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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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Each week, the show presents current and historical bluegrass music, as well as interviews, produced segments and commentary. The result is in-dept...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early in the show today, we play the songs “Off My Mind” and “On My Mind.” You might think these songs are about different things, but in each case...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
The evil city. That is a very old motif in bluegrass and old time music. The show opens with a couple of recent songs where a couple is no longer t...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
After a new bluegrass song, we play a couple of instances of the Spanish-bluegrass connection. The Gem of Bluegrass is concerned with the developme...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with a little recent bluegrass. Then, we survey the bluegrass catalog regarding songs about “boots.” Subject matter ranges from song...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Today’s show opens with new bluegrass from the Lonesome River Band. It’s a tribute to the singer’s sweetheart who values her man for things that do...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Today’s show has a fair amount of new bluegrass. We open with a new honky-tonk song by Junior Sisk, and pair it with a classic of the type by Flatt...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
It rains in Virginia, you know. Our show opens with a couple of “raining in Virginia.” You might know that rain frequently signifies the blues and ...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
These days there are no rules regarding what a song should be written about. Why not motorcycles? We’ve got two, and they display contrasting visio...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
We have an overflow situation from a recent show when we played songs relating to home. So we air a recent compelling one and a classic about home ...

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  • Added: Aug 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Home is a primary preoccupation among bluegrass songwriters. Today’s show begins with recent “home” songs. One concerns itself with trying to get h...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 36:37
Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
4 programming segments adding to about 40 minutes. Stations supply fundraising pitches.

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 42:18
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Today’s show opens with some hard hitting songs about guns and bullets. Know that the scenarios depicted do not resemble anyone’s deer hunting trip...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Moonshine is a theme that has run through bluegrass music and the old-time styles that preceded it. We open the show with some recent moonshine son...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
What does “moon” mean in bluegrass? The show opens with songs with very different views on that subject. Then, Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger with h...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk           , Credit: Karen Van Norman
The broadcast opens with some relationship songs focusing on the man’s disappointment. The relationships were just too burdensome. Then, Lyle Lofgr...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our show opens with compelling new bluegrass, and then an intriguing recent song by Laurie Lewis. Laurie asks, what happened to the Pharaoh’s daugh...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk  , Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our show today begins with recent and great bluegrass harmony singing. Then Lyle Lofgren and Adam Granger take their places at the microphones. Blu...

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  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show begins with relationship songs, some old and some new. Then it’s on to our first foray into old time music and bluegrass with Lyle Lofgren...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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