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The Best of Pickin features The Farm Hands

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On this week’s Best of Pickin we’ll feature a wide range of both traditional and progressive Bluegrass with music from Trampled by Turtles, Town Mountain, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Reno and Smiley, and plenty of others including the Farm Hands.  The band is lead by  singer Tim Graves  who has performed on the Grand Ole Opry and is a legendary  Dobro player.  Don Wayne Reno performs with the Farm Hands. He is the son of Don Reno who performed for years with Red Smiley as one of the most acclaimed duos in the genre in the 1950s and 60s. We'll hear music from Reno and Smiley and also, from Jason Carter teaming with Del McCoury for a cover of the Buffalo Springfield classic tune “ For What It’s Worth.”   Join us for the Best of Pickin. Friday night at 11 on WHRV.

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.