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(Previously) Live Bluegrass!

Host Peter Thompson continues his broadcast of highlights from live performances.  This week:  two fabulous bluegrass concerts in the '70s: Mac Martin & the Dixie Travelers live in Pittsburgh (at a club where they played every Saturday night for many years), and J.D. Crowe & the New South live in Japan.  Listen anytime until 7/28 via KALW's Local Music Player.

The details:

Mac Martin & the Dixie Travelers

Walsh's, Pittsburgh, PA
10-22-71
Mac Martin: guitar, vocals
Bob Artis: mandolin, vocalsMike Carson: fiddle, vocals
Billy Bryant: banjo
Frank Basista: acoustic bass
 
J.D. Crowe & the New South
Kubo Hall, Tokyo, Japan

8-30-75
J.D. Crowe: banjo, vocals
Tony Rice: guitar, vocals
Ricky Skaggs: mandolin, vocals
Jerry Douglas: dobro
Bobby Slone: acoustic bass, fiddle
 

Peter Thompson's first radio-like experiences involved recording concerts (hand-held mic + cassette deck), making mix tapes for friends and attending/hosting listening parties with other enthusiasts. These proclivities found a broadcast outlet at Vancouver Co-op Radio, where, starting in 1975, Peter not only produced a wide variety of programs but also served as Program Director and Music Director. For many years, Peter also was a freelance producer for CBC Radio, and taught in a college media production program. Following a move to the Bay Area, Peter hosted programs at KCSM and KPFA before launching Bluegrass Signal on KALW in October 1995. Since 2004, the program has been syndicated on WAMU's Bluegrass Country.