Tag Archives: Hillbilly at Harvard

Joe Val Festival News: Del McCoury Coming, Lillys Honored

Already scheduled for Sunday afternoon (February 14th) at the annual Joe Val Festival, The Traveling McCourys will become The Del McCoury Band!  Del of course was ‘snowed out’ last year (remember the snowstorm here that snowed in a lot of … Continue reading

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Off to Virginia—Pre-recorded Show on the 12th

We’re off to visit daughter Sarah and family, taking Amtrak Northeast Regional No. 93 Monday morning, and returning Tuesday the 15th on NER No. 174.  This time I decided to try Business Class, for the alleged greater legroom between seats … Continue reading

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Vote Now for the Ameripolitan Awards!

Voting on the Ameripolitan website, HERE, has been open since Thanksgiving Day. You can also download smart-phone apps that let you listen to nominee music and vote for your favorites.  And of course you can vote for me/HAH, if you … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: Notorious Duo Coming to HAH

Eden MacAdam Somer and Larry Unger perform as a duo (or sometimes with additional artists as a trio or quartet), styling themselves ‘Notorious’, though as far as I know they have committed no misdeeds—unless appearing on Hillbilly at Harvard this … Continue reading

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HAH Nominated for ‘Ameripolitan’ Award

A young organization in Austin, Texas, the Ameripolitan Music Awards, now in its third year, is endeavoring to distinguish the growing rennaisance of traditional country music from the pop ‘bro-country’ on the big radio stations, on the one hand, and … Continue reading

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“Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”: The Composer’s Grandson Writes

Almost two years ago I posted an article about the history of a hymn we have played on the Hillbilly at Harvard Christmas Extravangaza for years and years: The Stanley Brothers‘ recording on King Records of “Beautiful Star of Bethlehem”; … Continue reading

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Oops! They Changed the Clocks, and I Forgot Grandpa!

When we have to advance the clocks an hour for Daylight Saving Time, and then when we retract them to Standard Time, on Hillbilly at Harvard we always play Grandpa Jones‘s comical lament for “Daylight Saving Time.”  But somehow I … Continue reading

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Bill Keith, 1939–2015

Got home Saturday evening (we were out minding four grandkids) to sit down at the iMac and see this sad news from Jim Rooney: Dear Friends, My long-time dear friend and musical partner Bill Keith left us on Thursday, Oct. … Continue reading

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Reminder: No Show Saturday, October 3rd

Hillbilly at Harvard is making room for WHRB’s 75th Anniversary celebrations tomorrow.  See HERE for details.  Get out and hear some live music—as Ol’ Sinc used to say, “You owe it to yourself!” (see the Country Calendar page). Back on … Continue reading

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HAH Featured in Harvard Magazine Article on WHRB

Harvard Magazine, which is circulated to an astonishing 240,000 alumni, faculty, and staff of Harvard University (Wikipedia), in its Alumni section for September-October 2015 (Vol. 118, No. 1) featured an article by Craig A. Lambert on WHRB (pp. 63-7).  The … Continue reading

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