Bluegrass Signal

Saturdays 6:30-8pm
hosted by Peter Thompson
Peter Thompson

Traditional and contemporary bluegrass, usually thematically-based and often featuring Bay Area musicians, in an eclectic mix. Includes a weekly calendar of regional bluegrass concerts and events, often with musical previews.

Hear the latest broadcast via KALW's Local Music Player page.

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7:10am

Thu April 9, 2015
Arts & Culture

Bluegrass Signal: Peter Thompson celebrates 40 years in radio

Peter Thompson with a small part of the tape collection at Vancouver Co-op Radio in the mid-'80s

On the April 11, 2015 edition of Bluegrass Signal, Peter Thompson celebrates 40 years of broadcasting with a program of live recordings by a few of his favorites, from the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe to the Kentucky Colonels and Hazel & Alice to the Good Ol’ Persons and Hot Rize to Mac Martin and Vern Williams.  Music from the true vine!

Read Peter's reflections on 40 years in community-based radio in the latest KALW program guide.

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6:50am

Wed March 18, 2015
Arts & Culture

Bluegrass Signal: Trouble Round My Door

On Saturday, March 21st, guest co-host Todd Gracyk joins Peter Thompson to present some of his favorites by Red Allen, originally released 1957-1969, and including live recordings, obscure 45s, radio shows, and a few classics.  Red’s in the company of Frank Wakefield, the Osborne Brothers, Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe, David Grisman, and other bluegrass greats.

Saturday at 6:30pm.

11:40am

Wed May 15, 2013
Food Donors

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4:15pm

Tue August 28, 2012
Bluegrass Signal 9/8

Hard Pressed (but we can find a way)

Originals from Kathy and band members Tom Bekeny and Greg Booth, plus fresh interpretations of songs learned from Bill Monroe, Vern & Ray, the Delmore Brothers, Rose Maddox & Mike Seeger, Fiddlin' Arthur Smith, and Kathy's mother.

This Saturday at the special time of 5:00 - 8:00 pm, it's the Bluegrass Signal Fall Membership Drive Special! Great music from great thank-you gifts -- including Rounder's "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 kalw.org. Thanks in advance!

4:08pm

Tue August 28, 2012
Bluegrass Signal 9/1

Old Time Music in Berkeley!

Jason & Pharis Romero are coming from Horsefly, BC to the BOTMC

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 & Jason Romero, Riley Baugus, Rafe & Clelia Stefanini, Trevor & Travis Stuart, Thomas Maupin & Daniel Rothwell, and the Stairwell Sisters.  Broadcast Saturday 9/1 at 6:30pm.  Listen anytime through 9/8 via KALW's Local Music Player.

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