New Releases: Bluegrass & Country

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

We continue the airing of selections from new releases found in our WSHU/Profiles in Folk mailbox, this week tilting toward bluegrass and country music for those who cannot attend the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, one of the premier festivals for folk music in overdrive. Treats and surprises abound: A debut album from 13-year-old fiddle whiz Kitty Amaral of Southwestern Virginia, the first new Hot Rize studio album in 24 years, selections from Tom Russell’s latest folk opera, a new collaboration from Willie and Merle and much more.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Sam Bush Band, “Ridin’ That Bluegrass Train”, Highlights From 2007,


  • Kitty Amaral, “Bumblebee In A Jug”, “Midnight On The Water/Bonaparte’s Retreat”, Fiddle Gems, String

  • Dreams, , ,

  • Crowe Lawson & Williams, “Blue Memories”, Standing Tall And Tough, Crossroads Music

  • Ma Crow & The Ladyslippers, “Memory Of A Mountain”, Memory Of A Mountain, Independent

  • David Naiditch, “Bluegrass In The Backwoods”, Bluegrass In The Backwoods, Independent


  • Hot Rize, “Western Skies”, “Blue Is Fallin’”, When I’m Free, Ten In Hand Records

  • Lorraine Jordan w/ John Conlee, “Common Man”, Country Grass, Pinecastle

  • Lorraine Jordan w/ Crystal Gayle, “Ready For The Times”, Country Grass, Pinecastle

  • Terry Baucom, “The Rock”, The Rock (CD single), Independent

  • Hot Rize, “I Am The Road”, When I’m Free, Ten In Hand Records


  • Tom Russell, “The Rose Of Roscrae”, The Rose Of Roscrae, Frontera Records

  • Maura O’Connell, “I Talk To God”, The Rose Of Roscrae, Frontera Records

  • Tom Russell, “The Saddle Bronc Hills Of Cuyama”, The Rose Of Roscrae Radio Sampler, Frontera Records


  • Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, “Unfair Weather Friend”, “Django And Jimmie”, Django And Jimmie, Legacy

  • Recordings, , ,

  • Laura Orshaw, “Wild Geese Cry Anew”, “Coal Miner’s Grave”, Songs Of Lost Yesterdays, Independent

  • Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, “Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right”, Django And Jimmie, Legacy Recordings


  • Dale Ann Bradley, “Hard Lesson Road”, “Soldiers Lovers And Dreamers”, Pocket Full Of Keys, Pinecastle