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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11:19pm

Sun April 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

A Memorial Tribute To Pioneering Musician Wade Mainer

Wade Mainer in the early 1940s, when he and his Sons Of the Mountaineers band were among the most popular acts on the radio.

Wade Mainer in the early 1940s, when he and his Sons Of the Mountaineers band were among the most popular acts on the radio.

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3:15pm

Fri April 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Bluegrass for a tax-ing evening

On Saturday, April 14th (6:30 - 8:00 pm), scant hours before your tax returns are due, "Bluegrass Signal" presented some songs for a tax-ing weekend, including Del McCoury's exploration of "Moneyland" (and "If You've Got the Money, Honey" …). Other lucre-related music by the Dreadful Snakes, Karl Shiflett, Curly Ray Cline, Nashville Bluegrass Band, High Country, Blue Highway, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, and, yes, others.

Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

  

6:24pm

Mon April 2, 2012
Arts & Culture

Loafer's Glory

Loafer's Glory is a band of SoCal musical vets: Herb Pedersen, Bill Bryson, Tom Sauber, and Patrick Sauber.  To get you ready for their impending Bay Area visit, "Bluegrass Signal" host Peter Thompson welcomed them to the KALW studios on his April 7 broadcast. 

Missed the show?  Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.

8:59pm

Wed March 28, 2012
Bluegrass Signal

Earl Scruggs remembered on "Bluegrass Signal"

On Saturday (3/31) from 6:30 - 8:00 pm, Bluegrass Signal producer Peter Thompson hosts Bay Area banjo players Larry Cohea, Bill Evans, Avram Siegel, and Ryan Breen to honor and reflect on the contributions of Earl Scruggs, who died on Wednesday.  As a member of Bill Monroe's "classic" Blue Grass Boys, co-leader with Lester Flatt of the music's most influential band, the Foggy Mt.

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5:20pm

Tue March 20, 2012
Bluegrass Signal 3/24

Classical Bluegrass Barnyard

On this week's Bluegrass Signalhost Peter Thompson shares "Cluck Old Hen Variations" by David A. Jaffe, performed by violinist Ann Elliot-Goldschmid, based on the traditional Appalachian banjo tune 'Cluck Old Hen,' which he’ll also share as originally performed by Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys.

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