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Back Porch Bluegrass - 12-01-2021( 0:58:44)       
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Featuring an interview with Colleen Trenwith, who has recently returned to New Zealand after several years lecturing in Bluegrass Fiddle at East Tennessee State University.
Published: 1/12/2021 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 05-01-2021( 0:58:38)       
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A tribute to Tony Rice, influential guitarist and singer, who died on 25 December 2020.
Published: 1/5/2021 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 29-12-2020( 0:58:39)       
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A few favourites, such as Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, the Dreadful Snakes, High Fidelity, and some of Australia’s ‘King Of Country Music’, Slim Dusty, with a live recording from 1972 with the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band.
Published: 12/29/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 22-12-2020( 0:58:13)       
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Blue Highway, Gibson Brothers, Johnson Mountain Boys, Lonesome Pine Fiddlers- some great bluegrass here, as well as the new Christmas single from Caroline Jones & The Trenwiths – ‘Silver Bells’.
Published: 12/22/2020 10:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass Show - 15-12-2020( 0:58:39)       
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More gems from my shelves... in particular some live recordings from Earl Scruggs at Newport in 1959, and the Barefoot Nellies at Amnesia in San Francisco in 2007.
Published: 12/15/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 08-12-2020( 0:58:27)       
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Several instrumentals in the programme this time, as well as the ‘brand new’ Christmas recording from The Trenwiths and Caroline Jones.
Published: 12/8/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 01-12-2020( 0:58:44)       
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Reminiscing with my long-time friend and bandmate Alan Rhodes and his wife Julia, about our music together and his recent stroke and how it’s affected his music. Also, a Christmas treat from Caroline Jones and the Trenwiths.
Published: 12/1/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 24-11-2020( 0:58:44)       
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From the 1940’s to the present, top bluegrass from both better and lesser-known artists.
Published: 11/24/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 17-11-2020( 0:58:12)       
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A selection of great songs from my shelves, including a Christmas treat from Caroline Jones & The Trenwiths.
Published: 11/17/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 10-11-2020( 0:58:44)       
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Women make a huge contribution to bluegrass music, both vocally and instrumentally. Here’s a few of my favourites.
Published: 11/10/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 03-11-2020( 0:58:34)       
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Some Stanley Brothers’ classics, some Hi-Fidelity, some Grascals, with lots of gems in between.
Published: 11/3/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 27-10-2020( 0:58:39)       
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Classic to contemporary — an eclectic mix of bluegrass from my shelves.
Published: 10/27/2020 1:25:55 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 20-10-2020( 0:58:13)       
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This is the music I might play in my car while on a road trip from Hamilton to Wellington. I talk a little about the towns we pass through etc en route.
Published: 10/20/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 13-10-2020( 0:58:40)       
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Celebrating the 2020 IBMA Award winners, in particular those who have a NZ or Australian connection: Mile Twelve with NZer BB Bowness, ‘Music From Foggy Hollow’ host Mike Kear (Australia/NZ); Michael Cleveland with Tommy Emmanuel (Australia).
Published: 10/13/2020 10:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 06-10-2020( 0:58:43)       
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This show feature some of the wonderful Dobro playing by Josh Graves, as part of the Flatt & Scruggs band, as well as some gems from my collection such as Lynn Morris, the Kathy Kallick Band, and Ron Block.
Published: 10/6/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 29-09-2020( 0:58:53)       
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Selections from compilation albums featuring artists and performances I don’t have in my CD collection. There’s some great music here!
Published: 9/29/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 22-09-2020( 0:58:13)       
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Some ‘back of the shelves’ music here – from artists that don’t get regularly featured on this show – but still some fine picking and singing.
Published: 9/22/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 15-09-2020( 0:58:14)       
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Some great bluegrass from California, some classic bluegrass from the 1960s, and even some Hamilton County classics, all featuring fine picking and singing.
Published: 9/15/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 08-09-2020( 0:58:42)       
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A wide range of bluegrass from my shelves, including some less well-known artists, all performing some great music.
Published: 9/8/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 01-09-2020( 0:57:34)       
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Steve Gulley, contemporary bluegrass vocalist, died on 18th August 2020, aged 57. His music with Doyle Lawson’s Quicksilver, Grasstowne, Mountainheart and Dale Ann Bradley will be featured throughout the show.
Published: 9/1/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 25-08-2020( 0:58:53)       
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Some top-notch bluegrass here, from the Sonoran Dogs, Sister Sadie, David Grisman and others.
