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- For Met Fans—More Operas!
- Harvard Gazette Highlights WHRB
- Photos from the 2020 Joe Val Festival
- WHRB and HAH Are Still on the Air
- Coming Up: The Joe Val Festival for 2020!
- “Coming to You by Recording. . .”
- Here’s the Met Broadcast Schedule for 2019-2020
- Engine 576 Whistles & The Pan-American on WSM in Nashville
- Stuart and Stinson Celebrate Nashville’s ‘Duchess’, NC&StL No. 576
- Harvard Football vs. HAH: Call It a Draw
- Photos from the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival
- Not to Mention the old Shade Tree. . .
- Pickin’ on Ninnies
- Pre-recorded Shows April 6th and 13th
- The 2019 Joe Val Festival—Photos!
Top Posts & Pages
- Paper and Pen—Open Page
- Why I Cancelled Barbara Martin Stephens
- "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem"
- Vince Gill and Patty Loveless Sing at George Jones's Funeral
- Tex Logan (1927–2015) — Part I
- Tex Logan (1927–2015) — Part II
- Hall of Fame Induction Show Sunday, January 31st
- Phil Everly (1939–2014)
- Harvard Gazette Highlights WHRB
- "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem": The Composer's Grandson Writes
Category Archives: Hillbilly Journal
The Harvard Gazette is “the official news website for Harvard University,” and seems to be updated more-or-less daily. The May 4th issue featured a story by Jon Chase on WHRB staying on the air (‘WHRB keeps classical connections’), despite the … Continue reading
Back in early March, when the Presidential Task Force, reacting to the COVID-19 outbreak, issued CDC guidelines recommending no gatherings and staying at home (when possible), Harvard like other major colleges across the nation, sent the students home. Whether … Continue reading
Yes, I’m out of town, still in Powhatan, Virginia, visiting with daughter Sarah and family. Had a full-filling Thanksgiving dinner with her Reilly in-laws, for which Sarah (with Dr Janie’s and her three boys’ help) made “All nine kinds of … Continue reading
I don’t get to many festivals, as the biggest day is always Saturday, and I have radio business then. But I did arrange for a pre-recorded Hillbilly at Harvard on June 29th, so Dr Janie and I took the Green … Continue reading
I’m in Powhatan, Virginia, with daughter Sarah and family this week; Sarah and husband James are dual-handedly building a new house in the woods. Here is the view of distant maple blossoms from the back of the house, on the … Continue reading
Once again, another amazing festival produced and hosted by the Boston Bluegrass Union! Dr Janie and I got to a fair amount of the shows, but of course there was lots more going on that we didn’t see: workshops, jams, … Continue reading
The Metropolitan Opera broadcast season begins December 1st. Again this year there are seven Saturdays starting earlier than 1:00 PM. In all cases we subtract about 15 minutes from the Met starting time for WHRB’s Prelude to the Met. Fans … Continue reading
I’ve been wondering whether I needed to explain this at all, but I did mention it on air, so if anyone is curious, this is what happened: Barbara Martin Stephens lived with Jimmy Martin from 1953 to 1966, and had … Continue reading
Big Country Bluegrass Inertia, more than anything else, has kept Dr Janie and me from the annual Lowell Folk Festival. It’s free (well, after you pay for parking), festive, with a great variety of music and food (the music is … Continue reading