We also want to thank our many fans and listeners for taking part in this Bluegrass experiment! They not only gave of their time, "favors" and encouragement, but also inspired us to hold on to this effort and come back. So we did, we're here for you, too! Our sponsors, are responsible, for the wonderful music you will enjoy streaming from this site. The circle is small in the Bluegrass family - come be part of it! It's all about music and love. In the words of our dear friend Geoff Morris, "No worries!"
Welcome to WorldWideBluegrass.com, also known as The WWB!
Founded in 2006 by Gracie Muldoon of Kentucky, and supported for TEN years by the listening faithful and volunteer staff! The streaming 24/7 radio website's programs were hosted by volunteers from all over the world! Canada, Holland, USA, Germany, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and England, with thousands of hours of dedication by many individuals, going into the project. The WWB is all about Bluegrass music education and entertainment. The common goal was to educate and promote the music and artists from all over the world which perform and compose, to a level, not reached by many artists in other genres. Bluegrass music, it's artists, style, "stories" and resulting established industry, has increased in size in some small part, by the efforts of WWB volunteers! Working, not for pay, but propelled by the love for Bluegrass music and it's artists, The WWB promoted Bluegrass, as it's own genre, not just sub-genre of Country or Americana music. Connecting in the WWB chat room, during "live" shows, many folks made new Bluegrass friends and ended up starting new bands or writing new songs! Other online Bluegrass stations you find today, were birthed right here at the WWB!!
WorldWideBluegrass.com is all about Bluegrass - and that's all you'll hear from us! Our fans and listeners, were the reason for our successes. The music of professional and "indie" artists from local and worldwide regions was offered up by WWB hosts, for free listening. Many new bands, were first "heard" at the WWB and gained international airplay and recognition. Bluegrass is not dead - Bluegrass is growing faster than ever. Be a part of the excitement! Eighteen million Bluegrass music lovers can't be wrong!
Coming back, after many emails and letters,and celebrating our tenth consecutive year, the WWB and it's music has returned after a 3 month shutdown. WE SEEK SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE WWB!
We hope to be here for you - whenever you're feelin' a little blue --GRASS!
Please support independent radio by visiting www.radiodiversity.org !
The WWB Hall of Fame
Former Volunteers, Broadcasters & Staff:
Gracie Muldoon, Vickie Abbott, Terry Poirier,(Canada), Gary Reese (admin), Billy Dunbar, Bill Foster, Howard Perkins, Steve Bilbrey,Dana Allen, Arthur Zilkowsky (Nova Scotia), Paul & Jonathan Estep, Ken Hamilton,Charlie Hall, Scott Patrick, Gary Booher, Eric Cole, Hans Wolters (Holland), Karina Col (Germany) Ted Hatfield, Jim Chatfield, Matthew Coleman, Jeff DeFord, Jay Armsworthy, Debi and Ernie Evans, Ronnie Norton (Ireland), Hal Cottrell, Heather Mandich Carrigan (New Zealand), Poppy Tim Cahall, Tamara Becknell (admin) Mike Rule (Australia,technical) Tim "Doc" Carter, "River" Terri Powell, Les Sears, Becky Taylor, Col Tom Taylor, Lee Elliott and Moonbeam, Gary Williams, Jim Ellis, Julie Raye, Roger Randolph, the late Skip Ogden, the late Jean Johnson, Ray Riggleman, Samantha Farnsworth (writer), Revonda Williams (writer), Steve Martin, Stu Vincent,(England) William Gerringer, Carl Towns, Jack Duke, Tyler Williams, Andy Hunt and saving one of our best for last mention, the late, beloved Geoff Morris (Australia). These folks, at some time, past or present, devoted their time and efforts to the growth of our streaming site, either as host, administration, writers and/or technical support. All werevolunteers and extremely appreciated. Any names left off were unintentional. Please contact WorldWideBluegrass on our contact page here, with any questions, to become a sponsor or to have your name added if you were on staff.
The names were listed in no particular order, or appreciation, but at recollection.
