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Sept. 24, 2021

Greetings -

Thanks very much for your interest in Bay Area bluegrass and old time music events -- and for sending me updates and corrections. Please visit the Bluegrass Signal web site for the latest listings and playlists, as well as a number of items and articles of interest to bluegrass and old time music fans.

It's fundraising time on both KALW and Bluegrass Country, and there are special editions of Bluegrass Signal as a result. See the playlists below.

On Saturday (5-6 pm) and available online for a week (just select 'Bluegrass Signal'), it's a celebration of KALW's 80th anniversary with an hour of songs released in 1941 -- the year that KALW began broadcasting full time!

From now through Oct. 3rd, Bluegrass Country is celebrating "classic" recordings of bluegrass, country, and old time music, so Bluegrass Signal goes back-to-back with source recordings and more contemporary performances included on Turn Your Radio On, the 2-CD set that's available to supporters. Pacific Time broadcasts of Bluegrass Signal on Bluegrass Country: Mon. (8 pm), Tues. (9 pm), Fri. (3 pm), and Sat. (9 pm).

Thanks for your interest & support -- and thanks for listening -



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BLUEGRASS SIGNAL: Happy 80th Anniversary to KALW! - Sept. 25 - Oct. 2, 2021

NOTE: All releases from 1941.

THE BLUE SKY BOYS: Turn Your Radio On (Bluebird)

THE CARTER FAMILY: Heaven’s Radio (Okeh)

THE CARTER FAMILY: You’ve Got To Righten That Wrong (Conqueror)

BILL MONROE & HIS BLUE GRASS BOYS: I Wonder If You Feel the Way I Do (Bluebird)

BILL MONROE & HIS BLUE GRASS BOYS: Tennessee Blues (Bluebird)

THE DELMORE BROTHERS: Will You Be Lonesome Too? (Decca)

JIMMY WAKELY & HIS ROUGH RIDERS: I Wonder Where You Are Tonight (Melotone)

WILEY (WALKER) & GENE (SULLIVAN): Live and Let Live (Okeh)

WADE MAINER & THE MOUNTAINEERS: Short Life and Its Troubles (Montgomery Ward)


PATSY MONTANA & HER PARDNERS: I’ll Be Waiting For You (Decca)

BOB WILLS & HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS: Time Changes Everything (Okeh)

LIL GREEN: Why Don’t You Do Right? (Bluebird)

BIG BILL BROONZY: Key To the Highway (Okeh)

DUKE ELLINGTON: Take the 'A' Train (RCA Victor)

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BLUEGRASS SIGNAL: Bluegrass Country Fall Membership Campaign #1 -

Sept. 20-26, 2021

*LAURIE LEWIS & TOM ROZUM: Darling Nellie Across the Sea (Nov. 21, 2015)

CARTER FAMILY: Darling Nellie Across the Sea/In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain (Bear Family/30)

CARTER FAMILY: Foggy Mountain Top/In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain (Bear Family/29)

*BLUE & LONESOME: Foggy Mountain Top (Feb. 27, 2010)

*JODY STECHER & KATE BRISLIN: Sittin’ On Top Of the World (Aug. 21, 1999)

MISSISSIPPI SHIEKS: Sittin’ On Top Of the World/Complete Recorded Works (Document/30)

MISSISSIPPI SHIEKS: River Bottom Blues/Complete Recorded Works (Document/30)

*THOMPSONIA: River Bottom Blues (Dec. 9, 2017)

ROSCOE HOLCOMB: Boats Up the River/The High Lonesome Sound (Smithsonian-Folkways/64)

*THE STAIRWELL SISTERS: Boats Up the River (May 3, 2008)

OLA BELLE REED: Gonna Write Me A Letter/Ola Belle Reed & Family (Rounder/77)

*THE WEBSTER SISTERS & SCOTT NYGAARD: Gonna Write Me A Letter ( March 20, 2004)

EAST TEXAS SERENADERS: Babe/Complete Recorded Works (Document/30)

*SKILLET LICORICE: Babe (Nov. 9, 2019) 

*Selections from Turn Your Radio On: Music Recorded Live at KALW 1999-2019 (Bluegrass Signal). 

​Dates given are when the music was originally broadcast.

