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Tune in every Sunday from 6:00-8:00 p.m., when host Jennifer Ramm brings you the best in bluegrass and related music. With roots in Celtic, country, folk and blues, bluegrass has a rich heritage that continues to grow thanks to a new generation of gifted musicians.From masters like Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs to contemporary artists like Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs, from rock-ribbed traditional to boldly progressive, you'll hear it all on Bluegrass Breakdown.Contact Jennifer RammWhere to buy bluegrass recordings for your musical libraryCounty Sales - for decades one of the best sources of bluegrass and old-time music.Elderly Recordings - a great place to find bluegrass, Celtic, blues, Cajun, singer-songwriters, and more.Amazon.com has huge selections of every kind of music, including bluegrass.Record LabelsTrack the latest bluegrass releases at:Rounder RecordsRebel RecordsPinecastle RecordsDoobie Shea RecordsSkaggs Family RecordsLearning more about bluegrass: books, videos and magazinesTo learn more about bluegrass music, we recommend:Bluegrass: A History by Neil Rosenberg (University of Illinois Press, 1985)Bluegrass: An Informal Guide by Richard Smith (Chicago Review Press, 1995)Can't You Hear Me Callin': The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass by Richard D. Smith (Little Brown, 2000)Bluegrass Breakdown by Robert Cantwell (University of Illinois Press, 1984)We also recommend the fine documentary High Lonesome (available on video from County Sales and other stores). You can keep up to date on the bluegrass scene with subscriptions to Bluegrass Unlimited magazines.Internet ResourcesWeb sites ibluegrass and Cybergrass contain a wealth of bluegrass information.For a lively, if sometimes rancorous, e-mail discussion group devoted to bluegrass, check out Bgrass-L.The International Bluegrass Music Association and the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America are on the web as well.

Flatt Lonesome On Mountain Stage

Flatt Lonesome on Mountain Stage
Brian Blauser
Mountain Stage
Flatt Lonesome on Mountain Stage

Spirited bluegrass band Flatt Lonesome makes its debut on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, W.Va. After singing and harmonizing in their family's bluegrass gospel group Sandy Creek Revival, siblings Kelsi, Buddy and Charli Robertson took to the open road with their talented friends to do as their band's name suggests: honor the string-and-song work of Lester Flatt with a lonesome sound that is emotional, earthy and entirely down-home. Needless to say, there is something magical about an International Bluegrass Music Award-winning band who is just as comfortable performing Merle Haggard as it is the Game of Thrones theme.

Flatt Lonesome's forthcoming release is Silence in These Walls via Mountain Home Music Company. This performance features Kelsi Robertson Harrigill on mandolin/vocals, Charli Robertson on fiddle/vocals, Buddy Robertson on guitar/vocals, Paul Harrigill on banjo, Dominic Illingworth on acoustic bass and Michael Stockton on dobro.


  • "You'll Pay"
  • "Mixed Up Mess of a Heart"
  • "You're the One"
  • "In the Heat of the Fire"
  • "Jackson"
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