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We broadcast 24 hours a day in the Washington area on HD radio at 88.5 Channel 2, via IOS and Andriod apps, TuneIn, and online at bluegrasscountry.org.

We broadcast 24 hours a day in the Washington area on HD radio at 88.5 Channel 2, via IOS and Andriod apps, TuneIn, and online at bluegrasscountry.org.

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06/11/2022

TODAY on the ROAD SHOW... a special encore presentation!

Saturday, June 11th 2:00PM CST/3:00PM EST
CHECK IT OUT RIGHT HERE AT Bluegrass Country Radio:
https://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v5/WAMU

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT AND INTERVIEW: @dantyminski

FEATURING: The Stinger of the Week with Killer Beaz Comedy! 🐝

#radiodogsroadshow #rickdollar #bluegrass #country #americana #bluegrasscountryradio #dantyminski #killerbeaz #standupcomedy

This Saturday at 10am eastern time, it's the Lee Michael Demsey Show.  https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/lee-michael-...
06/11/2022

This Saturday at 10am eastern time, it's the Lee Michael Demsey Show. https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/lee-michael-demsey/
Lots of good new releases are in the mix this week, including Kathy Kallick, Crandall Creek, Peter Rowan, Jim Hurst, Laura Orshaw, and Mickey Galyean. Lee will also do a tribute to the late Jim Seals of Seals and Crofts fame. This may seem to be a misnomer...Seals and Crofts, that pop band of the 70's and 80's on a Bluegrass show? But Seals and Crofts used the mandolin and fiddle as key elements of their album tracks, with Jim Seals on fiddle and Dash Crofts on mandolin, so we'll hear examples of that, plus Dale Ann Bradley's Bluegrass cover of the Seals and Crofts smash hit, Summer Breeze.

Photos from Michelle Murray Music's post
06/10/2022

Photos from Michelle Murray Music's post

06/10/2022
Friday 7pm EDT, time for the Stephen Mougin show! https://bluegrasscountry.org/the-stephen-mougin-show/He’s teaching at ...
06/10/2022

Friday 7pm EDT, time for the Stephen Mougin show! https://bluegrasscountry.org/the-stephen-mougin-show/
He’s teaching at the Ozark Mountain Music Association YOUTH Bluegrass Band Camp this week & is featuring music from the Ozarks including Rhonda Vincent, Lillyanne McCool & interviews with the camp director Wendy Wright, parents, & young campers talking about the experience. Also, more new music with a great Osborne Brothers lesson in harmony vocals thrown in the mix along with classic cuts, be sure to tune in!

06/09/2022

This week on the ROAD SHOW... a special encore presentation!

Saturday, June 11th 2:00PM CST/3:00PM EST

CHECK IT OUT RIGHT HERE AT Bluegrass Country Radio:
https://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v5/WAMU

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT AND INTERVIEW: Dan Tyminski

FEATURING: The Stinger of the Week with Killer Beaz Comedy! 🐝

#radiodogsroadshow #rickdollar #bluegrass #country #americana #bluegrasscountryradio #dantyminski #killerbeaz #standupcomedy

Thursday noon: https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/bluegrass-etc-with-frank-hoppe/ Join Frank Hoppe for “A Jumbo-sized Bl...
06/09/2022

Thursday noon: https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/bluegrass-etc-with-frank-hoppe/
Join Frank Hoppe for “A Jumbo-sized Bluegrass, Etc. with over 50 tracks coming your way! New music from Bill Evans, Squirrel Butter, Authentic Unlimited, Hilary Hawke, Peter Rowan, Jim Hurst and Bluegrass 2022! Old treasures from the Carter Family & the Stanley Brothers, and much more!”

Two for Tuesday TONIGHT 6-7pm on the Michelle Murray Show!
06/07/2022

Two for Tuesday TONIGHT 6-7pm on the Michelle Murray Show!