The Late Rev Carl Howard and Mary H. Howard
Mary Griffith Howard and her husband Rev Carl I. Howard were instrumental in starting the WWB by donating the first streaming laptop computer. If not for that donation, the work would've never been started and you wouldn't be enjoying the great Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel music here. Until we meet them again, we will never forget their contribution to Bluegrass music.
The WWB WorldWideBluegrass.com will accept any "love" gift to help defray our costs of streaming, royalties and general site maintenance. Please know that your gift is appreciated and will help the education and enjoyment of bluegrass music and its artists and industry, to continue. We cannot do it alone. These gifts are NOT tax deductible, but valuable to our efforts. If you shop online, you can also click on our EBATES button below to help our
site remain alive!
The WWB - bringing it all back home!
This website is dedicated to the memory of the late Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Ralph & Carter Stanley, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Dixie Hall, Doc & Merle Watson, DJ Geoff Morris, and many other Bluegrass artists/music lovers. Last but not least, special mention of the Rev. Carl Howard and wife Mary, Gracie Davis' "bluegrass daddy" and mother, who taught Gracie to Love the Lord and Bluegrass music and donated the first streaming WWB computer. Gracie's dad was an artist and had recorded a 45 and 2 albums, and gave many to Dj's and ministers to feature on the radio. Alas, it was not until Gracie because a broadcaster, on WOBO FM and got her own program, that he and fans of The Kentucky Gospel Trio, finally got to hear their music on the radio. So, you could say, that drove Gracie to become a broadcaster, on a mission, to give opportunities to others whose music was really good, and never got the opportunity for airplay. They calll them "indies" now but before the WWB many top notch bands went "unheard" There are many, many others which were artists, songwriters, performers, writers, promoters and "lovers" of this wonderful music, that are "gone" and that no longer grace us with their presence. They will never be forgotten. We're here to make sure of that.
We support our troops!
Currently we are ADDING NEW SHOWS and NEW music is added weekly!! There will be more "live" shows, beginning shortly! Stay tuned for a schedule of new programs, but especially for the great bluegrass music you will enjoy right here at the WWB - the Original LIVE Bluegrass -ONLY station!
