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 New Albums

5-25-14 Mike and The Ranger Multiple Segments

Welcome back for another great week of bluegrass. The weather may be warming up but we are already hot into it. This show we have some off Alan Jackson’s bluegrass album and some of the fast stuff with Split Lip Rayfield. Have a great long weekend and enjoy.

This week’s show also includes.

Becky Buller – Nothin to You, Darren Nicholson – Like My Dog, Blue Moon Rising – Blood on The Ground, Red Molly –With a Memory Like Mine, Tony Rice – Old Train, Detour – 100, I Draw Slow – Mama Don’t Cry, Richard Bennett – The Ballad of Jesse James, Darrell Webb – Humingbird, Bankesters – Cup Song/when I’m gone, Justin Moses – Old Federal, DARRELL WEBB – PRETTY POLY, Kathy Matea – A Far Cry, Boxcars – Hurtin Inside, Lindsay Lou and the Flattbellys – Lemon Squeezy, Scott Vestal – Banjo Shop, Ronnie Bowman- Crazy Train, Underhill Rose – Let Her Go, Sutton Holt & Coleman – Waiting For the Times To Get Better, Rhonda Vincent/Willie Nelson – Only Me, Split Lip Rayfield – Moving to Virginia, Ashley Lewis – River’s a Rising, Davidson Brothers – Find You, Donna Uhlisse – Send Me the Pillow you Dream On, Brad Davis – Tender Years, Hayseed Dixie – Breakin the Law, Jason Davis – Liberty, Alan Jackson – Blue Ridge Mountain Song, The Mashville Brigade – The Blue Ridge Mountains, Tony Rice – Blue Ridge Cabin Home, and Noam Pikelny – Jerusalem Ridge

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

New Albums

Richard Bennett “In The Wind Somewhere”

Set for release May 27th, Richard Bennett’s latest project “In The Wind Somewhere” should prove to be his best yet. Richard’s musical path has included his own bands along with stints with Lou Reid and Carolina, J.D. Crowe and the Richard Bennett In The Wind SomewhereNew South, and part of the trio with Jimmy Gaudreau and Mike Aldridge. And if you’re familiar with Richard, you can understand how he would be the perfect fill in for Tony Rice back in the 90s with the Tony Rice Unit and the Bluegrass Album Band. In fact, one of the highlights on this collection of tunes is that Tony Rice sits in on “The Last Thing On My Mind” and “Wayfaring Stranger”. Others joining Richard is an all-star cast of Mark Shatz, Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart and Sean Lane. Check this one out from one of the best vocalist and guitarist in Bluegrass today, Richard Bennett and “In the Wind Somewhere” on Lonesome Day Records.

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

Mike and The Ranger Pod Cast Shows

4-20-14 Mike and The Ranger

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