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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11:15am

Mon June 25, 2012
Bluegrass Signal 6/30

New Bluegrass!

The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show (with guest Frankie Nagle) at a 2004 show for RBA. Photo: Tom Tworek

Host Peter Thompson offers some deep listening to four new releases from The Karl Shiflett & the Big Country Show, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Travers Chandler & Avery County, and the Rounder Tribute To Earl Scruggs with banjo players Craig Smith, David Talbot, Ron Stewart, and others.  Listen anytime through 7/7 via KALW's Local Music Player.

6:38pm

Sun June 10, 2012
Bluegrass Signal 6/16

Live On Arrival!

JD Crowe & the New South in 1975

Peter Thompson presents a variety of bluegrass bands recorded live (mostly in the 1970s), a traditional show on the weekend of the California Bluegrass Association's festival in Grass Valley. Included: Doc & Merle Watson (70), Mac Martin & the Dixie Travelers (71), Old & In the Way (73), Hot Rize (86), a variety of contemporary performers (06-11), and the pictured band, J.D.

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9:55pm

Sun June 3, 2012
Bluegrass Signal 6/9

Musical Previews on Bluegrass Signal

Danny Paisley is returning to Grass Valley with new musicians in the Southern Grass

This Saturday (June 9th) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, "Bluegrass Signal" presents music by many of the bands performing at the California Bluegrass Association's annual Father's Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Participants include: Bigfoot, Blue & Lonesome, The Deadly Gentlemen, Flatt Lonesome, Foghorn Stringband, Loafer's Glory, Rock Ridge Bluegrass Band, Seldom Scene, Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Tuttles with A.J.

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8:07pm

Tue May 29, 2012
Bluegrass Signal 6/2

This Saturday: a memorial tribute to Doc Watson.

Doc Watson (photo: Peter Figen)

Saturday (6/2) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, "Bluegrass Signal" presents a memorial tribute to Doc Watson, who once said, "I'm not a legend.

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9:24pm

Mon May 21, 2012
Bluegrass Signal 5/26

Saturday on Bluegrass Signal …

… it's a Bluegrass Holiday.

Time for the annual break from the high lonesome sound as guest host Jose Segue returns with some of the latest and greatest of Bay Area Twang: roots Americana, honky-tonk, alt-country, rockabilly, western swing, country boogie/bop/rock, and more. Sure to be included: a new 45 rpm single from the B-Stars (Greg Yanito, Eric “Yang” Reedy, and friends).

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