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Big Sound, Small Town

Big Sound, Small Town

By Sandy Carlton
Hear the stories of the musicians , songwriters and artist in the small towns and communities of America. The stories are rich in the authentic sounds that make American music.
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Robby Buff Bassist
Robby tells of first learning to play guitar before hearing Yes and Rush and deciding to become a bass player
June 21, 2022
Lyndsay Pruett Violinist
Lyndsey tells of her transition from a classical violinist to becoming the queen of the jazz grass fiddling
June 14, 2022
Wyatt Easterling Entertainer, producer, musician, A&R , songwriter, song publisher.
Wyatt talks about his journey from Chapel Hill, North Carolina to becoming an important part of the Nashville music scene and he plays a couple of his songs.
June 07, 2022
Jason Krekel Multi instrumentalist, multiple band member, singer and songwriter.
Jason tells about his life as a musician, from growing up in Nashville and having a father in the music business, and becoming a successful musician with a huge musical palette.
May 31, 2022
Kevin Dedmon, fiddler, guitarist, vocalist for the band ,Dirty Grass Soul.
Kevin talks about The new Dirty Grass Soul double live cd from a sold out performance at the Don Gibson Theatere and the 10 year anniversary of the band
May 24, 2022
Stateline Music Festival
I interview Tim Conard, Craig Henry and Hunter Bright.
May 17, 2022
Andrew Wakefield Guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Andrew talks about becoming a musician and his journey through many places before settling in Chimney Rock, North Carolina and becoming a solo performer as we as a member of two bands, Well Drinkers and Supper Break.
May 10, 2022
Tommy Maher Dobro player for Fireside Collective
Tommy talks about getting a late start in music and still becoming a professional musician. Photo Credit to Chris Courogen
May 03, 2022
Darren Nicholson multi instrumentalist,singer, songwriter and founding member of Balsam Range.
Darren talkings about his life in bluegrass music and where he see bluegrass going in the future. He also performs some great music.
April 26, 2022
JON D WEISBERGER songwriter, bassist, writer, producer, radio personality, A&R director
Jon talks about his decision to move to Nashville at the age of 50 and the huge success he found in bluegrass music.
April 19, 2022
Ty Gilpin mandolin player with Unspoken Tradition, music marketing director for Crossroads Studios
Ty talks about Crossroads Studio,Organic Records and Mountain Home Records, Unspoken Tradition, the recording side of music and bluegrass.
April 12, 2022
Jeff Gates Guitarist, singer songwriter, studio owner, author
Jeff talks about growing up in the music business and leading his own band.
April 05, 2022
Steve Metcalf, live music producer, record label owner, artist promoter, booking agent.
The Little King tells his story and the story of the infamous and legendary Green Acres Music Hall, Little King Records and all the shows and many artists involved in those shows
March 29, 2022
Claire Armbruster Live Music Producer
Claire talks about her journey into the live music production which led her to form her own company
March 22, 2022
Jeff Wall. Singer Songwriter, Guitarist And Comedian
Jeff give his view of the would through songs and comedic storytelling
March 15, 2022
JASMINE MELTON Radio personality, Mater of ceremonies ,musician
Jasmine tells how her love of music and determination led her to host several different shows on the infamous WNCW
March 08, 2022
Jeff Sipe (Apt Q-258) Drummer
Jeff talks about how he became one of America"s foremost drummers and how drumming led him to play music with Aquariam Rescue Unit ,Leftover Salmon, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Tucks, Steve Vai and many others.
March 01, 2022
GENE COX is a pioneer in Cleveland County singer songwriter music community.
Gene talks about music, musicians and the strong musical heritage of Cleveland Country and what let him to be a large part of it.
February 22, 2022
LEE NEWTON Josie award winning singer songwriter.
Lee details her career from singing at her dad's cab company to winning award for her songs and singing ability. 
February 15, 2022
Cornelius Logan ,guitarist, drummer, trombone player and singer
Cornellus tells about how not getting his first instrument of choice led to him becoming multiinstrumenist and band director
February 08, 2022
Samantha Synder Fiddler ,Vocalist with Darin and Brooke Aldridge
Samantha tell of her journey from being a child prodigy to playing in her family band to quitting music to raise goats to playing with Darin and Brooke Aldridge
February 01, 2022
Aaron Woody Wood singer, songwriter, guitarist
Aaron Woody Wood tells about his musical journey , give his views about music and shares his talents.
January 25, 2022
SCOTT SANDERS Keyboardist,guitarist, harmonica player ,singer and emerging songwriter
Scott tell how his love of music and work ethic has led him to do over 300 shows a year in a variety of musical combinations
January 18, 2022
Scott Miller Singer Songwriter, Farmer
Scott details his successful rise in the music businees to the point of giving all up to return to the family farm and then finding a happy medium
January 11, 2022
Mickey Hayes Musician and author.
Mickey recounts his twenty years as a bass player on the road with David Allen Coe. Lots of good stories.
January 04, 2022
Andrew Saltz , Native Americian Singer songwriter and keyboardist
Andrew share his fresh and progessive approach to his music while paying homage to his heritage 
December 28, 2021
Katie Henderson Folk Artist, songwriter ,singer, mandolinist ,artist and poet.
Katie gives her account of how she became a musician and a writer of quirkly poetic songs.
December 21, 2021
Danny Parker Guitarist ,Mandolinist and Luthieer
Dannyy tells how he has interwoven his love of building and fixing things and his love of music into a life long lifestyle.
December 14, 2021
Greg McGraw Concert Promotor
Greg explains how his love for music, especially live music, led him to become one of the countries largest independent concert promoters
December 07, 2021
Sandra Morgan, singer, pianist
Sandra tells about being a female in the rock world.
November 30, 2021
Dennis Newton, Hollywood Dude, Singer
Dennis talks about a music career that lead to him becoming Hollywood Dude
November 23, 2021
Galaxy Linebeger singer and ukulele player for the Dancing Fleas.
Galaxy tells of her journey from being a part of a ukulele club into becoming a member of a fine ukulele orchestra.
November 16, 2021
Pedro Fraginals, guitarist, singer, songwriter, music director.
Pedro talks about his long journey as a musician who never played in public until he moved to Shelby, North Carolina.
November 09, 2021
Tracy Curry. Bass player, guitarist, singer, studio owner.
Tracy talks about combining a career in law enforcement and music and his time at one of the south’s premier country night clubs, Coyote Joes
November 02, 2021
Hicks Koone, guitarist.
Hicks tells of his musical journey, with a side trip as a sound man , that has led to his guitar prowess.
October 26, 2021
Stan Anthony, musician
Stan tells about his musical journey that led him to be the bassist for the Dancing Fleas. Somewhere along that journey he became mayor of Shelby, North Carolina, best small music town in America.
October 19, 2021
SIlas Hamilton, Steel guitarist, guitarist for The Dancing Fleas
Silas is part of the emerging artist series who tells of how at the age of 16 , he has become a steel guitar phenomenon.
October 12, 2021
Rachel Pinson Singer ,Songwriter , fiddler and guitarist
Rachel is part of the emerging artists series. She talks about her journey as a musician while also being a mom.
October 05, 2021
Kacey Philips singer and guitarist with the band Steel Roots
Kacey is part of the emerging artists series looking to put their mark on the music scene
September 28, 2021
Shearra Miller Executive Director of the Cleveland Arts Council
Shearra talks music and art as a part of the Women In atheism Business Of Music
September 21, 2021
Dean Jenks Banjo Player
Dean is one of Cleveland County's premier banjo players.
September 14, 2021
Joan Harrell Joan is the manager and booking agent for Michael Reno Harrell
Joan tells of the life of the support team of an artist for the Women In The Business Of Music
September 07, 2021
Maggie Rainwater CEO of Rainwater Poster Company
Maggie is a third generation musician who is a part of the Women In The Business Of Music series. Maggie talks about her musical heritage, plays a couple of songs and talk about her business of promoting musicians and venues.
August 31, 2021
Kevin Street Bluegrass and Gospel singer and guitarist
Kevin takes you on a journey through his families  three generations of bluegrass and gospel musicians
August 24, 2021
Aanya Henkile Singer, songwriter
Anya tells of her transition from a duo act to a band career with Delhi’s Low and Tellico and back to a solo career.
August 17, 2021
Joe Kendrick is the program director at WNCW and the producer of the podcast Southern Songs And Stor
Joe tells about his many varied and numerous musical endeavors.
August 10, 2021
Darin and Brooke Aldridge are a award winning husband and wife bluegrass duo.
Darin and Brooke Aldridge tell of their successful rise in the bluegrass music. Where it all started to playing on the Grand Ole Opry.
