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Pickin on WHRV brings you the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers

Pickin on WHRV has a solid two hours of traditional bluegrass with music from The Stanley Brothers, The Warrior River Boys, the great Larry Sparks, and The Louvin Brothers. Also, music from the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers and their classic 1954 release Windy Mountain. The band spawned the careers of several notable figures in the genre, including Bobby Osborne, Curly Ray Cline, and Paul Williams. The band would release four albums on the Starday Label and would be inducted into the IBMA Hall of fame in 2009. And, with the summer Solstice having just passed, we’ll have a set of artists celebrating the arrival of the summer season. Tune in for Pickin. Sunday night at 7 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.