Woody Platt, Graham Sharp, and Mike Ashworth of the Steep Canyon Rangers visited with Scotty on the air this past week during New Tunes at Two. We featured their new album 'Out in the Open' and they also performed a live tune. They perform this Saturday, January 27 at the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville, NC.
Jim Lauderdale is a longtime staple of our playlists here at WNCW, and he's performed live in Studio B many times - usually solo. But, in late 2003 he brought a full bluegrass band to play tunes from the cd “The Hummingbirds,” plus the albums he did with Ralph Stanley and Robert Hunter. We'll listen to that classic Studio B session, plus jazz fusion from the Archrivals in 2012 and acoustic blues from Charlie Parr in a session from last fall.
One of the hottest bands in contemporary bluegrass pays us a visit during Goin' Across the Mountain, on their way to the Old Rock School in Valdese Saturday evening. It's not surprising that Buddy Melton of Balsam Range says, “What defines a great band?