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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with current bluegrass by the Grass Cats. Then, it’s two songs that focus on hobos. The first, a recent one by Cody Shuler tells of ...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show begins with songs of emotional hardness. It can happen as a result of a failed relationship or just because a person doesn’t allow the tim...

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  • Added: Feb 21, 2015
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Towards the beginning of the show, we play a couple of songs about difficult or impossible journeys; and then one about a psychologically tough jou...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early on, we have fun playing a couple of songs with almost the same name. The Gem of Bluegrass reflects on poor people in bluegrass: they may be p...

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  • Added: Feb 07, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
The city represents many contrasting points of view in bluegrass music. Towards the start of the show we pick out a few songs with contrasting view...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with prison songs that speak of different aspects of the prison experience. Then, it is time for our Gem of Bluegrass. This week’s g...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We kick off the show with some current bluegrass. Then, it’s a couple of songs relating to phases of life, and each song references a “garden wall....

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early on the show, a couple of songs in which age plays a factor. One is about hanging around an old man, someone your parents warned you against b...

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  • Added: Jan 01, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our show opens with a great recent track by songwriter Donna Hughes. Then we play a couple of songs whose songwriters were plainly philosophizing a...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
After a little contemporary bluegrass, the show slides into some songs where one person is telling off another. Let’s just say that we sing some th...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our show opens with new bluegrass, and a couple of songs about the California and Alaska gold rushes. After the Gem of Bluegrass about the bluegras...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
It’s Christmas on the Bluegrass Review. Robin and Linda Williams and Donna Ulisse talk about some of their Christmas-related songs.

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
At the show’s beginning, we play recent bluegrass. Then, on the Gem of Bluegrass, we discuss the evolution of the song “The House Carpenter.” In so...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Recent bluegrass opens our show. Then we present two lighthearted looks at aging; one instrumental and one an old time song. The Gem of Bluegrass f...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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A celebration and exploration of "Blood on the Tracks," the Bob Dylan album voted his best in a Rolling Stone magazine fan survey. Music writers, ...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Each week, the show presents current and historical bluegrass music, as well as interviews, produced segments and commentary. The result is in-dept...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Today’s broadcast begins with a new bluegrass song. Then, we play a couple of songs about young women leaving home. The first is tragic, while the ...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:28
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
It’s always been true that when cultures contact each other they influence each other. And with the variety of music styles old and new so easily a...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2014
  • Length: 07:22
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our show opens with recent bluegrass. On the Gem of Bluegrass, the subject is Autumn and bluegrass songs. Then we play a couple of songs where Autu...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early in the show today, we play the songs “Off My Mind” and “On My Mind.” You might think these songs are about different things, but in each case...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
After a new bluegrass song, we play a couple of instances of the Spanish-bluegrass connection. The Gem of Bluegrass is concerned with the developme...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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David LaMotte on music and faith; Katy Scrogin on Toward a True Kinship of Faiths.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 49:00
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Fletcher Harper on religious environmentalism; Katy Scrogin on Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists.

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: 33:32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with a little recent bluegrass. Then, we survey the bluegrass catalog regarding songs about “boots.” Subject matter ranges from song...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Even though bluegrass music is undergoing change, one of the story lines in today’s Bluegrass music is the founder of bluegrass, Bill Monroe. Bill’...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 06:23