Goin Across The Mountain

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Dave Simchock

WNCW staffers are gearing up for the station's annual LIVE Goin' Across The Mountain show which will be held this Saturday, January 18, at The Foundation For Performing Arts Center, located here on the campus of Isothermal Community College, in Spindale, North Carolina.

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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.

Make a pledge today, Saturday, before 7pm and get in our "Goin' Across The Mountain" LIVE ticket giveaway.

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Darin and Brooke Aldridge

We are excited to announce Darin and Brooke Aldridge will join Music Host Joe Greene, live in the WNCW studio on Saturday at 2pm to talk all things Inner Journey, their forthcoming new album. "Brooke was recently named the International Bluegrass Music Association's Female Vocalist Of the Year, for the third year in a row," said Greene. "Tune in a for a sneak peek at some of the songs on Inner Journey as Darin and Brooke get set for their hometown album release show at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, NC on Thursday October 17th."

Our Bluegrass get-together this week will include birthday music from Bluegrass Boy Benny Williams, John Rigsby, Paul Williams and others. We're also excited to welcome the Warren Wilson College Bluegrass Band to the on-air studio during the one o'clock hour. Live music and birthday celebrations with Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin, this weekend on Goin' Across The Mountain from 11am until 7pm.

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!

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!

  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!

 

On our Bluegrass voyage this weekend, we celebrate the birthdays of Larry Sparks, Shawn Lane, the late Charles Sawtelle of Hot Rize, Steve Gulley and others. We'll also feature the new Earls of Leicester Live CD from the Country Music Hall Of Fame! Join Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin every Saturday from 11am 'til 7pm for Goin' Across The Mountain, on your listener-supported, grassroots radio station WNCW.

 

We celebrate the birthday of the father and one of the chief architects of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, this weekend. Also, we'll play tunes in honor of the birthdays of Lou Reid, Bill Harrell and others... Plus we'll feature the new CD by TURNING GROUND titled "Old Country Store." Get on board and ride the Bluegrass train today, from 11am 'til 7pm with Host Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin!

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.

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Clay Hess Band

On our Bluegrass get-together today, we celebrate the birthdays of Alan Bibey, J. D. Crowe, the late Carter Stanley and some others. Plus, we'll feature the new CD from the Clay Hess Band titled  Just Another Story. Come on and ride the train! Join Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin every Saturday from 11am 'til 7pm on Goin' Across The Mountain!

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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!

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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.