LONESOME RIVER BAND, DEL MCCOURY, DOYLE LAWSON & QUIKSILVER, FLATT & SCRUGGS, TIM O'BRIEN, STEELDRIVERS, BLUE HIGHWAY, TOM T. HALL, DAUGHTERS OF BLUESGRASS, TONY RICE,STEEP CANYON RANGERS, EDIE BRICKELL & STEVE MARTIN, THE GRASCALS, DOLLY PARTON, MOUNTAIN HEART, CLAIRE LYNCH, CHRIS JONES & THE NIGHT DRIVERS,BLUE HIGHWAY,MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY, KATHY MATTEA, BRESSLER BROTHERS, CLARENCE, KELLY, CARL CALDWELL,MARK NEWTON, RICKIE SIMPKINS, JOHN COWAN, SAM BUSH, , VELVET BLUE, DONNA HUGHES, CHIGGER HILL BOYS & TERRI, RONNIE RENO & THE RENO TRADITION, BILL EVANS, CIRCA BLUE, INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS, ROY ACUFF, DAVID GRISMAN, JOHN SEBASTIAN, CHERRYHOLMES, CARL STORY, BILL HARRELL, JOE MAPHIS, LOU REID, SISTER SADIE, O'CONNOR BAND, HANK, PATTY & THE CURRENT, CEPHAS & WIGGINS, VOLUME FIVE, BRANDED BLUEGRASS, CARL CALDWELL, CLARENCE KELLY, POIRIER FAMILY, SPINNEY BROTHERS, BIRCH MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS, FLATT LONESOME, TINA ADAIR BAND, THE ROYS, FRANCES MOONEY & FONTANNA SUNSET, NOTHIN' FANCY THE STONESMANS, CHARLIE DANIELS, THE ROYS, CADILLAC SKY, BILL MONROE & THE BLUEGRASS BOYS, THE OSBORNE BROTHERS, JIMMY MARTIN & THE SUNNY MOUNTAIN BOYS, THE STANLEY BROTHERS, JIM & JESSE & THE VIRGINIA BOYS, BOYS FROM INDIANA, COUNTRY GENTLEMEN, LUCINDA, WILLIAMS, HAZEL DICKENS, MERLE TRAVIS, LILLY BROTHERS, LINDA RONSTADT, DOC WATSON, NICKEL CREEK, PATTY LOVELESS, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, JD CROWE & THE NEW SOUTH, THE DILLARDS, NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND, BOBBY MACKEY, LAWRENCE BISHOP, CUMBERLAND RIVER, CUMBERLAND GAP, ASHLEY CAUDILL, HEATHER AND SHANNON SLAUGHTER AND COUNTY CLARE, BIG HILLBILLY BLUEGRASS, JD CROWE, CAROLIZABETH JONES/LAUREN BLISS, JIMBO WHALEY, ANDY LEFTWICH, RICKY SKAGGS AND KENTUCKY THUNDER, THE WHITES, CARTER FAMILY, JIM AND JESSE, THE LOUVIN BROTHERS, DON STOVER, JOHNSON MOUNTAIN BOYS, SOUTH 52, CATHIE RYAN, TEDESCHI TRUCK, LEFTOVER SALMON, THE HENHOUSE PROSLWERS, DEADLY GENTLEMEN, STEVE AND THE SEAGULLS, MERLE WATSON, JEANIE STANLEY, THE STANLEY BROTHERS, PRIMITIVE QUARTET, SLEEP MAN BANJO BOYS, CARLY PIERCE, CARRIE HASSLER, CHRIS STAPLETON, JERRY SALLEY, CARL JACKSON, TIME JUMPERS, JOEY AND RORY FEEK, BRAD DAVIS, KEITH SEWELL, SELDOM, SCENE, RARELY HERD, BRESSLER BROTHERS, DAVE EVANS, CHARLIE SIZEMORE, KEITH WHITLEY, LYNNE MORRIS BAND, HOT RIZE, JOHN HARTFORD, NASHVILLE BLUEGRASS BAND, CHARLIE WALLER, SARAH JAROSZ, AVETTE BROTHERS, MARK O'CONNOR, LAURIE LEWIS & THE RIGHT HANDS, LOUISA BRANSCOMB, SISTER SADIE, KATHY KALLICK BAND, JERRY SALLEY, MASHVILLE BRIGADE, LOST & FOUND, IIIRD TYME OUT, DAILEY & VINCENT, CARL JACKSON, LARRY CORDLE & THE LONEOSME STANDARD TIME, THE MICHAEL CLEVELAND & THE FLAMEKEEPERS, BRADLEY WALKER,, BIG VIRGINIA SKY, DONNA HUGHES, VOLUME FIVE, MONROEVILLE, VW BOYS, LOU REID, DON RIGSBY, RUSSELL MOORE, LARRY SPARKS, JIM VANCLEVE, RANDY KOHRS, STEVE GULLEY & NEW PINNACLE, DANNY ROBERTS, MOUNTAIN HEART, EDDIE ADCOCK, PRIMITIVE QUARTET, THE