Photos from Michelle Murray Music's post
06/06/2022

Photos from Michelle Murray Music's post

Sunday 10am, join Mike Kear https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/music-from-foggy-hollow/ “On Music from Foggy Hollow this...
06/05/2022

Sunday 10am, join Mike Kear https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/music-from-foggy-hollow/ “On Music from Foggy Hollow this week, I'm joined by Kristi Stanley. I interviewed her on the day her new album Kristi was released and I'm playing that this week, along with some of the songs from her new album. Also, new albums from Unspoken Tradition, Blue Drive, Josiah Nelson, Ages Past and a new gospel album from Authentic Unlimited and Patuxent have released a 'Best Of' album of Leon Morris's music. Also new singles from Kathy Kallick, Mike Sumner, Kevin Slick, Jaelee Roberts, Tony Wray and Frank Ashby. All that and lots more!
If there's time, I'll be looking back in history to remember what was on the show back in the day.
There's nothing too serious and it's all for fun. So join me wont you?”

06/04/2022

Saturday morning at 10am ETD it’s the Lee Michael Demsey Show, https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/lee-michael-demsey/
With a special show of brand new releases. Almost the entire three hour show is filled with them, including tracks from Peter Rowan, Laura Orshaw, Mickey Galyean, Authentic Unlimited ( Doyle Lawson's bandmates, before he retired), Jim Hurst, Ashby Frank, Chris Davis, Unspoken Tradition and Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.

06/03/2022
Dream Mountain Festival

Tickets available for the Dream Mountain Bluegrass Festival 2022 https://www.dmbluegrass.com Thursday, Jun 30th, 12pm ending Sunday, Jul 3rd, 9PM EDT at Dream Mountain Ranch
Gates: 10am Thursday June 30th.
Address:
8150 North Preston Highway
Albright, WV 26519

Lineup
• July 1:
The Larry Keel Experience
Kyle Tuttle
• July 2nd
Keller and the Keels
Kitchen Dwellers
Kyle Tuttle
The Hillbilly Gypsies
• July 3rd
Rumpke Mountain Boys
EmiSunshine
The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers
Silas Powell and The Powell Family Band
and more.

Sat night, 8pm, it’s Live From Lucketts! https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/live-from-lucketts/   June 4th, tune in for ...
06/03/2022

Sat night, 8pm, it’s Live From Lucketts! https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/live-from-lucketts/
June 4th, tune in for Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation performances from the Trinity River Band from October 19, 2019, and the Scott Brannon Band, November 13, 2010!

Thursday noon, time for Bluegrass, Etc.! https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/bluegrass-etc-with-frank-hoppe/ With your ho...
06/01/2022

Thursday noon, time for Bluegrass, Etc.! https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/bluegrass-etc-with-frank-hoppe/
With your host, Frank Hoppe:
“Lots of great sounds in store this week with new music from Tray Wellington, George Jackson, the Little Roy & Lizzie Show, and the Big Possum Stringband, along with vintage gems from Andrew & Jim Baxter, the Blue Sky Boys on radio, Martha Spencer and Norman Blake! Settle in for a good time!”

Two for Tuesday on the Michelle Murray show tonight at 6 PM!
05/31/2022

Two for Tuesday on the Michelle Murray show tonight at 6 PM!

Photos from Michelle Murray Music's post
05/30/2022

Photos from Michelle Murray Music's post

05/28/2022
Lee Michael Demsey show

Saturday morning at ten eastern time, https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/lee-michael-demsey/ it's the Lee Michael Demsey Show. In the first hour, tunes from Tony Rice, Casey Penn, the The Gibson Brothers, and more. Then hours two and three are taken up by the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine National Bluegrass Survey. Lee plays back the top thirty current songs as they appear in the June edition of the magazine, topped by Balsam Range, Be sure to tune in!

05/27/2022

THIS WEEK ON THE ROAD SHOW!

