The Yolo County Breakdown

Bluegrass, newgrass and beyond. From Bill Monroe to Billy Strings, the Yolo County Breakdown is a journey through acoustic string music ranging from the traditional to the cutting edge.

Replays Monday 11pm-Tuesday 12am, Saturday 5-6pm
Live Friday 10-11am
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

The Yolo County Breakdown for 1000am on Jul 19, 2024

Many thanks to KDRT Dj Rodriguez for filling in for me last week! Loved that Grateful Dead-inspired set of bluegrass he spun for you all. This week, Rocky is back and hits a couple of bluegrass homeruns with tracks from Wyatt Rice, Brother Oswald, Mike Compton & Norman Blake plus many many more. Come for the banjo, stay for the mandolin!

The Yolo County Breakdown for 1000am on Jul 5, 2024

Happy Birthday America! Nothing helps a 4th of July barbecue like a little banjo and fiddle music! This week's Yolo County Breakdown is fit for the soundtrack to your weekend of celebrating. Bryan Sutton with Bill Frisell, Ralph Stanley, the Cowboy Junkies, Bill Emerson and many more. Enjoy it all!

The Yolo County Breakdown for 1000am on Jun 21, 2024

Rocky is joined by one of the greats of the 5-string banjo, Alison Brown. She is a Grammy winner, record label owner, record producer and more. Alison's importance to bluegrass and modern acoustic music can't be overstated. Hear what she had to share with Rocky when they sat down for an interview at the 2024 Grass Valley Father's Day Bluegrass Festival. Plus enjoy tunes from Alison and many of the artists she credits with having inspired her to take the banjo to the places she has.

The Yolo County Breakdown for 10:00am on June 07th, 2024

More hot pickin' than you can shake a stick at. A dobro classic from Josh Graves, a pretty piece of singing from a Vancouver bluegrass trio, and a straight ahead bluegrass version of the song buried in the Charile Daniels classic The Devil Went Down to Georgia played by the best fiddler of all time (at least Rocky thinks so). Enjoy!

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