BLUEGRASS CARDINALS, ROSE LEE MAPHIS, DON RENO AND THE RENO TRADITION, RENO & SMILEY, BRANDON ADAMS, DAVE EVANS, LARRY RICE, JOE MULLINES & THE RADIO RAMBLERS, NU-BLU, DARRIN & BROOKE ALDRIDGE, COMMON STRINGS, TODD TAYLOR, TRINITY RIVER BAND, ADKINS & LOUDERMILK, BRANDON RICKMAN, 3 FOX DRIVE, CARRIE HASSLER & HARD DRIVE, DONNA HUGHES, SISTER SADIE, BAND OF RUHKS,LONGVIEW, LONNIE OSBORNE, THE LEWIS, FAMILY, LONNIE MEEKER,, LOCUST MOUNTAIN BOYS, DAVID PETERSON & 1946 BAND,NIGHTFLYER, MARK SCHATZ, MARKSMEN, MARTY HAYS, MARTY RAYBON & FULL CIRCLE, MARK DALY, EMORY LESTERL MARK JOHNSTON, CUMBERLAND RIVER BAND, STEVE GULLEY, WILDFIRE, VALERIE SMITH & LIBERTY PIKE, SHANNON & HEATHER SLAUGHTERS & COUNTY CLARE, BECKY BULLER, LORRAINE JORDAN & CAROLINA ROAD, CAROLINA BLUE, SPRINGFIELD EXIT, DOUG FLOWERS, MICKEY HARRIS, WIL MARING, TODD GREBE & COLD COUNTRY, BECKY SCHLEGEL & TRUE BLUE, ,DARRELL WEBB BAND, STRAY BIRDS, ALEX HIBBITS, ALAN JACKSON, FRAGMANT, STOREFRONT, DONNA ULISSE & THE POOR MOUNTAIN BOYS, GRASSCATS, THE BOOHERS, EVIE LADIN, JT GRAY, SCOTT PARTRIDGE, MELONIE CANNON, FAR CITY BOYS, EBBY JEWELL & THE BLUEGRASS KINSMEN, HENHOUSE PROWLERS, KRISTY COX, JAMES KING BAND, JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAYBIRDS, GRASSTOWNE, PHIL LEADBETTER, DALE ANN BRADLEY, RHONDA VINCENT,ALECIA, NUGENT, SIERRA HULL, ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION, THE PEASALL SISTERS, GOLD HEART, THE CHURCH SISTERS, THE TOY HEARTS, ALY SUMMER, SOUTH 52, ALL4HYM, ALISON BROWN QUARTET, RICKY SKAGGS & KENTUCKY THUNDER, BAND OF RUHKS, CODY KILBY, ANDY LEFTWICH, ANGELICA GRIM, TAMMY JONES, ROBINETTE, KENNY AND AMANDA SMITH,THE BOXCARS, GREEN BOTTLE, BOYS, BRAD & BRANDON APPLE, APRIL VERCH, JOE CRAVEN, ALICE & SCOTT VESTAL, MA CROW & THE LADY SLIPPERS, THE SPINNEY BROTHERS, WENDY BURCH STEEL, SHAY SPARKS, WHISTLEPIGS STING BAND, FRANK SOLLIVAN, COMET BLUEGRASS ALL STARS, BUTCH BALDASSAR RICKY WASSON, BILL EVANS, DANNY LEE ALLISON, PHOENIX RISING, CAROLINA ROAD, LORI KING & JUNCTION 63, SAWMILL ROAD, NU-BLUEI, MATT FLINNER TRIO, BO ISAAC, SUMMERTOWN ROAD, DARREN BEACHLEY L& LEGENDS OF THE POTOMAC, KATHY MATTEA, FAST LANE, FLATT LONESOME, DANNY PAISLEY & SOUTHERN GRASS, LARRY STEPHENSON, LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS, BETH STEVENS AND THE EDGE, BLUEGRASS PATRIOTS, NORA JANE STRUTHERS & THE PARTY LINETHE DAVIDSON BROTHERS, EDDIE PORIER FAMLY, AMERICA'S BLUEGRASS BAND, ANDERSON FAMLIY, ANDY FALCO, ANDY HALL, THE MORON BROTHERS, ABRAM BROTHERS,, LEFTOVER SALMON, LEE MARCUS, LEIPER'S FORK, LEROY MACK, LEE ELLIOTT & THE COUNTRY COUSINS, LEE MARCUS, LEON MORRIS, LEROY TROY, BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES, NEWTOWN, HARD DRIVE, BEN GREEN, BEN HILL, MOORE BROTHERS, JAMES REAMS & THE BARNSTORMERS, NASHVILLE ALBUM BAND, MASHVILLE