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Big Sound, Small Town

203 EpisodesProduced by Sandy Carlton Website

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.

203 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

J. T .Scruggs

September 26th, 2023


J.T. Talks about creating the Earl Scruggs Music Festival, The Don Gibson Theater and the Earl Scruggs Center.


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Dragon Stock

September 14th, 2023


Jamie Coulter and Bil Jones talk about what to expect from the Dragon Stock fund raiser for the Cleveland County MusicHall Of Fame

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Al Bates dobro player and singer songwriter

September 12th, 2023


Al came to the Earl Scruggs Music Festival to talk about his time, in the bands Smoking Grass and Greensky bluegrass . Al was accompanied by Dale Brittian


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Aron Goss 2023 Appalachian Trail Finisher

August 9th, 2023


Aron tells all about his journey from Springer Mt., Georgia to Mt Katahdin , Maine.


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Louis Beeler is a songwriter and the creator of the songwriting shoe Tiny Stage Concerts

August 1st, 2023


Louis talks about Tiny Stage concerts and songwriting. Plus he plays a few of his original songs.


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Jamie KaySinger Sonwritteer

July 18th, 2023


Jamie stopped by to talk songwriting and to perform a few songs.


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Joe Middleton Singer Songwritter

July 4th, 2023


Joe and I talked about growin up in Chwraw South Carlton ane how it led to his life as a singer and eventually a songwriter


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Andy Eversole Have Banjo Will Travel

June 20th, 2023


Andy is a banjo player who 's mission is to share banjo with the world


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Kevin Marshall guitarist,singer,songwriter,luthier

May 30th, 2023


Kevin can for a visit on the 12 anvervisty of his shop and we talked guitars, songwriting, NASCAR and how it all ties together


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April 25th, 2023


Ken and I talk about building guitars and how he has become of the best guitar builders is America.


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Luke Kiser Songwriter

April 18th, 2023


Luke is a part of the emerging artist series.


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Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

April 11th, 2023


Rob and Trey talk about their new recording
project and their musical influences


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Dale Upton Singer

April 4th, 2023


Dale talks about singing and Randy Travis and Billy "Crash" Craddock.


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Val Merza Singer Songwriter

March 21st, 2023


Val talks about moving to Charlotte from New Jersey and becoming a professional musician


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Matt Walsh the Statesville Troubadour , Singer Songwriter, Actor , Film Maker

March 14th, 2023


Matt and I talk about iPad using musicians, Paul McCartney controversy, musical influences , The Friday Nite Gamble and he even plays a couple of his …

Bil Jones Musician, producer, sound engineer.

March 7th, 2023


Bil takes about the many aspects of his musical career.


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Scott Moss Singer Songwriter

February 27th, 2023


Scott performs a couple of songs and talks about how his life has change since being the the 4 episode of the podcast


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Aron Goss Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker

February 21st, 2023


Aron tells of his preparation to hike the 2,220 +miles of the Appalachian Trail


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Mick Alicke Singer Songwriter

February 14th, 2023


Mike talks about the songwriter showcases and open mics and the songwriting process


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Lynn Ferree Podcaster and creator of the podcast Band Wives and Beyond

February 7th, 2023


Lynn talks about her podcast, music and the complexity of getting band wives to talk about their life with musicians.


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Jeremy Rilko Banjo Player

January 31st, 2023


Jeremy talks about his new music project, his different bands and his musician background


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Emma Buckner, violinist

January 10th, 2023


Emma is a part of the emerging artist series of young artists with bright music future and she talks about how her path was set in that direction at an early age.


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Mark Schimick Mandolinist and vocalist for the Songs From The Road Band

January 3rd, 2023


Mark talks about his journey in music from his early beginnings to his time with Larry Keel and Natural Bridge to his current bands Sons From The Road Band and Mud Tea. mark sings and plays along the way.


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The Best Podcast Interview I Never Did

December 27th, 2022


Sandy Carlton discusses the best podcast, to date, that never happened and the circumstances surrounding why it did not happen


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Daniel Coston Turns 50

December 21st, 2022


Daniel talks about his career in music and photography as he turns 50


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Mary Beth Martin and Sandy Carlton talk about Shelby, North Carolina as a Music Friendly Community

December 13th, 2022


Mary Beth and Sandy talk about what it takes to become designated as a Music Friendly Community


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Montanna and Britt from the Rogers Theater.

December 6th, 2022


Montana and Britt talk about the revitalization plans for the Rogers Theater


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Rick Spreitzer Singer Songwriter

November 22nd, 2022


Rick talks about his journey as a songwriter and gives his take on some unique writing prospectives.


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Mason Cole 16 year old singer songwriter

November 8th, 2022


Mason sing and plays his songs and talks about being a young songwriter


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Casey Driessen Fiddler

November 1st, 2022


Casey stopped by the first Earl Scruggs festival to talk and play a song.


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Michael Parris Songwriter

October 18th, 2022


From the Peace Corps to recording a record and opening for Todd snider Michael tell his incredible story


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Cary Fridley Old Time Music singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist.

October 11th, 2022


Cary tells how a classically trained flute player became a old time string band musician.


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Alison Brown Banjoist

October 4th, 2022


Alison talks about the Banjo and Earl Scruggs from the first Earl Scruggs Festivle


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Jeff Hanna And Jimmy Faden from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band atvthe Earl Scruggs Festival.

September 27th, 2022


Jeff And Jimmy talk Earl Scruggs, Circle album, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band history. Photo credit. Daniel Coston


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Odell Scott Drummer

September 6th, 2022


Odell talks of his long music history as one of south Caroline's premier drummers


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Radney Foster Singer and Songwriter and Author

August 30th, 2022


The pride of Del Rio Texas talks about his historical musician journey from Del Rio to big time country music


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Carolina Slim Gary Fann

August 23rd, 2022


Gary talks about learning to play music after many years of being just a writer and his life transformation when he realize he was a blues musician


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Andrew Finn Magill Violinist, fiddler , world musician

August 16th, 2022


Finn talks about how growing up spending summers learning various music styles from old time, Irish , bluegrass combined with world music studied …

David Holt Musician, storyteller ,tv and radio producer, historian, educator, multi instrumentalist

August 9th, 2022


David talks about his career and how it has led to 4 Grammy’s, a college curriculum, touring with a Doc Watson and having tv shows on tv for over 30 …

Andy Pond Banjo Player

August 2nd, 2022


Andy talks about a life of banjo, being a banjo major going through a guitar program in college to performing with Snake Oil Medicine Show and much …

Jennifer Alvarado singer songwriter

July 26th, 2022


Jennifer talks about becoming a pop country after many years as a gospel singer.


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The Earl Scruggs Music Festival

July 19th, 2022


Mary Beth Martin ,executive director of the Earl Scruggs Center and Joe Kendrick program director of WNCW talk about the Earl Scruggs Festival


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Sandy Carlton, Host of the podcast Big Sound Small Town

July 12th, 2022


Sandy talks about songwriting and the abundance of talented songwriters in western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.


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Tommy Smith Guitarist with Dirty Grass Soul

July 6th, 2022


Tommy talks about all the paths he took before becoming a member of Dirty Grass Soul


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Valorie Miller Songwriter

June 28th, 2022


Valorie talks about walking away from a farm to become a songwriter after winning a Emerging Artist grant from the North Carolina Arts council.


Robby Buff Bassist

June 21st, 2022


Robby tells of first learning to play guitar before hearing Yes and Rush and deciding to become a bass player


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Lyndsay Pruett Violinist

June 14th, 2022


Lyndsey tells of her transition from a classical violinist to becoming the queen of the jazz grass fiddling


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Wyatt Easterling Entertainer, producer, musician, A&R , songwriter, song publisher.

June 7th, 2022


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 …

Jason Krekel Multi instrumentalist, multiple band member, singer and songwriter.

May 31st, 2022


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 …

Kevin Dedmon, fiddler, guitarist, vocalist for the band ,Dirty Grass Soul.

May 24th, 2022


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 …

Stateline Music Festival

May 17th, 2022


I interview Tim Conard, Craig Henry and Hunter Bright.


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Andrew Wakefield Guitarist, singer and songwriter.

May 10th, 2022


Andrew talks about becoming a musician and his journey through many places before settling in Chimney Rock, North Carolina and becoming a solo …

Tommy Maher Dobro player for Fireside Collective

May 3rd, 2022


Tommy talks about getting a late start in music and still becoming a professional musician. Photo Credit to Chris Courogen


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Darren Nicholson multi instrumentalist,singer, songwriter and founding member of Balsam Range.

April 26th, 2022


Darren talkings about his life in bluegrass music and where he see bluegrass going in the future. He also performs some great music.


