Humour - some of the jokes we're famous for ...

This year, 2020, we're going to have a whole year of bad puns about vision.       

I can see it clearly.


Ok, so the show is famous for telling dumb 'dad' jokes and groaners.  I'd have stopped doing it years ago except people keep writing and saying they love it.    There are thousands of them here on this site - all g-rated and family friendly,     you could tell them all to your granny.    Well ok she'll probably clock you with a pan or a wooden spoon before you get to the end but you could IN THEORY!    There's a goodly selection of one liners in the "sayings" section and the rest are all in categories so you can steal the ones you want easily.      

Joke Of The Week

Whilst cooking today I accidentally rubbed some herbs in my eyes. I'm now parsley sighted.

Plenty more jokes where that came from right here ....
Random one liner...
Zen for those who take life too Seriously:

I just got lost in thought. It wasn't familiar territory
Check out the most played music on the last 100 shows!

In our exclusive statistics, looking back over the last 100 shows,    the most played song is a three-way tie between  Dance, Dance, Dance,  the great song from Appalachian Road Show,   New Cut Road (McKay & Leigh)  and Listen To Your Heart (Marija Droze)  with You Were Mine  (Amanda Cook)  one play behind, and Bluegrass Radio (Irene Kelley)  close behind.   

The most played project is Irene Kelley's Benny's TV Repair just ahead of No Headlights from Kristy Cox and Billy Droze's  Renaissance .

And of the 660 different artists played on the show in the last 100 shows   the number 1 played band is the great Balsam Range  with Jerry Salley,  Irene Kelley,  and  the British band Midnight Skyracer right behind .
Check out the whole list on our "Dawg's Hot 100" >> page.  

How to listen

How to listen to the show - where and what times?   
The show goes to air in Sydney live for 5 hours,  beginning at 10pm Fridays,  Sydney time,  which is 8am US Eastern Daylight Savings Time and 12 noon GMT.     You can find the show by going to the station's web site at Hawkesbury Radio or via the TuneIn site.  They also have an app for mobile devices you can download from the App store or Google shop.  

There is also a re-broadcast several times a week in Washington DC on Bluegrasscountry.,org.  Currently the show times are 10am Sundays (US Eastern Time)  and 7pm Tuesdays (US Eastern time) 

On Music from Foggy Hollow you'll hear the latest bluegrass - many songs not even released yet.     

Our playlists - what's on the show

I publish the playlist on this site as the show progresses in Sydney.   You can find the current playlist in several ways,  including just click on the link above,  or go to the playlist archives and you can see what was played on any show all the way back to the first show this century!!       

It's not a commercial thing - we dont get any money out of it .   it's just done as a service because in many parts of the world, including Australia and New Zealand bluegrass is pretty hard to find in the stores.    Just click on a  song you like and in most cases you'll be taken to a web site where you can buy downloads or the physical CD.  It's usually the record label site or the artist's own web site. 

You can also use these links to tell the artists that you like the song and that you heard it on Music from Foggy Hollow.     You have no idea what a big boost that is to the artists and record labels - when listeners tell them they enjoyed the songs.    

Anniversaries this week
  • 18/October - Tony Furtado (1967)
  • 18/October - Chuck Berry (1926)
  • 18/October - Thomas Alva Edison (died this day in 1931) - Inventor of the phonograph, and without whom it would be real hard to hear much bluegrass in Australia.
  • 19/October - Patrick Simmons (1945) - Guitarist, folk, bluegrass, and rock guitarist with the Doobie Bros
  • 19/October - Dave Guard (1934) - Folk Singer, Banjoist, Guitarist, original Kingston Trio member Died Mar 22, 1991 aged 56
  • 19/October - Grant Turner (died this day in 1991) - Announcer, Commentator, Radio Disc Jock, Grand Ole Opry announcer for half-a-century
  • 19/October - Vic Jordan (1938)
  • 19/October - Don Parmley (1933)
  • 19/October - Ebo Walker (1941) - Ebo Walker was a good old man
  • 19/October - John Lithgow (1945) - You're GORGEOUS!!!
  • 20/October - Bill Knowlton (1938)
  • 20/October - Grandpa Jones (1913) - Country Singer/Guitarist, Comedian, Banjoist, Yodeler, Cowbells; Real Name :Louis M. Jones; Hee Haw & Grand Ole Opry regular. Died Feb 19, 1998 aged 84
  • 21/October - Brian Wetzel (1962)
  • 21/October - Glen Duncan
  • 22/October - Clay Jones (1967)
  • 22/October - Rounder Records releases their first record (1970)
  • 22/October - Johnson Mountain Boys make first recordings (1978)
  • 23/October - Eric Gibson (1970)
  • 23/October - Merle Watson (died this day in 1985)
  • 23/October - Dwight Yoakam (1956)
  • 23/October - "Mother" Maybelle Carter (died this day in 1978) - of the legendary Carter Family. In Hendersonville Tennessee (aged 69)
  • 24/October - Larry Stephenson (1956)
  • 24/October - Lachlan Dear (1987) - Smiling bass player with Australia's Grasshopper, and Hardrive
  • 24/October - Bob Amos (1957)
  • 24/October - Kirk McGee (died this day in 1983)

Brought to you each Friday, 10pm to Saturday 3am on Hawkesbury Radio 89.9FM, broadcast over the internet on the legendary, in Washington DC and in Virginia on WNRV Bluegrass Radio 990AM and FM 97.3 

 We play the latest bluegrass, newgrass and acoustic country music from Australia and overseas. We frequently feature a new album each week, playing 4 - 8 tracks off the album during the show and often have interviews with bluegrass personalities or artists.

We welcome listener requests and comments. You can call the show on (02) 45 899 899 and request tunes, or comment about what you are hearing. We love hearing from listeners - it helps get through the long early morning hours. If you prefer you can email the show to request more information about something we've said or done during the show, or let us know about things the other listeners might be interested in.