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Back Porch Bluegrass - 28-06-2022( 0:58:40)       
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I’ve been re-reading the book ‘John Duffey’s Bluegrass Life’, and a couple of recordings from the early days of that bluegrass life have sneaked in to this show. I also feature a couple of tracks from a brand new recording from Peter Rowan, ‘Calling you From My Mountain’ on Rebel, which I’m sure you’ll enjoy. There’s also some old favourites like Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, the Lonesome river Band, and the Dillards. Lots to like.
Published: 28/06/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 21-06-2022( 0:58:40)       
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This show features a couple of tunes from Roland White, who passed away in April 2022. I also talk about the celebration of Matariki in NZ, (the Māori New Year; and of course, there’s some great music from The All-Girl Boys, Scott Brannon, Seldom Scene, the Stanley Brothers and others.
Published: 21/06/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 14-06-2022( 0:58:0)       
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Today we’ll hear from Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, the band Sideline, Dan Crary, NZ’s Pam Crowe (Findlay), and some classic early 70’s bluegrass from Del McCoury& the Dixie Pals, all mixed in with a couple of tunes from Blue Highway.
Published: 14/06/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 07-06-2022( 0:58:40)       
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I’ve found some 1950’s ‘classic’ bluegrass for you, as well as some great music from Sawmill Road, Nu-Blu, Tony Rice and even NZ’s own Hamilton County Bluegrass Band.
Published: 7/06/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 31-05-2022( 0:58:40)       
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Some band-leaders make a point of featuring their band members, so this week I’m playing Alison Krauss & Union Station – but featuring Tim Stafford and Adam Steffey as lead vocalists - and the Lynn Morris Band – featuring Marshall Wilborn in the lead vocal role. As well, there’s some top music from Bobby Hicks, the Lilly Brothers & Don Stover, Country Ham, and banjo picker Don Parmley.
Published: 31/05/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 24-05-2022( 0:58:40)       
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May is New Zealand Music Month, so in this show we’ve got some original bluegrass from NZ’s Catherine Bowness (Mile Twelve), Hot Diggity, and Colleen & Paul Trenwith playing with Slim Dusty. As always, there’s some great music from others including Caroline Jones, Joe Mullins, John Reischman and their great bands.
Published: 24/05/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 17-05-2022( 0:58:40)       
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May is New Zealand Music Month, so we’ve got some original bluegrass from NZ’s Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, as well as some fine tracks from the Bluegrass Album Band, the Kentucky Bluebelles, the Dreadful Snakes, Seldom Scene and others.
Published: 17/05/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 10-05-2022( 0:58:40)       
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May is New Zealand Music Month, so this show features Beverley & the Clench Mountain Boys, George Jackson and your host Paul Trenwith (playing with the Claire Lynch Band). There’s also some great music from Here Today, Mike Compton, Claire Lynch, and Jim Hurst.
Published: 10/05/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 03-05-2022( 0:58:23)       
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May is New Zealand Music Month, so I’ve included NZ bands The Pipi Pickers, Rhode Works and Paul & Colleen Trenwith & Friends in this show’s programme of bluegrass music. There’s also some fine music from a host of others including Country Gazette and the Price Sisters.
Published: 3/05/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 26-04-2022( 0:58:9)       
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Recorded on Anzac Day, so I’ve included a couple of songs that might be considered appropriate (from Bill Clifton, and Honi Deaton), as well as some regular bluegrass offerings from the likes of Thomas Porter, the Gibson Brothers, Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum.
Published: 26/04/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 19-04-2022( 0:58:27)       
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Fast instrumentals, slow songs, a banjo lullaby, and some good old-style hard-driving bluegrass. Hope you enjoy it.
Published: 19/04/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 12-04-2022( 0:58:41)       
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Fast instrumentals, slow songs, a banjo lullaby, and some good old-style hard-driving bluegrass. Hope you enjoy it.
Published: 12/04/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 05-04-2022( 0:58:40)       
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Curly Seckler, Sawmill Road, Emmylou Harris, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa are all featured in this programme, together with a song from Roland White, who passed away last week. Plenty of fine music, from 1947 to 2021.
Published: 5/04/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 29-03-2022( 0:58:39)       
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Influential band the Dillards are featured playing a couple of my favourite tracks from their albums; and there’s songs from Performers like Jim Eanes to Dolly Parton, with a lot of good picking in between.
Published: 29/03/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 22-03-2022( 0:58:40)       
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More bluegrass from my deepest shelves in this programme, including some from my collection of vinyl LP’s.
Published: 22/03/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 15-03-2022( 0:57:55)       
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The feature of today’s programme is that all the bands comprise both women and men – not necessarily as band leaders or featured vocalists, but just part of the band. The way it should be.