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JON D WEISBERGER songwriter, bassist, writer, producer, radio personality, A&R director

April 19th, 2022


Jon talks about his decision to move to Nashville at the age of 50 and the huge success he found in bluegrass music.


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Ty Gilpin mandolin player with Unspoken Tradition, music marketing director for Crossroads Studios

April 12th, 2022


Ty talks about Crossroads Studio,Organic Records and Mountain Home Records, Unspoken Tradition, the recording side of music and bluegrass.


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Jeff Gates Guitarist, singer songwriter, studio owner, author

April 5th, 2022


Jeff talks about growing up in the music business and leading his own band.


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Steve Metcalf, live music producer, record label owner, artist promoter, booking agent.

March 29th, 2022


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 …

Claire Armbruster Live Music Producer

March 22nd, 2022


Claire talks about her journey into the live music production which led her to form her own company


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Jeff Wall. Singer Songwriter, Guitarist And Comedian

March 15th, 2022


Jeff give his view of the would through songs and comedic storytelling


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JASMINE MELTON Radio personality, Mater of ceremonies ,musician

March 8th, 2022


Jasmine tells how her love of music and determination led her to host several different shows on the infamous WNCW


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Jeff Sipe (Apt Q-258) Drummer

March 1st, 2022


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.


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GENE COX is a pioneer in Cleveland County singer songwriter music community.

February 22nd, 2022


Gene talks about music, musicians and the strong musical heritage of Cleveland Country and what let him to be a large part of it.


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LEE NEWTON Josie award winning singer songwriter.

February 15th, 2022


Lee details her career from singing at her dad's cab company to winning award for her songs and singing ability. 


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Cornelius Logan ,guitarist, drummer, trombone player and singer

February 8th, 2022


Cornellus tells about how not getting his first instrument of choice led to him becoming multiinstrumenist and band director


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Samantha Synder Fiddler ,Vocalist with Darin and Brooke Aldridge

February 1st, 2022


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


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Aaron Woody Wood singer, songwriter, guitarist

January 25th, 2022


Aaron Woody Wood tells about his musical journey , give his views about music and shares his talents.


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SCOTT SANDERS Keyboardist,guitarist, harmonica player ,singer and emerging songwriter

January 18th, 2022


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


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Scott Miller Singer Songwriter, Farmer

January 11th, 2022


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

Mickey Hayes Musician and author.

January 4th, 2022


Mickey recounts his twenty years as a bass player on the road with David Allen Coe. Lots of good stories.


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Andrew Saltz , Native Americian Singer songwriter and keyboardist

December 28th, 2021


Andrew share his fresh and progessive approach to his music while paying homage to his heritage 


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Katie Henderson Folk Artist, songwriter ,singer, mandolinist ,artist and poet.

December 21st, 2021


Katie gives her account of how she became a musician and a writer of quirkly poetic songs.


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Danny Parker Guitarist ,Mandolinist and Luthieer

December 14th, 2021


Dannyy tells how he has interwoven his love of building and fixing things and his love of music into a life long lifestyle.


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Greg McGraw Concert Promotor

December 7th, 2021


Greg explains how his love for music, especially live music, led him to become one of the countries largest independent concert promoters


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Sandra Morgan, singer, pianist

November 30th, 2021


Sandra tells about being a female in the rock world.


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Dennis Newton, Hollywood Dude, Singer

November 23rd, 2021


Dennis talks about a music career that lead to him becoming Hollywood Dude


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Galaxy Linebeger singer and ukulele player for the Dancing Fleas.

November 16th, 2021


Galaxy tells of her journey from being a part of a ukulele club into becoming a member of a fine ukulele orchestra.


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Pedro Fraginals, guitarist, singer, songwriter, music director.

November 9th, 2021


Pedro talks about his long journey as a musician who never played in public until he moved to Shelby, North Carolina.


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Tracy Curry. Bass player, guitarist, singer, studio owner.

November 2nd, 2021


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


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Hicks Koone, guitarist.

October 26th, 2021


Hicks tells of his musical journey, with a side trip as a sound man , that has led to his guitar prowess.


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Stan Anthony, musician

October 19th, 2021


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, …

SIlas Hamilton, Steel guitarist, guitarist for The Dancing Fleas

October 12th, 2021


Silas is part of the emerging artist series who tells of how at the age of 16 , he has become a steel guitar phenomenon.


