Goin' Across the Mountain™

Saturdays 11am to 7pm

Goin' Across The Mountain is eight hours of the best in contemporary, traditional and historical bluegrass music in the land! It's all on the "Flagship Bluegrass Station," WNCW-FM in Spindale, NC. Hosts Joe Greene and others bring this long-running program to you from 11am until 7pm each Saturday.

Vicki Dameron

Our series of rebroadcasting favorite Studio B sessions continues on Saturday with this first of two: the award-winning Rhonda Vincent and her world-class band The Rage was a lot of fun to have here back last year! Enjoy it during our 2nd hour of "Goin' Across the Mountain."

Here's the podcast from this session:

Female fiddler smiling in studio
Vicki Dameron

"It’s not unusual for a mountain musician to be a part of several different musical traditions. A Blue Ridge fiddler might play in a mountain swing session on Friday night, sit in with an old-time band playing for a square dance on Saturday night, and sing in the church choir on Sunday morning. In this respect, Carley Arrowood is in good company. But Carley stands out in her youth: few artists as young as she have already mastered so many genres.

Singer-songwriters Milan Miller and Thomm Jutz will visit Studio B this Saturday Feb. 23 in the 1pm hour around their shows in Lenoir on Friday and in Mars Hill on Saturday night.

The most award-winning act in Bluegrass (including 8-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and 7 Grammys!), the Queen of Bluegrass and her incredibly talented band of pickers returns to the area for WNCW's 6th annual "Goin' Across the Mountain Live" concert at Isothermal's Foundation Performing Arts Center, Friday night at 7pm (tickets here). Support your flagship bluegrass station, and catch some of the best, live!

We're workin' it on our Bluegrass get-together this week with the Labor Day weekend show - Celebrating the working folks. We're also proud to welcome the King James Boys to Studio B to pick some tunes and talk about their new CD, "Time To Go Home." Grab your seat on the train-every Saturday from 11am 'til 7pm with Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin.

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.

Album cover with image of man smiling sitting on porch with guitar
Larry Cordle

Everybody's talking about our feature album this week: The new one from Larry Cordle Tales From East Kentucky. We'll play you some songs from that release during the show. Plus, we celebrate the birthdays of Bobby Hicks, Alison Krauss, Cousin Jake Tullock, Dave Evans and Valerie Smith. Join Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin on Goin' Across The Mountain, every Saturday from 11am until 7pm on grassroots, listener powered radio - WNCW 88.7fm and streaming worldwide on this web site, wncw.org.

Playback: Akira Otsuka Interview with Joe Greene

Jun 21, 2018
Akira Otsuka
Linda Parker, http://akiraotsuka.com/

Akira Otsuka visited the studio on June 9, 2018 during Goin' Across the Mountain.  He and Joe Greene discussed the new star-studded project he spearheaded, 'Epilogue - A Tribute To John Duffey'.

(These CD's are available online or call 1-800-245-8870 during Fund Drive hours)

Daniel Crabtree In the Shadow of His Wings
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers The Story We Tell
Kristy Cox Ricochet
Peter Rowan Carter Stanley's Eyes
Sowell Family Pickers Shadowlands
Special Consensus Rivers and Roads

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