Published: 15/03/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 08-03-2022( 0:57:56)       
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Emerson & Waldron – great band from the 1970’s - kick off proceedings, with a real mixture of bluegrass styles from diverse bands to follow, including Kenny Baker, the Foggy Hogtown Boys, Stuie & Camille, Larry Sparks and NZ’s own Pipi Pickers.
Published: 8/03/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 01-03-2022( 0:58:41)       
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A real bluegrass stew here, with a little of everything thrown in to make it tasty. High Fidelity, Balsam Range, Jim Lauderdale and Joe Mullins all contributing to a real feast.
Published: 1/03/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 22-02-2022( 0:58:57)       
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Blue Highway, Claire Lynch, Pete Pike, Walter Hensley, Dix Bruce & Jim Nunally – some well-known, some less-well-known names, but all playing some great music.
Published: 22/02/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 15-02-2022( 0:58:11)       
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Flatt Lonesome, Hot Rize, Billy Strings, David Parmley and Tom Rozum are among the artists selected for this programme. Great variety of bluegrass styles, all playing top music.
Published: 15/02/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 08-02-2022( 0:58:12)       
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Lots of differing styles that make up the bluegrass genre in this programme.
Published: 8/02/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 01-02-2022( 0:58:40)       
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Remembering some of the hugely influential bluegrass musicians who passed away in 2021.
Published: 1/02/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 25-01-2022( 0:58:30)       
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This is a very special show! The ‘Gospel Show’ recorded live at Bean Blossom Indiana, in June 1971. Hosted by Bill Monroe; he introduces each of the bands, who then play one or two songs. Included in the line-up are NZ’s Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, the first International band to play at a USA bluegrass festival.
Published: 25/01/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 18-01-2022( 0:58:58)       
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Another mixed bag, some old, some new, some favourites. All the tracks are from my own collection of vinyl albums and CD’s.
Published: 18/01/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 11-01-2022( 0:58:38)       
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A mixed bag, some old, some new, some favourites. All the tracks are from my own collection of vinyl albums and CDs.
Published: 11/01/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 04-01-2022( 0:58:58)       
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A tribute show to J D Crowe, band-leader and banjo player, who passed away 24-12-2021. All the tracks are from my own collection of vinyl albums and CD’s.
Published: 4/01/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 28-12-2021( 0:58:29)       
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Some after-Christmas listening for the discerning bluegrasser here, including the Sonoran Dogs, Midnight Skyracer, the Country Gentlemen and NZ’s own Pipi Pickers.
Published: 28/12/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 21-12-2021( 0:58:40)       
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Some Christmassy songs (well, it is that time of year) and an interview and some live music with my song-writing son Sam Trenwith.
Published: 21/12/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 14-12-2021( 0:58:19)       
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Featuring some gems from John Hartford, as well as a few favourites like the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Sierra Hull, and Third Tyme Out.
Published: 14/12/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 07-12-2021( 0:58:41)       
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Another assortment of early bluegrass, contemporary bluegrass, and some favourites in-between.
Published: 7/12/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 30-11-2021( 0:58:56)       
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A ‘mixed bag’ of bluegrass in this episode, from the Bluegrass Album Band to the Foggy Hogtown Boys, from Bill Clifton to the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys. Something for all tastes.
Published: 30/11/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 23-11-2021( 0:58:47)       
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Lots of variety in this episode, with some ‘classic’ bluegrass from the bands of Earl Taylor, Danny Paisley, the Dreadful Snakes, Dudley Connell & Don Rigsby; a couple of Louisa Branscomb’s great songs performed by Claire Lynch and Sharon White; and some Kenny & Amanda Smith as well.
Published: 23/11/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 16-11-2021( 0:58:52)       
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Featuring some tracks from the IBMA Album of the Year 2021 – Industrial Strength Bluegrass – plus some great instrumentals and even an early Christmas song.
Published: 16/11/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 09-11-2021( 0:58:21)       
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Pick and Mix: Some recently recorded bluegrass from current performers, some ‘oldies-but-goodies’, and a tribute to Phil Leadbetter who passed away during October.
Published: 9/11/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - Sonny Osborne - 02-11-2021( 0:56:43)       
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This show is my tribute to bluegrass legend Sonny Osborne, who died October 24th 2021, and left a huge legacy of great bluegrass music made almost entirely with his brother Bobby, as the Osborne Brothers. I have been an avid follower of their music from the late 1960’s, and much of this show comes from my vinyl collection.
Published: 2/11/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 26-10-2021( 0:58:40)       
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Bluegrass Through The Decades: I’ve selected a couple of tracks from each decade, which - to me - have been significant in my enjoyment of bluegrass music.
