bluegrass

Down the Road BRMT | Ep. 12: What is Bluegrass?

Jul 13, 2017

It started in Kentucky but quickly caught on across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Back in the ‘40s and '50s, musicians started playing their old instruments in new ways with lots of giddy-up. From Earl Scruggs to Steep Canyon Rangers, North Carolina has laid claim to the top talents in blistering bluegrass music.

***"This Old Porch" host Carol Rifkin welcomes Lillian to the Air Studio on Sunday, June 4.  Tune in for this special segment!***

Sixth generation Western North Carolina native, Lillian Chase, may be young, but she’s no stranger to old-time and bluegrass music.  She began playing music at 6 years of age and now the 13-year old fiddler from Weaverville, NC will unveil her debut album.

World Premier of Carolina Blue's Newest Album

May 17, 2017

Bobby Powell and Tim Jones of Carolina Blue visited with Host Joe Greene on Saturday, May 6 during Goin' Across the Mountain.  They sample tracks from their new release Sounds of Kentucky Grass, making it the "world premier" of these songs on their new project.  Bobby and Tim discuss family ties to the album, reminisce about playing at WNCW's Goin' Across the Mountain Live earlier this year, and also about the old sound their band is proud to keep going.

Red, White and Bluegrass Festival Giveaway Package

Mar 31, 2017

We're giving away a package to the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival happening July 1-4, 2017 in Morganton, NC.  The prize package includes a pair of tickets to all four days of the festival with reserved seating, accommodations at the Hampton Inn of Morganton, NC and a WNCW Festival Package.

Krissy Mabry was the lucky winner of the WNCW swag bag give-away held Friday, January 13th at the Goin' Across The Mountain LIVE show at the Foundation Performing Arts Center in Spindale, NC. She's pictured here, on the right, with Membership Coordinator Kim Henson. Go Krissy!

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