Published: 8/25/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 18-08-2020( 0:58:23)       
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A real mixture here, from traditional to progressive... Something for all tastes and preferences.
Published: 8/18/2020 11:00:00 AM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 11-08-2020( 0:58:53)       
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This week...
Published: 8/11/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 04-08-2020( 0:58:37)       
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This week... A broad selection of bluegrass music, from the 1960’s to 2019, featuring some real fine picking and singing.
Published: 8/4/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 28-07-2020( 0:58:49)       
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This week... Lots of variety here, from contemporary NZ bluegrass by You, Me, Everybody to 1945 Bill Monroe, before Lester & Earl joined, with some great music in between.
Published: 7/28/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 21-07-2020( 0:58:53)       
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This week... I have my good friend, band-mate and luthier Keith MacMillan in the studio with me. We talk about how to set up your guitar or mandolin to get the best from it, and we get to pick a couple of tunes as well.
Published: 7/21/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 14-07-2020( 0:58:52)       
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This week: If you’re thinking about joining in a bluegrass jam session, these are some of the songs you might need to know. Classic bluegrass!
Published: 7/14/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 07-07-2020( 0:59:2)       
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Some ‘brand new’ bluegrass from High Fidelity, to some 1970’s specialties from the HCBB , Emerson & Waldron, with lots of great music from in between.
Published: 7/7/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 30-06-2020( 0:59:2)       
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More selections of great bluegrass music from my shelves.
Published: 6/30/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 23-06-2020( 0:58:53)       
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From the New Grass Revival to the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, with lots of musicians in between, another selection of bluegrass from my shelves.
Published: 6/23/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 16-06-2020( 0:58:53)       
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Another selection of bluegrass from my shelves, some from better-known artists, some from less-well known.
Published: 6/16/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 09-06-2020( 0:58:11)       
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This week... A selection of bluegrass from my shelves, some better-known, some less-well known.
Published: 6/9/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 02-06-2020( 0:58:53)       
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I’ve always listened closely to the fiddle players, and for this programme I’ve selected some of my favourites, sometimes from a feature album, and some when they’re just part of the band. Either way, I love to hear them!
Published: 6/2/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 26-05-2020( 0:58:53)       
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This show is an eclectic selection of bluegrass from my shelves.
Published: 5/26/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 19-05-2020( 0:58:50)       
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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.
Published: 5/19/2020 9:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 12-05-2020( 0:58:31)       
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May is New Zealand Music Month, so this show features NZ bands and NZ bluegrass musicians, from early days to the present.
Published: 5/12/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 05-05-2020( 0:58:53)       
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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.
Published: 5/5/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 28-04-2020( 0:58:50)       
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This week... This edition of Back Porch Bluegrass features the banjo players (and their bands!) who have particularly influenced me.
Published: 4/28/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 21-04-2020( 0:59:0)       
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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.
Published: 4/21/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 14-04-2020( 0:58:53)       
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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.
Published: 4/14/2020 10:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 07-04-2020( 0:58:23)       
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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.
Published: 4/7/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 31-03-2020( 0:58:20)       
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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.
Published: 3/31/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 24-03-2020( 0:58:15)       
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This programme features some classic bluegrass as well as some offerings from contemporary performers like Becky Buller and NuBlu.
Published: 3/24/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 17-03-2020( 0:59:2)       
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This week...
Published: 3/17/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 10-03-2020( 0:58:31)       
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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!
Published: 3/10/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 03-03-2020( 0:58:16)       
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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.
Published: 3/3/2020 10:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 25-02-2020( 0:58:9)       
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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!
Published: 2/25/2020 11:00:00 PM
Back Porch Bluegrass - 18-02-2020( 0:58:31)       
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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.
Published: 2/18/2020 11:00:00 PM

Host Paul Trenwith is a founder member of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, playing banjo and occasionally singing harmony parts. From the mid-70's to the mid-90's, Paul and his fiddle-playing wife Colleen played as mostly gospel music, bluegrass-style, with a group of friends, and often featuring songs that Paul had written. He has become something of a musical 'jack-of-all-trades', playing banjo, dobro, pedal steel and rhythm guitar. He also plays double bass in the Hamilton-based Irish band. Paul has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music, and the show includes tracks from the classic bands, the traditional stylists and contemporary groups as well as some 'roots' bluegrass and new-grass. NZ and Australian bluegrass gets an airing, and every show includes some of his personal favourites.


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Language: English
Category: Music
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