February 4, 2018 - Songs about trains! including Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Muddy Waters, Doc and Merle Watson, and MORE!
This week, we dedicate our entire show to songs about trains. Everyone from that old folkie Bob Dylan to bluegrass legends Doc and Merle Watson, stoner hippie jam kings the grateful dead to blues legends howlin’ wolf and muddy waters sang songs about riding the rails.
We’re getting excited for the annual Folk Alliance International Conference coming up this February in Kansas City, Missouri, and will bring you some of the featured artists making an appearance including Grant Lee Phillips, plus we feature new music from First Aid Kit’s just released album Ruins.
January 21, 2018 - Class of 2018 Album Preview: Brandi Carlile, First Aid Kit, I’m With Her, and more
Songs from some of the albums we’re most excited to hear in the first half of 2018, including new music from Brandi Carlile, First Aid Kit, and the debut from I’m With Her featuring Sarah Watkins, Sarah Jouroz and Aoife O’Donovan.
Exclusive live performances from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, Lee Ann Womack, and we celebrate the half century long career of acoustic guitar great Tommy Emmanuel.
New music from Lee Ann Womack, our artist of the month for December, and we dig into the legacy of Southern California’s CMH Records with a newly unearthed track featuring Johnny Cash.
Just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday, we dedicate an entire portion of our show to roots songs by siblings, including First Aid Kit and The Brothers Comatose, and we give special thanks to our artist of the month for November - the one and only Steve Martin.
A special episode of the BGS Radio Hour celebrating $2 Tuesday at Nashville’s 5 Spot. We’ve got music from Jason Isbell, Robyn Hitchcock, Shovels & Rope, and many many more artists that have graced that stage for just $2 a pop.
October 29, 2017 - 50 Bluegrass Albums By Women (Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Patty Sierra Hull, and More)
This week we’re bringing you highlights from our list of the 50 bluegrass albums by women, with everyone from Dolly Parton to Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless to Sierra Hull, the Dixie Chicks and many many more.