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Rachel Pinson Singer ,Songwriter , fiddler and guitarist

October 5th, 2021


Rachel is part of the emerging artists series. She talks about her journey as a musician while also being a mom.


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Kacey Philips singer and guitarist with the band Steel Roots

September 28th, 2021


Kacey is part of the emerging artists series looking to put their mark on the music scene


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Shearra Miller Executive Director of the Cleveland Arts Council

September 21st, 2021


Shearra talks music and art as a part of the Women In atheism Business Of Music


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Dean Jenks Banjo Player

September 14th, 2021


Dean is one of Cleveland County's premier banjo players.


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Joan Harrell Joan is the manager and booking agent for Michael Reno Harrell

September 7th, 2021


Joan tells of the life of the support team of an artist for the Women In The Business Of Music


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Maggie Rainwater CEO of Rainwater Poster Company

August 31st, 2021


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 …

Kevin Street Bluegrass and Gospel singer and guitarist

August 24th, 2021


Kevin takes you on a journey through his families  three generations of bluegrass and gospel musicians


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Aanya Henkile Singer, songwriter

August 17th, 2021


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.


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Darin and Brooke Aldridge are a award winning husband and wife bluegrass duo.

August 3rd, 2021


Darin and Brooke Aldridge tell of their successful rise in the bluegrass music. Where it all started to playing on the Grand Ole Opry.


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Brinkley Issacs is guitarist with Chris Feeree and Medicine Crow.

July 27th, 2021


Brink is legendary for his amp collection and his amp modifications and builds. He talks about amps, guitars ,and the technology that surrounds it.

Seth Walker is a blues singer songwriter, guitarist and author.

July 20th, 2021


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


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Mike Mitchell, fiddler, guitarist, singer songwriter and founder of Floyd Music School.

July 13th, 2021


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 …

Yulia Price is a classically trained violinist currently working on her Masters Degree

July 7th, 2021


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 …

Jamey Harrison, of the band Wiregrass is a singer, guitarist and songwriter.

June 29th, 2021


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.


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Amanda Ann Platt is a singer songwriter and leader of the band The Honeycutters

June 22nd, 2021


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.


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Daniel Sparks King of the Buskers

June 15th, 2021


Daniel has jumpstarted his music career by busking. With a fine voice and large repertoire, Daniel has been able to support himself busking and …

James “Boo” Canipe is a bass player, singer and songwriter working with the band Crimson Rose

June 8th, 2021


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


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Scoot Pittman is a drummer, guitarist, bass player, singer and songwriter from Kings Mountain, N. C

June 1st, 2021


Scoot Pittman talks about being one of North Carolina’s busiest musicians. Scoot talks about his 2006 record, Lake Montonia Road, which has been …

Justin Hill is the drummer for St. Barger Hill as well as freelance drummer and guitarist.

May 25th, 2021


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


Henry Gilmore IV is a videographer from Kings Mountain, North Carolina who is making a name for know

May 18th, 2021


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.


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Marshall Chapman is a South Carolina native , singer, songwriter,author and actress.

May 11th, 2021


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


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Brandon Turner and Angelia Easterling singers , songwriters and multi- instrumentalists

May 4th, 2021


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 …

Freddie Vanderford Harmonica Player and Piedmont Bluesman

April 27th, 2021


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 …

Shane Pruitt guitarist, singer , songwriter and blues man

April 20th, 2021


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 …

Fayssoux Starling Mcclean, singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer.

April 13th, 2021


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 …

Neal Mcjunkin, singer, songwriter, guitarist and lap steel player.

April 6th, 2021


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 …

Aaron Burdett, award winning singer songwriter

March 30th, 2021


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 …

Kieran Kane, Nashville based singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist.

March 23rd, 2021


Kieran is a chart topping songwriter. His songs have been recorded by some on Nashville most successful performers. Kieran along with Jamie O’Hara …

Trey Hensley, Grammy nominated and a IBMA award winning guitarist and vocalist

March 16th, 2021


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 …

Miles Miller, drummer ,singer and guitarist.

March 9th, 2021


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. …

Rayna Gellert, fiddler, guitarist, singer and songwriter.

March 2nd, 2021


Rayna is a old time fiddler who has applied her fiddle playing to music styles as diverse as Bluegrass , Americana and World Music.


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Thomm Jutz is a singer, songwriter,producer,guitarist and teacher.