Published: 26/10/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 19-10-2021( 0:58:40)       
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Digging deeper into my shelves, I can find some great songs that still haven’t been aired on Back Porch Bluegrass. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Published: 19/10/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 12-10-2021( 0:58:44)       
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Lots of my favourite artists here, including the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, and Bill Evans.
Published: 12/10/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 05-10-2021( 0:58:57)       
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From 2021 recordings, back through the years to the origins of country music, there’s something here for all tastes.
Published: 5/10/2021 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 28-09-2021( 0:58:45)       
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A real mixed bag here, from the original Carter Family to the Del McCoury Band, with some great songs from Dale Ann Bradley, The Bluegrass Album Band, NZ’s own Pipi Pickers and Doyle Lawson.
Published: 28/09/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 21-09-2021( 0:58:44)       
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This week’s show features some new performers like the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys and Billy Strings, plus some gems from regulars on Back Porch Bluegrass such as Seldom Scene, Tom Rozum and Tony Rice.
Published: 21/09/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 14-09-2021( 0:58:22)       
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This week’s show is a recorded in-depth interview with Jeremy Stephens from the band High Fidelity, and we’re talking about his new album, ‘How I Hear It’.
Published: 14/09/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 07-09-2021( 0:58:34)       
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Included in this week’s selection is a tribute to fiddler Byron Berline, who recently passed away. He played the tune that provided the name for the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, wrote a bluegrass ‘Classic – ‘The Gold Rush’ and played on many Californian country rock groups’ recordings. There’s also some songs from Flatt & Scruggs, Irene Kelley, Nashville Bluegrass Band and Jeremy Stephens.
Published: 7/09/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 31-08-2021( 0:58:30)       
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This whole programme is a tribute to the late Bill Emerson, who influenced my own playing more than any other banjo player. Throughout his long career, he played in many groups, to each adding his own significant stylings on the banjo, and influenced a whole generation of musicians (me included) with his playing and selection of songs. Over the years, I have accumulated many vinyl albums and several CD’s of his various ensembles, and it was difficult to choose which tracks to play to best illustrate the talents of Mr Bill Emerson.
Published: 30/08/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 24-08-2021( 0:58:5)       
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Lots to like here, with songs from Rhonda Vincent, High Fidelity, the Steeldrivers and Sawmill Road, with some real New Zealand bluegrass thrown in for good measure.
Published: 24/08/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 17-08-2021( 0:58:44)       
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Great banjo playing from Jim Mills, wonderful mandolin playing from David Grisman & Sam Bush, with a generous helping of fine picking & singing from the Stanley Brothers, Alison Krauss and lots of others. Pure delight!
Published: 17/08/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 10-08-2021( 0:58:44)       
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Some great bluegrass here from the Johnson Mountain Boys, James King, the Gibson Brothers, and some fine instrumentals from the Travellin’ McCourys and High-Fidelity, plus lots of other gems.
Published: 10/08/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 03-08-2021( 0:58:26)       
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A few recent programmes have been featuring mostly ‘older’ bluegrass from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s; in this programme I’ve selected music that’s been recorded in the last decade, and specially featuring some young NZers – Catherine Bowness (Mile Twelve) and ‘You, Me, Everybody’.
Published: 3/08/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 27-07-2021( 0:58:9)       
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Reminiscing about the particular bands and songs that have shaped my bluegrass journey.
Published: 27/07/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 20-07-2021( 0:58:58)       
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Bill Clifton, the Gibson Brothers, the Sonoran Dogs, the Dillards – some top-notch bluegrass here, with a lot of songs that are comparatively unknown – check them out.
Published: 20/07/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 13-07-2021( 0:58:56)       
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From the earliest days of bluegrass to some comparatively recent recordings, there’s some great music here.
Published: 13/07/2021 11:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 06-07-2021( 0:58:40)       
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I’ve selected a couple of vinyl albums from the early 1970’s, as well as some great music from the likes of Ricky Skaggs, the Cox Family, Grasstowne and Hot Rize. Something for all tastes.
Published: 6/07/2021 11:00:00 p.m.

Host Paul Trenwith is a founder member of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, playing banjo and occasionally singing harmony parts. From the mid-70's to the mid-90's, Paul and his fiddle-playing wife Colleen played as mostly gospel music, bluegrass-style, with a group of friends, and often featuring songs that Paul had written. He has become something of a musical 'jack-of-all-trades', playing banjo, dobro, pedal steel and rhythm guitar. He also plays double bass in the Hamilton-based Irish band. Paul has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music, and the show includes tracks from the classic bands, the traditional stylists and contemporary groups as well as some 'roots' bluegrass and new-grass. NZ and Australian bluegrass gets an airing, and every show includes some of his personal favourites.


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