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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11:40am

Wed May 15, 2013
Food Donors

We LOVE our Food Donors!

Please support these local businesses and thank them for supporting KALW!

Arizmendi Bakery ~ 1331 9th Ave (Irving/Judah) ~ 415-566-3117

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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.


12:36pm

Sat August 11, 2012
Arts & Culture

Live Bluegrass from the '80s!

Good Ol' Persons in 1985 (photo: Irene Young) L->R: Bethany Raine, Paul Shelasky, Kathy Kallick, Sally Van Meter, John Reischman

On Saturday (Aug. 18th) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, the celebration of live bluegrass recordings continues on "Bluegrass Signal." Featured are the Good Ol' 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.

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2:40pm

Sun July 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

Celebration of Live Bluegrass Continues

Old & In the Way (L->R): Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements photo: Nobuharu Komoriya

Peter Thompson continues his "Bluegrass Signal" celebration of live bluegrass recordings continues with a few songs from the 1973 Old & In the Way shows that made them the most influential bluegrass band between the pioneers and Alison Krauss.  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.  Airs 8/28 at 6:30pm; listen antime through 8/4 via KALW's Local Music Player.

 

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