Recap! Folk Alliance International 2018

February 19, 2018

Chris Jacobs and Craig Havighurst from WMOT Roots Radio recap some of their favorite artists and acts at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City, Missouri. 

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February 4, 2018 - Songs about trains! including Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Muddy Waters, Doc and Merle Watson, and MORE!

February 6, 2018

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.

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January 28, 2018 - Folk Alliance Preview and First Aid Kit

January 31, 2018

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.

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January 21, 2018 - Class of 2018 Album Preview: Brandi Carlile, First Aid Kit, I’m With Her, and more

January 21, 2018

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. 

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January 14, 2018 - January Artist of the Month Tommy Emmanuel

January 16, 2018

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.

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December 10, 2017 - Artist of the Month: Lee Ann Womack

December 13, 2017

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.

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November 26, 2017 - Song Premieres! Feat. Inara George and Elijah Ocean, plus many more

December 5, 2017
A bounty of song premieres to be thankful for after the Thanksgiving Holiday, including new music from Inara George and Elijah Ocean, plus Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit gets ready to rock at Nashville’s Rhyman Auditorium and gives us tips on what to wear before the show.
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November 19, 2017 - Steve Martin and Giving Thanks - a Roots Music Family Celebration

December 5, 2017

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.

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November 5, 2017 - Jason Isbell, Shovels & Rope, Robyn Hitchcock, and more

December 5, 2017

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. 

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October 29, 2017 - 50 Bluegrass Albums By Women (Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, Patty Sierra Hull, and More)

December 5, 2017

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.

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