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Back Porch Bluegrass

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Back Porch Bluegrass - 20-10-2020( 0:58:13)       
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This is the music I might play in my car while on a road trip from Hamilton to Wellington. I talk a little about the towns we pass through etc en route.
Published: 10/20/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 13-10-2020( 0:58:40)       
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Celebrating the 2020 IBMA Award winners, in particular those who have a NZ or Australian connection: Mile Twelve with NZer BB Bowness, ‘Music From Foggy Hollow’ host Mike Kear (Australia/NZ); Michael Cleveland with Tommy Emmanuel (Australia).
Published: 10/13/2020 10:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 06-10-2020( 0:58:43)       
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This show feature some of the wonderful Dobro playing by Josh Graves, as part of the Flatt & Scruggs band, as well as some gems from my collection such as Lynn Morris, the Kathy Kallick Band, and Ron Block.
Published: 10/6/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 29-09-2020( 0:58:53)       
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Selections from compilation albums featuring artists and performances I don’t have in my CD collection. There’s some great music here!
Published: 9/29/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 22-09-2020( 0:58:13)       
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Some ‘back of the shelves’ music here – from artists that don’t get regularly featured on this show – but still some fine picking and singing.
Published: 9/22/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 15-09-2020( 0:58:14)       
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Some great bluegrass from California, some classic bluegrass from the 1960s, and even some Hamilton County classics, all featuring fine picking and singing.
Published: 9/15/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 08-09-2020( 0:58:42)       
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A wide range of bluegrass from my shelves, including some less well-known artists, all performing some great music.
Published: 9/8/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 01-09-2020( 0:57:34)       
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Steve Gulley, contemporary bluegrass vocalist, died on 18th August 2020, aged 57. His music with Doyle Lawson’s Quicksilver, Grasstowne, Mountainheart and Dale Ann Bradley will be featured throughout the show.
Published: 9/1/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 25-08-2020( 0:58:53)       
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Some top-notch bluegrass here, from the Sonoran Dogs, Sister Sadie, David Grisman and others.
Published: 8/25/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 18-08-2020( 0:58:23)       
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A real mixture here, from traditional to progressive... Something for all tastes and preferences.
Published: 8/18/2020 11:00:00 AM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 11-08-2020( 0:58:53)       
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Published: 8/11/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 04-08-2020( 0:58:37)       
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This week... A broad selection of bluegrass music, from the 1960’s to 2019, featuring some real fine picking and singing.
Published: 8/4/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 28-07-2020( 0:58:49)       
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This week... Lots of variety here, from contemporary NZ bluegrass by You, Me, Everybody to 1945 Bill Monroe, before Lester & Earl joined, with some great music in between.
Published: 7/28/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 21-07-2020( 0:58:53)       
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This week... I have my good friend, band-mate and luthier Keith MacMillan in the studio with me. We talk about how to set up your guitar or mandolin to get the best from it, and we get to pick a couple of tunes as well.
Published: 7/21/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 14-07-2020( 0:58:52)       
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This week: If you’re thinking about joining in a bluegrass jam session, these are some of the songs you might need to know. Classic bluegrass!
Published: 7/14/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 07-07-2020( 0:59:2)       
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Some ‘brand new’ bluegrass from High Fidelity, to some 1970’s specialties from the HCBB , Emerson & Waldron, with lots of great music from in between.
Published: 7/7/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 30-06-2020( 0:59:2)       
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More selections of great bluegrass music from my shelves.
Published: 6/30/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 23-06-2020( 0:58:53)       
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From the New Grass Revival to the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, with lots of musicians in between, another selection of bluegrass from my shelves.
Published: 6/23/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 16-06-2020( 0:58:53)       
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Another selection of bluegrass from my shelves, some from better-known artists, some from less-well known.
Published: 6/16/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 09-06-2020( 0:58:11)       
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This week... A selection of bluegrass from my shelves, some better-known, some less-well known.
Published: 6/9/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 02-06-2020( 0:58:53)       
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I’ve always listened closely to the fiddle players, and for this programme I’ve selected some of my favourites, sometimes from a feature album, and some when they’re just part of the band. Either way, I love to hear them!
Published: 6/2/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 26-05-2020( 0:58:53)       
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This show is an eclectic selection of bluegrass from my shelves.
Published: 5/26/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 19-05-2020( 0:58:50)       
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This show features many of the overseas bands that have visited and played concerts throughout NZ, from the 1960’s to the present day. May is New Zealand Music Month, so this show features NZ bands and NZ bluegrass musicians, from early days to the present.
Published: 5/19/2020 9:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 12-05-2020( 0:58:31)       
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May is New Zealand Music Month, so this show features NZ bands and NZ bluegrass musicians, from early days to the present.
Published: 5/12/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 05-05-2020( 0:58:53)       
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A smorgasbord of bluegrass here, from the Osborne Brothers in concert, to some favourites like Hi Fidelity, Sawmill Road, Skaggs & Rice and even some Hamilton County Bluegrass Band from 1970.
Published: 5/5/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 28-04-2020( 0:58:50)       
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This week... This edition of Back Porch Bluegrass features the banjo players (and their bands!) who have particularly influenced me.
Published: 4/28/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 21-04-2020( 0:59:0)       
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I’ve looked through the stacks of CD’s on my shelves, and found some beauties here that may have been overlooked lately. Lou Reid & Carolina, Special Consensus, Matt Leadbetter, NZ’s own Bluegrass Expedition, and more.
