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May 19, 2020
This show features many of the overseas bands that have visited and played concerts throughout NZ, from the 1960’s to the present day. May is New Zealand Music Month, so this show features NZ bands and NZ bluegrass musicians, from early days to the present.
May 12, 2020
May is New Zealand Music Month, so this show features NZ bands and NZ bluegrass musicians, from early days to the present.
May 5, 2020
A smorgasbord of bluegrass here, from the Osborne Brothers in concert, to some favourites like Hi Fidelity, Sawmill Road, Skaggs & Rice and even some Hamilton County Bluegrass Band from 1970.
April 28, 2020
This week... This edition of Back Porch Bluegrass features the banjo players (and their bands!) who have particularly influenced me.
April 21, 2020
I’ve looked through the stacks of CD’s on my shelves, and found some beauties here that may have been overlooked lately. Lou Reid & Carolina, Special Consensus, Matt Leadbetter, NZ’s own Bluegrass Expedition, and more.
April 14, 2020
Around Easter time, I always like to feature some gospel music, with songs from Honi Deaton, the Stanley Brothers and even Paul & Colleen Trenwith from a 1970’s album. I’ve also featured the classic ‘Wabash Cannonball’, along with some hard-driving bluegrass from bluegrassers from around the globe.
April 7, 2020
In this show, I’ve paid tribute to Eric Weissberg, who died recently. He was an inspiration to me in my formative days of banjo playing, and known world-wide as a top session musician. I’ve also featured Midnight Skyracer, the Country Gentlemen and some classic bluegrass.
March 31, 2020
St Patrick’s Day was celebrated on March 17th, so for this episode I’ve included some songs and tunes with a real Irish flavour.
March 24, 2020
This programme features some classic bluegrass as well as some offerings from contemporary performers like Becky Buller and NuBlu.
March 17, 2020
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March 10, 2020
I’ve dug a bit deeper into the shelves, and found some great music from Alecia Nugent, Alan Jackson (singing bluegrass!), Joe Walsh, George Jackson, and the Earls of Leicester, and lots of others too. Enjoy!
March 3, 2020
Lots of classic bluegrass this week, from Rhonda Vincent and her heroes the Osborne Brothers, to Blue Highway, Chris Henry, Claire Lynch and even some NZ-style bluegrass from the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band.
February 25, 2020
This week... A real ‘bluegrass stew’ this week, with a bit of everything thrown in to make it tasty. Karen Lynne, Charlie Waller, the Dillards, Dale Ann Bradley, Matt Leadbetter, and some ‘Clawgrass’ from Mark Johnson & Emory Lester. Enjoy!
February 18, 2020
This week... I’ve hunted out the bluegrass that was available when I was starting to play this wonderful music - the ‘classic’ bands like Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Jim & Jesse, the Osborne Brothers, Emerson & Waldron and others, showing the wide variety of styles that bluegrass music included, even then.
February 11, 2020
This week, I’ve selected music from the deep recesses of my shelves. Some you might have heard before; other tracks are less well-known. Performers include Irene Kelley, David Grisman, White House, Rich In Tradition and Ernie Thacker.
February 4, 2020
This week... Kiwigrass 2020 was last weekend. What a magic festival it was. Here’s a sample of some of the bands who entertained the crowd.
January 28, 2020
This week... This show features some contemporary bluegrass from Flatt Lonesome, You-Me-Everybody; some hard-out bluegrass from Danny Paisley, Joe Mullins, plus some songs and tunes from the up-coming Kiwigrass performers.
January 21, 2020
This show features some tracks for the exciting new NZ band ‘You, Me, Everybody’, together with some songs from the groups appearing at the up-coming Kiwigrass Festival, as well as some old favourites like the Bill Emerson, the Bluegrass Album Band, and the Kentucky Bluebelles.
January 14, 2020
This week: Featuring some of the groups appearing at the up-coming Kiwigrass Festival, as well as some old favourites, like the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Michael Cleveland, and the Boxcars.
January 7, 2020
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
December 31, 2019
This week... Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
December 24, 2019
This week... This is my Christmas Special, featuring mostly Christmassy songs from the likes of the Ricky Skaggs Family, Kathy Mattea, Michelle Nixon, Nothin’ Fancy and others. I even played some live music in the studio, on my banjo and my dobro, and I had a special guest, my 15 year-old grandson Zak. Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
December 17, 2019
This week... I’ve featured (new to Back Porch Bluegrass), the Travellin’ McCourys, Irene Kelley, Eddie & Martha Adcock, as well as some old favourites like Kenny Baker, Mac Wiseman and the great Aussie band Bluegrass Parkway. Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
December 10, 2019
This episode, I’ve featured some classic bluegrass from the masters, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, as well as the Dreadful Snakes (featuring the young Jerry Douglas and Bela Fleck); the Kathy Kallick Band and some music from Frenchman Jean-Luc Leroux. Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
December 3, 2019
This episode, Paul features music from James Alan Shelton, Patty Loveless, The Barefoot Nellies and others, together with some 1960s recordings from Pete Pike and some humour from Aussie band, Coolgrass.
November 25, 2019
This episode features music from Blue Highway, the Cox Family, Third Tyme Out, Michelle Nixon & Drive and others. Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
November 19, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
November 12, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
November 5, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
October 29, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
October 21, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
October 15, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
October 8, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
October 1, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
September 23, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
September 17, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
September 10, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
September 2, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
August 26, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
August 20, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
August 13, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
August 5, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
July 29, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
July 22, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
July 16, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
July 9, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
July 2, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
June 24, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
June 18, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
June 10, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
June 4, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
May 28, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
May 21, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
May 14, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
May 7, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
April 30, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
April 23, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
April 15, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
April 9, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
April 2, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
March 25, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
March 19, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
March 11, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
March 4, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
February 26, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
February 19, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
February 12, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
February 5, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
January 29, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
January 22, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
January 15, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
January 8, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
January 1, 2019
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
December 25, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
December 17, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
December 11, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
December 4, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
November 27, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
November 20, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
November 13, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
November 6, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
October 29, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
October 23, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
October 16, 2018
Paul Trenwith has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music. Back Porch Bluegrass features a wide range of the genre's best performers.
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