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Blues to Americana, Folk to Country from Capital Public Radio.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Musician Blackie Farrell

July 14, 2016

At the age of 13, Oakland musician Blackie Farrell was inspired by music he heard blasting from car radios and local music clubs. Since then, his songs have been recorded and performed by many artists. He joins us on Insight today to share his music.

Bluegrass Pioneer Ralph Stanley Dies At 89

June 24, 2016

Stanley was one of the early leaders of bluegrass music, and enjoyed an unexpectedly broad following after he sang "O Death" in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou.