Bluegrass Music http://publicradiotulsa.org en Banjo Whiz Noam Pikelny Brings His Trademark Blend of Old-Time and Progressive Music to Bartlesville http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/banjo-whiz-noam-pikelny-brings-his-trademark-blend-old-time-and-progressive-music-bartlesville <p>On this edition of ST, we present an equal-parts tuneful and thoughtful conversation with Noam Pikelny, the Grammy-nominated banjoist who's probably best known as a founding member of the progressive bluegrass group known as the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punch_Brothers">Punch Brothers</a>. Pikelny will be performing at the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, tonight, Monday the 10th; he'll take the stage --- for a concert entitled "An Evening of Bluegrass" --- alongside Bryan Sutton, Ronnie McCoury, Luke Bulla, and Barry Bales. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:31:13 +0000 Rich Fisher 40673 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Banjo Whiz Noam Pikelny Brings His Trademark Blend of Old-Time and Progressive Music to Bartlesville "Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/come-away-skies-high-lonesome-bluegrass-mass <p>Today, we are happy to welcome back to our program Tim Sharp, who's been the artistic director of Tulsa Oratorio Chorus for the past few years now. (You can read Tim's bio <a href="http://tulsachorus.com/choral-society/chorus-director">here</a>, by the way.) Tomorrow night, Thursday the 1st, at Cain's Ballroom in downtown Tulsa, Sharp will lead the Tulsa Chamber Chorus and Bluegrass Band in a performance of his work, "Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass." The concert starts at 7:30pm; doors open at 6:45pm, with a pre-show BBQ dinner and exhibit available. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:00:54 +0000 Rich Fisher 28816 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass" "Blind but Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/blind-now-i-see-biography-music-legend-doc-watson-encore-presentation <p>On this installment of ST, which first aired in July, we're looking back on the life and music of the late Doc Watson, who died in late May at the age of 89. Watson was a truly legendary guitarist and singer whose work in the realms of folk, bluegrass, country, blues, and gospel music won him several Grammy Awards and universal acclaim. Despite being blind from infancy, he had a long, highly influential career; his guitar-playing (and especially his flat-picking skills) as well as his vast knowledge of traditional American music were, and still are, considered unequaled. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:52:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 27871 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Blind but Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson" (Encore presentation.) "Blind but Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/blind-now-i-see-biography-music-legend-doc-watson <p>On this installment of ST, we&#39;re looking back on the life and music of the late Doc Watson, who died in May at the age of 89. Watson was a truly legendary guitarist and singer whose work in the realms of folk, bluegrass, country, blues, and gospel music won him several Grammy Awards and universal acclaim. Despite being blind from infancy, he had a long and highly influential career; his guitar-playing (and especially his flat-picking skills) as well as his vast knowledge of traditional American music were, and still are, considered unequaled. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:05:48 +0000 Rich Fisher 21757 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Blind but Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson"