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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!

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Vicki Dameron

The multiple Grammy-winning and genre-stretching bluegrass band Mountain Heart recorded at Wicked Weed's Funkatorium in Asheville, NC, in early November 2018, as part of the WNCW and Funkatorium Barrell House Sessions. Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark will share tunes from that event. We'll also revisit a session produced in Studio B with singer/songwriter Vanessa Peters, whose latest album was inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. Click on slideshow icon to see more images! Studio B Rewind, every Sunday at 7pm with Kim Clark.

 

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Vicki Dameron

On Sunday, December 23, The Tall Grass Host Joe Greene will bring us music from the roots up, featuring new tunes from Tellico, Scott Mulvahill, David Benedict, The Grassabillies and lots more! The Tall Grass airs every Sunday at 6pm right after This Old Porch.

 

Joe Greene says there will be "Plenty of Christmas grass" on the show Saturday, December 22nd beginning at 11am. He'll welcome The Trailblazers, 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association "Momentum Band of the Year," to the air studio in the noon hour. In the Two O'clock hour, he'll share the Earls Of Leicester Christmas Special: A Very Merry Shawn and Jerry Christmas. Get on board the WNCW Bluegrass Holiday Express Train, Saturday from 11am to 7pm with Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin.

Goin' Across The Mountain Host Joe Greene welcomes members of Carolina Blue Saturday, December 15th in the One O'clock hour to talk about, and premiere, songs from the bluegrass band's new album, "I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me." They'll also talk about a very special event coming up next month - Carolina Blue is part of the lineup for our Annual LIVE Goin' Across The Mountain Show, January 18th 2019, at the Isothermal Community College Foundation Performing Arts Center, in Sp

Arvil Freeman
Blue Ridge National heritage Area

Master fiddler Arvil Freeman of Madison County has married elements of old-time and bluegrass in his distinctive “long-bow” style of playing. As a veteran performer and a longtime teacher, Arvil was honored with the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Award, the state’s highest honor for traditional artists.

The Podcast

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Vicki Dameron

This Sunday evening we have a stellar Studio B Rewind lineup scheduled for your listening pleasure. Host Kim Clark says WNCW will feature The Kruger Brothers in a session from this past September, when they were here to preview their “Carolina In The Fall” festival. We'll feature Amanda Shires and her band performing their live session in our studio, also in September, playing songs from the band's new album TO THE SUNSET.  Studio B LIVE Sessions are produced by WNCW Sound Engineer Sean Rubin. 

Photos from The Kruger Brothers Studio B Session

Nov 30, 2018
Man smiling holding banjo
Vicki Dameron

We thought you might like to see a few images from our session with the Kruger Brothers. They're booked for one more concert in December in Chapel Hill, NC before they head to Switzerland for performances in the month of January 2019. They'll be back in Newton, NC in February, as well as in Raleigh, NC the same month. Bon Voyage and safe travels to our friends, The Kruger Brothers!

WNCW 88.7 FM and The Foundation  are thrilled to once again present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live” in honor of WNCW’s acclaimed Saturday bluegrass show. Headlining this year will be the "Queen Of Bluegrass," Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.

Live Saturday, November 17th between 12 & 1pm: Nu-Blu

Nov 16, 2018

This bluegrass band from Siler City, NC is made up of Daniel and Carolyn Routh, Calder Baker, and Justin Harrison. Nu-Blu plays the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday night. Join Host Joe Greene as he welcomes Nu-Blu to Studio B Saturday, Nov. 17th. Live music on WNCW... just for you!

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Martin Anderson

The Smoky Mountain News is presenting "Bluegrass Boogie" - just one of numerous events that will make up this year's Balsam Range - Art of Music Festival in Waynesville, the week after Thanksgiving.  Bluegrass Boogie includes live music by Ol' Dirty Bathtub and Darren Nicholson.  Reporter Garrett Woodward from the SM News is guest on this Friday Feature to provide all the details. Originally aired Nov. 9, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of The WNCW Friday Feature- Paul Foster

Two of our favorite contemporary Americana stringbands, in a double-bill! Join Joe Kendrick as we bring you live interview sessions from both, amongst their soundchecks for their Thursday night show in Shelby, NC. We expect to go live with The Steel Wheels around 3:30pm, and Chatham County Line a bit past 5:00 pm.

We are happy to announce that the future of Bluegrass is strong with impressive bands like Cane Mill Road! These past few years, they've criss-crossed the country, plus represented the U.S. overseas, putting their hometown of Deep Gap, NC on the international map (hmm, does that sound familiar?) One look at their tour schedule shows you how in demand they are these days, and we are pleased they've etched out a Saturday afternoon to pay us a visit during "Goin' Across the Mountain."

Check out our new Goin' Across The Mountain T-Shirt! This is hot off the presses. You can have the latest and the greatest bluegrass shirt in town for a pledge of $80. Support bluegrass and our amazing Goin' Across The Mountain Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin. Represent WNCW and grassroots radio. Feel good. Look good!

Our Fall Fundraiser starts this Sunday, October 21st, at 7am! We are super excited to meet up with old friends, fans, and WNCW Members, in Studio B this weekend. We have LOTS of new thank you gifts - cool stuff like our new Crowd Around The Mic Vol. 22. There's info on this homepage about the artists featured on the two-cd compilation. Just click on the slideshow to view liner notes! We are also offering a new handmade coffee mug, new tee-shirt designs, a new hoodie, a WNCW Nalgene Bottle, fishing trips, concert tickets, cds, gift certificates and much more!

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