bluegrass

The mountains of North Carolina are rich in music traditions, both old and new, but no other musical community’s roots reach as far back in this region’s heritage as those of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. To their ancient ceremonial music, the Cherokee have added new traditions in bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music.

On August 17th The Foundation Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC is honored to host a special free concert featuring one of the US Navy’s best touring music ensembles.

ALAN MUNDE & BILL EVANS Live Saturday, August 5th at 4pm

Jul 31, 2017

Two highly revered banjo maestros in bluegrass and other styles visit us on Saturday afternoon. Bill Evans keeps up a busy schedule as an instructor and mentor for professionals and amateurs alike, and Alan Munde is perhaps best known for his long tenure in Country Gazette, after starting off with Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys way back when. They each perform alone and together every once in a while, and it's a treat to welcome them both to WNCW for a chat with Joe Greene before their show at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall's upstairs lounge Saturday evening.

Down the Road BRMT | Ep. 12: What is Bluegrass?

Jul 13, 2017

It started in Kentucky but quickly caught on across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Back in the ‘40s and '50s, musicians started playing their old instruments in new ways with lots of giddy-up. From Earl Scruggs to Steep Canyon Rangers, North Carolina has laid claim to the top talents in blistering bluegrass music.

***"This Old Porch" host Carol Rifkin welcomes Lillian to the Air Studio on Sunday, June 4.  Tune in for this special segment!***

Sixth generation Western North Carolina native, Lillian Chase, may be young, but she’s no stranger to old-time and bluegrass music.  She began playing music at 6 years of age and now the 13-year old fiddler from Weaverville, NC will unveil her debut album.

World Premier of Carolina Blue's Newest Album

May 17, 2017

Bobby Powell and Tim Jones of Carolina Blue visited with Host Joe Greene on Saturday, May 6 during Goin' Across the Mountain.  They sample tracks from their new release Sounds of Kentucky Grass, making it the "world premier" of these songs on their new project.  Bobby and Tim discuss family ties to the album, reminisce about playing at WNCW's Goin' Across the Mountain Live earlier this year, and also about the old sound their band is proud to keep going.

Red, White and Bluegrass Festival Giveaway Package

Mar 31, 2017

We're giving away a package to the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival happening July 1-4, 2017 in Morganton, NC.  The prize package includes a pair of tickets to all four days of the festival with reserved seating, accommodations at the Hampton Inn of Morganton, NC and a WNCW Festival Package.

Krissy Mabry was the lucky winner of the WNCW swag bag give-away held Friday, January 13th at the Goin' Across The Mountain LIVE show at the Foundation Performing Arts Center in Spindale, NC. She's pictured here, on the right, with Membership Coordinator Kim Henson. Go Krissy!

Alternately known as the King of Telluride and the King of Newgrass, at age 57 Sam Bush has already been honored with a lifetime achievement award by the Americana Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Association. Before his show on Saturday at The Foundation on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC, he will stop by the station during Goin' Across the Mountain on Saturday at 2:30pm for an interview.

WNCW`s 2005 Top 100 Results

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WNCW`s Top 100 of 2005

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WNCW`s Top 100 of 2011

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WNCW`s 2008 Top 100 Results

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WNCW`s Top 100 CD`s of 2008

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WNCW's 2010 Top 100 Results

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WNCW`s Top 100 CD`s of 2010

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