August 03, 2021
Brinkley Issacs is guitarist with Chris Feeree and Medicine Crow.
Brink is legendary for his amp collection and his amp modifications and builds. He talks about amps, guitars ,and the technology that surrounds it.
July 27, 2021
Seth Walker is a blues singer songwriter, guitarist and author.
Seth tells of his start in music growing up in a commune to all the music towns he has lived in. He also talks about the book he wrote during the pandemic
July 20, 2021
Mike Mitchell, fiddler, guitarist, singer songwriter and founder of Floyd Music School.
Mike tells his musical journey from a child to a becoming successful road musician, to settling down and starting a music school and having his own band.
July 13, 2021
Yulia Price is a classically trained violinist currently working on her Masters Degree
Yulia details her journey through classical violin from the age of 3 right up beginning her masters degree in violin performance at The New England Music Conservatory in Boston.
July 07, 2021
Jamey Harrison, of the band Wiregrass is a singer, guitarist and songwriter.
Jamey tells the story of his musical journey from his earliest days, through his service days and right up to the forming of the band Wiregrass.
June 29, 2021
Amanda Ann Platt is a singer songwriter and leader of the band The Honeycutters
Amanada Ann talks about her journey as a songwriter and musician and how it led her to from a band and then to front the band.
June 22, 2021
Daniel Sparks King of the Buskers
Daniel has jumpstarted his music career by busking. With a fine voice and large repertoire, Daniel has been able to support himself busking and taking requests. A solo act when not busking, he also can be found in numerous bands. Daniel tells of the buskers life.
June 15, 2021
James “Boo” Canipe is a bass player, singer and songwriter working with the band Crimson Rose
Boo talking about teaching himself to play bass well enough to do it for a living and the many acts and artist that he has worked with. He talks about singing and songwriting and learning to sing harmonies
June 08, 2021
Scoot Pittman is a drummer, guitarist, bass player, singer and songwriter from Kings Mountain, N. C
Scoot Pittman talks about being one of North Carolina’s busiest musicians. Scoot talks about his 2006 record, Lake Montonia Road, which has been proclaimed as one of the funkiest records to ever come out of North Carolina , he talks about his grandfather’s shoes, and a tale about singing the National Anthem at the Charlotte Checkers games.
June 01, 2021
Justin Hill is the drummer for St. Barger Hill as well as freelance drummer and guitarist.
Justin describes how he got his start as a drummer and the importance of a good solid music education in helping pursue your musical endeavors
May 25, 2021
Henry Gilmore IV is a videographer from Kings Mountain, North Carolina who is making a name for know
Henry and I discuss what a video producer, concert promoter, artist developer, can do for an artist’s career and how he works hard to make you the best you can be.
May 18, 2021
Marshall Chapman is a South Carolina native , singer, songwriter,author and actress.
Marshall Champan speaks from her home in Nashville about her music, her book and specifically about her song, Feel Like I Been Rode Hard And Put Up Wet, in the movie Urban Cowboy
May 11, 2021
Brandon Turner and Angelia Easterling singers , songwriters and multi- instrumentalists
Brand Turner and Angelia Easterling are a husband and wife music team out of the upstate of South Carolina. Angela is a premier songwriter and singer and Brandon is an in demand multi instrumentalist. Both have been huge players in the music of the region.
May 04, 2021
Freddie Vanderford Harmonica Player and Piedmont Bluesman
Freddie Vanderford is a pedimont blues artist. He’s plays guitar and sings as well. Freddie carries the torch forward for all of the famous Piedmont blues players from South Carolina.
April 27, 2021
Shane Pruitt guitarist, singer , songwriter and blues man
Shane is so poplar in upstate South Carolina a restaurant named a hamburger after him. Shane is one of the leading blues men in the south. He is keeping the blues alive with a modern twist.
April 20, 2021
Fayssoux Starling Mcclean, singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer.
Fayssoux is a singer known for her vocal work on records with Emmylou Harris, Billy Joe Shaver, John Starling and many others. She is a singer in her own right and performs often. Sometimes she still performs with Emmylou and Rodney Crowell.
April 13, 2021
Neal Mcjunkin, singer, songwriter, guitarist and lap steel player.
