Mike and The Ranger Pod Cast Shows

6-8-14 Mike and The Ranger Bluegrass & More Multiple Segments

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

Mike and The Ranger Pod Cast Shows

5-18-14 Mike and The Ranger

It’s that time again! Bluegrass with Mike and The  Ranger. On this weeks show, we here from some of the greats like Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill. We’ll play you a pretty new cover band called Picking on Mumford and Sons. Sit back and enjoy and thanks for listening to bluegrass radio!


Blue Highway – The Game, Jeff Brown – Lonesome Fugitive, Pickin on Mumford and Sons – Lion Man, Ron Block – Walking Song, SteelDrivers – When I’m Gone, American Drive – For the Dear Old Flag I Die, Jessica Stiles – Sissy Beth and Captain Tom, Lowell Levinger – If You Got to make a Fool of Somebody, Larry Sparks/Vince Gill – Blues Stay Away From Me, The Tuttles with Al Lee – Cotton Eyed Joe, Bryan Sutton – Swannanoa Tunnel, Doc Watson – Greenvlle Trestle High, Dan Crary – Sail Away Ladies/Sally Ann, Tony Rice/Norman Blake – Lay Down My Old Guitar, Bryan Sutton – Watson’s Blues, Constant Change – Rambler, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers – The Last Parade, The Duhks – Beyond the Blue, Kruger Brothers, Steve Martin/Edie Brickell/Steep Canyon Rangers – Suns Gonna Shine, Onion Creek Crawdaddies – Dusty Bibles Lead To Dirty Lives, Milan Miller – More Trouble Than It’s Worth, Sam Bush – Roll On Buddy, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys – Run, Cherryholmes – Smudge of A Tatoo, Driven – 49 Gold, Irene Kelly –Sisters Heart, Steel Wheels – Go Up to That Mountain, Breakin Grass – Raining in Virginia, Aaron Ramsey – The Souls of Pioneers

Mike and The Ranger Pod Cast Shows

5-11-14 Mike and The Ranger

Happy Mothers Day! If one thing is true as the sun rising it’s that mothers love their bluegrass. Fire up the grill, sit momma in a chair, and listen to that sweet banjo sound with Mike and The Ranger.

You’ll hear Rhonda Vincent, Detour, Dolly Parton and more in this weeks show. Be sure to check out some of our past shows here.

Also Featureing;

Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel, Bankesters – Guardian Angel, Audie Blaylock and Redline – Cry Cry Darlin, Steeldrivers – Hell on Wheels, Bryan Sutton – That’s Where I Belong, Chris Stapleton – Tennessee Whiskey, Railroad Earth – Give the Boy a Hand, Rhonda Vincent – Busy City, Mountain Heart – Just Get Up and Go, Ashley Lewis – River’s Rising, Michael Martin Murphey – Lost River, Cornmeal – River Gap, Jason Davis – Where the Wild River Roll, Jim Lauderdale – I Won’t Let it Show, Del McCourey – Blues Rolling In, Sierra Hull – Best Buy, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado – Redwood Hills, Crooked Still – The Golden Vanity, Doyle Lawson –Shady Grove, Alan Jackson – Blacktop, Dolly Parton – Banks of the Ohio, Jeff Brown – Weary Pilgrim Welcome Home, I Draw Slow – Goldmine, Steve Gulley/Tim Stafford – When Did That Turn Into My Problem, Constant Change – Mountain Man, Detour Bluegrass – Going Nowhere Fast, Byrd Street – I’m Gonna Swim, Stevens Family – Down on the Farm, and Blue Highway – Cold Frosty Morn.

New Albums

Bryan Sutton “Into My Own”

I am really impressed with the latest project by Bryan Sutton called “Into My Own”, which is his fourth album for Sugar Hill Records. On Mike and the Ranger, we liked it so much, we featured not one, but several of the cuts on our show. bryansuttonBluegrass and More. This crazy good guitar player shows something we have not seen or at least publicly heard before. He can sing! When I first listened to the tunes on this new album, I was immediately reminded of other Bluegrass Guitar greats who became known for not only their special touch on the guitar, but how well they delivered vocally. I think of Tony Rice, Dan Crary, but especially of Norman Blake and Doc Watson. Listen to “That’s Where I Belong” and see if you don’t agree. Some high profile pickers of course helping out, like Noam Pikelny and Rob McCoury on banjo, Jason Carter, Stuart Duncan and Luke Bulla on fiddle, Ronnie McCoury and Sam Bush on mandolin, with Greg Garrison, Alan Bartram and Dennis Crouch on bass. It’s worth it, get it, you’ll like it.

Mike and The Ranger Pod Cast Shows

5-4-14 Mike and The Ranger

Welcome back for another two hours of bluegrass with Mike and The Ranger! This week we play a few from Bryan Sutton and his new album “Into My Own”. We also find it hard to go a whole week without hearing Yonder Mountain String Band and at least one from the Steel Wheels.

Mike and The Ranger Pod Cast Shows

4-27-14 Mike and The Ranger

This episode of Mike and The Ranger, Bluegrass and More includes new songs from Dolly Parton’s new bluegrass album. Here is a full list of this weeks artists.

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Dolly Parton


Mountain Heart

Della Mae


Gibson brothers

Ashley Lewis

Stevens Family

Jerry Clower

Pickin on the Beatles

Nora Jane Struthers

Ricky Skaggs

Danny Roberts

Dailey and Vincent

Alison Krauss

Aaron Ramsey

Blue Mule

Bryan Sutton

Chris Jones

Tony Rice

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys

Land of Lincoln


Phil Leadbetter

Rhonda Vincent


Dan Tyminski

Akira Otsuka