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On 'Pickin' This Weekend: Bluegrass Rock Covers and Legendary Concerts

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Bluegrass fans are in for a treat this weekend! On Friday, we'll explore pop and rock tunes performed by Bluegrass artists. On Sunday, we're taking you to Bluegrass concerts from the '60s that were recorded live.

Friday, 11 p.m. - The Best of Pickin'

Friday night tune in for the Best of Pickin' as we bring you a night of pop and rock tunes performed by Bluegrass artists. We'll hear the classic 1960s anthem "For What It's Worth" covered by Del McCoury. Also, music from Bobby Osborne covering John Denver, The Cleverlys taking on the B-52s, and Larry Rice with a song made famous by Gordon Lightfoot. Go under the covers with The Best of Pickin'. Friday night at 11:00 on 89.5 FM.

Sunday, 7 p.m. - Pickin' on WHRV

On this week's Pickin', we'll feature Bluegrass artists captured "live." We'll hear from the father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, with a performance at his own festival at Bean Blossom. Also, a legendary concert from Flatt and Scruggs at Carnegie Hall. Recorded on December 8, 1962, it was the first Bluegrass concert ever performed at the New York City venue. The concert came in the hey day of what was termed "the great folk scare" when folk artists ruled the charts. Flatt and Scruggs were among the most popular musicians of the time and a 1963 album of the performance cracked the top ten in 1964 and stayed on the chart for 16 weeks as a best seller. Flatt and Scruggs also released an album of their live performance at Vanderbilt University in 1964. That album remained on the charts for 23 weeks. There's nothing like a live performance of great Bluegrass Artists and if you cannot be there in-person, hear it instead on Sunday night beginning at 7:00 on WHRV.

You can also listen live online.