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RockyGrass Live Broadcast & Archives

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Our instruments are almost all tuned up for our live stream and broadcast from the 2016 RockyGrass festival at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, CO! We're looking forward to the sharing the great music and getting a chance to chat with many of the people involved with the festival, from musicians, festivarians, and folks on the ground who help make RockyGrass possible.

We'll once again be offering a continuous live stream from the stage right here on AfterFM.com, KGNU's all music site. The non-stop RockyGrass stream will be available starting the morning of Friday July 29th, and during set breaks we'll featuring interviews and highlights from the festival.

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2016 Broadcast + Streaming Schedule:

Date On Air Streaming
Friday, July 29 9:30am - 12pm 9:30am - End
Saturday, July 30 9:00am - 1pm, 5:30pm-8:30pm 9:00am - End
Sunday, July 31 9:00am - 2pm 9:00am - End

KGNU has been broadcasting live from RockyGrass every year since 2008. In 2012 we began adding a few festival highlights online. Listen, enjoy, and please spread the word about the live RockyGrass stream and archives.

If you're new to us, you'll likely be interested in our weekly Bluegrass show, Old Grass Gnu Grass. It's a Colorado tradtion that hits our airwaves Saturday mornings on KGNU from 9:00a-Noon (MT) since 1978.


RockyGrass 2014 Archives: Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

Posted on August 21, 2014
RockyGrass 2014 Archives: Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

RockyGrass Archives 2014: Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge joined forced for a duo guitar showcase at RockyGrass 2014. They performed a dynamic set as the second band to take the stage for an amazing weekend of music. Chris "Critter" Eldridge is most widely known as a guitarist and singer with the Punch Brothers. Julian Lage is a Jazz guitarist and composer.



RockyGrass 2014 Archives:
Matt Flinner Trio

Posted on August 1, 2014
RockyGrass 2014 Archives:<br>Matt Flinner Trio

RockyGrass Archives 2014: Multi-instrumentalist Matt Flinner brought his current creative project, the Matt Flinner Trio to RockyGrass for the first time. The group consists of Matt Flinner (mandolin), Ross Martin (guitar), and Eric Throin (bass). The trio assembled for an instrumental summit on Sunday afternoon.



RockyGrass 2014 Archives: James King Band

Posted on August 1, 2014
RockyGrass 2014 Archives: James King Band

RockyGrass Archives 2014: Growing up in the cradle of country music, southern Virginia's Carroll County, James King found his inspiration in the gospel music of the Stanley Brothers. James learned to match the inflections and emotions in Carter's vocals, and by the 1980s was a featured member of Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Boys. Joining James for his first RockyGrass since 1999 are Rodney Worley (mandolin), Merle Johnson (fiddle), Mitch Walker (banjo), and John Marquess (bass).



RockyGrass 2013 Archives:
The Del McCoury Band

Posted on January 13, 2014
RockyGrass 2013 Archives:<br>The Del McCoury Band

RockyGrass Archives 2013: For more than 50 years, Del McCoury's music has defined authenticity for hardcore bluegrass fans. To close the opening night of the 41st RockyGrass, the Del McCoury Band took the stage for a stellar evening and one giant shooting star that made it's way across the sky during the second encore.



RockyGrass 2013 Archives:
Tim O'Brien

Posted on January 12, 2014
RockyGrass 2013 Archives:<br>Tim O'Brien

RockyGrass Archives 2013: The one and only Tim O'Brien took the stage Friday night with an incredibly hot band made up of guitarist Bryan Sutton, banjoist Noam Pikelny, fiddler Casey Driessen, and bassist Mike Bub. It was a stellar set and one of the many highlights of Friday's line up.



RockyGrass 2013 Archives:
The Krüger Brothers

Posted on January 10, 2014
RockyGrass 2013 Archives:<br>The Krüger Brothers

RockyGrass Archives 2013: Swiss born banjo player, Jens Krüger teamed up with his brother Uwe and New York City native Joel Landsberg to form the Krüger Brothers. On Friday evening, the trio made their way to the stage at RockyGrass for a great set of music in their 6th appearance at the festival.



RockyGrass 2013 Archives:
Blue Highway

Posted on January 7, 2014
RockyGrass 2013 Archives:<br>Blue Highway

RockyGrass Archives 2013: At the 19-year mark, Blue Highway is undisputably one of the most esteemed and influential groups in contemporary bluegrass. They first took the stage together on December 31, 1994. They made their 5th trip to the RockyGrass stage in Lyons on Saturday night. Here are the broadcast highlights.



RockyGrass 2013 Archives:
The Lomax Project

Posted on January 8, 2014
RockyGrass 2013 Archives:<br>The Lomax Project

RockyGrass Archives 2013: Jayme Stone makes his RockyGrass debut with his latest project, exploring the archive of pioneering American folklorist Alan Lomax. Jayme was joined by Tim O'Brien, fiddler Bruce Molsky, accordionist Moira Smiley, guitarist Margaret Glaspy, and bassist Greg Garrison.



RockyGrass 2013 Archives:
The Deadly Gentlemen

Posted on January 9, 2014
RockyGrass 2013 Archives:<br>The Deadly Gentlemen

RockyGrass Archives 2013: The Deadly Gentlemen made their way from Boston to kick off the Saturday line-up at RockyGrass. The band hit the stage at about the same time that their first release on Rounder Records was hitting the shelves. For many at RockyGrass, this was their first chance to catch the band, but certainly not their last.



RockyGrass 2012 Archives:
Dr. Ralph Stanley

Posted on January 6, 2014
RockyGrass 2012 Archives:<br>Dr. Ralph Stanley

RockyGrass 2012 Archives: Dr. Ralph Stanley & His Clynch Mountain Boys were one of the highlights of RockyGrass 2012. Saturday evening, Dr. Ralph Stanley took the stage with his Clinch Mountain Boys for a magical festival moment. At age 85, it was a rare and treasured experience to hear Dr. Ralph Stanley and witness an American music icon.



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