Peter Thompson http://kalw.org en Hard Pressed (but we can find a way) http://kalw.org/post/hard-pressed-we-can-find-way <p>This Saturday at the special time of 5:00 - 8:00 pm, it's the <em>Bluegrass Signal </em>Fall Membership Drive Special!&nbsp;Great music from great thank-you gifts -- including&nbsp;Rounder's&nbsp;"Foggy Mountain Special: A Bluegrass Tribute to Earl Scruggs," the Kathy Kallick Band's "Time," and Foghorn Stringband's "Outshine the Sun" -- plus your great support at 1-800-525-9917 or "Donate Now" at&nbsp;<a href="http://kalw.org/">kalw.org</a>. Thanks in advance!</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:15:58 +0000 Peter Thompson 15855 at http://kalw.org Hard Pressed (but we can find a way) Old Time Music in Berkeley! http://kalw.org/post/old-time-music-berkeley <P>Bluegrass Signal host Peter Thompson welcomes Berkeley Old Time Music Convention Director Suzy Thompson (no relation) to talk about the annual event and play music from some of the participants, including Pharis &amp; Jason Romero, Riley Baugus, Rafe &amp; Clelia&nbsp;Stefanini, Trevor &amp; Travis Stuart, Thomas Maupin &amp; Daniel Rothwell, and the Stairwell Sisters.&nbsp; Broadcast Saturday 9/1 at 6:30pm.&nbsp; <A href="http://kalw.org/local-music-player">Listen anytime through 9/8 via KALW's Local Music Player</A>.</P> <P></P> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:08:24 +0000 Peter Thompson 15854 at http://kalw.org Old Time Music in Berkeley! Live Bluegrass from the '80s! http://kalw.org/post/live-bluegrass-80s <p>On Saturday (Aug. 18th) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, the celebration of live bluegrass recordings continues on &quot;Bluegrass Signal.&quot; Featured are the Good Ol&#39; Persons (pictured) live in Canada and the Netherlands and Hot Rize live in Winfield, Kansas. Both bands were grounded in traditional bluegrass, and both took the music to some new places. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:36:12 +0000 Peter Thompson 14990 at http://kalw.org Live Bluegrass from the '80s! Celebration of Live Bluegrass Continues http://kalw.org/post/celebration-live-bluegrass-continues <p>Peter Thompson continues his &quot;Bluegrass Signal&quot; celebration of live bluegrass recordings continues with a few songs from the 1973 Old &amp; In the Way shows that made them the most influential bluegrass band between the pioneers and Alison Krauss.&nbsp; Also: one of those pioneers (the Stanley Brothers) plus the New Lost City Ramblers, Roscoe Holcomb, and Cousin Emmy - all from a 1966 tour of Germany.&nbsp; Airs 8/28 at 6:30pm; listen antime through 8/4 <a href="http://kalw.org/local-music-player">via KALW&#39;s Local Music Player</a>.</p><div>&nbsp;</div> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:40:03 +0000 Peter Thompson 13904 at http://kalw.org Celebration of Live Bluegrass Continues (Previously) Live Bluegrass! http://kalw.org/post/previously-live-bluegrass <p>Host Peter Thompson continues his broadcast of highlights from live performances.&nbsp; This week:&nbsp; two fabulous bluegrass concerts in the &#39;70s: Mac Martin &amp; the Dixie Travelers live in Pittsburgh (at a club where they played every Saturday night for many years), and J.D. Crowe &amp; the New South live in Japan.&nbsp; Listen anytime until 7/28 via <a href="http://kalw.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/local-music-player">KALW&#39;s Local Music Player.</a><br /><br />The details:<br /><br /><strong>Mac Martin &amp; the Dixie Travelers</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 04:32:47 +0000 Peter Thompson 13808 at http://kalw.org (Previously) Live Bluegrass!