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Back Porch Bluegrass - 29-11-2022( 0:58:40)       
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There’s a great deal of variety in bluegrass music, as this episode will demonstrate. From the ‘straight ahead’ classic sound of Dan Tyminski, Hot Rize to the Flatt & Scruggs sound of The Earls Of Leicester; from the banjo-and-ballad music from Bill Keith to the emotive vocals of Laurie Lewis; the ‘family’ sound of the Bluegrass Martins to the plaintive sound of Emmy Lou Harris, there’s lots to enjoy in this show.
Published: 29/11/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 22-11-2022( 0:58:2)       
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This show features music from Corrina Rose Logston, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, bluegrass legend Tony Ellis, the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, mandolinist extraordinaire Mike Compton; there’s a Christmas song (already!) from Caroline Jones and the Trenwiths, a gospel song from Ron Block, and some great bluegrass from Special Consensus and Chris Stuart. A VERY varied selection from my deep shelves.
Published: 22/11/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 15-11-2022( 0:58:15)       
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This show is mostly about the fiddle. Some great tunes, and a couple of songs about players. Australia’s Slim Dusty kicks off with some sweet fiddle playing from Colleen Trenwith, and others featured are the great Kenny Baker. Glen Duncan with Longview, Bill Monroe, Rhonda Vincent, Michael Cleveland, Flatt & Scruggs with Paul Warren, upcoming star Aynsley Porchak with Carolina Blue from ETSU, the HCBB, and that show stopper, ‘Orange Blossom Special’ from Chubby Anthony and the Stanley Brothers.
Published: 15/11/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 08-11-2022( 0:58:23)       
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Some classic bluegrass here, from the first generation of bluegrassers including Bill Monroe, Mac Wiseman, Jim & Jesse and my old favourites, the Stanley Brothers, with some tributes to these pioneers from more recent performers.
Published: 8/11/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 01-11-2022( 0:58:40)       
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I’ve dug deep into my shelves for some choice selections for this show. We kick off with the late Aaron ‘Frosty’ Foster from ETSU, some Aussie bluegrass from Karen Lynne, songs from Pete Denahy, David Parmley & Continental Divide, Larry Sparks, Kyle Tuttle, the Osborne Brothers, and some new recordings from Donna & Roni Stoneman with Jeremy Stephens & Corrina Rose Logston. You’re sure to like something here!
Published: 1/11/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 25-10-2022( 0:58:40)       
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The Bluegrass Album Band kick off the show with a couple of classic bluegrass songs; Californian band Sidesaddle are in here, along with Missy Raines, Caroline Jones, Merle Haggard, and we feature Travers Chandler and his band Avery County – great ‘industrial strength’ bluegrass. Bill Monroe, Dean Perrett and the HCBB all get a song in here too. Great line-up, excellent listening.
Published: 25/10/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 18-10-2022( 0:58:31)       
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Friends from northern California, Kathy Barwick and Pete Siegfried, feature on this episode, along with Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, the John Hartford String Band, Ralph Stanley, the Travelling McCoury’s and the ‘Wow Baby! Fiddler, Hunter Berry. Not to be missed.
Published: 18/10/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 11-10-2022( 0:58:40)       
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Classic bluegrass from David Grisman, Ricky Skaggs, some great picking from Billy Hurt, Leroy Mack, and contemporary bluegrass from Doyle Lawson, Michelle Nixon, Blue Highway and Dale Ann Bradley, and some local bluegrass from the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band. What’s not to like?
Published: 11/10/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 04-10-2022( 0:58:40)       
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Selections from my vinyl LP collection, as well as from my shelves of CD’s. Jim & Jesse, Leon Morris, Jerusalem Ridge, early Mike Auldridge, the great band Country Gazette from the early 1970’s, as well as some more recently recorded Grasstowne and Mickey Galyean.
