Each week, host Al Steiner brings us three hours and a great mix of bluegrass, country and American roots music.
Produced in New Orleans, American Routes explores the shared stylistic and cultural threads of our nation's music and how they are distinguished, including blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical.
Americana Breakdown offers music for people who like country music and plenty for those who don’t. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, host Art Hanson plays a mix of bluegrass, country, country rock and Americana.
Dave Higgs brings listeners an emotionally charged, heartrending, paint-peeling, splinter-kicking one hour bluegrass show.
Hosted by Phil Nusbaum, the Bluegrass Review presents bluegrass in an engaging, entertaining and informative package.
Produced in Oakland, Cal., Peter Thompson brings you an hour-long themed show filled with classic as well as recent bluegrass releases, background information and lots of music from the "left coast."
The Brad Kolodner Show features a mix of contemporary and progressive
bluegrass with the occasional dose of old time and American roots music.
Dick Spottswood highlights the many facets of folk culture in the United States on his two hour show.
Each week, WAMU's Bluegrass Country brings you exciting and diverse programs that highlight a particular artist or aspect of bluegrass.
Bill Foster brings us three hours of great bluegrass music from the traditional to the modern — in the road, and on the edge. A familiar voice on WAMU 88.5 since the early 1980’s, Bill delves into his extensive collection of bluegrass music including LPs, tapes, and CDs each month.
Gary Henderson, 1999 IBMA "Broadcast Personality of the Year" and co-founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, has been involved in bluegrass programming at WAMU since 1967.
Hometown Special focuses on music from the late 1940s through to the early 1960s including everything from blues to bluegrass as well as R&B, vocal groups, country, rockabilly, gospel quartets and more. Whatever it takes to trace songs, performers, and record companies backwards and forwards through this dynamic period in American musical history.
Katy brings more than 25 years of radio experience to celebrate the music through interviews and features such as Musician's Tips and Gems of Bluegrass.
Lee has hosted bluegrass programs on WAMU 88.5's airwaves for over 25 years. He continues his tradition of spinning contemporary bluegrass for you, live in the studio, each weekday. His Saturday program focuses on the great singer/songwriters in bluegrass and acoustic music.
Mountain Stage is an internationally-distributed weekly, two-hour live performance music radio program produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting featuring some of the world’s greatest artists in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere with a live-broadcast edge. Mountain Stage blends studio quality with live performance before a theater audience. Each program features four or five guests.
Every week Mike Kear broadcasts his show, Music From Foggy Hollow, on Sydney's Hawkesbury Radio and then packages it up and ships it to us.
Host Lisa Kay Howard spins 3 hours of contemporary and traditional
bluegrass and gives listeners a peek into the local bluegrass scene.
Banjo player and old time enthusiast Rosemarie Nielsen highlights the genre that preceded bluegrass; old time.
This Bluegrass Country show features a rotating cast of hosts and themes.
The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today.
Join Ramona Martinez each Wednesday at noon for three hours of traditional bluegrass and country music. From honky tonk shuffles to Appalachian fiddle tunes, you’ll hear hand-picked selections from out of print LPs and classic chart toppers.
Host Gary Henderson presents your favorite bluegrass gospel numbers in the professional and dignified manner they deserve.
Fiona Ritchie hosts this celtic music program.
Texas Fred the Zydeco Cowboy presents two live hours of Cajun and Zydeco music.
Archivist John Tanner presents gems from WAMU’s past, from 10 p.m. to
1 a.m. weeknights. Revisit old friends and hear shows from Ray Davis,
Fred Bartenstein and Dick Spottswood while learning musical history from
these legendary broadcasters.
Monday: Ray Davis
Tuesday: Dick Spottswood...