Neal Mcjunkin hails from Liberty, South Carolina and is part of the upstate group of musicians that make that area of South Carolina a music powerhouse. From the Bowery in Myrtle Beach to stages across America ,Neal’s vocals and guitar work has made him a South Carolina legend.
April 06, 2021
Aaron Burdett, award winning singer songwriter
Aaron hails from the small town of Saulda, North Carolina were his songwriting prowess and singing voice has propelled him to be acclaimed one on North Carolina finest talents.
March 30, 2021
Kieran Kane, Nashville based singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist.
Kieran is a chart topping songwriter. His songs have been recorded by some on Nashville most successful performers. Kieran along with Jamie O’Hara founded The O’Kanes. Kieran is also the founder of Dead Reckoning Records and work with Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplan in the trio Kane, Welch, Kaplan and Kieran also has a duet act with his partner Rayna Gellert
March 23, 2021
Trey Hensley, Grammy nominated and a IBMA award winning guitarist and vocalist
Trey is part of the duo of Trent Hensley and Rob Ickes. Trey started his musical journey at a early age. He appeared on the Grand Ole Opry with Marty Stuart and Earl Scruggs at the age of 11. Soon after her met Johnny Cash. The story just keeps getting better.
March 16, 2021
Miles Miller, drummer ,singer and guitarist.
Miles is the drummer and harmony singer for Stirgull Simpson. A wonderful singer in his own right, keep a lookout for a solo project in the future. Miles also has played on Tyler Childers records and has also been worked as his drummer.
March 09, 2021
Rayna Gellert, fiddler, guitarist, singer and songwriter.
Rayna is a old time fiddler who has applied her fiddle playing to music styles as diverse as Bluegrass , Americana and World Music.
March 02, 2021
Thomm Jutz is a singer, songwriter,producer,guitarist and teacher.
Thomm Jutz is a 2021Grammy nominee in the bluegrass category for his record To Live In Two Worlds Volume 1 Thomm came to America from a small mountain town in Germany more than 20 years ago.
February 23, 2021
Michael Reno Harrell is a singer, songwriter ,master storyteller and a artist
Michael Reno Harrell started his journey into the arts at an early age. His roots are sunk in bluegrass but it has evolved into folk music to Americana. Michael is a master storyteller, an award winning songwriter and an accomplished artist.
February 16, 2021
Phil Ruff,singer, songwriter,multi instrumentalist from the duo Champagne Charlie
Phil is an award winning singer songwriter who is a winner of the Chris Austin Songwriter contest at Merlefest. His songs have been recorded by many artists and he has many recordings with several different bands. Phil is one of North Carolina’s finest songwriters.
February 09, 2021
Kim Ware from the band the Good Graces
Kim Ware is a Cleveland County native who has spent the last several years living and playing music Atlanta, Georgia. Kim and her band have be an influential part of the Americana and pop scene in Atlanta
February 02, 2021
Becky Buller, fiddler, singer , songwriter and one of modern bluegrass’s finest ambassadors
Becky is a 10 time IBMA award winner and the only female to win fiddler of the year.(2016). That same year she also won female vocalist of the year. Hear how a girl from a small town became one of the worlds top bluegrass musicians.
January 26, 2021
Jonathan Byrd is a singer songwriter from Carrboro, North Carolina who has the ultra modern sound.
From the guitar the attached to his bunk while in the Navy, to the stage at the Kerrvile Folk Festival, to stages all over the world, Jonathan Byrd has established himself as one of America’s finest songwriters. Jonathan has embraced the new age of the music business to create a successful career from his home in North Carolina.
January 19, 2021
Steve and Bryon McMurry from the revolutionary and influential band,Acoustic Syndicate.
No band defines modern acoustic music any better than the Acoustic Syndicate. I set down with Steve and Bryon and discussed the world. At the time Rolling Stone Magazine had said “ Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry’s incendiary, wailing version of Junior Parker’s “Mystery Train.” one of the 10 best things they hear at Floydfest 2019.
January 12, 2021
Roger Padgett is a acoustic and electric guitarist who has played in some of Cleveland county's most ledgenary bands
Roger Grew up playing bluegrass and gospel music. Performing at a early age{9} and wearing a denim suit, Roger seemed destined for the spotlight. From metal rock to progressive acoustic Roger has made a last mark in Cleveland county music history
January 05, 2021
Eric Metcalf is a bass player, guitarist ,artist, tattooist and entrepreneur.