Published: 4/21/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 14-04-2020( 0:58:53)       
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Around Easter time, I always like to feature some gospel music, with songs from Honi Deaton, the Stanley Brothers and even Paul & Colleen Trenwith from a 1970’s album. I’ve also featured the classic ‘Wabash Cannonball’, along with some hard-driving bluegrass from bluegrassers from around the globe.
Published: 4/14/2020 10:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 07-04-2020( 0:58:23)       
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In this show, I’ve paid tribute to Eric Weissberg, who died recently. He was an inspiration to me in my formative days of banjo playing, and known world-wide as a top session musician. I’ve also featured Midnight Skyracer, the Country Gentlemen and some classic bluegrass.
Published: 4/7/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 31-03-2020( 0:58:20)       
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St Patrick’s Day was celebrated on March 17th, so for this episode I’ve included some songs and tunes with a real Irish flavour.
Published: 3/31/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 24-03-2020( 0:58:15)       
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This programme features some classic bluegrass as well as some offerings from contemporary performers like Becky Buller and NuBlu.
Published: 3/24/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 17-03-2020( 0:59:2)       
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Published: 3/17/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 10-03-2020( 0:58:31)       
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I’ve dug a bit deeper into the shelves, and found some great music from Alecia Nugent, Alan Jackson (singing bluegrass!), Joe Walsh, George Jackson, and the Earls of Leicester, and lots of others too. Enjoy!
Published: 3/10/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 03-03-2020( 0:58:16)       
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Lots of classic bluegrass this week, from Rhonda Vincent and her heroes the Osborne Brothers, to Blue Highway, Chris Henry, Claire Lynch and even some NZ-style bluegrass from the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band.
Published: 3/3/2020 10:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 25-02-2020( 0:58:9)       
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This week... A real ‘bluegrass stew’ this week, with a bit of everything thrown in to make it tasty. Karen Lynne, Charlie Waller, the Dillards, Dale Ann Bradley, Matt Leadbetter, and some ‘Clawgrass’ from Mark Johnson & Emory Lester. Enjoy!
Published: 2/25/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 18-02-2020( 0:58:31)       
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This week... I’ve hunted out the bluegrass that was available when I was starting to play this wonderful music - the ‘classic’ bands like Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Jim & Jesse, the Osborne Brothers, Emerson & Waldron and others, showing the wide variety of styles that bluegrass music included, even then.
Published: 2/18/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 11-02-2020( 0:58:52)       
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This week, I’ve selected music from the deep recesses of my shelves. Some you might have heard before; other tracks are less well-known. Performers include Irene Kelley, David Grisman, White House, Rich In Tradition and Ernie Thacker.
Published: 2/11/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 04-02-2020( 0:58:52)       
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This week... Kiwigrass 2020 was last weekend. What a magic festival it was. Here’s a sample of some of the bands who entertained the crowd.
Published: 2/4/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 28-01-2020( 0:58:13)       
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This week... This show features some contemporary bluegrass from Flatt Lonesome, You-Me-Everybody; some hard-out bluegrass from Danny Paisley, Joe Mullins, plus some songs and tunes from the up-coming Kiwigrass performers.
Published: 1/28/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 21-01-2020( 0:58:34)       
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This show features some tracks for the exciting new NZ band ‘You, Me, Everybody’, together with some songs from the groups appearing at the up-coming Kiwigrass Festival, as well as some old favourites like the Bill Emerson, the Bluegrass Album Band, and the Kentucky Bluebelles.
Published: 1/21/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 14-01-2020( 0:58:44)       
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This week: Featuring some of the groups appearing at the up-coming Kiwigrass Festival, as well as some old favourites, like the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Michael Cleveland, and the Boxcars.
Published: 1/14/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 07-01-2020( 0:58:40)       
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This show, the first for 2020, features an interview with good friend and fellow banjo player Bryan Christianson, together with some of his favourite music. Also some tunes from Seldom Scene, and John Reischman and the Jaybirds, from BC, Canada.
Published: 1/7/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 31-12-2019( 0:58:6)       
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This week... Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
Published: 12/31/2019 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 24-12-2019( 0:58:34)       
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This week... This is my Christmas Special, featuring mostly Christmassy songs from the likes of the Ricky Skaggs Family, Kathy Mattea, Michelle Nixon, Nothin’ Fancy and others. I even played some live music in the studio, on my banjo and my dobro, and I had a special guest, my 15 year-old grandson Zak. Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
Published: 12/24/2019 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 17-12-2019( 0:58:37)       
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This week... I’ve featured (new to Back Porch Bluegrass), the Travellin’ McCourys, Irene Kelley, Eddie & Martha Adcock, as well as some old favourites like Kenny Baker, Mac Wiseman and the great Aussie band Bluegrass Parkway. Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
Published: 12/17/2019 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 10-12-2019( 0:58:40)       
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This episode, I’ve featured some classic bluegrass from the masters, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, as well as the Dreadful Snakes (featuring the young Jerry Douglas and Bela Fleck); the Kathy Kallick Band and some music from Frenchman Jean-Luc Leroux. Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
Published: 12/10/2019 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 02-12-2019( 0:58:43)       
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This episode, Paul features music from James Alan Shelton, Patty Loveless, The Barefoot Nellies and others, together with some 1960s recordings from Pete Pike and some humour from Aussie band, Coolgrass.
Published: 12/3/2019 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 26-11-2019( 0:58:39)       
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This episode features music from Blue Highway, the Cox Family, Third Tyme Out, Michelle Nixon & Drive and others. Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
Published: 11/26/2019 10:56:32 AM