Published: 4/10/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 27-09-2022( 0:58:10)       
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Some artists we haven’t heard from on Back Porch Bluegrass recently, and some favourites. Join me in listening to Rhonda Vincent, Bill Clifton, David Grier, the Waller Brothers from California, and the very energetic Earls of Leicester. There’s some nice music here from NZ’s own Pam Findlay, as well as Claire Lynch and the award-winning Sister Sadie. Top music!
Published: 27/09/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 20-09-2022( 0:58:6)       
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I’ve dug into my ‘compilation’ albums to come up with songs from several artists that don’t usually feature on the show. Performers like Charlie Sizemore, Tom Ewing, Gillian Welch, Bill Harrell, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, along with some regulars like the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Ricky Skaggs and Kenny Baker.
Published: 20/09/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 13-09-2022( 0:58:38)       
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Bluegrass Album Band playing some ‘classic’ bluegrass, Thomas Porter, Dolly Parton, Mike Scott, Tony Ellis, Lynn Morris – real variety here. Gospel from Doyle Lawson, and some top tracks from NZ’s own Hamilton County Bluegrass Band.
Published: 13/09/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 06-09-2022( 0:58:39)       
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Some seriously ‘Industrial Strength’ bluegrass in this show; from Mo Pitney, LeeAnn Womack, Walter Hensley, Dave Evans, Larry Sparks and Joe Mullins, to the West Coast of the USA with Kathy Barwick, Sawmill Road and the Sonoran Dogs. I’ve also included some ‘early’ Gena Britt, and a song from bluegrass great Curly Seckler.
Published: 6/09/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 30-08-2022( 0:58:40)       
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The singer-songwriters have always played a big part in shaping bluegrass music. This show looks at just some of the bands whose members have written the songs and tunes that they play.
Published: 30/08/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 23-08-2022( 0:58:43)       
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I’ve dug deep into my LP’s to find Bill & James Monroe, Red Allen music from the 1970’s; there’s some contemporary tracks from Hammertowne, Mike Compton; and some favourites like Claire Lynch, Lonesome River Band, Jim Mills, and others. Something for all tastes.
Published: 23/08/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 16-08-2022( 0:58:36)       
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Laurie Lewis, Adam Steffey, Tony Rice, Kathy Kallick – some of my favourites, and some selections from way back when, including the Dillards and the HCBB.
Published: 16/08/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 09-08-2022( 0:58:35)       
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This week I’m featuring Steve Martin playing banjo from his album ‘The Crow’, as well as bands Bluestone, the Dreadful Snakes, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and the Price Sisters. Some excellent bluegrass music, to suit all tastes.
Published: 9/08/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 02-08-2022( 0:58:42)       
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This week I have some great music from Australian friends, including Pete Denahy, and Karen Lynne with Martin Louis. I’ve also featured the late Aaron ‘Frosty’ Foster from ETSU, plus the Bluegrass Album Band, the Osborne Brothers and many more.
Published: 2/08/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 26-07-2022( 0:58:7)       
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After last week’s interview with Alan & Julia Rhodes of the HCBB, I thought I’d just play some regular bluegrass this week, featuring such artists as Caroline Jones, Jeremy Stephens, the Stanley Brothers, Carolina Blue, the Gibson Brothers and lots more. What’s not to like?
Published: 26/07/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 19-07-2022( 0:58:42)       
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Guesting in the studio for this show are my old friend and HCBB band-mate Alan Rhodes, and his wife Julia. We’ve had lots of musical adventures together, and recorded heaps of music. Today we’ll be playing some of those tracks, and reminiscing about those times.
Published: 19/07/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 12-07-2022( 0:58:43)       
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I hunted through some of my LP’s for this show, and I’ll be featuring some 1950’s Reno & Smiley, some 1960’s Greenbriar Boys, and some 1980’s Doyle Lawson – all excellent music. Of course, there’ll be some other tracks you might enjoy too, from Peter Rowan’s new CD, from Mark Newton and even the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band.
Published: 12/07/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
Back Porch Bluegrass - 05-07-2022( 0:57:55)       
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Some favourite bands here, with lots of variety and some fine picking and singing.
Published: 5/07/2022 10:00:00 p.m.
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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