Eric Metcalf is one of North Carolina’ s finest tattoos artist His shop , Shiny New Tattoo , is infamous for its tattoo work and the artist that tattoo there. But Eric has a deep and long music history., from films to the metal rock road life.
December 29, 2020
Darrin Lovelace is a singer and bass player with a gospel music background.
Darrin leads us through his musical journey as a singer, guitarist and bass player with stops in gospel music, bar bands, and country rock bands. He was a member and bassist for the infamous Peelers Mill Band. He currently works with Rocky Yelton and The Hired Guns
December 22, 2020
Songs From The Road Band playing Live in The Earl Scruggs Center on Friday, December 11 , 2020
Call it newgrass, called it progressive bluegrass, call it modern acoustic or just call it bluegrass ,but no matter what you call it , call it great. Charles R Humphrey III on bass , Mark Schimick on mandolin , Sam Wharton on guitar, James Schlender on fiddle, and Gabe Epstein on banjo and three part harmonies make up SFTRB. The group formed in the early 2000’s while several band members were still playing with other acts. Some members were still in school. The name comes from the songs written or heard on the words. Check their bios and buy their music and merchandise at Go out and see them live.
December 15, 2020
Jimmy Fred Hudson is a songwriter and the bandleader of Jimmy Fred Hudson and the XXX Redneckx
The entrepreneurial Jimmy Fred Hudson has been call the king of Redneck haiku, a backwoods Leonard Cohen , a rhythmic Edgar Alan Poe and a ton of other not so nice names. His Christmas record, Nutcracker Sweat, has become a mystical Christmas classic. From the far reaches of upper Cleveland county to the lowest lows of the low country , when not incarcerated, Jimmy Fred is a songwriting legend. According to Jimmy Fred anyway
December 08, 2020
Gabriel Wiseman is a mandolin player and songwriter with a rich historical musical heritage
Gabriel plays mandolin with the JackTown Ramblers. He is a third generation acoustic musician from a family of legendary old time and bluegrass musician from the foothills and mountains area of North Carolina. Gabriel has a new solo project entitled Off The Cuff and he talks about that project, the JackTown Ramblers and his musical heritage
December 01, 2020
Mark Fain is a 7 time Grammy winner and an in demand bassist and music producer.
Mark hails from the small Tennessee town of Rogersville. His journey to a music career started at an early age appearing on record while still a teenager. This early start has led Mark to playing with such famous acts as Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton,Ry Cooder, Bruce Hornsby, Loretta Lynn and Roseanne Cash. He is also a part of the Grand Ole Opery house band. As a record producer he has worked with Charlie Haden and Darin and Brooke Aldridge
November 24, 2020
Kim France, Americana, jazz ,classical,bluegrass bassist, vocalist and guitar player
Kim is a freelance bassist, songwriter,singer and guitarist. She is also the captain of her own boat and a member of the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra. Kim is also a member of The bands,Molasses Creek,The Mercury Dames and is a bass player and harmony with Aaron Burdett. She is a former member of The Madame Presidents. Kim also studied music at Appalachian State University
November 17, 2020
Jim Garrett
Jim is a singer songwriter who is also a in demand electric guitarist. and a fixture in the Charlotte music scene
November 10, 2020
Walter Finley and April Dawn
Walter Finley has been dubbed The Troubadour. He’s a singer songwriter and guitarist from the Lake Norman area of North Carolina, via New York City. His partner, April Dawn , is a North Carolina native and is also his musical partner.
November 03, 2020
Sexy Monastery
The duo of Lizz and Dan show the wide array of art form found in music
October 27, 2020
Justin Harper.
Justin is a music educator, music visionary, multi instrumentalists and songwriter who plays many different styles of music and a force in the music community.
October 20, 2020
Douglas Thompson
Douglas is a singer songwriter who has sang his original songs from the north to south and all places in between
October 13, 2020
Mary Lattimore
Mary is a world renowned, first call Harpist.
October 06, 2020
Phillip Simmons
Phillip is one of the most in demand bassist in Cleveland County. He is currentl
September 29, 2020
Al Ford
Al is a heavy metal drummer and singer. He made the transition from a singing front man to singing drummer and frontman.
September 22, 2020
Jimmy Mckee
Jimmy Mckee is a bluegrass guitar player who went from bluegrass to bluegrass gospel and then to the pulpit.
September 15, 2020
Donnie Deaton
Donnie is a guitarist for the band Roadside Alice. Hear his story.
