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Date: Saturdays (Beginning April 4, 2020)
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
Tune in to the broadcast television premiere of WBCM Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time variety show on Blue Ridge PBS.
Recorded live before a studio audience in the “acoustically perfect” Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Historic Downtown Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee, Farm and Fun Time brings a high-energy, fun-filled performance that puts a modern spin on classic live radio, featuring contemporary roots music artists & segments that celebrate Appalachian Culture. Host Kris Truelsen and house band Bill and the Belles tie it all together for an entertaining experience you won’t soon forget!
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 1 (April 4, 2020)
This week’s show features the laid-back, down home sounds of the Barefoot Movement and the Texas-style fiddling and three part harmonies of The Quebe Sisters. Heirloom Recipe presenter Bailey George reveals the truth about Potted Meat, and we visit Ridge and Valley Farm to learn more about sustainable beef farming.
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 2 (April 11, 2020)
This week’s show features the out of this world bluegrass of The Matchsellers, sweet and soulful duets with Chatham Rabbits, and the award winning Becky Buller Band. We also visit TNT Farm & Greenhouse to learn about how farmers prepare for spring planting using Greenhouses.
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 3 (April 18, 2020)
This week’s show features the jug band blues of Birmingham, Alabama’s Steel City Jug Slammers and the mesmerizing sounds of West Virginia’s rising songstress Sierra Ferrell. Heirloom Recipe presenter Toni Doman gives listeners the scoop on her grandma’s cherry pie, and we see what’s the buzz about bee keeping at Sweet Life Farm.
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 4 (April 25, 2020)
This week’s show features the old time infused sounds of Hoot and Holler, along with the great rockin’ jazz and blues-tinged stylings of Davina and the Vagabonds . Heirloom Recipe presenter DonnaMarie Emmert recalls foraging for Morel Mushrooms with her mother, and Tala & Thyme Apothecary’s Taylor Callahan teaches us about foraging for the useful plants hiding in the Appalachian landscape.
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 5 (May 2, 2020)
This week’s show is a Honky Tonk Extravaganza featuring legendary Chuck Meade and The Grassy Knoll Boys and Southwest Virginia’s own, Kelsey Rae! We also visit Beagle Ridge Herb Farm and learn about the soothing properties of Lavender for this month’s farm report.
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 6 (May 9, 2020)
This week’s show features the Western bluegrass sounds of Jeff Scrogins and Colorado and the distinct sylings of North Carolina’s Chatham County Line! Heirloom Recipe presenter Nathan Brand of Johnson City Tennessee’s Timber! restaurant shares his recipe for Smoked Trout Dip, and we learn about apples and more at Buffalo Trail Orchard!
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 7 (May 16, 2020) –
This week’s show features bluegrass music from Nashville Songwriter Irene Kelley and the innovative and influential Lonesome River Band. Heirloom recipe presenter Charles Parker fondly recalls his grandmother’s creamed corn, and we learn about the sustainability of hemp production with Greene Hemp Company.
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 8 (May 23, 2020)
This week’s show features Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Kai Kater and a modern take on old time stringband music from Molsky’s Mountain Drifters. Mohsin and Kaitlin Kazmi discuss the controversial fruit (yes, fruit): Okra, and we learn about the work sheepdogs do at Clover Creek Farm.
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 9 (May 30, 2020)
This week’s show features Kingsport, Tennessee songstress Beth Snapp and Free Dirt Records recording artist Rachel Baiman. Heirloom Recipe presenter Buck Ford recalls his dad, Tennessee Ernie Ford’s favorite recipes, and we visit Campbell Farms to learn about a maple syrup making tradition.
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 10 (June 13, 2020)
This week’s show features high energy string band music from Five Mile Mountain Road and the award-winning, critically acclaimed bluegrass band Blue Highway. We also learn about heritage turkeys at Cave Ridge Farm.
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 11 (June 20, 2020)
This week’s show features an original twist on classic Honky Tonk from Vaden Landers Band, and the guitar wizardry Australia’s own C.W. Stoneking. Storyteller Tony Marr tells a cautionary tale of leftovers gone awry, and we visit A Different Chick Farm to learn about grafting fruit trees,
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 12 (June 27, 2020)
This week’s show features America’s Greatest Show Band, The Kody Norris Show, and guitar pickin’ from the legendary Wayne Henderson and up and coming flatpicker Presley Barker. Rene Rodgers discusses a special piece of Farm and Fun Time History, and we visit Erwin National Fish Hatchery to learn more about raising fish to stock the waterways of Appalachia and beyond.
Farm and Fun Time Season 1, Episode 13 (July 4, 2020)
This week’s show features the rockin’ sounds of Miss Tess and a bluegrass set from the King of Americana, Jim Lauderdale! We also learn about rehabilitating neglected farm animals at Tilted Tavern Animal Sanctuary.