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Bluegrass Country has kicked off its year-end fundraising campaign, featuring special editions of the regular shows through Dec. 13th.

On Bluegrass Signal — broadcast Mondays (8 pm), Tuesdays (9 pm), and Fridays (3 pm), all times Pacific — I’ll present a history of Northern California bluegrass and old time music. Other programs during the next week feature women in bluegrass, pre-WWII country music, Grammy-nominated and IBMA Award-winning music, twin spins of back-to-back live tracks, bluegrass covers of Grateful Dead and Beatles songs, and in-depth profiles of many classic bluegrass artists. If you miss a show, or want to hear it again, Bluegrass Country’s ARCHIVE PLAYER stores recent programs that you can access any time.

And throughout all the shows, you’ll hear a bit about the importance of donating to this unique Washington, DC-based listener-supported 24/7 bluegrass and roots music station, which began in 1967 with a half-hour program named Bluegrass Unlimited, hosted by Dick Spottswood and engineered by Gary Henderson. When WAMU-FM switched to all public affairs programming in 2016, listeners and fans in the DC area bound together and founded the Bluegrass Country Foundation, a non-profit volunteer-run organization supported by donations, which keeps the music alive at

Your donations in any amount will help Bluegrass Country continue presenting the music we love. Just click HERE to connect to the secure payment system.

The CBA supports Bluegrass Country. Thanks for doing so as well!

BLUEGRASS SIGNAL: Bluegrass Country Year-End Fundraiser – Dec. 3-13, 2019

VERN & RAY & THE CARROLL COUNTY BOYS: Cabin On A Mountain/The Best Of King and Starday Bluegrass (King/61)
HIGH COUNTRY: Blues For Your Own/The First Twenty Five Years (Big Rabbit/84)
OLD & IN THE WAY: Old & In the Way Breakdown/Breakdown (Arhoolie/73)

GOOD OL’ PERSONS: Broken Tie/I Can’t Stand To Ramble (Flat Rock/83)
GRANT STREET STRINGBAND: Cash On the Barrelhead/Grant Street Stringband (Flat Rock/83)
DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET: E.M.D/Live At the Great American Music Hall (Acoustic Disc/79)

ROSE MADDOX: Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down/California Bluegrass Association: Celebrating The First 20 Years (CBA/83)
VERN WILLIAMS BAND: Roll On Buddy/Traditional Bluegrass (Arhoolie/82)
ANY OLD TIME STRING BAND: Falls of Richmond>Camp Chase/I Bid You Goodnight (Arhoolie/78)

FRANK WAKEFIELD BAND: Blues Stay Away From Me/Blues Stay Away From Me (Takoma/81)
JODY STECHER & KATE BRISLIN: Bear Creek Blues/Songs Of The Carter Family (Appleseed/00)
JOHN REISCHMAN: Up In the Woods/Up In the Woods (Corvus/99)    

PETER ROWAN w/ OLD & IN THE GRAY: Travelin’ This Lonesome Road/True Life Blues – The Songs Of Bill Monroe (Sugar Hill/96)
THE TUTTLES WITH AJ LEE: A Few Old Memories/Endless Ocean (Back Studio/13)
NORTH COUNTRY BLUE: Maera’s Waltz/North Country Blue (self/18)

WINDY HILL: I’m Leaving Town/Let’s Go To the Fair (self/2011)
LAURIE LEWIS & KATHY KALLICK: Thinking Of Home/Sing the Songs Of Vern & Ray (Spruce and Maple/14)

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