"Best Of Bluegrass" with Bob Mitchell
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
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.”)