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High Country Music Radio Country and Bluegrass

On tomorrow’s High Country Music Radio Rusty’s playlist begins with a bit of bluegrass from Trampled by Turtles and Mohavisoul, veterans of the SoCal bluegrass scene. Rusty’s pick-up will take a turn on the gravel road to some country sounds including music from Townes Van Zandt, Darius Rucker (yes, that Darius from Hootie and Blowfish), Dom Flemons, Tift Merritt and Loretta Lynn. Hope you can join us on the front porch this Tuesday from 11:00 to Noon on KDRT 95.7 or KDRT.org.

High Country Music Radio: Roots and Americana

This week’s High Country Music Radio (1/28/2020) features the sound of traditional roots music and the old time banjo from artists no longer with us (but live on in song!) and artists, some young and some with a bit of gray, that continue playing and interpreting that music. To discover this old time music you can start with an artist and then find out who their influences were. Then keep working your way backward and, eventually, you’ll find musicians such as Dock Boggs, the Carter family or Lead Belly. That list is long. 

Tomorrow at 11:00 on High Country Music Radio KDRT 95.7FM Rusty will feature the Donut Exchange, a band recently relocated to Davis, Dock Boggs, Abigail Washburn, Tim Eriksen, Laurie Lewis and others. Thanks for listening!

High Country Music Radio Alternative Country and Bluegrass

Tomorrow, Tuesday January 21st, High Country Music Radio will open with Rhiannon Giddens performing a beautiful a cappella cover of Pretty Bird,  a song written by coal country activist Hazel Dickens. Hazel Dickens also appears on this week's playlist performing  two of her songs. Carolina Chocolate Drops alum Dom Flemons is featured as well with a pair of songs from his post Chocolate Drops catalog.

Rusty will also feature the Lonesome Ace String Band who are performing locally this week, the Brothers Comatose, The Lowest Pair and others on High Country Music Radio at KDRT 95.7 FM.

Bluegrass and Americana on High Country Music Radio

Tomorrow, Jan 13th, at 11:00 a.m on High Country Music Radio host Rusty Nail will warm up these cool days with songs from the award winning AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Special Consensus, The Grateful Dead, Rita Hosking, Asleep at the Wheel along with other great artists. Tune in at KDRT 95.7 fm or stream on KDRT.org! You can listen to High Country Music Radio anytime by visiting iTunes and subscribing to the podcast. 

Alt Country and Bluegrass

Following a short break for the holidays, today's High Country Music Radio will kick-off the new year with mandolin driven songs from Sam Bush, David Grisman and Peter Rowan. We’ll then journey into alt country with Dolly Parton, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch with David Rawlings. I updated today's playlist to include a song from the exciting alt country band Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. Hope you can join us at 11:00 a.m on KDRT 95.7FM or stream live at KDRT.org!

High Country Music Radio December 10th @ 11:00 a.m. Pacific

Musicians wrote songs and sang of passenger and freight trains, reflecting their affinity with the railroad as a way of  travel and freedom. Trains are the theme on this week’s High Country Music Radio (Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. to Noon) with Rusty featuring traditional and contemporary songs of the railroad. 

Join us tomorrow as we listen to Leon Russell with the Newgrass Revival, Jim and Jessie, Greensky Bluegrass, Dale Ann Bradley, Arlo Guthrie, a bluegrass version of the Monkee's "Last Train to Clarksville" and more  for an hour of song about those long steel rails.

If your cabin is near a remote spur of the transcontinental railway, High Country Music Radio can be streamed at KDRT.org

On Tuesday’s High Country Music Radio, music to whet your appetite for the coming week!

No one really needs any help gearing up for the beautiful table being set for the holiday season, but in the spirit of gorging oneself on pie, turkey, ham, and all manner of traditional treats, Rusty will serve-up bluegrass songs to get your stomach growling.

Are you ready for some “Cornbread and Butter Beans” and “Hot Corn and Cold Corn” with “Angeline the Baker”?


High Country Music Radio for Nov. 12th 2019

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, on High Country Music Radio KDRT 95.7FM the playlist will include new releases from Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Dales and Railroad Earth. We’ll also feature the sounds of extended play jamgrass from Blue Ground Under Grass, The Traveling McCourys and Ricky Skaggs. In recognition of Rootstock 2019 Rusty’s playlist will feature Rita Hosking performing “Where the Grassroots Grow.” We hope you join us!

High Country Music Radio Tuesday Nov 5th

This Tuesday, Nov. 5th, on High Country Music Radio KDRT 95.7FM, host Rusty Nail will feature an assortment of artists and include recent releases from the vibrant bluegrass band  Backline and fantastic songwriter Jeremy Ivey. Tomorrow’s playlist will include music from artists well-deserving of more airtime such as Headforthehills, Goodnight Texas and a pair of songs from the Highwomen’s Natalie Hemby. Rusty and staff at KDRT 95.7 fm  appreciate you making us a part of your day listening on the radio!