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Listen: A Classic from Bill Monroe for Our Song of the Week

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The Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe, performed on Mountain Stage in 1989.

This week's episode is a special called "The Class of '89," featuring notable performances from that landmark year in Mountain Stage's history.

Our Song of the Week is by the Father of Bluegrass Music himself, Bill Monroe, and his 1989 version of the Blue Grass Boys. Here's the bluegrass classic "Uncle Pen," recorded on May 21, 1989 in Charleston, W.VA.

Hear this song as well as other rare performances from the likes of Dr. John, Lucinda Williams, Mose Allison, Rick Danko & Garth Hudson, June Tabor, New Grass Revival and many others, on this week's special edition of Mountain Stage.

Find a station in your area and tune in to this week’s episode.

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