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Best of Pickin: A Band you need to know- Cadillac Sky

Friday Night’s “Best of Pickin” looks at music from the band Cadillac Sky.  Formed in Houston in the early 200s, their 2007 debut album” Blind Man walking” is considered one of the greatest progressive bluegrass releases ever recorded.  Despite being on an “indefinite hiatus” they retain an incredible loyal fan base.   Also, music from the Montana based band “Kitchen Dwellers” who also have an upcoming appearance in the region in July.  And, music from Larry Rice.  The eldest of the famed Rice Brothers,  his father formed the Golden State Boys.  Larry Rice would  forge his own way in Bluegrass Music with close associations with Chris Hillman, Dickey Betts, JD Crowe, and Herb Pederson. We’ll hear from his final release “Clouds Over Carolina” which was released in 2005 just shortly before his death.  Tune in for two hours of solid traditional and progressive Bluegrass,  The Best of Pickin can be heard Friday nights at 11 here on 89.5



Barry Graham used to arrive at WHRO with a briefcase full of papers and lesson plans. For 32 years he taught US and Virginia Government in the Virginia Beach Public Schools. While teaching was always his first love, radio was a close second. While attending Old Dominion, Barry was program director at WODU, the college radio station. After graduating, he came to WHRO as an overnight announcer. Originally intending to stay on only while completing graduate school, he was soon hooked on Public Radio and today is the senior announcer on WHRV. In 2001, Barry earned his Ph.D in Urban Studies by writing a history of WHRO and analyzing its impact upon local education, policy and cultural arts organizations.