Blue Mountain Shindig

**Come on out to the Kempton Rod and Gun Club in Kempton, PA. this evening for our annual Christmas Party featuring “Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass”.
My band, “Scott Eager & High Lonesome Sound” will also be performing. I’ll have Jim Treat on bass, David Carey on guitar
and David Propst on the mandolin! I’ll be pickin’ the “5”. We’re gonna have a blast!
Come join us at 192 Pine Creek Rd. Kempton, PA.**

Heidi Olsen returns to Radio

Radio and Bluegrass, perfect together!

My name is Heidi Olsen, and I used to be a co-host of the long running radio program Bluegrass Jam on Brookdale Public Radio.  The show began in 1980, I joined it in 2000, and was there until the bitter end in 2012.  My co-host Randy Bailey and I didn’t leave voluntarily.  The radio station decided to cancel our very popular, long-running show.
I’m happy to let you know that I have been asked to join the DJ team at Burlington County Bluegrass, which airs every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Joe Wills, the dobro player in my band started the show 21 years ago in 1994, and he’s been on the air ever since.  He’s a bluegrass legend in the area!  He has another co-host on the show too, Mark Plante.  Since there are three of us, we split the hosting duties.  When you tune in each Saturday, you never know who you will get!  But each of us has a good perspective on the bluegrass music we know and love.

When I’m in the hosting chair, I start my show honoring the father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe. I also play very classic tunes from Flatt & Scruggs (because I LOVE Earl!), Ralph Stanley, Jim & Jesse, The Osbourne Brothers, and other great first generation acts. I also play a wide range of contemporary music that is happening today.  It’s safe to say that when you tune in, whatever your taste in bluegrass, you’ll hear it on my show.

In addition, I’ll be doing live interviews with your favorite bluegrass artists, discussing their new albums and upcoming events.  It’s great to focus on one artist, and hear them discuss their music and their perspectives.

The radio show originates from Burlington County College in Pemberton, NJ and is broadcast at 88.9 FM.  You can tune us in from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Saturday.

Heidi’s show dates for 2015
October 24
November 7, 14
December 12, 26

I’m there live, and I’m happy to talk with you and take requests.  You can reach me via our request line at 609-894-8900. Please know that I may not answer the phone if I am busy programming music for your listening pleasure.  Try back a little later.

You can also email me at heidiolsen@optonline.net.  I check my emails realtime while I’m there.  Follow me on twitter for updates on special guests and dates:  @heidiolsen9.

Sign up for the radio email list

I’m going to start a separte email list for radio listeners.  If you’d like to get those emails, telling you when I’m going to be on the air, and who my special guest of the week will be, just email me back asking me to add you to the list.  I’ll be happy to add you on it.  And don’t forget to reach out to me next Saturday, and let me know what you’d like to hear!

How to listen

If you are too far to pick up the station on your terrestrial radio, don’t worry.  You can still listen in.  You can stream us on your smart phone, or over your computer.

Terrestrial radio
Tune it to 88.9 FM, but you need to be near Pemberton, NJ to get the signal.

Streaming over the computer
Turn your computer on, and get on the internet however you normally do.  Then in the navigation bar type the address of the radio station: www.z889.org and press enter.  That will bring up the radio station web site. Look at the screen in the upper left hand corner, and you will see a box that says “Z889 Listen Live.” There are four options of how to listen.  Just pick any one of them by clicking on it, then following the on screen instructions.  Make sure your speakers are turned up, and enjoy the show!

Download the Z88.9  app
If you own an iPhone or other smart phone, we have a free app that you can download to listen on your phone.  Go to the app store and search for z88.9 and you will find it.  Download it, and start listening immediately!

Download the TuneIn Radio app
If the Z889 app doesn’t work for you, you can download the TuneIn Radio app.  This app works very nicely.  Connect to an external speaker, and turn up the volume!

Klein Family Bluegrass Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

 Klein_FamilyThe Klein Family Bluegrass

We are a family who absolutely loves Jesus and bluegrass music so when you put them together, you have a great way to serve God, bless people and enjoy being a family. We have been “Having the Best Time” of our lives since Jesus saved our souls. We love Jesus because He’s so much more than Our Savior. He’s our friend, our strength, our navigator, our all in all. We love bluegrass because it’s so much more than music. It’s friends that become family, people sharing life and blessing one another, our inheritance, our legacy and our way of bringing love and light into the world.

We are a family of six, with Daddy Chris Klein making it all possible by working so hard and supporting us in every way he can. The rest of us sing lead and harmony and play a variety of instruments. DeAnna Klein, 19, plays fiddle and guitar. Shawn Luke Klein, 16, plays banjo, Dobro® and guitar. Sylvia Klein, 12, plays mandolin and guitar. Clara Klein, 9, plays fiddle and guitar. Mama Liberty Klein plays upright bass. All of us began lessons with Rick Campbell in 2010, started playing with a young bluegrass musicians group in 201 land by 2012, we were playing as The Klein Family. We play a variety of bluegrass music at various venues and write and perform original material.

We really hope something that we’ve recorded on our CD blesses you and touches your heart. If something lifts you up, then we’ve done what we set out to do. We love meeting new people and hope to see you soon. Making new friends and keeping the old is one of our greatest blessings . God be with you, my friend.

