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Playlist for Week after January 27, 2012

Original Show Date  - March 13, 2011

HourArtistSong
1Dale Jett & Hello StrangerLittle Black Train
Farmer’s Prayer
Bury Me Beneath The Willow
Keep On The Sunny Side
Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gully & Kim FoxMemories, Miles And Tears
The Grand Tour
50 Miles Of Elbow Room
Jill AndrewsA Little Less
Blue Sky
Blue Eyes
Carolina Chocolate DropsJulianne Johnson/Arkansas Traveler
From 4 ‘Til Late
Po’ Black Sheep
Hit ‘Em Up Style
Lights In The Valley
Nitty Gritty Dirt BandYou Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
The Resurrection
Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble To Me
My Walkin’ Shoes
Mr. Bojangles
Bayou Jubilee
Jambalaya
Larry Groce & Co.Will The Circle Be Unbroken
Press Release

 

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Forty-five years after they formed in California in 1966, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of the most active and influential bands of its era. Pioneers of the country-rock movement the band laid the groundwork for a generation of country rockers from the Eagles to Alabama. The NGDB’s resume includes multi-platinum and gold records and a string of top ten hits including "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles," as well as multiple Grammy, IBMA and CMA awards and nominations. Their groundbreaking 1972 LP "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," a three-LP set re-introduced country legends like Doc Watson, Roy Acuff, Earl Scruggs and Mother Maybelle Carter to a broader audience. In the early ‘80s, the band returned to Nashville for a successful career in mainstream country music charting a decade of hits including “Dance Little Jean,” "Workin' Man" and "Long Hard Road.” In 1989, the group recorded “Circle II,” tapping Johnny Cash, EmmyLou Harris, Levon Helm, Chet Atkins, Bruce Hornsby, John Hiatt and Roseanne Cash. “Circle II” earned three Grammys and the CMA’s “Album of the Year.” In 2002, “Circle III” took home the IBMA’s “Recorded Event of the Year award” and led to a 2005 Grammy for “Country Instrumental Performance” (with Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Jerry Douglas and the late Vassar Clements). The group celebrated their 43rd Anniversary with “Speed of Light” in 2009.                  

 

Carolina Chocolate Drops - This trio of young, African-American stringband musicians are dedicated to carrying on the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music from the Carolinas’ foothills region known as the Piedmont. Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson both hail from the North Carolina Piedmont while Dom Flemons is a native of Arizona. After signing to the Music Maker Relief Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting elderly Southern musicians and preserving traditional roots music, MMRF released “Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind" in 2006. In 2007, they appeared in Denzel Washington’s film, The Great Debators” and three of their songs (featuring guest Alvin “Youngblood” Hart) were on the movie’s soundtrack. In 2008, the band received an invitation to play on the Grand Ole Opry - the first black string band to play the legendary stage. Its 2010 Nonesuch Records release, “Genuine Negro Jig,” ranges from a version of Tom Waits’ “Trampled Rose” to an acoustic hip hop take on R&B artist Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ‘Em Up Style.” The album just won "Best Traditional Folk Album" at the 2010 Grammy Awards.

 

Dale Jett & Hello Stranger w/ Special Guest John Carter Cash & Laura Cash- The son of Janette Carter and the grandson of A.P. and Sara Carter, Dale Jett is a third generation member of the legendary Carter Family, preserving the music they first recorded in the historic “Bristol Sessions” of 1927. Singing, and playing guitar and autoharp, Jett has emceed and performed at the Carter Family Fold for many years, along with his wife Teresa on bass and longtime friend Oscar Harris on guitar, mandolin and autoharp. The group has appeared on The Marty Stuart Show, The Grand Ol Opry, and other TV and radio shows. Hello Stranger will be joined by John Carter and Laura Cash, who released "Past & Present" as Carter Family III with Jett in 2010.

 

Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley & Kim Fox-Singer Dale Ann Bradley was awarded the top honors in the IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year category in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She’ll be joined by acclaimed tenor of Kentucky native Steve Gulley, a veteran Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Mountain Heart and most recently, Grasstowne. Songwriter Kim Fox got her start in 3 Fox Drive and went on to win the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest and their recording of Kim’s “The Dream” reached #1 on Bluegrass Unlimited''s single airplay chart. 

 

Jill Andrews – Based in Knoxville, TN Jill Andrews, formerly of the alt-folk duo the everybodyfields, released her self titled EP in 2009. A full-length follow up is scheduled for release in May. A veteran performer of the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and former student at Eastern Tenn. State University, Andrews leads a full band on record and on stage, drawing in tender piano, shuffling drums and searing electric guitar to support her careful acoustic picking. 

 

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