The Earl Scruggs Music Festival is proud to announce new additions to the festival lineup for the upcoming 2020 event: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jim Lauderdale, Chatham County Line , and the Earls of Leicester . Touring for more than fifty years, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American roots music. GRAMMY award-winning Americana star Jim Lauderdale recorded his seminal 1979 album with Roland White in Earl Scruggs’ basement in Tennessee. Much loved...
TOP 100 Of 2019 It’s that time again! Time to VOTE for your 10 favorite releases of 2019 and help us create the TOP 100 for our end of year countdown that will be aired during the last week of December. When you enter the contest you will also qualify to win a complete set of the WNCW Top 10 discs, as compiled by fellow listeners and programmers! We have compiled one large list that includes Americana, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, Blues, Celtic, Traditional, Regional, and all the other formats...
Just in from our friends at LiveNation: Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul tour – a standout of the summer concert season – is returning next year with two performers who exemplify the best of the modern soul movement. Wheels of Soul 2020 welcomes St. Paul and The Broken Bones , as well as TTB’s own talented keyboardist Gabe Dixon and his trio, to the sixth annual amphitheater run.
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Banjo player Jesse Langlais chuckled when he first saw the question about Town Mountain as a bluegrass finishing school. It is true that the band has had a lot of members come and go over their 11+ years. It is also true that once you are Town Mountain member, there is a reunion somewhere in your future. There is never a last ride in the van: once you play in the band, you are like family.