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Music for the Mountain is a weekly bluegrass radio program featuring that hard-driving bluegrass sound, with classic and new tunes running the gamut from Bill Monroe to Sierra Hull.
The program is posted here in two sections for broadcasters to insert breaks for station identification, etc. Please be careful to add enough additional material as the length of the segments will vary from week to week.
A fun hour of great bluegrass this week with a nice pile of new releases, and some favorites.
Here's how we picked it:
(Intro - Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys - Watermelon Hanging On The Vine / Roanoke - Off The Record, Vol. 1: Live Recordings, 1956-1969 - Smithsonian Folkways)
THE CLAY HESS BAND - The Leaving Song - 1 - Kang
LARRY SPARKS - Will You Be Satisfied That Way - Lonesome And Then Some: A Classic 50th Celebration - Rebel
(Gibson Brothers ID for Music for the Mountain)
THE GIBSON BROTHERS - Ophelia - Long Way Back Home - Sugar Hill
RACHEL BURGE & BLUE DAWNING - Road Apples - Rachel Burge & Blue Dawning - Mountain Fever
BREAKING GRASS - High On The Mountain - Just As Strong - Mountain Fever
BILL MONROE & THE BLUEGRASS BOYS - I Was Left On The Street - Bluegrass, 1959-1969 (disc 2) - Bear Family
(Buddy Melton ID for Music for the Mountain)
BALSAM RANGE - Don't Watch These Tears - Five - Mountain Home
DICK SMITH - Dear Old Dixie - The Patuxent Banjo Project - Patuxent
BOB WRIGHT & BILL DOERGE (with Bob Harris & Gary Oleyar) - Pendleton Breakthrough - Hamburger Sandwich - Bojomusic
(Hot Mustard ID for Music for the Mountain)
HOT MUSTARD - The Banks of the Ohio - Live In Concert At The Mole Hill Theatre - Howling Cat
MICHAEL CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER - Too Late For Goodbyes - On Down The Line - Compass
FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN - I Fell Short - On The Edge - Compass
LAURIE LEWIS & KATHY KALLICK - Cabin On A Mountain - Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray - Spruce & Maple
JIMMY MARTIN - Don't Cry To Me - Don't Cry To Me - Thrill Jockey
(J.D. Crowe ID for Music for the Mountain)
CROWE, LAWSON & WILLIAMS - My Walking Shoes - Standing Tall & Tough - Mountain Home
(Outro - Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys - Y'all Come - Off The Record, Vol. 1: Live Recordings, 1956-1969 - Smithsonian Folkways)