By Emma John and Patrick McGonigle
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Fiddler Patrick McGonigle and music journalist Emma John uncover bluegrass music one iconic record at a time in The Breakdown, a new limited series from The Bluegrass Situation. Peeling back the layers of a sometimes under appreciated genre, The Breakdown reveals the bizarre, compelling, and often completely mad stories from bluegrass players past and present.
||CleanPunch Brothers - Antifogmatic||It’s a festively boozy week on The Breakdown – Emma’s been at the drinks cabinet and so, it seems, have the Punch Brothers. Is their wild and woozy Antifogmatic even a bluegrass record? We join Noam, Gabe and Critter in London to find the answer||20 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs - Second Generation Bluegrass||Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley were only 17 years old when they recorded Second Generation Bluegrass. Ricky Skaggs joins The Breakdown to talk about this iconic album.||13 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Hartford - "Aereo-Plain"||Aereo-Plain is probably the greatest album John Hartford ever made - but when it came out in 1971, even his record label didn’t know what to make of it. We’re still not quite sure - is it a genuine nostalgiafest, or was hippie Hartford pulling blueg||6 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBéla Fleck - Drive||Béla Fleck's virtuostic 1988 instrumental album "Drive" is a touchstone of modern acoustic music.||29 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard||Emma and Patrick dissect the 1976 album Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard (not to be confused with their earlier recording Hazel and Alice), a release that came out after the unlikely duo already broke up.||15 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlatt & Scruggs - At Carnegie Hall!||Released in 1963 by Columbia Records, the historic performance from Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys records the first time a bluegrass artist headlined the venerable New York concert hall.||15 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Breakdown Introduction||An introduction to The Breakdown - a new podcast from BGS that uncovers Bluegrass music one iconic record at a time.||12 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Outstanding podcast for bluegrass novices and experts!
Who would have thought a Brit and a Canadian could create such an entertaining and informative insight into this great music genre! It’s a fantastic way in for people like me who enjoy bluegrass but don’t know where to start, lots of great chat, knowledge and interviews, really easy to listen to, Emma’s brine and Patrick’s hog-fat have created a ‘salty dog’ gem of a podcast! Sub. Scribed.
From a novice in bluegrass: an intro in conversational style that opens the door to an otherwise impenetrable genre of music for a Brit
Really interesting and well researched!
Great podcast, love bluegrass music and I'm learning lots of new facts and stories about the history. Really good selection of albums and artists with good interviews! Subscribed