BLUEGRASS SIGNAL: Bluegrass Country Fall Membership Campaign #2 -

Sept. 27 - Oct. 3, 2021

*KATHY KALLICK BAND: Who’s Going Down To Town (May 10, 2003)

VERN WILLIAMS BAND: Who’s Going Down To Town/Bluegrass From the Gold Country (Rounder/81)

VERN WILLIAMS BAND: Roll On Buddy/Traditional Bluegrass (Arhoolie/82)

*AJ LEE & BLUE SUMMIT: Roll On Buddy (April 28, 2018)

TED LUNDY & THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN BOYS: I’ve Never Been So Lonesome/Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys (Old Blue/62)

*DAVID THOM BAND: I’ve Never Been So Lonesome (Oct. 16, 2011)

THE GOINS BROTHERS: Across the Sea Blues/The Goins Brothers (Rebel/75)

*WINDY HILL: Across the Sea Blues (June 22, 2013)

*THE MIGHTY CROWS: Somewhere Between (July 1, 2006)

MERLE HAGGARD: Somewhere Between/Branded Man (Capitol/67)

RUSTY & DOUG KERSHAW: Why Cry For You/A Shot in the Dark - Tennessee Jive, 1945-1955, Vol. 6 (Bear Family/55)

*AMY & HAILEY: Why Cry For You (Oct. 13, 2018)

*THE STAIRWELL SISTERS: Stay All Night (May 3, 2008)

TOMMY JARRELL & FRED COCKERHAM: Stay All Night/Stay All Night & Don’t Go Home 


KYLE CREED, BOBBY PATTERSON & THE CAMP CREEK BOYS: Roscoe/Blue Ridge Style Square Dance Time (Mountain Records/72)

*ANNIE STANINEC & KATHY KALLICK: Roscoe (April 27, 2013)

*Selections from Turn Your Radio On: Music Recorded Live at KALW 1999-2019 (Bluegrass Signal). 

Dates given are when the music was originally broadcast. 


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NOTE: many of these events require proof of vaccination/wearing of face masks.

Sept. 24 (5:30 pm): Paul Knight & Friends (Keith Little & Lowell Levinger) - William Tell House, Tomales

Sept. 24 (5:30 pm): Tony Furtado - The Back Room (outdoors), Berkeley

Sept. 24: Eddie Bond & Friends; The Horsenecks; Evie Ladin Band - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Sept. 24: Fog Holler - Brewster's Beer Garden, Petaluma

Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives

- Sept. 25: Uptown Theatre, Napa

- Sept. 26: The Chapel, SF

- Sept. 29: Fremont Theater, San Luis Obispo; Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band opens

- Sept. 30: Sunset Center, Carmel​

Sept. 26: Fog Holler - The Block, Petaluma

Sept. 28 (5 pm): Skillet Licorice & Friends - The Page, SF

Sept. 30: tba - Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma

Oct. 2-3 (1 pm): Skillet Licorice - Filoli Gardens Orchard Days, Woodside

Oct. 5 (5 pm): Skillet Licorice & Friends - The Page, SF

Fog Holler -

- Oct. 7: Reel and Brand, Sonoma

- Oct. 8: Main Street Bistro, Healdsburg

- Oct. 9: The Plough & the Stars, SF

- Oct. 10: Petaluma City Hall

Oct. 7 (6 pm): Goat Hill Girls - Summit House, top of Hwy 17, Los Gatos

Oct. 7: Ed Neff & Friends - Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma

Oct. 7: The Quebe Sisters - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Oct. 9: Santa Barbara Old-Time Fiddlers Festival Campout - Lake Cachuma, SB - with

Skillet Licorice, Clinton Davis, David Bragger, Kelly Marie Martin, and Ben Kramer

Oct. 13: The High Water Line; Grasswood (Yoseff Tucker, Brandon Godman, Chad Manning, Jack Kinney, Jasper Manning, Katya Tucker) - Sweetwater, Mill Valley

Oct. 14: Ed Neff & Friends - Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma

Oct. 14: Riders In The Sky - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Oct. 16: Mission Blue - Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

