Sunday, March 09, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 3/9/2014

This was our first post-Radiothon edition of Bluegrass Cafe, and our intention was to play LOTS of music.  However, the UConn Men's Baseball game went into extra innings after the other team tied up the game with 2 outs in the 9th, so that didn't allow the show to start until about 4:40PM.  Still, we tried to squeeze in as much music as possible -- and a whole bunch of it was brand-spanking new to our WHUS airwaves...
What a terrific reissue for Rural Rhythm!

Daylight Savings Time began on Sunday, so that gave us the perfect opportunity to play Grandpa Jones's lament about Daylight Saving Time, as well as a few other "time" related songs from the likes of the Kathy Kallick Band, Lou Reid & Carolina, the Del McCoury Band, and a couple of others.  

The Boston-based Reunion Band
has a new CD on the way...
For the last two weeks of programs, we've mostly played recordings that were available as premiums for Radiothon.  While that was fine, on today's show, we had some opportunity to play a few recordings that have been received over the last couple of weeks.  There is a whole lot of wonderful NEW Bluegrass music to be heard, and we were pleased to be able to play some of it today, including newer projects from the Special Consensus, Matt Wallace, Dave Adkins, Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, and three New England-based bands, Evergreen, the Reunion Band, and Connecticut's own ShoreGrass.  There is also a fabulous new reissue of a Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys 2-record set from the 1960s:  "Radio Shows" on Rural Rhythm.  This is a fantastic recording from what is, perhaps, one of the most underrated brother duos in country and Bluegrass music history.  Great stuff!  
John Denver doesn't seem "Bluegrass-friendly,"
but his songs work well with Special C & Friends

Once again, we like to say THANKS to everyone who generously supported WHUS -- and, of course, Bluegrass Cafe -- during Radiothon!  Our listeners are always the best , so thanks so very much!

Jim will join you for next Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, but if you're in the mood for a classic country and Bluegrass fill-in kind of program, join me on Friday morning (March 14th) from 7-10AM.  

Have a good week!



  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Daylight Saving Time / Grandpa Jones / Country Music Hall Of Fame / MCA
  • Time / Kathy Kallick Band / Time / Live Oak Records
  • Time / Lou Reid & Carolina / 20th Anniversary / KMA Records
  • Grandfather's Clock / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • I Need More Time / Del McCoury Band / Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Is It Time / Benny & Vallie Cain / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Ice Covered Birches / Cliff Waldron / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Old Man From The Mountain / BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / AMT Records
  • Old, Old House / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics / Opry Music
  • Fiddler's Pastime / Noam Pikelny / Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe / Compass Records
  • I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Holland, 1973 / Self-Produced
  • The Memory Of Your Smile / Dede Wyland / Keep The Light On / Patuxent Music
  • Let Me Love You One More Time / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years, 1958-1961 / Gusto
  • Wild Bill Jones / Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II / Side By Side / Rebel
  • Hummingbird / ShoreGrass / Hummingbird / Self-Produced
  • Back Home Again / Special Consensus with Dale Ann Bradley / Country Boy:  A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver / Compass Records
  • Red Line To Shady Grove / Evergreen / 22 Years / Self-Produced
  • Home In Tennessee / Matt Wallace / For A Season / Pinecastle
  • Put Some Grass In It / Dave Adkins / Nothing To Lose / Mountain Fever Records
  • His Perfect Love / The Churchmen / Mercy Road / Mountain Fever Records
  • Walkin' After Midnight / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Dancin' Annie / Rural Rhythm
  • Intro [Martha White Theme] / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Pinecastle
  • Diesel Train / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Pinecastle
  • Reno Bound / The Reunion Band / Fast-Track Bluegrass Sampler / Self-Produced
  • Some Broken Hearts Never Mend / American Drive / American Drive / Pinecastle
  • Frozen In Time / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Six Feet Under The Ground / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Nobody's Child / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Self-Produced
  • Stormy Horizons / The Expedition Show / Stormy Horizons / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Rabbit Song / Lost & Found / Down On Sawmill Road / Rebel
  • The Game / Blue Highway / The Game / Rounder
  • Press On O'Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Pinecastle
  • Going Up Home / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / At Edwards Barn / Rounder
  • I'm So Happy / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • Heaven / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • I Know What You're Talking About / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Just Over In Heaven / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, v. 1 / GGS Music
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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