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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 mikeandtheranger.com 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

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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.

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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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Sideline

Dolly Parton

Cornmeal

Mountain Heart

Della Mae

Grascals

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

Detour

Phil Leadbetter

Rhonda Vincent

Greencards

Dan Tyminski

Akira Otsuka

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4-20-14 Mike and The Ranger

Did you miss this weeks show. Keep your chin up! It’s here for you to satisfy your listening enjoyment over and over and over and over…

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Dolly Parton Blue Smoke

ADVANCE COPY –DOLLY PARTON’S NEW ALBUM BLUE SMOKE

 

I just received an advance copy of 4 of the bluegrass tracks on Dolly Parton’s new album BLUE SMOKE, set for release in the U.S. May 13, 2014.  It should be another Dolly masterpiece. She says “On this CD I think there are all of the colors of my life in all areas of music that you’ve allowed me to dabble in through the years.”  Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers guest on separate cuts, so I’m guessing it to be a diversified musical collection. One of those areas she mentions of course is Bluegrass, and the 4 tracks we’ve heard so far are superb.  They are not in the same “in the pocket” groove of her previous full collection of bluegrass CD called THE GRASS IS BLUE , but it doesn’t matter.  Though the instrumentation is extended to include tasteful drums and a harmonica or two, vocals are right on and heartfelt as only Dolly can do.  Of the four advance Bluegrass Tracks, one of my favorites and the best version I’ve ever heard of this folk classic, is “Banks of the Ohio”, and the clever way she presents the song.