Mike and The Ranger Pod Cast Shows

6-15-14 Mike and The Ranger Multiple Segments

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


Mike and The Ranger Pod Cast Shows

6-1-14 Mike and The Ranger Multiple Segments

Welcome back bluegrass lovers! This week we feature The Haunted Windchimes and a local and rising group called Calamity Cubes. We are always looking for new acts and love to hear them. Remember, if you have a band you’d like to submit just go to and go to resources tab and submit a band or album. Thanks for listening!

Also in this weeks show;

Balsam Range – Moon Over Memphis, Mark Newton/Steve Thomas – Painted Lady, Alison Krauss –But You Know I love You, The Missy Werner Band – If I Fall, Alison Brown – Under the Five Wire, Darrell Webb – The Ferry Man, Dolly Parton – Blue Smoke, Gibson Brothers – Buy A Ring Find A Preacher, The Hillbenders – Past the Point of Rescue, Josh Williams – Cherokee shuffle, Daily and Vincent – Back to Hancock County, Irene Kelly – Rattlesnake Rattler, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys – Walk of Life, Jesse Baker – follow the Leader, John Bowman – God’s Not Dead, Joel Mabus – Billy in the Lowground, Johnny Staats – I Know You Rider, Dale Ann Bradley – Somewhere South of Crazy, Breakin Grass – Raining in Virginia, Driven – The Way, The Haunted Windchimes – Don’t Take My Baby Away, Darren Nicholson – Like My Dog, Steeldrivers – Wearin a Hole, Junior Sisk and Radio Ramblers – Story of the Day That I Died, Calamity Cubes – Never Had It, Stevens Family – City of Gold, Dave Adkins – Pike County Jail, The Steel Wheels – Walk Away, Davidson Brothers – Driving into the Storm, Boxcars – Don’t Fall I Love With A Girl Like That, Blue Highway – Dogtown

New Albums

Balsam Range’s new album, “Five”

You’d might suspect that a band with the accolades and awards that they have earned in such a short

time may have ran its course. Not so with Balsam Range. Their previous bluegrass blockbuster album

“Papertown” topped the charts for months.

Well no fear, Balsam Range is ready to treat Balsam

balsalm_range-256-1024x773Nation with another album of fine harmony, interesting themes, and solid instrumentation called

“Five” due for release June 17th. Some tunes of note include their treatment of the John Denver

classic “Mathew”, while at the same time laying down some solid bluegrass and tight harmony in a

tune entitled “Don’t Watch These Tears”. Much that will please, from another fine album by Balsam

Range. Members include Tim Surrett, Buddy Melton, Caleb Smith, Darren Nicholson, and Marc Pruett.

New Albums


It’s called Nighthawk. What I thought to be another very good new mandolin instrumental album by Grascal’s dynamic mandolin player Danny Roberts, turns out to be even more. It’s a refreshing collection of new instrumental compositions by Danny with some vocal tunes mixed in, that feature Danny’s daughter Jaelee Roberts and his wife Andrea. Also helping out are Scott Benson of the Grascals, Tim Surrett of Balsam Range, Tony Wray of Blue Mafia, and special guests which include Ronnie McCoury, Sam Bush, Aubrey Haney, and Mike Compton.  When this album comes out, give it a listen and pick out your favorite, cause I know there’ll be one. It’s a little swing, bluegrass, blues, waltzes with some cool vocal tunes just to spice it up.  Nighthawk by Danny Roberts scheduled for release on May 20, 2014.

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