February 23rd, 2021


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 …

Michael Reno Harrell is a singer, songwriter ,master storyteller and a artist

February 16th, 2021


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 …

Phil Ruff,singer, songwriter,multi instrumentalist from the duo Champagne Charlie

February 9th, 2021


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 …

Kim Ware from the band the Good Graces

February 2nd, 2021


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


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Becky Buller, fiddler, singer , songwriter and one of modern bluegrass’s finest ambassadors

January 26th, 2021


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 …

Jonathan Byrd is a singer songwriter from Carrboro, North Carolina who has the ultra modern sound.

January 19th, 2021


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 …

Steve and Bryon McMurry from the revolutionary and influential band,Acoustic Syndicate.

January 12th, 2021


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 …

Roger Padgett is a acoustic and electric guitarist who has played in some of Cleveland county's most ledgenary bands

January 5th, 2021


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 …

Eric Metcalf is a bass player, guitarist ,artist, tattooist and entrepreneur.

December 29th, 2020


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 …

Darrin Lovelace is a singer and bass player with a gospel music background.

December 22nd, 2020


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 …

Songs From The Road Band playing Live in The Earl Scruggs Center on Friday, December 11 , 2020

December 15th, 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. …

Jimmy Fred Hudson is a songwriter and the bandleader of Jimmy Fred Hudson and the XXX Redneckx

December 8th, 2020


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 …

Gabriel Wiseman is a mandolin player and songwriter with a rich historical musical heritage

December 1st, 2020


Gabriel plays mandolin with the JackTown Ramblers. He is a third generation acoustic musician from a family of legendary old time and bluegrass …

Mark Fain is a 7 time Grammy winner and an in demand bassist and music producer.

November 24th, 2020


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 …

Kim France, Americana, jazz ,classical,bluegrass bassist, vocalist and guitar player

November 17th, 2020


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 …

Jim Garrett

November 10th, 2020


Jim is a singer songwriter who is also a in demand electric guitarist. and a fixture in the Charlotte music scene


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Walter Finley and April Dawn

November 3rd, 2020


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. …

Sexy Monastery

October 27th, 2020


The duo of Lizz and Dan show the wide array of art form found in music


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Justin Harper.

October 20th, 2020


Justin is a music educator, music visionary, multi instrumentalists and songwriter who plays many different styles of music and a force in the music …

Douglas Thompson

October 13th, 2020


Douglas is a singer songwriter who has sang his original songs from the north to south and all places in between


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Mary Lattimore

October 6th, 2020


Mary is a world renowned, first call Harpist.


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Phillip Simmons

September 29th, 2020


Phillip is one of the most in demand bassist in Cleveland County. He is currentl


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Al Ford

September 22nd, 2020


Al is a heavy metal drummer and singer. He made the transition from a singing front man to singing drummer and frontman.


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Jimmy Mckee

September 15th, 2020


Jimmy Mckee is a bluegrass guitar player who went from bluegrass to bluegrass gospel and then to the pulpit.


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Donnie Deaton

September 8th, 2020


Donnie is a guitarist for the band Roadside Alice. Hear his story.


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Richard Petie Waldrop

September 1st, 2020


Richard is a bluegrass/newgrass bassist and vocalist. He is a legendary figure in both the music and film industry in Cleveland County.


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Butch Turner.

August 25th, 2020


Butch is a singer songwriter,multi instrumentalists, record producer,audio engineer and has worked in the film industry.


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John Burn

August 18th, 2020


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.


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Courtney Morehead

August 11th, 2020


Courtney is a Flute player in a guitar player world. Find out how she makes this work.


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Jason Lineberger of the Dancing Fleas

August 4th, 2020


Jason is the leader of an innovative and entertaining orchestra of ukulele player.


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Steve Leatherwood

July 28th, 2020


Steve is a multi instrumentalists, venue owner, DJ , radio personality, podcaster , and record producer who has been a big part of making Shelby …

Luke Edwards.

July 21st, 2020


Luke is a multi instrumentalist ,singer songwriter who has crossed the American music genres from rock and roll to bluegrass and everything in …

Phil Weathers

July 14th, 2020


Phil is the President and founder of The Cleveland Country Music Hall Of Fame. Hear what Phil’s vision is for the HOF.


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Daniel Coston

July 7th, 2020


Daniel is a world renowned photographer specializing in music and musicians. Daniel is also a producer a writer and author. His photos also document …

Lily Talent

June 30th, 2020


Lily Talent is a former champion college athlete turned singer songwriter. She has a unique style that crosses many musical styles.


