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Caption: Phil with 2012 eitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with cutting edge bluegrass created by experienced musicians. These songs prove that when it comes to testing the boundaries, it isn...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van norman
“Goodbye” is a major theme in bluegrass songs. Our show opens with two types of this songtype. One, by Lorraine Jordon and Carolina Road is a tradi...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van norman
After a recent Peter Rowan song opens the show. We play a couple of love songs. The first is an extremely positive, beginning-og-a-relationship son...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with a couple of strong pieces about having bluegrass dreams deferred by family and career. Later on the Gem of Bluegrass feature, w...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early on the broadcast we play another recent song about coal, “Coal miner’s Gold.” “Gold” is of course coal, but in fact, it belongs to the mine o...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van norman
Jimmie Brown the Newsboy. The song has been done many times. On the surface, it’s a charming story of a young boy who helps out his mother by selli...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 02:52
Caption: Philip Nusbaum, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Rocky Road. There is more than one Rocky Road song in bluegrass. We play the new on by Jason Davis and the 1940s classic by Bill Mon roe and the Bl...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with a brand new selection by former Blue Grass Boy Peter Rowan. Then we proceed to a couple of new nostalgic songs about grandpa. O...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Phil w/20112 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van norman
Our show opens with new bluegrass. We muse that few songs are focused on individuals set in one place. But we found a few. And what is the place? “...

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  • Added: May 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Today, recorded musical textures are getting denser and denser. Why? Because we can make them that way, I guess. But turn back the clock and textur...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2013
  • Length: 05:46
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We open with new and recent bluegrass, including a modernistic piece featuring Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Our Gem of Bluegrass feature tells a...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Today’s program opens with new bluegrass. Then we introduce a running thread on today’s show: We’re declaring Spring. This sort of pronouncement ma...

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  • Added: Apr 16, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We open the show with a current ‘grass selection, and then proceed to play three bluegrass songs that use the name John Deere Tractors symbolically...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The program opens up with recent bluegrass. Then the Gem of Bluegrass considers the ways children have been depicted over the years in bluegrass so...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We break out of the gates with new bluegrass by Dale Ann Bradley, Tina Adair and the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys. Then, on our Gem of Bluegrass, we note ...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Right at the show’s beginning, we play new bluegrass. Then we consider the Celtic / bluegrass connection. Accordionist Paddy O’Brien and singer Eri...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Phil w/1012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Nnorman
This show’s Gem of Bluegrass addresses how bluegrass music honors its own heritage. We play a couple of songs relating to old lovers. Later, we tal...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Bluegrass Lonesome has many dimensions. Among them are songs where lovers are separated forever by fate or acts of God. We open the show with a few...

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/ 2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
In bluegrass, songs about relationship tend to focus on the exit point of the relationship. So, to buck the trend, we present positive relationship...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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The banjo is a bluegrass iconic instrument. But what about two banjos? Well, that’ll double your pleasure! On the show today, we play some early 19...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
There is a lot of swing-influenced bluegrass on today’s show. The Gem of Bluegrass focuses on the connection between the two idioms, and then we pl...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Karen Van Norman
In recent bluegrass, there’s been a little bump in the number of songs about war and songs in which war is a metaphor. We play a few as the show op...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk , Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with songs about money. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we present some new thoughts about duet singing, and its crucial role in bluegrass....

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
ur show opens with a set of coal-related songs, as coal continues to be one of the most appealing topics for bluegrass songwriters. The Gem of Blue...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Towards the opening of the show, we play some songs where lovers part ways, but not before we get a good dose of attitude from one of them. Later, ...

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  • Added: Nov 03, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12