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Photo by Vicki Dameron

The small town of Old Fort is the location of the Mountain Gateway Museum, Catawba Falls, and Andrews Geyser - plus it's home base for the band Yellow Feather... and their couch farm! They recently played live for us in Studio B, and you'll hear that session (and find out what a couch farm is) on this week's Studio B Rewind. Also, Appalachian Mountain music meets Japan in the beautiful, unique work of Anya Hinkle, Akira Satake, and Duncan Wickel. (Yellow Feather top image. Hinkle/Satake/Wickel bottom photo.) Join Host Kim Clark Sunday evenings at 7pm on Studio B Rewind.

Album cover for Brand New Sahde Of Blue CD from Junior Sisk
Junior Sisk

On Saturday, June 23, our bluegrass hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin will feature the new CD by Junior Sisk, Brand New Shade Of Blue. They'll share songs from that CD all day and spin other favorite tunes celebrating the birthdays of Eddie Adcock and Kenny Baker. Take a ride on the Goin' Across The Mountain train... in the AIR CONDITIONED rail car! GATM - get your bluegrass fix every Saturday from 11am until 7pm on WNCW - 88.7 FM.

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Tony Rice

Joe 'The Governor' Greene says it's gonna be a busy day on WNCW's bluegrass program Goin' Across The Mountain! "There's lots to do on the show this week!" said Greene. "We'll feature the new album, "Epilogue - A Tribute To John Duffey" and we'll talk with the man who spearheaded this star-studded project, musician Akira Otsuka. We celebrate the birthdays of Clarence White, Tony Rice and Jamie Daley and premiere new songs from Newtown and the Lonesome River Band." Listen this Saturday June 9th, and every Saturday, from 11am until 7pm to Goin' Across the Mountain.

Banjo pickers and Bela fans, tune in! Bela Fleck shares his latest announcement (well, two, actually): he's heading up an intensive camp at the Brevard Music Center this August called the Blue Ridge Banjo Camp with Tony Trischka, Kristin Scott Benson, & others. They are currently taking applications, including 2-3 minute videos to show your level, through the end of February. Bela talks via telephone with Martin about this and more.

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Center For Cultural Preservation

David Weintraub will be presenting a special series this week during NPR’s Morning Edition, produced by WNCW's Kim Clark. The feature is a radio adaptation of A GREAT AMERICAN TAPESTRY: The Many Strands Of Mountain Music - the latest documentary film from Weintraub and The Center for Cultural Preservation, based in Hendersonville, NC.

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