Category Archives: Bluegrass

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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No Joe Val Festival This February

From the Boston Bluegrass Union: Bluegrass Breakdown September 9th, 2021 Joe Val 2022 Postponed Due to COVID-19 Greeting to all friends of the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. Much has changed since we were all together in February of 2020. The Sheraton … Continue reading

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Boston City Limits with Chris Jones, in 1988

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD It’s Friday night, and I just remembered I forgot to post a notice about this Archival Show. So here’s what I say in the introduction: Today we’re going back in time to February 6th, 1988. … Continue reading

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OId Devils Dream. . . of 1986

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD I just finished listening to an old Hillbilly show, which ended with a live performance from The Nashville Bluegrass Band, and a lengthy Old Sinc recitation of the Country Calendar as the boys played ‘Cumberland … Continue reading

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By Request, Crowe and McLaughlin in 1994

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD After the Archival show with James King, Gerry Katz of the BBU wrote to say he booked the concert with James and Lou Reid that weekend, and the live performance of the James King Band … Continue reading

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Some Photos from Blistered Fingers in June

We drove up with our little Casita travel trailer into pungent Litchfield, Maine (yes, it seemed to be manure-spreading season) and found the Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival, the 54th, they advertise. They have two every summer (in June and August), … Continue reading

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What Do Claire Lynch, Ranch Romance, and The Austin Lounge Lizards Have in Common?

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD They were all on Hillbilly at Harvard! Ranch Romance and The Austin Lounge Lizards performed live in 1994. Claire Lynch didn’t show up until 2010, for what we call a ‘chin-and-spin’, to promote a show … Continue reading

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It’s 1995 and James King Is Live on WHRB

ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD February 25, 1995, to be exact. Old Sinc has just returned from three weeks in Las Vegas, Larry Flint is there as well, and we’re expecting The James King Band. We’re in our new studios … Continue reading

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