The Bluegrass Review

Series produced by Philip Nusbaum

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Bluegrass music's authoritative radio home.

The Bluegrass Review is a weekly 1-hour show which presents bluegrass music in a lively and informative format. Produced in two segments approximately 30 minutes apiece, each complete show is programmed in thematic bursts. For example the sample show #321 includes songs about hard work, guitarists who emphasize the bass end of the guitar's range in their soloing, and an interview with nationally-recognized autoharp player, Karen Mueller. The program includes frequent interviews and produced segments on topics that parallel concerns and interests of Bluegrass musicians and fans.

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360 Pieces

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
program for broadcast Feb 19 - 25, 2011

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2011
  • Length: 59:05
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  • Added: Feb 16, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil with PRX award, Credit: Karen Van Norman
program for February 5 - 11, 2010

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7

  • Added: Mar 03, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
Show segments comment on how bluegrass songs treat aging, and performers tell about the lived experiences that let to writing music.

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
Show fore April 2-8, 2011. Highlights include a feature on the blues form and bluegrass, and some song comparisons.

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2011
  • Length: 59:06
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Philip Nusbaum, Credit: Sejan Yun
program for April 9-15, 2011. Lyrics are important, and that's what the Gems of Bluegrass weekly feature is about. Plus, new bluegrass, an intervie...

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  • Added: Mar 30, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
weekly program for April 16 - 22, 2011. Segments include an update on bluegrass "cabin songs," new honky tonk bluegrass and an interview with Dan M...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
Weekly 1-hour show this time features. Show has an interview with Kristin Scott Benson of the Grascals, one of today's defining bluegrass groups.

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
This weekly installment features a segment on who bluegrass blames for social problems, an interview with Jim and Valerie Gabehart, recent war-rela...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
Program for May 14 – May 20, 2011 Because we’ve got a lot of new bluegrass to play, we start out the show that way, and we include a couple of addi...

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  • Added: May 07, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
As has become our norm, we open up with new bluegrass, including a couple of songs with truck driving motifs. Our Gem of Bluegrass treats the conve...

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  • Added: May 07, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
Show for May 28 - June 2, 2011 Bluegrass values hard work. Our program opens with a few songs that turn on this classic bluegrass value. You might ...

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  • Added: May 14, 2011
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
After a selection from the new Russell Johnson CD, we play a couple of songs about war. One displays cruelty, the other kindness. The Gem of Bluegr...

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  • Added: May 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Phil w/ 2010 Zeitgeist award, Credit: Claire Nusbaum
Program for June 11-17, 2011. Some people get all the rough breaks. Early on this show we play a couple of songs depicting folks with plain old bad...

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  • Added: May 30, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
Program for June 18-24, 2011 Mexico is close to the United States but for whatever reason, seems a bit exotic. On our show today, we play recent so...

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  • Added: May 30, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Phil and Zeitfunk 2011, Credit: Claire Nusbaum
Home is a major focus of bluegrass music. But how the music views home has expanded in recent years. The show opens with three songs about home. On...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Phil with Zeitfunk 2011, Credit: Karen Van Norman
It’s the first of 8 summer broadcasts this year with guests Adam Granger and Lyle Lofgren. Adam is the guitarist who wrote the standard reference o...

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  • Added: Jun 19, 2011
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
The show opens with a couple of great instrumental pieces. But these two tunes, recorded about 80 years apart are quite different in approach. Then...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2011
  • Length: 59:32
  • Purchases: 7