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

VOLUME FIVE Live Saturday, January 27th at 1pm

Jan 24, 2018

One of the hottest bands in contemporary bluegrass pays us a visit during Goin' Across the Mountain, on their way to the Old Rock School in Valdese Saturday evening. It's not surprising that Buddy Melton of Balsam Range says, “What defines a great band?

WNCW is proud to again partner with the Foundation Performing Arts Center to present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live.” WNCW’s acclaimed bluegrass show “Goin’ Across the Mountain” is a favorite of traditional and contemporary bluegrass fans across the region every Saturday afternoon. Now it comes to life on stage as we bring together some of the biggest names in bluegrass music.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Blue Highway with be playing this fundraiser for WNCW at Isothermal Community College Auditorium in Spindale, NC on Friday, January 12.  The show starts at 7 pm. 

Image of female and male smiling, standing in front of cds at radio station
Vicki Dameron

Kristin Scott Benson is a member of the cutting edge, award winning bluegrass band, The Grascals. She is also a four-time recipient of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Banjo Player Of The Year Award.

Click here to pledge for one of these new releases online or call 1-800-245-8870.

BOBBY OSBORNE -- Original

DALE ANN BRADLEY -- Dale Ann Bradley

DAVE ADKINS TRIO -- Turn to Jesus

DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER -- Life is a Story

THE GRASCALS -- Before Breakfast

LARRY CORDLE -- Give Me Jesus

Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck
Leah Schram

We enjoyed welcoming Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn to the On Air Studio during Goin' Across the Mountain on October 14.  Listen to the replay of their interview and music.

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