Pulling into the Bluegrass Junction

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    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    Track By Track: Blue Highway
    Sat 2/18 8:00 am ET
    Blue Highway serves as an example of everything that's right with bluegrass music. Known for their outstanding vocals, intricate musicianship and superb songwriting, their latest project is another in a long line of brilliant albums. The group's Wayne Taylor, Tim Stafford, and Rob Ickes join Kyle Cantrell for a track-by-track listen to 'Sounds of Home'.
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    Rebroadcast: Sun 2/19 11:00 am ET
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    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor


    Today at Noon
    IT'S EXCLUSIVE LIVE MUSIC when the Studio Special rolls again! This week, join us for The Steep Canyon Rangers. This show, the 89th in our series, will mark the third time the Rangers have been on the Studio Special, and the first for their newest member, percussionist Mike Ashworth. Don't Miss it! Rebroadcasts Friday at 9 PM, Saturday at 6 PM and Monday at 6 PM EST


    01. Tell The Ones I Love
    02. Stand And Deliver
    03. Bluer Words Were Never Spoken
    04. Come Dance
    05. Camellia
    06. Graveyard Fields
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    08. Mendocino County Blue
    09. Hunger
    10. Lay Myself Down
    11. Take The Wheel
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    SIRIUSaboutXM DRC Special Contributor

    More Cuts at SXM!!

    Luberecki Feels Sirius XM Pinch, Too

    Ned LubereckiSirius XM listeners who tune in for Ned Luberecki’s “banjo Sunday†shows will have to rearrange their schedules.

    Luberecki lost his Sunday shift on Bluegrass Junction as part of cost-cutting moves, according to sources familiar with the satellite radio giant’s recent decisions. Luberecki’s show Derailed will continue to air on Saturday nights and he will work his usual Saturday shift (banjo Saturday, anyone?).

    Word of his reduced workload follows close on the heels of the news that Chris Jones was pulled from his regular weekday shifts, left only with his Saturday shift and his popular Truegrass show.

    Jones and Luberecki are contractors, and, thus, more susceptible to the whims of management when it comes to saving money. The changes mean that Sirius XM employees Joey Black and Kyle Cantrell, who is also program director, will provide the only hosted shows on the channel during the week. The sources, who asked not to be identified, stressed that Cantrell was not involved in the cutback decisions.

    The music for the unhosted segments will be preprogrammed, prompting some subscribers to complain that could get the same experience playing music on their iPods. Shows on channels for music from the ‘50s and the ‘90s will also be unhosted. The unhosted segments will be programmed by Cantrell, as the overnight shifts are now.

    One source, noting that the channels taking the brunt of cuts are popular among older listeners, said with obvious sarcasm, “Apparently, older people don’t need anybody talking to them.â€

    Sirius XM officials have been asked to comment but have not responded to Bluegrass Today’s requests. Jones and Luberecki aren’t commenting either. (They probably have contract clauses that prevent them from talking to the media without prior approval, a common rider in work-for-hire contracts.)

    Jones has made some general comments on his Facebook page. Tuesday night, for example, he wrote: “Simple therapy plan: Read some P.G. Wodehouse tonight, enjoy the unexpected gift of some free time tomorrow and look forward to playing this weekend at Big Sky, Big Grass in Montana with the band.†That band, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, includes Luberecki on banjo. Luberecki Feels Sirius XM Pinch, Too : Bluegrass Today

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