "Spring" songs, March birthday celebrating and a few new selections, too.  Hope you were able to join us.

As far as the birthdays go, we celebrated the mid-March birthdays of several Bluegrassers, including Bob Paisley, Kristin Scott Benson, Tim O'Brien, Ronnie McCoury, David Grisman, and John Starling.  In addition, there was a second short set of songs written by the wonderful Marshall Wilborn (born March 12, 1952).  

Two important members of the Country Music Hall of Fame were celebrated, too:  Carl Smith (March 15, 1927 - January 16, 2010) and Charley Pride (March 18, 1934 - December 12, 2020).  We heard from both of these legends, as well as several Bluegrass covers of some of their material.

And finally, there was some newer music, too.  This time around, we heard new selections from Laura Orshaw (with Trey Hensley), Donna Ulisse, and the Del McCoury Band.  

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • When Springtime Comes Again / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • Spring Will Bring Flowers / Balsam Range / Last Train To Kitty Hawk / Mountain Home
  • Come Spring / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Leavin' Town / Rounder
  • Ah Spring / Chris Thile / Stealing Second / Sugar Hill
  • Springtime In The Rockies / Bluegrass Patriots / When It's Springtime In The Rockies / Red Feather
  • Sun's Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday / Lost & Found / Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel
  • I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Give This Message To Your Heart / Osborne Brothers / The Chronological Osborne Brothers, 1950-1951 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Losing You Blues / Sister Sadie / Sister Sadie II / Pinecastle
  • The Bluebirds Are Singing For Me / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Headed Home For Maine / Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys / The Last Log Drive / Revonah Records
  • Tidwell Pike / Jimmy Gaudreau / Pieces And Bits / Goose Creek Music
  • Whispering Waters / Rock Hearts / Starry Southern Nights / Self-Produced
  • The Last Log Drive / Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys / The Last Log Drive / Revonah Records
  • Tell Me How To Mend A Broken Heart / Lynn Morris Band / Mama's Hand / Rounder [Marshall Wilborn birthday, 3/12/1952]
  • Heartstrings / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Every Time You Say Goodbye / Rounder [Marshall Wilborn birthday, 3/12/1952]
  • Traveling Down The Blue Road / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Once And For Always/The News Is Out / Sugar Hill [Marshall Wilborn birthday, 3/12/1952]
  • Wishing Well Blues / Rhonda Vincent / A Dream Come True / Rebel [Marshall Wilborn birthday, 3/12/1952]
  • That Was Then And This Is Now / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music [Marshall Wilborn birthday, 3/12/1952]
  • No Vacancy / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / No Vacancy / Brandywine [Remembering Bob Paisley:  3/14/1931 - 11/29/2004]
  • The Hunt / Kristin Scott Benson / Straight Paths / Pinecastle [Kristin Scott Benson birthday, 3/14/1976]
  • Nellie Kane / Hot Rize / Hot Rize / Flying Fish Records [Tim O'Brien birthday, 3/16/1954]
  • I'm My Own Grandpa / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder [David Grisman birthday, 3/23/1945]
  • Quicksburg Rondezvous / Del McCoury Band / A Deeper Shade Of Blue / Rounder [Ronnie McCoury birthday, 3/16/1967]
  • Muddy Waters / Seldom Scene / Live At The Cellar Door / Rebel [Remembering John Starling:  3/26/1940 - 5/2/2019]
  • Gray Rock, Red Clay Land / Donna Ulisse / Livin' Large / Billy Blue Records 
  • On Her Own / Laura Orshaw with Trey Hensley / Solitary Diamond / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Almost Proud / Del McCoury Band / Almost Proud / McCoury Music
  • You Are The One / Jim & Jesse / In The Tradition / Rounder [Remembering Carl Smith:  3/15/1927 - 1/16/2010]
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine [Remembering Carl Smith:  3/15/1927 - 1/16/2010]
  • Loose Talk / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler [Remembering Carl Smith:  3/15/1927 - 1/16/2010]
  • Kisses Don't Lie / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder [Remembering Carl Smith:  3/15/1927 - 1/16/2010]
  • (When You Feel Like You're In Love) Don't Just Stand There / Carl Smith / The Essential Carl Smith / Columbia Legacy [Remembering Carl Smith:  3/15/1927 - 1/16/2010]
  • Wonder Could I Live There Anymore / Jesse Brock with Greg Blake / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit [Remembering Charley Pride:  3/18/1934 - 12/12/2020]
  • I'd Rather Love You / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Cloud Of Dust / GSM [Remembering Charley Pride:  3/18/1934 - 12/12/2020]
  • Kiss An Angel Good Morning / Nothin' Fancy / It's A Good Feeling / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Charley Pride:  3/18/1934 - 12/12/2020]
  • All I Have To Offer You Is Me / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Heritage / Brandywine [Remembering Charley Pride:  3/18/1934 - 12/12/2020]
  • I'm Just Me / Charley Pride / Legendary Country Singers / Time Life [Remembering Charley Pride:  3/18/1934 - 12/12/2020]
  • Each Season Changes You / Rose Maddox / Sing A Little Song Of Heartache / Bear Family
  • Me And The Jukebox / Buzz Busby / Bluegrass Spectacular / Country Stars
  • Where The Old Red River Flows / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • There Is Power In The Blood / David Peterson / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • Mr. Jesus / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There / IIIrd Tyme Out / Livong On The Hallelujah Side / Rounder
  • Let's All Go Down To The River / Rich In Tradition / Black Mountain Special / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • My Savior's Train / High Fidelity / Hills Ahd Home / Rounder
  • Going Up / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / I Can Go To Them / Pinecastle
  • If I Be Lifted Up / Dry Branch Fire Squad / The Gospel Way / Self-Produced
  • I'll Be Rested / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Bluegrass Spirit / Rounder
  • Springtime In Glory / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder