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In this segment, we get a good mix of artists from the new Bluegrass group the Highland Travelers, a duet by Alison Krauss and James Taylor, plus some classic New Grass Revival.
This segment features a variety from the raucous music of Hayseed Dixie to a young and impressive vocalist Emi Sunshine.
Segment 1 this week includes a song written around an old timey tune. It’s from the Grascals called Clear Corn Liquor with a little Whiskey Before Breakfast mixed in. Christmas music too with Carly Pearce and Winter Wonderland and some vintage New Grass Revival with the original version of Callin Baton Rouge.
This Segment features: Grascals – Clear Corn Liquor, David Grisman – Sawing On The Strings, Carly Pearce – Winter Wonder, New Grass Revival – Callin Baton Rouge, Joe Mullins – Miss Molly, Johnny Staats-Cuzin Barry
Here’s a really fun video from Daily and Vincent…now that’s Bluegrass!
Mike and the Ranger’s Announcer lady has put out a Bluegrass version of Pharell Williams’ Happy Song. Give it a listen.
I bet you thought it would never get here. Bluegrass & More with Mike and The Ranger! This week we’ll kick it off with a little something from the Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration. We’ll add in some Crosby, Stills, and Nash covers and more!
Our other featured bluegrass artist include:
(From Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration)- Big Moon, Yonder Mountain String Band – A Father’s Arms, Becky Buller – Southern Flavor, Chris Thile/Michael Daves – Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open, Pickin on Crosby Stills and Nash – Marakesh Express, The Roys – No More Lonely, Steve Spurgin – The Big Payoff, Bryan Sutton – Been All Around the World, Irene Kelly – Garden of Dreams, Hillbenders – Gettysburg, Davidson Brothers – Rather Be Gone, Claire Lynch – Train Long Gone, Daily & Vincent – Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone, Nathan Stanley and the Clinch Mtn Boys- Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone, Gibson Brothers – Ragged Man, Donna Hughes – The Way I Am, Steel Wheels – Breaking Like the Sun, Flatt Lonesome – You’ll Get No More of Me, The Grascals – American Pickers featuring Dierks Bentley, Tim Stafford – Worry’s Like A Rockin Chair, Alison Brown – My Poor Old Heart, Linsday Lou and the Flatbellys – Pass Me the Whiskey, Richard Bennett – Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes, Trampled By Turtles – Sorry, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys – Johnny’s Tune, Rachel Burge – My Cold Heart, The Infamous Stringdusters – Getting Down the Road, Balsam Range – Stacking Up Rocks, Ricky Skaggs – Monroe Dancin
We know you’ve been waiting all week! No need to wait any longer. It’s Bluegrass time!
This show features:
Darrell Webb Band – Hummingbird, New Town – Trouble and Pain, Special Consensus – Wild Montana Skies, After Jack – Cant Sing a Sad Song, Danny Roberts – F-5 Rag, Detour – Too Blue to Have the Blues, James King – Jasons Farm, I Draw Slow – Low Down Girl Like Me, Harper Family – Troublesome Waters, Justin Moses – Old Federal, Snyder Family – Smoky Mountain Railway, Tim O’Brian – Tombstone Blues, Irene Kelly – A Little Bluer Than That, Steel Drivers – Hear the Willow Cry, The 23 String Band – Sleepy Eyed John, Leftover Salmon – Funky Mountain Fogdown, New Found Road – Handsome Molly, Red Molly – Do I Ever Cross Your Mind, Breakin Grass – Raining in Virginia, Bryan Sutton – That’s Where I Belong , Chubby Wise – Can’t Stop Loving You, Rhonda Vincent – Kentucky Borderline, The Steel Wheels – Kiss Me Like a Strager, Joe Mullins – Steel Guitar rag, Sam Bush – Ridin that Midnight Train, Tony Trishka – Swag Bag Rag, The Expedition Show – Foggy Mtn Special, Tony Rice – Sittin Alone in the Moonlight, Missy Raines and the New Hip –Long Way Back Home, Hammertowne –Why Don’t You Tell Me So, Hillbenders – Clutch
When you choose music to play on your radio show and you find something new that really moves your internal music meter, and then you realize, that this album could go places and make some noise on the charts. When it actually does, that’s the fun part, at least for us, here at Mike and The Ranger. Last fall, the Ranger and I, on Bluegrass and More, started playing a cut from the Bankesters new album “Love Has Wheels”. The selection we always gravitated to was “(Cups) When I’m Gone”. Of course, with all the music to which we’re exposed, you know it’s got some clout, when it makes it to your playlist, on your personal mp3 player. So, let the fun begin, just this week, the Bankesters won the 13th annual Independent Music Award for Best Bluegrass Album for their debut Compass Release, “Love Has Wheels”. Not only is radio airplay significant for the title song, but also for (Cups) When I’m Gone”. Tah Duh, I like it. www.bankesters.com