Bluegrass Underground Special premiered February 19, 2016
Season 5 aired September – November 2015
About Bluegrass Underground Special
Premiered February 19
Bluegrass Underground is an immersive musical adventure series created within one of the most acoustically pure and telegenic “sets” on (or under) Earth. This 1-hour specially curated presentation highlights the multiple musical genres that this series explores including Country, Gospel, Jazz, Americana, Folk, Indie, Rock ‘n’ Roll and yes … even Bluegrass! Hence, the series’ slogan, “A little bit Bluegrass, a little bit Underground!”
The special program treats viewers to 11 performances from the cave with Grammy award-winning artists as well as electrifying emerging artists who made their national television debut here on Bluegrass Underground via PBS.
This specially curated program highlights performances from (in order of appearance) Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucinda Williams, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, Johnnyswim, Jason Isbell, Andrew Bird, Sarah Jarosz, Davina & The Vagabonds, Widespread Panic, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.
Highlights from Bluegrass Underground Special
About the Program
Bluegrass Underground is a musical adventure series that shines a light on purveyors of musical authenticity in a space unlike any other on (or under) Earth. Bluegrass Underground emanates from the Volcano Room, a subterranean amphitheatre 333 feet below McMinnville, Tennessee at Cumberland Caverns. The acoustic properties of the Volcano Room are singular. In fact, the room only resonates at two frequencies meaning that experiencing live music there is akin to attending a concert inside a recording studio.
Audio engineers are amazed at the natural acoustics and world renowned lightning artist Allen Branton uses the space to paint light upon the primordial darkness found inside this cave. Music and light entwine in this series which celebrates the natural beauty and musical culture that is uniquely American. Discover the full spectrum of Americana and Roots music at Bluegrass Underground.
Artists in season five include Leftover Salmon, The Earls of Leicester, Amos Lee, Lee Ann Womack and more.