Oct. 17 (3 pm): Mission Blue - Winters Tavern, Pacifica

Oct. 19-24: California Autoharp Gathering - St. Nicolas Ranch, Dunlap - with Jim Kweskin, Bryan Bowers, Meredith Axelrod, Danny Knicely, Allison Guinn, many others

Oct. 21: Bloomfield Bluegrass Band - Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma

Oct. 22: Marley’s Ghost with Van Dyke Parks - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley (benefit for the Freight)

Oct. 23-24 (1 pm): Skillet Licorice - Filoli Gardens Orchard Days, Woodside

Oct. 23 (3 pm): Daisy Caire - The Back Room, Berkeley

Oct. 23: Kathy Kallick Band - Fifth Street Farms

Oct. 24 (2 pm): Kathy Kallick Band - Folsom Opry

Oct. 28: Bloomfield Bluegrass Band - Willowbrook Ale House, Petaluma

Oct. 29: Jim Kweskin​ & Friends - The Back Room, Berkeley

Oct. 30: AJ Lee & Blue Summit - Felton Music Hall 

Nov. 12: Sierra Hull; Dead Horses - Center for the Arts, Grass Valley

Nov. 13: Sierra Hull; Dead Horses - The Chapel, SF

Nov. 13: North Country Blue; Red Dog Ash - West Side Theatre, Newman

Nov. 14 (12:30 pm): Daisy Caire - The Back Room, Berkeley

Nov. 14: California Bluegrass Reunion with Bill Evans, Darol Anger, John Reischman, Jim Nunally, Chad Maning, and Sharon Gilchrist - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Nov. 19: Mission Blue - HopDogma Brewing Company, Half Moon Bay

Nov. 19: T Sisters - Starline Social Club, Oakland

Nov. 20 (3 pm): Mission Blue - Winters Tavern, Pacifica

Nov. 20: AJ Lee & Blue Summit; The Coffis Brothers - Hopmonk Tavern, Novato

Nov. 27 (9 am): Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band - Grand Lake Farmers Market

Nov. 27: Laurie Lewis & Friends - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Nov. 27: The New Acoustic Collective - The Back Room, Berkeley

Nov. 28 (8 am): Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band - Marin Civic Center Farmers Market

Kathy Kallick Band -

- Dec. 3: house concert in Mountain View 

- Dec. 4: tba, Sebastopol

- Dec. 5: Freight & Salvage, Berkeley; The High Water Line opens

Dec. 7: Rodney Crowell - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Dec. 11: Iris DeMent - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

​Béla Fleck's My Bluegrass Heart w/ Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Bryan Sutton

- Dec. 10: Cascade Theatre, Redding

- Dec. 11: Silver Legacy Resort, Reno, NV

- Dec. 12: UC Theatre, Berkeley

- Dec. 13: Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel By The Sea

- Dec. 14: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

- Dec. 16: Balboa Theatre, San Diego

- Dec. 17: Theater at the ACE Hotel, Los Angeles

Jan. 12: Nefesh Mountain - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Feb. 9: Bruce Molsky & Alison deGroot - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

March 4: Mr. Sun (feat Darol Anger) - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

April 7: Aoife O'Donovan - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley



NOTE: many of these events require proof of vaccination/wearing of face masks.

Sept. 24-26: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Sept. 24 - 

1 pm: JAMMING—everyone welcome, but you must be fully vaccinated and masks are required. For location, email:

3:30 pm: INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOPS w/ Richard Bowman (fiddle); Ivy Sheppard (banjo); David Greely (Cajun fiddle) - Freight & Salvage (outdoors)

8 pm: CONCERT w/ Eddie Bond & Band; Horsenecks; Evie Ladin Band - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley (and livestreamed)

Sept. 25 -

11 am: STRING BAND CONTEST - Civic Center Park (MLK between Allston and Center); open jamming w/ Gabrielle Macrae and Barry Southern (the Horsenecks), starting at noon, guest set by Cajun fiddler David Greely, and more

4 pm: MOVING FROM APPROPRIATION THROUGH ATTRIBUTION TO ACTION - an interactive online workshop facilitated by Leslie Keir, Lael Sigal, and Lisa Berman

As a community we are dedicated to disrupting patterns of white supremacy. How can we shift our relationship to oldtime music towards cultural appreciation and away from cultural appropriation? Join us for an interactive workshop exploring how to make this change.  

