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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Early on we play a couple of songs by bluegrass artists Rhonda Vincent and Melanie Cannon that feature country singer, Willie Nelson. Then the Gem ...

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our show opens with a couple of hammer songs and a couple of songs about small change. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we muse over what makes a piece blu...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Philip Nusbaum w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
After opening the show with current bluegrass, out Gem of Bluegrass feature concern the song organizing feature common to bluegrass and many kinds ...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Travel has always been a great concern of human beings. The invention of the wheel made people more mobile, and the automobile, locomotive and flyi...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early in the show, we play a couple of bluegrass songs named “Cry.” On our Gem of bluegrass, we take a look at the Reuben / Train 45 song complex. ...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:08
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Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show is called the Bluegrass Review because it reviews bluegrass music. As we begin a new year of shows, we seek grounding in the music’s histo...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
On today's show, we focus on the bluegrass highlights of the previous year.

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
It’s Christmas on the Bluegrass Review. We play some favorites, some funny ones and some musical production jobs.

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  • Added: Dec 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil w/ 2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Towards the beginning of the show, we play a couple of Larry Cordle compositions: one deals with a woman’s attitude about her ex‘s new flame and th...

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  • Added: Nov 24, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our broadcast opens with new bluegrass by the Del McCoury band. Then, a couple of recent songs relating to mining coal. It’s a special Gem of Blueg...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with an outstanding recent song from the Steep Canyon Rangers. Then, we play modern songs about workers who embody their work. Then,...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Broken hearted melodies begin our show today. And then comes a new song sung by Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman that comments that those with brok...

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our show opens with recent bluegrass by Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins. You might know that there are not very many bluegrass songs where “regular” po...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil with 2012 eitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with cutting edge bluegrass created by experienced musicians. These songs prove that when it comes to testing the boundaries, it isn...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Our show begins with new bluegrass by Junior Sisk and Joe Mullins, and by Johnny Staats. The we get spooky! Following the Hallowe’en stuff, the Gem...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van norman
“Goodbye” is a major theme in bluegrass songs. Our show opens with two types of this songtype. One, by Lorraine Jordon and Carolina Road is a tradi...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We open by continuing to showcase what’s new in bluegrass. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we comment on the imprint of summer on Bluegrass music. It’s th...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van norman
After a recent Peter Rowan song opens the show. We play a couple of love songs. The first is an extremely positive, beginning-og-a-relationship son...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with a couple of strong pieces about having bluegrass dreams deferred by family and career. Later on the Gem of Bluegrass feature, w...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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  • Added: Sep 15, 2013
  • Length: 39:56
  • Purchases: 3