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Happy fifth day of the WNCW Fall Fundraiser and 30th Anniversary! We are having a wonderful pledge drive and we thank everyone for the spectacular responses, donations and comments.

Molly Tuttle is one of the brightest stars in bluegrass, and among any styles of guitar players these days. WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with her and other artists we love playing. We'll hear a couple of solo tunes too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

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

The Primitive Quartet began in 1973, when two sets of brothers, Reagan and Larry Riddle and Furman and Norman Wilson, carried a guitar and mandolin with them on a fishing trip to Fontana Lake. The boys all sang at home and in church, but that night in Graham County was when they first sang in four-part harmony. After the fishing trip, with the encouragement of their parents and pastor, they began to sing together at area churches.

Martha Spencer will appear live on “This Old Porch” at 4pm November 18th, in support of her new self titled CD. The delightfully charming and talented daughter of musicians Thornton and Emily Spencer, Martha grew up performing and recording with Southwest Virginia’s  Whitetop Mountain Band. Originally formed in the ‘40s by uncle and legendary fiddler Albert Hash, Thornton Spencer’s fiddle playing and Emily Spencer’s sweet vocals and banjo artistry carried the tradition forward for their children.

The Berlin-based trio Trouble Notes is Bennet Cerven violin, Florian Eisenschmidt guitar, and Oliver Maguire percussion. They play a powerful blend of EDM, hip-hop, and indie rock along with classical, klezmer and jazz. Get to know them with Renee in Studio B Monday afternoon, in advance of their Wednesday evening show in Asheville, NC.

Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Chester McMillian is a legend of old-time guitar in Mount Airy, NC, playing the distinctive Round Peak music of Surry County for decades. McMillian grew up in a family of musicians and started playing early in life when his father helped make him a cigar-box guitar.

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.