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Ala. Arts Radio: Brent Warren of the Newgrass Troubadours

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  • Amos J Wright
    Message 1 of 1 , May 16, 2011





      Newgrass Troubadours

      George Frey, Brent Warren, Mike Buchanan, Dwayne Tew, Bill Burdette

      Deborah Boykin, folklorist with the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, interviews Brent Warren of The Newgrass Troubadours. This Birmingham band performs bluegrass standards as well as their own arrangements of songs by artists rarely covered by bluegrass bands, such as Jimi Hendrix. Warren, who is also president of the Alabama Bluegrass Music Association, talks about the band's musical influences and their experiences performing at festivals around the region. He also discusses learning to play with other musicians in jam sessions at festivals and encourages up and coming pickers to seek out these opportunities when they can. Examples of their eclectic style can be heard as well.

      This special radio series will air every Sunday at 5:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  

      • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
      • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
      • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix City) 

      And every Saturday, broadcasting from Spring Hill College in Mobile, at 2:30 P.M. on:

      • WHIL 91.3 Public Radio (Mobile-Biloxi-Pensacola)

      This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.state.al.us/actc/1/radioseries.html#newgrass

      If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@...

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