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Barb Heller
Host Barb Heller says:

If you are a first-time visitor, let me tell you a little more about String Fever: It’s all about the music - and the players.

I welcome live soloists, bands, and co-hosts in the String Fever studio – especially if you have an upcoming gig in our listening area! You can reach me anytime via email (barb@ncpr.org), or by calling the station toll-free at 877-388-6277. If you have a gig in the region please email me the details for inclusion on String Fever – and include a copy to calendar@ncpr.org too!

There’s nothing like live music, but I strive to make String Fever your weekly nearly-as-good-as-a-live-gig Bluegrass Café… and I hope that you’ll hear something on the air that inspires you to seek out the live, in-person version of it; whether it’s a bluegrass festival, concert or workshop.

So… until we meet in person at a gig, festival, concert or fundraiser…. Happy listening! See you on the radio,
Barb

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One of the most decorated and highly sought-after upright bassists in bluegrass music, Raines explores an adventurous new sonic direction on her latest project.
 
Singer and banjo player Shannon Carey leads the Americana collective Luray. Originally conceived as a bluegrass group, the ensemble now includes a wide array of instruments.
 
The Travelin' McCourys are known for combining their bluegrass roots with modern sounds. Their latest collaboration with experimental guitarist and singer Keller Williams epitomizes this.
 
A staple of the bluegrass scene, McCoury first appeared on Mountain Stage in 1989, already two decades into his musical career. He and his band return for the eighth time to play old and new hits.
 
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Bluegrass links:

Festival Finder | Ottawa Valley Bluegrass Music Association
or call the International Bluegrass Music Association Festival Hotline at
1-888-600-IBMA.

String Fever with Barb Heller
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04/10/14 edition of String Fever with Barb Heller:

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New Video from Irene Kelly

Irene Kelly's latest album, Pennsylvania Coal (Patio Records), showcases her wonderful songwriting ability.

Here's a video of Kelly (with Mark Fain, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Thomm Jutz, Justyna Kelley & Lynn Williams) performing Sister's Heart at the cd release party, held at the Station Inn, Nashville, TN

New Videos from Nu-Blu

Nu-Blu is celebrating ten years as a band, and celebrating with music videos of some of the tracks from their most recent album, Ten.

The band writes almost all of their own material. They performed last summer at the Madrid River Bluegrass Festival, and wowed audiences with their enthusiasm, stage presence, vocal arrangements, and very impressive tour bus!

Watch them in action here:


String Fever Radio Jam 2014, Thursday, March 13, 3-5 pm

Rosin up your bow and tune up your instruments. It's time to play along with the radio! The String Fever Jam Band and Barb Heller are back with classic bluegrass favorites. Here's the sets list and links to the sheet music. Download, practice up and join in! Here's the archive video of the Jam.

  1. You Are My Sunshine
  2. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  3. Kentucky Waltz
  4. Amelia Earhart
  5. Using My Bible For a Roadmap
  6. Have You Ever Been Lonely?
  7. Is It Too Late Now?
  8. Love Please Come Home
  9. Keep on the Sunny SIde
  10. Irish Washerwoman
  11. Wabash Cannonball
  12. Blue Virgina Blues
  13. Two Little Boys
  14. Last Letter Home
  15. Hobo's Lullaby
  16. My Little Georgia Rose
  17. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
  18. Tennessee Waltz
  19. I'll Fly Away
  20. Goodnight Irene
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