All Pieces for Philip Nusbaum

 
Caption: Phil w/ 2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Bluegrass music is a combination of the Scots-Irish heritage of many of the first generation of bluegrass player, with the blues woven through the ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 06:33
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Whatever goes around comes around you might say. One of the great things about bluegrass is how groups reference the history of bluegrass in their ...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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The Blues has had a big influence on most forms of American music, including bluegrass. In recent years, we’ve seen a spate of bluegrass covers of ...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2013
  • Length: 04:06
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
When one thinks of the hallowed traditions of bluegrass and old time music, people always mention fiddling. Duet singing, gospel. But what about th...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2013
  • Length: 06:59
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The banjo is a bluegrass iconic instrument. But what about two banjos? Well, that’ll double your pleasure! On the show today, we play some early 19...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Take This Hammer. It’s an old song that has been performed on stage for well over half a century. But how it’s been performed has varied, depending...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2013
  • Length: 07:12
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We have all these categories of music. But most players have access to multiple styles, and it’s normal for a player in one tradition to develop an...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2013
  • Length: 07:39
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Towards the beginning, the show plays some philosophical songs. Then, the Gem fo Bluegrass presents the evolution of the song “Take the Hammer.” It...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2013
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
There is a lot of swing-influenced bluegrass on today’s show. The Gem of Bluegrass focuses on the connection between the two idioms, and then we pl...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Though it is a music that frequently looks to the past for inspiration, bluegrass has a modern edge. There is plenty of innovation going on in the ...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2012
  • Length: 07:12
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Early in the show, bluegrass nostalgia songs. But it’s always nostalgia for a lost world, or a lifestyle that has disappeared. Then, the Gem of Blu...

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  • Added: Dec 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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What catches the ear in a song? It could be the beat, or it could be the story. And in some cases, it just could be the words chosen to relate the ...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2012
  • Length: 05:45
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Follow bluegrass and old time music for a while, and you realize that fans and players are tuned into the evolution of the music. The evolution has...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2012
  • Length: 06:23
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Back in the 1930s, Roy Acuff was known as the king of the hillbillies, and then as the king of country music. He led a string band that others emul...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 06:29
Caption: Phil at work, Credit: Karen Van Norman
In recent bluegrass, there’s been a little bump in the number of songs about war and songs in which war is a metaphor. We play a few as the show op...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
One of the earliest types of performing entities in old time music was the brother duet. Rooting in family music, this type of unit had a show-busi...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2012
  • Length: 07:38
Caption: Phil w/ 2012 Zeitfunk , Credit: Karen Van Norman
The show opens with songs about money. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we present some new thoughts about duet singing, and its crucial role in bluegrass....

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
It was a great year for bluegrass music and we play the highlights on this program.

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk award, Credit: Karen Van Norman
It’s Christmas Time on the Bluegrass Review. We play songs of the season, and mix in reminiscences by bluegrass performers.

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Follow bluegrass and old time music for a while, and you realize that fans and players are tuned into the evolution of the music. The evolution has...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2012
  • Length: 06:23