string band

“We know where we come from. We are a string band from Virginia, but we are evolving with this album, and we are embracing the future.” The album is "Over the Trees", which comes out on July 12th, which coincides with the start of their own Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, VA. We'll see if we can coax them into playing a new tune or two, live! They play in Yadkinville, NC on Saturday the 15th.

Asheville's "Hard-drivin' Carolina String Band" likes to take their strong bluegrass roots and branch out into influences from the likes of Waylon, Willie & Merle, great covers from the Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen, and contemporaries like Tyler Childers, Railroad Earth, and Jim Lauderdale. We're pleased to report Town Mountain has a great new album on the way called New Freedom Blues, and we'll catch up with them Friday amidst their shows in Boone on Thursday, Charlotte on Friday, and Asheville on Saturday.

Pretty Little Goat
Ken Voltz

On 4 p.m. March 13, 2016 Pretty Little Goat will join Carol Rifkin in the WNCW on-air studio for a special “This Old Porch Live” interview and tunes.  They will discuss the debut of their CD Pretty Little Goat and upcoming CD release party March 18 at The Grey Eagle in Asheville. A twenty-something group based in Brevard, their smiling, rhythmic feel and presence is fresh, instrumentally together and feeling the love. Pretty Little Goat is Tim Fisher on fiddle, J. T.