BRIGADE, RANDY KOHRS, SECOND GENERATION, DAVID DAVIS & THE WARRIOR RIVER BOYS, PINE MOUNTAIN RAILROAD,BOTTOM LINE, PHOENIX RISING, REPUBLIK STEELE, JEFF BROWN & STILL LONESOME, URBAN MONROES, LOST HIGHWAY, LOST CANYON BLUEGRASS BAND, LORI LYNN LAMBERT, LONESOME SISTERS, LONESOME STANDARD TIME, THE MEADOWS FAMILY BAND, ACOUSTIC BLUE, ACOUSTIC ENDEAVORS, BIG COUNTRY BLUEGRASS, BILL ANDERSON, JUSSI SYREN, KARENBILL EMERSON & SWEET DIIXIE BAND, JUNIOR SISK, BILL KEITH, ABBOTT HILL RAMBLERS, ABOVE THE TOWN, ALAN MUNDE GAZETTE, MATT FLINNER, MARY JO & CHARLIE LEET, RUM RIVER BLEND, DRY BRANCH FIRESQUAD, MASUTO SSABE & SANDY ROTHMAN, MASON FAMILY BAND, RUNAWAY FREIGHT, MATT LEADBETTER, MAYFIELD FAMILY, ALAN TOMPKINS, KATHY BOYD & PHOENIX RISING, MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES, MARTY RAYBON, ALAN JOHNSTON & SOUTH 52, ALAN LANEY, AKITA OTSUKA, STOVE, ALAN BIBEY, ADAM LARKEY, ALL FOR ONE, ALLEN SHADE, ART STEVENSON & HIGH WATER, COON CREEK GIRLS, STEVE BONAFEL & ONE IOTA, ARNETTE HOLLOW, ARKAMO RANGERS, BAGASSE BOYS, BAILES BROTHERS, MARK BRINKAN, BAKER BOYS, BALOS FAMILY, BALSAM, RANGE, BAND OF RUHKS, BARTLEY BROTHERS, BAWN IN THE MASH, TEDESCHKI TRUCK, BATTEN FAMILY, BARRY & HOLLY TASHIAN, BARKESTER FAMILY, BLUE MOON RISING, BEARFOOT, BECCY COLE, BILL YATES & FRIENDS, BILLIE RENEE & CUMBERLAND GAP, BILLY BOONE SMITH, BIRCH MOUNTAIN BAND, BISCUIT BOYS,BLUE MAFIA, BISCUIT BURNERS, THE BISHOPS, BJ BLUE & BRITTANY ALLYN, BLACK DIAMOND, BLACK DOG CROSSING, BLACK LILLIES, BOB PERPILLA & BIG HILLBILLY BLUEGRASS, BOBBY MACKEY, BOBBY OSBORNE, LAWRENCE BISHOP & THE CIRCUIT RIDERS, MANHATTAN VALLEY RAMBLERS, DIXIE BEELINERS, MAC WISEMAN, M.SHANGHAI STRING BAND, MARCIE HORNE, LOUIE SETZER & THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN BOYS, MAC MARTIN & THE DIXIE TRAVELERS, CEDAR HILL BAND, MAINLINE GOSPEL BAND, SHAY SPARKS, LYNNE FERGUSON, WENDY BURCH STEEL, MICHELLE CUPITL, LUKE MCKNIGHT & THUNDER ROAD, ACROSS THE TRACKS, ADAM STEFFEY, ABOVE THE TOWN, AARON RAMSEY, DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE, BLADES OF BLUE, ADAM LARKEY & MOUNTAIN TIME, JIMMY GUDREAU, 220 SOUTH, BENNETT SULLIVAN, BENNY BENASSI, JACK COOKE, BERACH VALLEY, BETH STEVENS, BIG COUNTRY BLUEGRASS, JACK BLACK & VAN EATON, BARRY SCOTT & SECOND WIND, BARTLEY BROTHERS, ASHLEYL CAUDILL, ASHLEY LEWIS, AUBRIE HAYNIE, AUDEY RATLIFF, AUDIE BLAYLOCK & REDLINES, AVERY COUNTY, BADLEY BENT, PALMER DIVIDE, BAND OF RUHKS, MARTY STUART, ANTSY MCCLAINE, ARLINGTEN WOODS, ART STEVENSON & HIGH WATER, HILLBY GYPSIES, LARRY RICE, WAYNE RICE, BRADLEY WALKER, WILDFIRE, ASHLEE BLANKENSHIP & BLADES OF BLUE, ADKINSON FAMILY,AND MORE YOU KNOW AND NEED TO KNOW ABOUT! ......................
JUST A SAMPLING OF THE ARTISTS YOU'LL HEAR....
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