Goin' Across The Mountain Host Joe Greene interviewed members of the band Goodfellers last Saturday, August 25th. He spoke with Teddy Barneycastle and Ralph McGee and also played some tunes from the Stokes County, NC bluegrass band's self titled album. Grab a seat on the train and listen to our podcast - homegrown music on grassroots radio!
Ola Belle Campbell was just a teenager in 1934 when her family moved from Ashe County, NC, to Maryland, but she was already a skilled mountain banjo player and singer. At her first radio gig in 1939, Ola Belle sang the “St. Louis Blues." Her voice overpowered the broadcasting equipment and knocked the station off the air. In 1949 she became Ola Belle Reed when she married country musician Bud Reed. Their influence is still felt in the thriving bluegrass scene around Baltimore.
WNCW 88.7 FM and The Foundation will again present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live” in honor of WNCW’s acclaimed Saturday afternoon bluegrass show. Headlining this year will be Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Opening the show will be Carolina Blue, a Brevard, NC based, traditional bluegrass and gospel band.
On our Bluegrass get-together today, we celebrate the birthdays of Alan Bibey, J. D. Crowe, the late Carter Stanley and some others. Plus, we'll feature the new CD from the Clay Hess Band titled Just Another Story. Come on and ride the train! Join Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin every Saturday from 11am 'til 7pm on Goin' Across The Mountain!