Darin & Brooke Aldridge

No survey of current bluegrass is accurate without mention of Darin and Brooke Aldridge. The husband and wife duo, whose first album came in 2008, are now at the center of what contemporary bluegrass does best. And they have the hardware and chart hits to attest to that — for starters, Brooke is the 4-time, reigning IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and their 2019 album Inner Journey rose to the top of the charts, surprising no one on both counts.

WNCW's Program Director, Joe Kendrick talks with Bluegrass musicians Darin and Brooke Aldridge about producing albums, changes in bluegrass, and more.

Get your tickets now friends. Be the first to honor Earl Scruggs via an amazing event - be part of an elite group of fans that'll be able to say "We were at the very first Earl Scruggs Music Festival!" The event will be held Sept. 4-5, 2020 at The Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. The lineup is stellar and keeps getting better! Promoters have just added Junior Brown, Rebirth Brass Band, Chatham Rabbits and Dale Ann Bradley. Seriously, get your tickets now before it is sold out.

  The 2018 International Bluegrass Music Award Ceremony was held last week in Raleigh, North Carolina at The Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts. The event was hosted by one of WNCW's favorite bands, HOT RIZE. Many of the IBMA musicians are long time friends of our grassroots, listener-powered radio station and we want to take time and congratulate the winners - Job well done!

 

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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.

It's great to see these two favorites of ours -- John Cowan the longtime voice of newgrass since his days with Newgrass Revival, and Darin & Brooke keeping North Carolina bluegrass vibrant and strong in the 21st Century -- playing together on stage, as they'll be doing at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville on Friday (after playing Floyd, VA Thursday). It's even greater to announce that they'll be live in Studio B with us and you!