This concert series is shot 333 feet underground in the Volcano Room of Tennessee's 32-mile long Cumberland Caverns. The subterranean descent passes a waterfall and pool, leading to a musical venue unlike any other. With the slogan, "a little bit Bluegrass, a little bit Underground," the series reaches beyond the traditional, serving as a showcase for established & emerging acts in the Roots, Americana, Neo-Folk, Gospel, and Blues/Jazz/Jamgrass genres.
Named by the first people to behold this natural amphitheatre,the Volcano Room was carved over 3.5 million years ago as water and time entwined to create one of the most acoustically pure natural spaces on Earth. With a constant 56 degrees, the sun never shines, but the weather is always clear!
Bluegrass Underground Previous Broadcasts
Sierra Hull (Episode #610H)
KQED Life: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 7:30 PM
Hull, the mandolin prodigy who has played the White House, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, is the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. She released her third solo album, Weighted Mind.
Drivin' N Cryin' (Episode #609H)
KQED Life: Sat, Dec 10, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Kevn Kinney and Drivin' N Cryin' have for 30 years offered die-hard fans a blend that arcs from intimate acoustic folk to soaring (and searing) guitar-laden Southern rock.
Mac McAnally (Episode #605H)
KQED Plus: Sun, Dec 4, 2016 -- 11:30 PM
Enjoy a set by this Mississippi-raised musical force of nature-a Grammy winner, eight-time CMA Musician of the Year, soulful singer, hit songwriter and Muscle Shoals session musician who boasts a following of fans devoted to the art of the song.
- KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 5, 2016 -- 5:30 AM