DJ for Mountain Bluegrass with David Pugh
Independence , Kentucky, United States
Our newest broadcaster, David Pugh moved to Kentucky when he was 12 years old. So, he is living in Ky. with W. Va. roots!! He grew up on mountain music, and fell in love with bluegrass music as a teenager. David has been a DJ for several stations over the years. He has worked with country, bluegrass, and southern gospel formats. He is ready to bring his new show, Mountain Bluegrass, to the WWB.
Latest Album Reviews
Review of Cold
Album Info: Cold
Mean Mary Album: Cold Label: Self-Release Genre(s): Folk Rock
Posted By: Duane Verh
Aug 23, 2019
With consistently vivid lyrics, passion-rich vocals and markedly articulate banjo play, “Mean” Mary James generates continuous waves of engaging emotion, drawing one into a mostly dark but nonetheless captivating place. The Nashville-bred multi-instrumentalist contributes her own guitar, violin and keyboard as well to the graceful arrangements that adorn this set. Tracks of note include “Rainy Day”, “I Fell Into The Night” and “Dark Woods” on this rock-solid, one-of-the-year’s-best candidate.
Cedar Hill Album: Grandpa Built a Church House Label: Nickeltown Genre(s): Contemporary Bluegrass
Posted By: Joe Ross
Aug 23, 2019
For over fifty years, traditional bluegrass band Cedar Hill has stayed their course of presenting visionary music emphasizing originality, spirituality and messages from their Ozark mountain homes. Of course, the band has had personnel changes, but mandolinist Frank Ray has persevered. His long-time dedication to bluegrass has been recognized with his induction into the National Traditional Country Music Association’s Hall of Fame (2008) and receipt of a Lifetime Achievement Award (2018) from that same organization. In 2019, Ray was inducted into SPBGMA’s Hall of Greats. Besides Ray, the cohesive band’s current lineup includes Jim Bunch (banjo), Pete Brown (fiddle), Patti LaFleur (bass), and Dan Stokely (guitar). For this album, Stokely handles all the lead vocals on the eleven Frank Ray originals, and recording engineer Eddie Faris contributes the guitar playing.
Finland continues giving the music world great guitarists who create equally great instrumental guitar albums. In the spirit of the 1960s and specifically, the sounds of U.K. guitar heroes The Shadows, as well as the upbeat West Coast instro sound of surf legends The Ventures, Rusty Treasures is a fantastic showcase for the Finnish band Eldanka and their talented guitarist / composer Mika Jämsä. The liner notes say that the album, released in 2018, was recorded live in the studio in the band's native town of Toholampi Finland in 2017. Featuring a dozen original instrumentals, the accent here is on the superbly recorded sound, featuring excellent group interplay. A number of players assist Mika, including his Eldanka bandmates Rasmus Tammik (rhythm guitar), Mauri Haapamäki (bass) and Janne Torvikoski (drums). Featuring 12 tracks clocking in at 37 minutes, Rusty
Recorded in California and New Jersey, DNA is the debut album by singing sensations The Vivino Sisters. Daughters of jazz-rock sax maven Jerry Vivino, the eleven-cut album features a number of musicians including Jerry (sax, flute, clarinet), Jerry’s esteemed brother Jimmy Vivino (guitar, banjo), Mitch Forman (keys, arrangements) and other top musicians. The Vivino Sisters—Donna Vivino, Natalia Vivino & Antonia Vivino—each have show-biz pulsing through their DNA - is there a better word to describe the Vivino magic? All 3 girls have extensive backgrounds in music, from NYC on Broadway and theatrical productions and these musical gifts rise to the surface on DNA. The album starts off with an elegant version of “Castle On A Cloud”, from Les Misérables and mixes in a range of covers and originals composed by the sisters—notably written by
3 Times 7 Album: Rain In Chicago Label: Self-Release Genre(s): Jazz
Posted By: Robert Silverstein
Aug 21, 2019
Blues-rock continues to be a vital music sound and style all over the world. A good example of 21st century electric blues-rock from the U.K., the 2019 CD release of Rain In Chicago is a solid album by England’s 3 Times 7. Interesting name for a band and the album is a splendid showcase of singer Jenny Lawrence and guitarist David Holdstock. The guitar sound of Rain In Chicago is totally on fire and Jenny’s vocals are equally red-hot. Inspired by the band’s visit to the Windy City and the delta blues capital of New Orleans, the 12-track CD features a number of other musicians, including drummer Matt Ainsworth and a whole lot more. The CD is imaginatively packaged with humorous track-by-track notes. Rain In Chicago follows the band’s 2015 album Dirty Money. Hard-hitting blues rock with a belting vocalist and hard-hitting electric guitar sound, Rain In Chicago will