Bluegrass Signal

Saturdays 6:30-8pm

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.

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.

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.

Saturday (March 3rd), 6:30 - 8:00 pm -
Peter Thompson presents musical previews of the annual Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival, Redwood Bluegrass concerts, Rhonda Vincent's and Jayme Stone's visits to the area, and other upcoming events.

A few of those taking part in Bill Evans' new album, "In Good Company" are pictured above (L->R): Tashin Clarridge, Tristan Clarridge, David Grier, Bill, Todd Phillips, engineer Tom Size, Mike Marshall, and Darol Anger.

 

 

 

Europe's premier bluegrass band, Red Wine, is coming to the Bay Area from their home in Genoa, Italy.  Martino Coppo and Silvio Ferretti recently celebrated the band's 30th anniversary by adding a couple of 20-somethings to the group, and Red Wine sounds better than ever.

You'll hear music from six Red Wine releases, including their latest (a world-wide radio debut!), to get you ready for concerts in Mountain View, Berkeley, and Winters.

(Listen to the show anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player.) 

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