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"Best Of Bluegrass" with Bob Mitchell
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Bluegrass broadcaster Bob Mitchell recently marked his over 400th edition of his "Best of Bluegrass".
Bob has been a SPBGMA Nominee for "Bluegrass DJ of the Year" in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Bob makes regular play of the fact that he and his program share the same initials (B-O-B), which you’ll hear mentioned throughout each show.

Bob's "Best of Bluegrass" show can be heard each Monday and Thursday at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST and again Friday and Saturday at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST.


About the program:
I am a reporting station for “Bluegrass Today,” Bluegrass Unlimited,” and “Roots Music” Surveys.

Over 70 artists have been studio guests, including, Dailey and Vincent – Claire Lynch - Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – Valerie Smith – Becky Buller – The Lonesome River Band - Michael Cleveland - The Roys - Donna Ulisse - Tony Holt & The Wildwood Valley Boys - Kati Penn & New Town – David Davis & The Warrior River Boys – Rebecca Frazier – Jim Smoak (Bill Monroe’s banjo player) - David Parmley - Al Hawkes (inducted Bluegrass pioneer) and Sideline.

There have been over 60 unique programs (entire 2 hours). For example – a labor day salute to working men & women – all humor to celebrate national humor month and April fool’s day – lady’s day (every song from a female artist) – a program to honor teachers and acknowledge the educational aspect of bluegrass music (every song had a message or lesson) – coal mining – trains - and an Easter program featuring all gospel songs related to the crucifixion and resurrection.

There have been ten tribute programs to showcase the life and music of one artists – Bill Monroe – Earl Scruggs – Tom T. Hall – Ralph Stanley – Pete Goble – Hank Williams - Liz Meyer (with all European or Canadian artists) - Mac Wiseman – Jim & Jessie McReynolds – and George Jones.

There have been six episodes (two hours each) titled “Bluegrass Goes Country” featuring bluegrass artists singing and playing in a “country style.” One show was a tribute to Hank Williams and another was a tribute George Jones (which included selections form Jones’ 1964 bluegrass release, “Bluegrass Hootenanny.”)