Lonesome Pine RFD

Annual Park Slope Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Jamboree - Brown Jug Award

Well folks, once again it’s time for the Park Slope Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Jamboree’s Brown Jug Award. The Brown Jug Award is the brainchild of James Reams, a bluegrass musician and bandleader for 20 years, who conceived of it as a way to recognize people in the Northeast whose impact on the music deserved to be honored but who might be less likely to be recognized by national organizations since for some of them (unlike this year’s recipient), their impact was only regional in nature.

Carol Beaugard is hard to corral into just one definition—she’s an internationally known radio personality, professional actress, emcee, musician and bandleader. To some, she’s a Jack (or maybe that should be Jill?) of all trades. But what made her into a champion for bluegrass music? read more

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Carol Beaugard has been the host of Lonesome Pine RFD since 1985, mixing traditional and contemporary bluegrass and featuring a special hour dedicated to bluegrass gospel called “The Hour in the Light." Listeners hear a mix of contemporary bluegrass and progressive string music, as well as live in-studio performances and interviews.

Carol’s professional broadcast credits include on-air work with WGBH-FM (Boston), WMCA-AM (NYC), Jukebox Radio, WMTR-AM, WCTC-AM and WVNJ-AM (NJ). Her radio work has been profiled in “Bluegrass Unlimited” and “Bluegrass Now” magazines.
Outside of the station, Carol worked as an emcee at Lincoln Center, The Bottom Line, Carnegie Hall, The Emelin Theater, The Pines and The Windgap, Gettysburg, Delaware Valley and Peaceful Valley Bluegrass Festivals. She was the emcee for John Duffey’s last live concert appearance at the John Harms Center for the Arts in Englewood, NJ, just three days before his untimely passing.
Carol also fronts her own bluegrass/Americana band “Blue Express” and makes frequent appearances at venues and festivals throughout the region. In addition, she is an actress and has been seen on stage throughout the northeast in musicals, comedies and dramas in dinner theaters, summer stock and off-off Broadway productions, as well as local community theater.