September 08, 2020
Richard Petie Waldrop
Richard is a bluegrass/newgrass bassist and vocalist. He is a legendary figure in both the music and film industry in Cleveland County.
September 01, 2020
Butch Turner.
Butch is a singer songwriter,multi instrumentalists, record producer,audio engineer and has worked in the film industry.
August 25, 2020
John Burn
John is a drummer and a percussionist and a funny guy who has , in his words,”lucked” himself into some of the most iconic bands in Cleveland County.
August 18, 2020
Courtney Morehead
Courtney is a Flute player in a guitar player world. Find out how she makes this work.
August 11, 2020
Jason Lineberger of the Dancing Fleas
Jason is the leader of an innovative and entertaining orchestra of ukulele player.
August 04, 2020
Steve Leatherwood
Steve is a multi instrumentalists, venue owner, DJ , radio personality, podcaster , and record producer who has been a big part of making Shelby North Carolina the music city it has become
July 28, 2020
Luke Edwards.
Luke is a multi instrumentalist ,singer songwriter who has crossed the American music genres from rock and roll to bluegrass and everything in between, with such groups as Animal Bag, Tater, Grassabillies,and Steel Hero’s
July 21, 2020
Phil Weathers
Phil is the President and founder of The Cleveland Country Music Hall Of Fame. Hear what Phil’s vision is for the HOF.
July 14, 2020
Daniel Coston
Daniel is a world renowned photographer specializing in music and musicians. Daniel is also a producer a writer and author. His photos also document the North Carolina music scene.
July 07, 2020
Lily Talent
Lily Talent is a former champion college athlete turned singer songwriter. She has a unique style that crosses many musical styles.
June 30, 2020
Mike Mckinnish
Mike is a contemporary Christian artist. He a singer songwriter who got his start in the world of rock music. . .
June 23, 2020
Omar Porter
Omar is a first call percussionist who is also a mentor ,a coach, a podcaster and an former college athlete
June 16, 2020
Dolphus Ramseur
Dolph is the owner of the most famous record label in North Carolina. He manages artist such as The Avett Brothers, David Childers and The National Reserve, to name a few. He is a North Carolina music legend
June 09, 2020
Jimmy Wilson
From Rock and Roll to Beach music, Jimmy has played it all. His project , Jimmy Rehab, with his brother, David Wilson , is legendary. He currently is the guitarist and vocalist with Ocean Boulevard
June 02, 2020
Trey Hill
Nashville musician and Cleveland County native, Trey Hill,has been the guitarist and band leader for Big and Rich,Jessicia Simpson , Kellie Pickler moreand many
May 25, 2020
Michael Ramsey
Michael Ramsey is the bass player and spokesman for the Jacktown Ramblers. Michael is also a music teacher, film maker and one of the founding members of WNCW’s Going Across The Mountain
May 19, 2020
Kris Dedmon
Kris is the banjo player for the band Dirty Grass Soul, a hard driving roots country band. Listen to the story of a banjo man in a rocking country band.
May 12, 2020
Ralph Glenn
Ralph is the original singer for the ocean boulevard band. With a voice that will sing the sand out of your shoes ,Ralph tells the story of beach music.
May 05, 2020
Spirits Of The Poor House
Kevin Newton and Trent Hoyle are Spirts Of The Poor House. Both are multi talented instrumentals who make a sound that it would take Frank Zappa style orchestra to duplicate on stage.
April 28, 2020
Carley Arrowood and Daniel Thrailkill
Bluegrass singer songwriters and multi instrumentalists Carley Arrowood and Daniel Thrailkill represent the new young and very talent generation of bluegrass performers.
April 21, 2020
Aftan Ci
Aftan Ci Smith is a ultra modern singer, songwriter, studio owner and entrepreneur with incredible talent
April 14, 2020
Summer Keever
Angel From Montgomery
April 08, 2020
Dan X Padgett
From Earl Scruggs to Doc Watson to Andy Griffith and Marshall Tucker, Dan has walked among and played music with all of these greats. As well as teaching thousands of musicians how to play every instrument you’ve ever heard.
April 07, 2020
Zack Vanderburg
A classical singer with rural roots, Zack has sung classical and opera music worldwide.
