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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
Posted in Administrivia, Archival Productions, Bluegrass, Cajun Music, Country History, Hillbilly History, Program Notes, Radio Talk, Rounder Records Tagged Bill Monroe, Boston Bluegrass Union, D. L. Menard, Dave Dillon, Kate MacKenzie, Margaret Gerteis, Richard Brown, Stoney Lonesome, The Reunion Band Leave a comment
Tom Russell Pays a Visit in 1988
ANOTHER ARCHIVAL HILLBILLY AT HARVARD This Saturday (the 28th of August, 2021) we’re going back to 1988 again, to January 30th. If you heard the Archival show from February 6th of ’88, you will remember that Bill Monroe was scheduled … Continue reading
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
Pickin’ on Ninnies
Saturday a listener named Liz posted a comment on the Paper and Pen page. I was going to respond there, but then decided that the question was important enough to merit a post. Liz wrote: “When the pickaninnies pick the … Continue reading
Extra! Fiddlin’ John Carson Played Tex’s ‘Christmas Time’ in 1927!
Well, sort of. After I played Tex Logan fiddling his composition, ‘Christmas Time’s a-Comin’’ with The Lane Brothers, followed by Bill Monroe’s classic first recording of the song, listener Paul Murphy emailed me with this news (reprinted with his permission): … Continue reading
Why I Cancelled Barbara Martin Stephens
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
Posted in Bluegrass, Hillbilly Journal, Radio Talk Tagged Barbara Martin Stephens, Berkshire Mountains Bluegrass Festival, Bill Anderson, Bill Monroe, Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler, Handsome Ladies, Hillbilly at Harvard, Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, Jimmy Martin, Ken Irwin, Melissa Monroe, Oscar Fields, Ricky Skaggs, The Boston Globe, The Grand Ole Opry, The Seldom Scene, Thelma Fields, Tom Piazza 7 Comments
Hits and Misses 5
Continuing this occasional department. Previous entries: H&M 1; 2; 3; 4 • Tom Ewing: Adventures of a Bluegrass Boy (2016, Patuxent Music) I can’t do more than to quote Tom Ewing himself: Between 1986 and 1996, while I was one … Continue reading
Posted in Bluegrass, Hits and Misses Tagged Bill Monroe, Patuxent Music, Tom Ewing, Tom Mindte 1 Comment
No Particular Place to Go
Chuck Berry reportedly wrote that title in prison (for transporting a 14-year-old girl across state lines, violating the Mann Act). The song devolves into an amusing anecdote when the the protagonist cannot get the young lady’s ‘safety belt’ unbuckled, but … Continue reading
Another Excellent Joe Val Festival!
NOTE: For higher-resolution versions of the photographs, go to Flickr, HERE. (They won’t be super high, because with my Rebel T2i-Tamron 18-270 combination, I still needed to shoot at 3200 ISO, but they will be better than the ones that … Continue reading
Posted in Bluegrass, Follow-ups, Hillbilly Journal, Radio Talk Tagged Adam Haynes, Ashby Frank, Barry Bales, Becky Buller, Bill Monroe, Blue Highway, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Catherine "BB" Bowness, Charlie Cushman, Curly Seckler, Curt Chapman, Daniel Boner, Daniel Hardin, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, Danny Roberts, David Benedict, Don Reno and Red Smiley, Don Rigsby, Doyle Lawson, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Dudley Connell, Dustin Pyrtle, Eli Johnston, Ellie Hakanson, Eric Troutman, Evan Murphy, Flashback, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Gaven Largent, Gerry Katz, Greg Blake, Guy Clark, Harley Allen, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Jake Tullock, James King, Jamie Johnson, Jason Burleson, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Jerry Douglas, Joe Dean, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, John Bryan, Johnny Warren, Josh Graves, Josh Swift, Kristin Scott Benson, Laura Orshaw, Lester Flatt Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, Mark Delaney, Mile Twelve, Nate Lee, Nate Sabat, Ned Luberecki, Paul Warren, Phil Leadbetter, Richard Bennett, Rob Ickes, Ryan Paisley, Shawn Camp, Shawn Lane, Southern Mountain Boys, Stan Zdonick, Stephen Burwell, Stuart Wyrick, T.J. Lundy, Terry Eldredge, Terry Smith, The Becky Buller Band, The Earls of Leicester, The Grascals, Tim Stafford, Tom Adams, Tristan Scroggins, Wayne Taylor 2 Comments
Bill Monroe Named Our New Trailer!
After a brief, but intense, search for a molded fiberglass travel trailer (which if you’re interested in the gory details or in camping trailers, I describe at length in my personal blog, Walking Creek World; click HERE) we bought a … Continue reading