Category Archives: Bluegrass

Time for the Christmas Extravaganza—from 1989!

REMEMBER PART 2, SATURDAY THE 24TH AT 9AM! ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD By 1989 the Christmas Extravaganza was an established tradition for Hillbilly at Harvard, featuring “four hours of the very best, and the very worst, of country Christmas … Continue reading

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What Is a “Deep Dive”? Tony Trischka Meets Earl Scruggs at Belleville, Saturday 22Oct22.

Tony Trischa was always nothing if not thorough. He has appeared on Hillbilly at Harvard several times over the decades, always an affable, mild-mannered fellow whose understated mastery was always omnipresent. Is it something about banjo players? Bill Keith was … Continue reading

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Molly Tuttle Back to Bluegrass—at Belleville Roots Oct 7th

The only Molly Tuttle album I had, When You’re Ready (2019), was lovely but not very country. So I’m delighted to learn (from Ken Irwin, at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival) that she’s returned to bluegrass with an all-star … Continue reading

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Jim Rooney and Tish Hinojosa Visit “Hillbilly Central” on May 15th, 1999

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD “Hillbilly Central.” That’s what Sinc called it, in Studio B with Tish Hinojosa, as Jim Rooney was waving goodbye, Tom Pittman of the Austin Lounge Lizards had dropped by to say hello (the Lizards were … Continue reading

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It’s October 24, 1992, and We’ve Got Kate MacKenzie and D. L. Menard!

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It’s October 24th, 1992. The Boston Bluegrass Union is bringing in Kate MacKenzie and her band Stoney Lonesome from the Twin Cities, to play at the First Church Congregational, on the corner of Garden and … Continue reading

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June 1993: Iris DeMent Was in Town, and Live on HAH

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It’s Saturday, June 5th, 1993. Hillbilly at Harvard had been preempted for a couple of weeks (probably by Orgies®) and was limited, we were told, to three hours that day. But Iris DeMent was in … Continue reading

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January 20, 2001: James King, Dudley Connell, Don Rigsby Together in Studio B

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD The Boston Bluegrass Union was celebrating its 25th Anniversary, and for the occasion was hosting a concert at the (then named) Museum of Our National Heritage in Lexington, with a group they called the Southern … Continue reading

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Hear New IBMA Hall of Famer Lynn Morris on Hallowe’en 1992

ALERT UPDATE: SHOW DID NOT RUN AT ALL, FOR UNKNOWN REASON. I WILL ASK THEM TO RUN THIS SHOW NEXT SATURDAY. /CL ALERT! SOMETHING HAPPENED AND THE ARCHIVAL SHOW IS NOT RUNNING. I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO CONTACT ANYONE WHO … Continue reading

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Back to 1986, with Bay State Bluegrass

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It was November 8th, 1986, back in the WHRB studios under Sanders Theater in Memorial Hall, and I was having trouble with Left Turntable during The Down Home Show. One channel was not broadcasting. This … Continue reading

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Jenny Brook Lives!

Just received this email from Candi Sawyer: We had to cancel the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival two years in a row due to the pandemic so we are thrilled to be able to present the Jenny Brook MiniFest October 8-10, … Continue reading

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