March 31, 2020
J. T. Fitch.
J. T. Is one of the up and coming, next generation, guitar hero
March 24, 2020
Aaron Jason Meier
Aaron is a Audio Engineer, record producer, musician and teacher. And much more. Ever wonder what those guys do? Rap to Rock and all between. Find out how the magic happens
March 17, 2020
Chad Day. Modern Banjo
To use a bluegrass term, Chad Day is a “durn” fantastic banjo player. He plays other instruments too but banjo is what he does. He is a modern banjo player who follows the Cleveland County tradition of great banjo players
March 10, 2020
Dale Brittain
From Smoking Grass to the solo act singer songwriter Dale Britain has covered it all.
March 03, 2020
John Clayton Brackett
John start his writing career in elementary school. His music career started shortly after his writing career. This is the story of a wordsmith who works as a musician.
February 25, 2020
Jamie Coulter of Dragonly Wine Market
It takes a community to support music and musicians. Venue owners are an important part of that community. Hear what Jamie has done for the music community of Shelby North Carolina
February 18, 2020
Walter Hoyle
Walter is a guitarist, singer and songwriter with the band OLM
February 11, 2020
Jackson Martin
A second generation Cleveland County musician, Jackson continues the county’s rich musical heritage. A saxophonist, fiddler, DJ and so much more.
February 03, 2020
Lance Watson
Lance is the bass player and mandolinist for the band Dirty Grass Soul.
January 28, 2020
Richard Putnam
Richard , who owns Big Feats Productions is probably the most recorded keyboardist in Cleveland County. His piano has been a large part of recorded Cleveland County music history. But he is more than a piano player. He is a producer, studio owner,and recording engineer. If you’ve heard Billy Graham or James Brown or Souther Culture on the Skids, Then you have heard Richards work
January 21, 2020
David Childers
North Carolin’s premier singer songwriter. Singing real life stories
January 14, 2020
Summer Keever
A voice like This doesn’t come around everyday or every lifetime for that matter
January 07, 2020
David Parker
Modern individual guitar expressions
December 31, 2019
Joe Hindsley
Joe Hindsley is a drummer and harmonica player with The Hank Cole Band, Bruised Rhino and several other bands
December 24, 2019
Aleik Maddox
A part of the next generation of Cleveland County talent, Aleik is the real deal.
December 17, 2019
John Reid Drummer
John Reid is a third generation music store owner and musician. This episode is about John Reid the musician and drummer.
December 09, 2019
J. Max Mckee
Banjo player, club owner, entertainer and bluegrass historian and his partner and wife, Tina Mckee talking banjo and music history in Cleveland County and even Georgia
December 03, 2019
Art Mauney
If you have seen live music, bought musical instruments, or taken music lesson then you know Art
November 26, 2019
Hayne Coleman
The Hank Cole story. Complete with balloons.
November 19, 2019
Ray Allison
The biggest voice in the bluegrass world
November 12, 2019
Mary Beth Martin
All musicians need a community to survive. Some communities preserve and promote music and this is one of the finest you will find. Mary Beth Martin and The Earl Scruggs Center
November 11, 2019
Pistol Hill.
Who needs Rhinestone Suits and New Shiny Cars? Let’s just skip Nashville
November 05, 2019
Mike Lynch
Making traditional bluegrass an art form
October 29, 2019
Brian Edmonson and Tommy Brooks
From Harvest to Oak Grove a strong music bond grows
October 22, 2019
Darrell Allison
Is this guy the founding father of Americana music? I think so but decide for yourself
October 15, 2019
Nikao Wallace
Playing drums with a Society or a Trio, Nikao Wallace walks to his own beat
October 08, 2019
Chris Ferree
Medicine Crow shows up and away we go.
October 02, 2019
Buster Kendrick
The bus goes to the Grand Ole Opery
September 24, 2019
Laurie Long
The darling starling
September 13, 2019
Derek McCoy
Jazz To Chicken Picking and everything in between
September 02, 2019
Scott Moss
The man with the 100$ Handshake
August 28, 2019
Ric Delozier
Ric ,Reverbnation’s #1 instrumental artist for 7 straight years,talks about 50 years of shredding the guitar
August 20, 2019
Kevin Bridges
According to Kevin, songwriter,singer,instrumentalist
August 06, 2019
Kevin Dedmon of the band Dirty Grass Soul
This is the story of Kevin Dedmon’s journey to become the soul of the dirty grass. We recorded this in his favorite room in his house for music.
July 30, 2019