Blue Ridge Songs Trails podcast

Hear for new episodes of “Down the Road” on the Blue Ridge Tunes Trails of North Carolina, a sequence highlighting common and bluegrass tunes and stories, commencing this 7 days on WNCW-FM at Isothermal Group Faculty in Spindale. 

The series is developed by the Blue Ridge Tunes Trails of North Carolina, an initiative of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Location and the North Carolina Arts Council, in partnership with WNCW-FM.

The segments air on WNCW-FM (88.7) Mountain Mornings on Tuesdays at the close of “Morning Edition” alternating with “Southern Music and Tales.” “Down the Road” is also repurposed as on the web content material by the partners.

“At WNCW, we really like our mountain tunes and Appalachian cultural traditions, so it is a purely natural in shape to air ‘Down the Road’ on the Blue Ridge Music Trails on FM as well as through podcast,” said Joe Kendrick, WNCW’s director of programming and functions. “It is a good enjoyment to be part of in with their team and operate together to preserve our region’s tunes and fortify its long run.”

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The partnership incorporates the production, broadcast and online distribution of the new collection of radio segments and podcasts that includes Laura Boosinger, celebrated musician, folklorist and storyteller, as host. The segments spotlight bluegrass and old-time tunes stories, performers and musical traditions throughout the 29 mountain and foothills counties incorporated in the Blue Ridge Tunes Trails of North Carolina footprint.

Manufactured by WNCW-FM, the quick segments include such topics as a story about the journey of a fiddle once owned by Madison County legend Byard Ray, the impact of the Farmers Federation on new music in Western North Carolina and a search at the banjo builders in the location. Boosinger’s very long historical past as a performer of common and bluegrass audio as well as her musicologist background and understanding of the region offer prosperous context for the segments.

“We are thrilled to present this new set of ‘Down the Road’ episodes to express the abundant tunes legacy of Western North Carolina, from our heritage artists to climbing classic songs performers of today,” said Angie Chandler, executive director of the Blue Ridge Countrywide Heritage Location.

The title of the phase is dependent on the tune “Down the Road” from the Doc Watson Family.

The Blue Ridge Songs Trails of North Carolina is a job of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in partnership with the North Carolina Arts Council. For additional details, pay a visit to 

WNCW-FM is an unbiased community broadcast company of Isothermal Group Faculty and broadcasts at 88.7FM with WNCW 88.7 FM is a general public radio station owned and operated by Isothermal Community University. 

The station, which celebrated its 30th anniversary previous 12 months, is a nationally identified leader in the Americana and Triple A, or adult album substitute, formats. WNCW 88.7’s principal signal can be listened to in elements of five states. 

The station also has translators in Boone, Charlotte and Greenville, South Carolina. In addition, WNCW broadcasts about the 90.7 frequency on WSIF FM in Wilkesboro. For much more information, take a look at: