La Bella Voce
Last weekend, the big ROMP -- River of Music Party -- festival was held in Owensboro, Kentucky. This is an annual festival, and one of the main fundraisers for Owensboro's International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM). While I haven't yet been to either the museum or the festival, I almost felt like I had after viewing photos taken there by CT Bluegrasser (and former host of "The Magic Of Bluegrass" on WHUS), Cathy Bumgarner Day. Cathy had her picture taken with several performers who've been recognized as "Pioneers Of Bluegrass" by IBMM, including New Englanders Herb Applin (now working with the Old Time Bluegrass Singers) and Hazel & Mac McGee (of New Hampshire's White Mountain Bluegrass). These photos provided a bit of inspiration for me, as I took a few moments on Sunday's show to play some music from a few of the New England Pioneers: Herb Applin, Hazel & Mac McGee, Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell, and Joe Val. If you're not familiar with music made by these greats through the years...well, we have some work to do on the "BG Cafe."
Thanks to Cathy for letting us share some of her photos with Herb, Hazel & Mac, and non-New Englander, Curly Seckler. Great stuff!
New music was a big part of Sunday's show, too, as we shared new music from forthcoming projects by Rhonda Vincent, as well as a duet project from Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford; new gospel music from Barry Scott & Second Wind and Connecticut's Gallagher Family Band; and something from Pennsylvania band, Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys.
And we got to give away a couple of passes to an upcoming one-day festival in Rangeley, Maine. The Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival happens on Saturday, August 7th, and boasts a lineup that includes the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, the Infamous Stringdusters, and the Del McCoury Band. Jim will have a couple more passes to give away this week...be sure to listen in for a chance to win!
Thanks for your continued support of the program...it's always appreciated!
"Bluegrass Cafe" - 6/27/2010
Katy Hill - Del McCoury Band - RockyGrass
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
You're That Certain Someone - Warrior River Boys - New Beginnings
Lonesome And Blue - Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mt. Boys - Classic Bluegrass
More Than I Can Bear - Darren Beachley & Legends Of The Potomac - Take Off
No One Has To Tell Me (What Love Is) - Lynn Morris - Mama's Hand
Yessir! - Jessie Baker - Yessir!
Don't Act - Rhonda Vincent - All American Bluegrass Girl
This Weary Heart You Stole Away - Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mt. Boys - Can't You Hear The Mountains Callng
Sweet Summertime - Rhonda Vincent - single from forthcoming project
Used To These Old Blues - Special Consensus - 35
Just Along For The Ride - Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford - Dogwood Winter
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
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
Don't Get Above Your Raising - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs - The Essential Earl Scruggs
The Train's Ready - Balsam Range - Marching Home
Crazy Heart - Ben Greene with James King - Bluegrass Sideman
The Memory Of Your Smile - Dede Wyland - Keep The Light On
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
Pikearoo - Pike Brothers & Pine Hill Ranchers - Pike Brothers & 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
Sparkling Brown Eyes - Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys - One Morning In May
Wander On, Weary Soul - Bluegrass Gospel Project - Wander On
Whitehouse Blues - Muleskinner - A Potpourri Of Bluegrass Jam
Old New Hampshire Home - Smokey Greene - The Friendly Voice Of Smokey Greene
I Can't Goin' Down - Nashville Bluegrass Band - Waitin' For The Hard Times To Go
What Can I Do - Gibson Brothers - Ring The Bell
Rovin' Gambler - Peter Rowan - The Walls Of Time
How Long - Cherryholmes - Cherryholmes
Garden In The Sky - Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys - Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys
Beautiful Hall - Jeff Parker - Look To The Light: Songs Of Faith From The Pen of Rick Lang
Place Prepared For Me - Barry Scott & Second Wind
On The Wings Of Angels - Spinney Brothers - Side By Side
The Old Fashioned Church - Gallagher Family Band - The Old Fashioned Church
Stormy Waters - Crowe, Lawson & Williams - Old Friends Get Together
I'm A Stranger - Johnson Mountain Boys - We'll Still Sing On
Jordan - Laurel Canyon Ramblers - Rambler's Blues
Black Mountain Boys - Johnson Mountain Boys - Requests