Saturday, May 28th 2:00PM CST/3:00PM EST

CHECK IT OUT RIGHT HERE AT Bluegrass Country Radio
https://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v5/WAMU

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT AND INTERVIEW: Jimmy Yeary

FEATURING: The Stinger of the Week with Killer Beaz Comedy! 🐝

#radiodogsroadshow #rickdollar #bluegrass #country #americana #bluegrasscountryradio #jimmyyeary #killerbeaz #standupcomedy

05/26/2022
This week on Music For Foggy Hollow

Sunday 10am EDT, on Music From Foggy Hollow, https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/music-from-foggy-hollow/ Mike Kear has “a bucketload of new music. Including albums from Kristi Stanley, Laura Orshaw, Jesse Smathers, Edna's Kin, and a re-release of a bluegrass version of 'Tommy' the great rock opera from 1969, this time from the The HillBenders. Singles from Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive, Daniel Crabtree, the Grascals' Chris Davis, Lori King & Junction 63, the The Tennessee Bluegrass Band, and Amanda Cook. All that and lots more! There's enough new music to fill the whole show!
If there's time, I'll be looking back in history to remember what was on the show back in the day.
There's nothing too serious and it's all for fun. So join me wont you?” (Rebroadcast Tuesday 7pm EDT) be sure and tune in!

“Is it time for a barbeque?” https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/bluegrass-etc-with-frank-hoppe/ Frank Hoppe has “Bluegra...
05/26/2022

“Is it time for a barbeque?” https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/bluegrass-etc-with-frank-hoppe/ Frank Hoppe has “Bluegrass Etc!” Show on this fine Thursday at noon! “Get that charcoal started with some hot Bluegrass and Old Time coming your way on this week’s show! New music from Scott Vestal, Kerry Blech, Kathy Kallick, Fast Track and Shannon Wright. Treasures from Tony Ellis, Kenny Hall, JD Crowe and Joe La Rose! Some mighty good listening up ahead!”

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Two for Tuesday TONIGHT, 6-7pm on The Michelle Murray Show!
05/24/2022

Two for Tuesday TONIGHT, 6-7pm on The Michelle Murray Show!

Photos from Michelle Murray Music's post
05/23/2022

Photos from Michelle Murray Music's post

Hometown Special Sunday 7pm EDT https://bluegrasscountry.org/this-week-on-jay-bruders-hometown-special/From Jay Bruder- ...
05/22/2022

Hometown Special Sunday 7pm EDT https://bluegrasscountry.org/this-week-on-jay-bruders-hometown-special/
From Jay Bruder- “Tonight on the Home Town Special we are going to cover some ground and Roy Orbison’s “Go Go Go!” gets us moving. Mac Curtis split the difference between rockabilly and rock’n’roll quite nicely so we’ll hear three of his King recordings, including “That Ain’t Nothing But Right.” It’s not uncommon for 1950s musicians top recycle religious songs into love songs, but on rare occasions they would use biblical metaphors to recount the bitterness of rejection. We’ll hear a handful of these gems. Then it’s back to Washington, D.C. for Luke Gordon and Marvin Rainwater. Mickey Gilley recently passed so I’ll play a few of his tunes that did not make the TV obits. The Southern Wonders live up to their billing with a fine version of “Shady Green Pastures” followed by an updated version from Washington by Mae Gooch and the Gospel Stars recording for Mrs. Lillian Claiborne in 1949. Pete Johnson makes a return appearance with two great piano boogies. Gladys Palmer and Jo Evans gives us a sense of Black Pop music in the transition to the R&B years. We don’t need much of an excuse to play Washington’s own Clovers. Here they are augmented by The Blue Belles, also recording for Atlantic. Then it is out to Los Angeles for a particular style of vocal group ballads by The Jewels, The Marbles, and Jessse Belvin. Then it’s up to Detroit for some rough and ready country from Fortune Records. Buster Turner shows us how close his band came to classic bluegrass in 1956. Boots Gilbert gives us some honky tonk country with “Take It or Leave It.” While Skeets McDonald gives us his juke box hit, “The Tattooed Lady.” The Davis Sisters and The Carter Sisters with Mother Maybelle take us back to more conventional country sounds, followed by Jimmy Reed’s slow and easy blues style to ease us out for the week. I hope you hear something you enjoy!”