We love everybody. You’re next!

“Show love in all that you do.”

1 Corinthians 16:14

Download the Klein Family Music Here

Big Valley Bluegrass Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

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GINA ROSS (Guitar & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and lived in Nashville, Tennessee for 16 years where she performed original country music and was a frequent guest on the Ralph Emory Show. She is a gifted songwriter and one of her songs “Jesus in My Soul” was recorded by country music legend Johnny Cash.

KEITH KESTER (Bass & Vocals) was born in the Lehigh Valley and fell in love with bluegrass music at a very early age. No stranger to the stage, Keith has performed several times at Musicfest and regional bluegrass festivals.

PAUL SPRIET (Banjo & Vocals) was born in New Jersey and lists Earl Scruggs, Bill Keith and Alan Munde as his influences. He has been playing banjo for over 40 years and teaches banjo in his spare time.

BILL PARKER (Mandolin, Dobro & Guitar) grew up in Rochester, NY now living in the Bethlehem, area. He caught the bluegrass bug about 5 years ago when he started playing the mandolin. With a hard-charging, high energy style, he puts passion into every note he plays. Primary influences are his father, Ronnie McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Shawn Lane & Jesse Cobb. In addition to mandolin, Bill also plays guitar, bass & dobro. Preferred brands are Martin Guitars, Loar & Eastman Mandolins

Download Big Valley Bluegrass Music Here

 

Hillbilly Water Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

 

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Hillbilly Water have been performing together since 2003. The band an acoustic trio features mandolin, guitar & bass fiddle. Louie Demayo is the lead singer and mandolin player. Lou is a huge fan of Bill Monroe and bluegrass music in general. Louie D. as he’s called by friends and fans alike has been playing mandolin for almost 20 years, previously playing with Grovers Mill with Carol Bogart & Gene Lowinger & Risky Busness . He’s also had the pleasure of hanging out and playing with Del McCoury, Adam Stefi, and Allison Krauss to name a few. On guitar we have “Fast,” Eddie Rainey. Ed’s been playing for as long as he can remember and was brought up listening and playing old time country and bluegrass songs, by his father Rich, himself a very talented banjo player and band leader (Riskey Business). Encouraged by his dad, Eddie learned to play all the bluegrass instruments; dobro, guitar, mandolin and banjo. He is quite a talent and must be seen to be believed. Not only does he play real good but he sings great too. Helping Lou D. with the high harmony. Ed’s played with many greats including Peter Rowan, Mick Taylor, Terry Reid and Vaser Clements. Songwriter & Bassist George Kapitanellis has been playing for over 25 years and his musical friendship with Eddie goes back just as far. They have been playing in bands since high school and have created a dynamic groove and feel that powers the band like a steam locomotive. Their familiarity lets them ease in and out of different grooves and phrasings effortlessly. These two guys live to play music. George has also played with some great talents, Terry Reid, Buddy Miles, Vaser Clements, King Wilke and Buddy Cage and has recorded extensively with his and Eddie’s electric band Cosmic American Derelicts. Hillbilly Water have recorded one album “Have A Drink” (released 2007), and just released their second album, Forever Blue, (May 20130). Hillbilly Water will be heading over to England to open for Terry Reid on a few shows as well as doing some showcase gigs of their own.

Download Hillbilly Water Music Here

 

Hillbilly Water Music Available on Pennsylvania Bluegrass

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 HillbillyWaterHillbilly Water

Hillbilly Water have been performing together since 2003. The band an acoustic trio features mandolin, guitar & bass fiddle. Louie Demayo is the lead singer and mandolin player. Lou is a huge fan of Bill Monroe and bluegrass music in general. Louie D. as he’s called by friends and fans alike has been playing mandolin for almost 20 years, previously playing with Grovers Mill with Carol Bogart & Gene Lowinger & Risky Busness . He’s also had the pleasure of hanging out and playing with Del McCoury, Adam Stefi, and Allison Krauss to name a few. On guitar we have “Fast,” Eddie Rainey. Ed’s been playing for as long as he can remember and was brought up listening and playing old time country and bluegrass songs, by his father Rich, himself a very talented banjo player and band leader (Riskey Business). Encouraged by his dad, Eddie learned to play all the bluegrass instruments; dobro, guitar, mandolin and banjo. He is quite a talent and must be seen to be believed. Not only does he play real good but he sings great too. Helping Lou D. with the high harmony. Ed’s played with many greats including Peter Rowan, Mick Taylor, Terry Reid and Vaser Clements. Songwriter & Bassist George Kapitanellis has been playing for over 25 years and his musical friendship with Eddie goes back just as far. They have been playing in bands since high school and have created a dynamic groove and feel that powers the band like a steam locomotive. Their familiarity lets them ease in and out of different grooves and phrasings effortlessly. These two guys live to play music. George has also played with some great talents, Terry Reid, Buddy Miles, Vaser Clements, King Wilke and Buddy Cage and has recorded extensively with his and Eddie’s electric band Cosmic American Derelicts. Hillbilly Water have recorded one album “Have A Drink” (released 2007), and just released their second album, Forever Blue, (May 20130). Hillbilly Water will be heading over to England to open for Terry Reid on a few shows as well as doing some showcase gigs of their own.

Download Hillbilly Water Music Here