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Ola Belle Reed
http://www.blueridgeheritage.com

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.

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David Simchock

A Deeper Shade of Blue is making waves with new CD Steam - and we'll feature tunes from that album for you throughout the show on Saturday. In our birthday window this week, we're celebrating with Audie Blaylock, Balsam Range's Marc Pruett, Ralph II and more in our weekly Bluegrass get-together. Join hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin this Saturday, and every Saturday, on Goin' Across The Mountain. It's the best in bluegrass, so get on board the GATM train!

Adams Bluegrass, LLC has announced that the 44th Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival will again be held at Tom Johnson Camping World Resort at 1885 U.S. Highway 70 West in Marion, NC.

The three-day event begins Thursday, August 16th at 12:00 noon and goes until 10:00 p.m. daily.  Open Stage daily from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

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.

Vicki Dameron

We'll listen to Fireside Collective burnin' up Studio B right after the 4th of July, playing tunes from their album Life Between the Lines – and a couple of surprising covers. Also, in celebration of the new album by the Los Angeles indie band Dawes, we'll jump in our time machine and check out a 2012 session with them.

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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.

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Vicki Dameron

Coming up in our walk through The Tall Grass, some new music from Old Crow Medicine Show, Canada's Slocan Ramblers, the Grascals and more. It's music from the roots up with your WNCW Music Host Joe "The Governor" Greene.

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The Duhks

Music from the roots up and this week, catch tunes from Casey Driesen, The Duhks, new music from Ray Cardwell, The Wooks and much more as we venture in to The Tall Grass. Join Host Joe Greene and take a walk through all different kinds of grass, be it blue, new or jamgrass, it happens every Sunday evening at 6pm on listener-powered roots radio WNCW.

 

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Carolina Blue

We've got some home-grown bluegrass with Brevard-based Carolina Blue playing some tunes for us from their new album “Sounds of Kentucky Grass.” Also, the psycho-tropic folk of the Austin, Texas band The Deer live in our studio.

 

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Photo By Vicki Dameron

Host Joe Greene brings us music from the roots up with tunes from Jerry Douglas, Love Canon, Circus No.9 and more. In this new WNCW program, we explore the progressive side of music, spotlighting artists that reach beyond traditional Bluegrass music. Plus, we get into songs and sounds from the younger generation of pickers adding their feelings and flavor to our roots music traditions. Hope you can take a stroll in The Tall Grass with us, Sunday evenings at 6pm.

 

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'.

Album cover for Brand New Sahde Of Blue CD from Junior Sisk
Junior Sisk

On Saturday, June 23, our bluegrass hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin will feature the new CD by Junior Sisk, Brand New Shade Of Blue. They'll share songs from that CD all day and spin other favorite tunes celebrating the birthdays of Eddie Adcock and Kenny Baker. Take a ride on the Goin' Across The Mountain train... in the AIR CONDITIONED rail car! GATM - get your bluegrass fix every Saturday from 11am until 7pm on WNCW - 88.7 FM.

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Tony Rice

Joe 'The Governor' Greene says it's gonna be a busy day on WNCW's bluegrass program Goin' Across The Mountain! "There's lots to do on the show this week!" said Greene. "We'll feature the new album, "Epilogue - A Tribute To John Duffey" and we'll talk with the man who spearheaded this star-studded project, musician Akira Otsuka. We celebrate the birthdays of Clarence White, Tony Rice and Jamie Daley and premiere new songs from Newtown and the Lonesome River Band." Listen this Saturday June 9th, and every Saturday, from 11am until 7pm to Goin' Across the Mountain.

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Vicki Dameron

Coming up in our weekly Bluegrass get-together, we celebrate the birthday of the late Hazel Dickens. Listen for those hot new tunes from Shawn Camp, Rhonda with Dolly, Darin and Brooke Aldridge and more! We'll also give you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Cherokee Bluegrass Festival June 7-9 with an unbelievable lineup of stars! Goin' Across The Mountain, LIVE every Saturday from 11am until 7pm with Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin.

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Vicki Dameron

We have a show filled with great Bluegrass music as we celebrate birthdays for Carl Story, Jerry Douglas, Rob Ickes, Tom T. AND Dixie Hall and Woody Platt. Plus we'll feature songs of remembrance celebrating Memorial Day for this holiday weekend. Climb aboard the train! GATM airs on Saturdays with hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin - 11am 'til 7pm. 

 

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