This week on Stained Glass Bluegrass, https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/stained-glass-bluegrass/ Cindy Baucom Knee-Deep...
05/20/2022

This week on Stained Glass Bluegrass, https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/stained-glass-bluegrass/
Cindy Baucom
Knee-Deep In Bluegrass remembers Mac Wiseman, who was born May 23, 1925. Also a variety of Gospel Songs from Dailey & Vincent, Lou Reid, Rhonda Vincent and more! Tune-in Sunday 6-10am �Rebroadcast Wednesday 7-10pm
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Thankful for the opportunity of producing four hours of fresh Bluegrass Gospel programming every week starting this Sunday on Bluegrass Country Radio. I invite you to tune-in via the app, at BluegrassCountry.org or 88.5 FM HD2 in Washington, DC. Thanks to Bluegrass Today for the announcement. #bluegrassgospel
THIS WEEK ON THE ROAD SHOW! Saturday, March 19th 2:00PM CST/3:00PM EST CHECK IT OUT RIGHT HERE AT Bluegrass Country Radio: https://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v5/WAMU ARTIST SPOTLIGHT AND INTERVIEW: Zach Top Music FEATURING: The Stinger of the Week with Killer Beaz Comedy! 🐝 #radiodogsroadshow #rickdollar #bluegrass #country #americana #bluegrasscountryradio #zachtop #killerbeaz #standupcomedy
Just listened to Ivy S Sheppard’s last broadcast on Stained Glass Bluegrass, my favorite show on this station. Will the show be contained with another host or is this canceled? I hope not. Will definitely miss Ivy!
Listen next Saturday at 8:00 on Bluegrass Country Radio!
For the last 47 years, the little community of Lucketts, Virginia has hosted Saturday night bluegrass music concerts at a historic former schoolhouse. The Lucketts Bluegrass Foundation Series has been called “the Grand Ole Opry of Bluegrass Music.” What an honor to stop there last night and perform in this historical venue! The concert was recorded and will be broadcast on Bluegrass Country radio as part of the “Live at Luckett’s” program hosted by our friend, Jeff Ludin. Hear it next Saturday night, March 18 on Bluegrass Country Radio 📻 https://bluegrasscountry.org/shows/live-from-lucketts/
If you don't listen to Radio Dogs Road Show, how are we supposed to know you're not a communist? Catch me every Saturday at 2:00PM CST/3:00PM EST on Bluegrass Country Radio for the STINGER OF THE WEEK! 🐝 LISTEN HERE: https://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v5/WAMU #killerbeaz #standupcomedy #radiodogsroadshow #rickdollar #bluegrass #americana #country #bluegrasscountryradio
You can catch Killer Beaz Comedy every Saturday on Radio Dogs Road Show at 2:00PM CST/3:00PM EST on Bluegrass Country Radio! 🐝 #radiodogsroadshow #rickdollar #bluegrass #country #americana #standupcomedy #bluegrasscountryradio
Thanks to Lee Michael Demsey Bluegrass Country Radio and Cindy Baucom Knee-Deep In Bluegrass for playing New Ballard Branch this week!!
THE ROAD SHOW STARTS SOON! 2:00PM CST/3:00PM EST on Bluegrass Country Radio! FOLLOW THIS LINK TO STREAM THE SHOW: https://streamdb3web.securenetsystems.net/v5/WAMU ARTIST SPOTLIGHT AND INTERVIEW: Unspoken Tradition FEATURING: The Stinger of the Week with Killer Beaz Comedy! 🐝 #radiodogsroadshow #rickdollar #unspokentradition #killerbeaz #bluegrass #country #americana
Tune in y’all! The Stephen Mougin Show Bluegrass Country Radio
Tune into Bluegrass Country Radio for Live At Lucketts tonight at 8:00. You will hear Big Country Bluegrass performance from 10/26/2013, complete with an interview of front man, Tommy Sells.
Mojo...on the radio!! Y'all give Stephen Mougin maiden voyage on the airwaves some listening love tonight on Bluegrass Country Radio. Tune in deets below.