Thursday, September 3, 2009

MACC Performances on Sirius/XM Labor Day Weekend

Kyle Cantrell, Music Director of XM/Sirius radio’s Bluegrass Junction (XM -14, Sirius – 65) tells me that the satellite stations will carry three afternoons of festival feeds recorded live at
Musicians Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) held in late July in Columbus, Ohio. All times are EST.

 Brandon Rickman, Sammy Shelor, Andy Ball (LRB)

Saturday, Sept 5 at 12:00 Noon
Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
Lonesome River Band
David Parmley & Continental Divide
The Larry Stephenson Band
New Found Road

Kenny and Amanda Smith

Sunday, Sept. 6 at approx. 12:20 PM (following Adam Steffey Track-By-Track)
Blue Highway
Dudley Connell & Friends (Dudley, Sally Love Connell, Don Rigsby, Joe Mullins, Aubrey Haynie, Junior Sisk, Randy Kohrs, and Randy Barnes)
Josh Williams Band
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Josh Williams

Monday, Sept. 7 at 12:00 Noon
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Steep Canyon Rangers
Marty Raybon & Full Circle
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
The Grascals
Early in my subscription to XM, Bluegrass Junction regularly carried live (recorded) feeds from bluegrass festivals. This event from as important an event as MACC heralds the return of these much enjoyed radio events. The bands included in these Labor Day weekend broadcasts are a real treat. Of particular interest is the Dudley Connell & Friends program. Promoter Darrel Adkins is widely known for his ability to draw together groups of musicians into super presentations. This set of traditional bluegrass songs featured Connell’s irrepressible energy and good humor, which enlivened everyone else’s performance.
If you’re near your satellite radio this coming weekend, tune in to Bluegrass Junction and listen to these fine sets.