This website is dedicated to the memory of Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Carter Stanley, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Dixie Hall, Geoff Morris and Rev. Carl Howard, Gracie Muldoon's "bluegrass daddy" who donated the first streaming WWB computer. There are many, many others which were artists, songwriters, performers, writers, promoters and "lovers" of this wonderful music, that no longer grace us with their presence. They will never be forgotten.
Welcome to WorldWideBluegrass.com, also known as The WWB!
Founded in 2006 by Gracie Muldoon of Kentucky, and supported for eight 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, we promoted Bluegrass, as it's own genre, not just sub-genre of Country or Americana music. Connecting in the WWB free chat room, during "live" shows, many folks made new Bluegrass friends and connections! Other online Bluegrass stations you find today, were birthed right here. The WWB WorldWideBluegrass.com is all about Bluegrass - and that's all you're hear from us! Not a mix !
Our fans and listeners, were our inspiration for our endeavors and 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, the WWB and it's music as returned after a 3 month shutdown. We hope to be here for you - whenever you're feelin' a little
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, 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, Lee Elliott and Moonbeam, Gary Williams, Jim Ellis, Julie Raye, Roger Randolph, Skip Ogden, Jean Johnson, Samantha Farnsworth (writer), Steve Martin, Stu Vincent,(England) William Gerringer, Carl Towns, Tyler Williams, Andy Hunt and saving our best for last mention, the late, beloved Geoff Morris (Australia). These folks that at some time, past or present, devoted their time and efforts to the growth of our streaming site, as host, administration, writers and/or technical support. All were volunteers and extremely appreciated. Any names left off were unintentional. Please contact WorldWideBluegrass at Yahoo, to have your name added if you were on staff. The names were listed in no particular order, or appreciation, but at recollection.
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!"
The WWB - bringing it all back home!
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