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Mike Mckinnish

June 23rd, 2020


Mike is a contemporary Christian artist. He a singer songwriter who got his start in the world of rock music. . .


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Omar Porter

June 16th, 2020


Omar is a first call percussionist who is also a mentor ,a coach, a podcaster and an former college athlete


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Dolphus Ramseur

June 9th, 2020


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 …

Jimmy Wilson

June 2nd, 2020


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 …

Trey Hill

May 25th, 2020


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


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Michael Ramsey

May 19th, 2020


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


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Kris Dedmon

May 12th, 2020


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 …

Ralph Glenn

May 5th, 2020


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 …

Spirits Of The Poor House

April 28th, 2020


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 …

Carley Arrowood and Daniel Thrailkill

April 21st, 2020


Bluegrass singer songwriters and multi instrumentalists Carley Arrowood and Daniel Thrailkill represent the new young and very talent generation of …

Aftan Ci

April 14th, 2020


Aftan Ci Smith is a ultra modern singer, songwriter, studio owner and entrepreneur with incredible talent


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Dan X Padgett

April 7th, 2020


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 …

Zack Vanderburg

March 31st, 2020


A classical singer with rural roots, Zack has sung classical and opera music worldwide.


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J. T. Fitch.

March 24th, 2020


J. T. Is one of the up and coming, next generation, guitar hero


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Aaron Jason Meier

March 17th, 2020


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


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Chad Day. Modern Banjo

March 10th, 2020


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 …

Dale Brittain

March 3rd, 2020


From Smoking Grass to the solo act singer songwriter Dale Britain has covered it all.


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John Clayton Brackett

February 25th, 2020


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 …

Jamie Coulter of Dragonly Wine Market

February 18th, 2020


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 …

Walter Hoyle

February 11th, 2020


Walter is a guitarist, singer and songwriter with the band OLM


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Jackson Martin

February 3rd, 2020


A second generation Cleveland County musician, Jackson continues the county’s rich musical heritage. A saxophonist, fiddler, DJ and so much more.


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Lance Watson

January 28th, 2020


Lance is the bass player and mandolinist for the band Dirty Grass Soul.


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Richard Putnam

January 21st, 2020


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 …

David Childers

January 14th, 2020


North Carolin’s premier singer songwriter. Singing real life stories


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Summer Keever

January 7th, 2020


A voice like This doesn’t come around everyday or every lifetime for that matter


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David Parker

December 31st, 2019


Modern individual guitar expressions


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Joe Hindsley

December 24th, 2019


Joe Hindsley is a drummer and harmonica player with The Hank Cole Band, Bruised Rhino and several other bands


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Aleik Maddox

December 17th, 2019


A part of the next generation of Cleveland County talent, Aleik is the real deal.


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John Reid Drummer

December 9th, 2019


John Reid is a third generation music store owner and musician. This episode is about John Reid the musician and drummer.


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J. Max Mckee

December 3rd, 2019


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


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Art Mauney

November 26th, 2019


If you have seen live music, bought musical instruments, or taken music lesson then you know Art


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Hayne Coleman

November 19th, 2019


The Hank Cole story. Complete with balloons.


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Ray Allison

November 12th, 2019


The biggest voice in the bluegrass world


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Mary Beth Martin

November 11th, 2019


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


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Pistol Hill.

November 5th, 2019


Who needs Rhinestone Suits and New Shiny Cars? Let’s just skip Nashville


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Mike Lynch

October 29th, 2019


Making traditional bluegrass an art form


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Brian Edmonson and Tommy Brooks

October 22nd, 2019


From Harvest to Oak Grove a strong music bond grows


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Darrell Allison

October 15th, 2019


Is this guy the founding father of Americana music? I think so but decide for yourself


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Nikao Wallace

October 8th, 2019


Playing drums with a Society or a Trio, Nikao Wallace walks to his own beat


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Chris Ferree

October 2nd, 2019


Medicine Crow shows up and away we go.


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Derek McCoy

September 2nd, 2019


Jazz To Chicken Picking and everything in between


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Ric Delozier

August 20th, 2019


Ric ,Reverbnation’s #1 instrumental artist for 7 straight years,talks about 50 years of shredding the guitar


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Kevin Bridges

August 6th, 2019


According to Kevin, songwriter,singer,instrumentalist


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Kevin Dedmon of the band Dirty Grass Soul

July 30th, 2019


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.


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