Sign up on BOTMC email list to get Zoom link

8:00 pm: OLD TIME CAJUN DANCE PARTY w/ David Greely & Thompsonia (Suzy, Eric & Allegra Thompson); jamming w/ Eddie Bond and other BOTMC performers - online - info will be given after registration

Sept. 26 -

11 am: INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOPS w/ Jake Blount, Barry Southern (banjo); Jake Blount, Gabrielle Macrae (fiddle); Ivy Sheppard (beginning clawhammer banjo); Gabrielle Macrae (beginning fiddle) - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley (outdoors)

11 am: OPEN JAM w/ Mark Olson and Penny Critchlow; for location, email: - please wear a mask!

1 pm: JAMMING IN OHLONE PARK (across from North Berkeley BART) - please wear a mask!

Sept. 28 - Oct. 2: IBMA World of Bluegrass - Raleigh, NC

- Sept. 28-30: IBMA Business Conference - 

includes exhibit hall; seminars and panels; keynote address; awards luncheons; networking receptions; Health Fair; Gig Fair; Agent Pitch Session; DJ Taping Session; focused content tracks for Talent Buyers, Songwriters, and Broadcasters; more 

- Sept. 28-30: IBMA Bluegrass Ramble

artist showcases: Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves; Armchair Boogie; Bella White; Bowregard; East Nash Grass; Henhouse Prowlers; Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road; Lindley Creek; MohaviSoul; Rock Hearts; Starlett & Big John; Stillhouse Junkies; The Amanda Cook Band; The Arcadian Wild; The Martin Gilmore Trio; The MilBillies; The New Acoustic Collective; The Sweet Lillies; The Wooks; Twisted Pine; Barbaro, Cedar Hill, Crandall Creek, Fair Black Rose, Hillary Klug, Hubby Jenkins, Jake Blount, Never Come Down, Special Consensus, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike. Virtual showcases streaming performances to WOB from around the globe: Bluegrass Stuff, Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra, Hot Diggity, Lluis Gómez FlamencoGrass Quartet, Mike Sanyshyn, Radim Zenkl & Ondra Kozák, Shane Hennessy, The Fountaineers, The Often Herd, Under the Rocks

- Oct. 1-2: IBMA Bluegrass Live - Red Hat Amphitheater

Béla Fleck's My Bluegrass Heart (w/ Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton); The Del McCoury Band; Sister Sadie; Steep Canyon Rangers; Yonder Mountain String Band; Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer & Odessa Settles; The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys; others


Feb. 24-27: Wintergrass - Seattle

May 26-30: Strawberry Music Festival - Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley

June 16-19: Father's Day Bluegrass Festival - Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley


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NOTE: many of these events require proof of vaccination/wearing of face masks.

Oct. 11-17: CBA's Fall Campout - Lodi Grape Festival Grounds

Includes performances by Birches Bend and Ida Winfree & Mei Lin Heirendt (Friday), CBA Annual Membership Meeting (Saturday), honoring the 2021 recipients of Volunteer Awards and Lifetime Member Awards (Saturday), and more.

Info/volunteering: Deb Livermore <>

First & Third Saturdays (12-3 pm): Coffee Catz, Sebastopol

Second & Fourth Saturdays (12:30 - 2:30 pm): Arlene Francis Center, Santa Rosa

Host/info: David Carlson <>

Second Saturdays (12 - 3pm): Bluegrass Train Jam - Santa Clara Depot, 1005 Railroad Ave, SC; host/info: Mary Kennedy <>

First Sunday (3-5 pm): Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association monthly jam - Rose Garden Park, Naglee & Garden Dr., San Jose

First Monday (6-8 pm): The Garage Jam - Out West Roadhouse, 321-2nd St., Petaluma

Wednesdays (7 pm): Andronico’s Oldtime Jam via Zoom;

info/link: <>

Nov. 28 (3 pm): Richard Brandenburg's bluegrass/country jam - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley

