Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Saturdays at 10:00pm
Taped 333-feet below ground within the majestic Volcano Room deep inside Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns, this 12-part “musical adventure” series features both well-established and emerging artists within the broad spectrum of bluegrass, jamgrass, roots and Americana genres.
July 2 – Earls of Leicester (shown at right)
2015 Grammy winners for Best Bluegrass Album, this all-star dream team was assembled by the 13-time Grammy Award-winning Jerry Douglas, who organized and produced this tribute to legendary bluegrass artists Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Here is a “who’s who” of bluegrass and roots music, featuring Douglas, Shawn Camp, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman, Barry Bales and Jeff White.
July 9 – Amos Lee
Signing with Blue Note Records in 2004, Lee immediately earned the attention of press, discerning fans and fellow artists. He has toured with legendary artists such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, collaborated with Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams, and is a favorite writer for the likes of The Band Perry and Lady Antebellum, with appearances on soundtracks of numerous TV shows and cinematic films. Lee’s 2011 album, Mission Bell, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
July 16 – Lee Ann Womack
With more than six million albums worldwide, Womack has performed at the Concert for the Nobel Peace Prize, for several U.S. presidents and on award-wining duets with Willie Nelson, George Strait and Buddy Miller. Womack has earned five Academy of Country Music Awards and five Country Music Association Awards, two Grammys and was a 2015 Grammy nominee for Best Country Album of the Year.
July 23 – Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck are partners in music and life (married in 2009). Musically, they combine Fleck, a 15-time Grammy winner who has devoted time away from his genre-busting ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and Washburn, who has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums and become a live draw in her own right. The two decided they were ready to craft a debut album as a duo, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn.
July 30 – Greensky Bluegrass
Winners of the coveted 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival competition, they have emerged as relentless road warriors, creating a captivating live show while developing a knack for evocative, disarming songcraft. Playing up to 175 shows a year, in rock clubs and open-minded festivals like Telluride, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Greensky Bluegrass is a word-of-mouth underground sensation, cultivating a legion of devoted fans entranced by improvisational acumen and quality songwriting.
Dancing on the Edge – New Drama Series!
Sundays at 8:00pm
Follow a drama about a black jazz band’s experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band’s survival.
June 26 – Episode 1
Chart the Louis Lester Band’s ascent, with Stanley’s help, from a downbeat jazz cellar to the Imperial Hotel and a party attended by an admiring prince and a moneyed American. Later, Louis helps smuggle an injured woman out of a hotel room.
July 3 – Episode 2
Follow the band on a private train ride to a picnic arranged by Donaldson. Stanley and Pamela begin an affair, Julian becomes infatuated with Jessie and band manager Wesley is deported. The Prince of Wales hears the band and expresses his approval.
July 10 – Episode 3
Chart the band’s fortunes as jazz-lover Lady Cremone and the Prince of Wales invite them to play for events. They record an album and secure a spot on BBC radio. Masterson sends a cryptic message to Julian. Louis finds Jessie comatose and bloody.
July 17 – Episode 4
Learn why Louis doubts Julian’s story about his trip to Paris the night Jessie was attacked. When racist Germans walk out during the band’s performance at the hotel, Stanley devises a plan to get revenge. Lady Cremone relays news about Jessie.
July 24 – Episode 5
Find out why Masterson wants to buy Stanley’s magazine and Lady Cremone decides to be less reclusive. Louis’ calmness is shaken when he sees Julian’s friends at an exclusive dinner at which he entertains. He learns there’s a warrant for his arrest.
July 31 – Episode 6
Join Stanley, Sarah and Pamela as they try to help Louis elude the police. Masterson offers a huge reward for Louis’ capture. Lady Cremone, convinced of Louis’ guilt, refuses to aid him. A policeman coerces Sarah into divulging damaging information.
Doc Martin, Season 7
Thursdays at 9:00pm
The highly-anticipated Doc Martin, series VII continues as Martin Clunes reprises his role as Dr. Martin Ellingham, the G.P. with a brusque bedside manner and a phobia of blood. Heartbroken after Louisa’s (Caroline Catz) departure at the end of Season VI, the new series finds Martin ready to make some changes and win his family back.
June 16 – Other People’s Children
Martin and Louisa don't seem to be having much success with their therapy, so Dr. Timoney advises that they should try and take things back to the beginning of their relationship, and plan a date, and try not to let their busy lives get in the way, even though Louisa is also trying to plan James Henry's first birthday party. Martin and Louisa are left wondering if anything will ever go right for them, when Martin uncovers a health scare at James's party, that makes all the guests leave very quickly: not even Ruth's birthday cake can keep them there.
June 23 – Facta Non Verba
After Martin and Louisa tell Dr. Timoney about their failed date night, she questions their ultimate compatibility. She asks them if it is time they recognize that perhaps they are not meant to be together: something for them to go and think about. Martin has new neighbors: Erica the new Art Teacher at Portwenn school has moved in with her daughter, Bernie. Though Louisa is happy to finally have found a permanent teacher, this proves to be short‐lived when Erica wants to try out some rather alternative ideas on the children.
June 30- The Doctor is Out
As we reach the final episode in Series 7, Martin finds himself in a very unusual situation: trapped by Annie Winton, who desperately wants him to try and save her husband, Jim Winton, despite Jim having been recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Annie insists that there must be something that Martin can do to help. Louisa is very worried about Martin, and wonders if the breakdown of their therapy could have led him to decide to leave Portwenn for good.
Endeavour, Season 3, on Masterpiece Mystery!
Sundays at 9:00pm
Shaun Evans returns for a third season as the young Endeavour Morse. In four new films, Endeavour must deal with the aftermath of the events that left him in prison and his senior officer, DI Thursday (Roger Allam), with a life-threatening injury.
June 19 – Ride
A fair turns sinister when young Jeannie Hearne is found brutally murdered. Morse isn’t part of the investigation; he’s suspended from duty, pending an inquiry. When Jeannie’s body turns up near his doorstep, he begins his own covert investigation.
June 26 – Arcadia
The death of an artist in a house-fire leaves Oxford police baffled. Then, when a young housewife dies seemingly of a mysterious “tummy bug” that has sickened half the police force, Morse’s investigation leads him to an inner-city supermarket.
July 3 – Prey
Follow Endeavour into the disparate worlds of Oxford scientific academia, the city’s vast parks, night school and the untamed wilderness of the Oxfordshire countryside when a Dutch au pair goes missing.
July 10 – Coda
June 1967. Endeavour is occupied with unexpected strife in his personal life. Recruited by a college mentor to monitor the movements of his estranged younger wife, Endeavour finds himself drawn to the woman he is investigating. The grisly murder of a man who works in fashion causes a shakeup in Oxford’s criminal underworld. Meanwhile, Endeavour considers his future on the force, leading to an agonizing conclusion to the series.
A Few Great Bakeries & A Few Good Pie Places
Fridays at 10:00pm
July 1 - Great Bakeries
Explore warm, toasty, small bakeries from Massachusetts to California. Find out how a business that makes cakes, pies, bread and bagels can become a neighborhood landmark. Celebrate beautiful icing, gooey treats and skillful bakers!
July 8 - Good Pie Places
Come along on a tour of fruity and creamy pie shops from Maine to Minnesota. Meet crusty and flaky cooks who know how to make dough, add spices to fillings and crisscross a lattice top. It’s a celebration of apple, berry and sweet potato slices!