Dec. 12 (3 pm): Tony Phillip's old time jam - Freight & Salvage, Berkeley




Old Time Fiddling w/ Suzy Thompson 

Bernal Jam Workshop w/ Richard Brandenburg 

Flatpicking Fundamentals w/ Eric Thompson 

Structure of Music w/ Avram Siegel 

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Evie Ladin

Jack Tuttle

Dix Bruce

The Fall I series of online Freight & Salvage classes began the week of Sept.13th, and includes 


7:30 pm - Rank Beginner Clawhammer Banjo w/ Evie Ladin


7:00 pm: Clawhammer Banjo Repertoire & Technique w/ Evie Ladin

7:00 pm: Easy Fiddle Repertoire w/ Erik Hoffman


5:30 pm: Fiddle Tunes for Mountain Dulcimer w/ Deborah Hamouris

7:00 pm: Intro to Mountain Dulcimer w/ Deborah Hamouris

7:30 pm: Singing from Inside the Song w/ Richard Brandenburg


5:30 pm: Flatpicking Essentials w/ Richard Brandenburg

7:00 pm: Expand Your Country/Bluegrass Repertoire w/ Richard Brandenburg


The Fall I series of in person Freight & Salvage classes began the week of Sept.13th, and includes 


5:30 pm: Beginning Fiddle from the Ground Up w/ Erik Hoffman

5:30 pm: Bluegrass Jam Class Level 1 w/ Dix Bruce

7:00 pm: Bluegrass Jam Class Level 2 w/ Dix Bruce

7:00 pm: Fiddle Repertoire with a Touch of Theory w/ Erik Hoffman


Sept. 24 (3:30 pm):

- Visit (and learn a tune) w/ Richard Bowman

- Finger Style Banjo (Hilltopper Style) w/ Ivy Sheppard

- Cajun Fiddle w/ David Greely

Sept. 25 (4 pm):

- Flatfoot Clogging w/ Evie Ladin

Sept. 26 (11 am):

- Fiddle Music of Will Adam w/ Jake Blount

- Clawhammer Banjo w/ Barry Southern

- Beginning Fiddle w/ Gabrielle Macrae

Sept. 26 (11 am):

- Clawhammer Banjo w/ Jake Blount

- Fiddle w/ Gabrielle Macrae

- Beginning Clawhammer Banjo w/ Ivy Sheppard

Oct. 8-11: Yosemite Songwriting Retreat with Mary Gauthier, Laurie Lewis, Joe Craven, Gail Dreifus, and Adam Burns - Big Table Ranch (near Coulterville)

Nov. 4-7: Fiddle Hell Online

On Zoom: 175 live workshops, 35 live concerts, 35 live jam sessions

Old time instructors: Judy Hyman, Jeff Claus, Ben Hunter, Emily Schaad, Jay Ungar, Molly Mason, Riley Baugus, Rachel Eddy, Jake Blount, Cathy Fink, Rev Robert Jones, Andy Reiner, Nokosee Fields, Tom Collins

Bluegrass instructors: Darol Anger, Sharon Gilchrist, Jeremy Kittel, Laura Orshaw, Emory Lester, Erica Brown, Matt Shipman, Joy Adams, Dr. Richard Brown, Tony Watt

Other instructors: April Verch, Becky Tracy, Rodney Miller, Andrea Beaton, Kevin Burke, Natalie Haas, Calvin Vollrath, Katie McNally, Jason Anick, Andrea Hoag, Belen Escobedo, …


Nov. 14 (2:00 pm):

- Practice Techniques to Improve Your Banjo Playing w/ Bill Evans

- Enhancing Your Rhythm Guitar Playing w/ Jim Nunally

- Twin Mandolins w/ John Reischman & Sharon Gilchrist


April 7-10, 2022: Walker Creek Music Camp - Marshall

instructors: Greg Schochet (Beginning Bluegrass Jamming) • Steve Pottier (Bluegrass Guitar) • Evie Ladin (Old Time Ensemble) • Howard Rains (Rhythm & Old Time Back-up Guitar) • Alan Munde (Bluegrass Banjo) • Tony Marcus (Swing Rhythm Guitar) • Leela Grace (Clawhammer Banjo) • Joe K Walsh (Bluegrass to Newgrass Mandolin) • Steve Roy (Bass) • Richard Brown (Bluegrass Monroe Style Mandolin) • Ivan Rosenberg (Dobro) • Tim Connell (Swing & Jazz Repertoire Mandolin) • Nate Lee (Bluegrass Fiddle) • TBA (Bluegrass Vocals) • Tricia Spencer (Old Time Fiddle) • Rebecca Stout & Clinton Davis (Harmony Singing) • Paul Shelasky (Swing Fiddle) • Katie Glassman (Swing Vocals) 

Puget Sound Guitar Workshop - instructors’ online offerings


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Bluegrass Signal is broadcast on Saturdays, 5-6 pm (Pacific) on KALW (91.7 FM in Bay Area). It is then archived for one week HERE.

Sept. 25: KALW Fall Membership Campaign

Your chance to support local public radio on behalf of your favorite bluegrass/old time hour with music celebrating KALW's 80th Anniversary (oldest station west of the Mississippi); it's a collection of 1941 releases by Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys, the Carter Family, Blue Sky Boys, Delmore Brothers, Patsy Montana, Wade Mainer, and others.

Oct. 2: Happy Birthday, Chubby Wise!

Leah Wollenberg returns with a profile of the influential fiddler; includes music from his stints with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys and Flatt & Scruggs’ Foggy Mt. Boys, as well as sessions with Mac Wiseman and Red Allen -- and his many solo recordings.

Oct. 9: A (Belated) Larry Sparks Birthday

Celebrating now (instead of his 9/25 b'day, which was KALW's Membership Campaign) with an hour of Larry's live recordings with the Lonesome Ramblers (mostly from 1976-80) and the Clinch Mountain Boys, with and without his first boss, Dr. Ralph.

Oct. 16: Honey, Please Don’t Go 

Songs addressed to and/or about the singer's "honey" -- or not, as the case may be.

Oct. 23: Across the Tracks

​New releases and reissues.

Oct. 30: Scary Times On Sugar Hill

A collection of Halloween-appropriate songs released on Sugar Hill Records, with music by the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene, Good Ol' Persons, Hot Rize, Peter Rowan, Kathy Kallick, Front Range, Robin & Linda Williams, and the Austin Lounge Lizards.

Nov. 6 & 13: The Blue Sky Ain't No Friend of Mine

Allegra Thompson's annual collection of music for Armistice/Veterans Day 


Bluegrass Signal is also broadcast four times each week on Bluegrass Country

The initial broadcast of Bluegrass Signal is on Monday at 11 pm (Eastern time). The show is then rebroadcast on Wednesdays (midnight), Fridays (6 pm), and Sundays (midnight). The times given are EASTERN and the program is available HERE.

Bluegrass Country has an ARCHIVE PLAYER, so you can pick the date and (Eastern) time of broadcast to hear Bluegrass Signal -- or any of the other 33 shows on Bluegrass Country -- at your convenience!

NOTE: Pacific Time broadcasts of Bluegrass Signal on Bluegrass Country: 

Mon. (8 pm), Tues. (9 pm), Fri. (3 pm), and Sat. (9 pm)

Sept. 20 - Oct. 3: Fall Membership Campaign specials

See above for details.

Oct. 4-10: Banjo Signal

A banjo-centric hour of (mostly) new releases and reissues.

Oct. 11-17: Across the Tracks

More music from new releases, this time ones that don’t feature the banjo.

Oct. 18-24: Women Fiddlin' Around

Allegra Thompson samples music from a few of her favorite women fiddlers.

Oct. 25-31: Scary Times On Sugar Hill

A collection of Halloween songs released on Sugar Hill Records.

Nov. 1-14: Previews of the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Allegra Thompson plays music by Jake Blount, Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, Eddie Bond, the Slate Mountain Ramblers, the Horsenecks, Evie Ladin Band, Gus Cannon, and others.

Nov. 15-21: Big Mon … live!

Live recordings of Bill Monroe & the Blue Grass Boys, emphasizing shows from 1963.

Nov. 22-28: Larry Sparks ... live!

Live recordings of Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers (mostly from 1976-80) and Larry with his first boss, Dr. Ralph.

Nov. 29 - Dec. 5: Happy Birthday, Chubby Wise

Leah Wollenberg spins some of her favorite sides by the influential fiddler.


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Please visit the Bluegrass Signal website for all the August and September, 2021 playlists.