AM 1260 WKXR

336-625-1260
(Saturdays 9:00 - 11:30 am)

336-626-9292 - fax

email
 
 
Since October of 1992 True Bluegrass has featured national artists along with the best up-and-coming local and regional bluegrass talent each and every week on WKXR.


A radio veteran since 1968, Bobby Franklin features a great mix of  bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music. Each show is programmed in advance but you can contact Bobby with your request and he will work it into the next show.
 
 
 
Jam Sessions
Thursdays
6:00-10:00 pm
Hwy. 705 Music Hall
Seagrove, NC

Bluegrass Music
Every Saturday night
7:00-11:00 pm at Kimesville Fire Station
6610 Humble Rd., off Coble Church Road
Bring lawn chair
 336-312-4081
Kimesville, NC

Jam Sessions
Thursdays
6:00-10:00 pm
Bob's Country Store
  2061 White's Memorial Road

Franklinville, NC
 
 
Curtis Coble's Bluegrass Jam
Friday Nights
7:30 pm
1151 Langley Rd.
Staley, NC
Buddy's Play House
Bluegrass & Gospel Music Friday nights

 6:30 pm
3826 Bethany Church Rd.
Franklinville, NC
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Old Time Square Dance
The third Saturday of each month
featuring
The Oak Tree Boys
Ken Beck is the caller
7:00-10:00 pm at the Denton Civic Center
West Salisbury Street
Denton, NC

Friday Night Gospel Singing
6:30 pm at Bestfood Cafeteria
Siler City, NC
Eastern North Carolina Bluegrass Association
Good Family Entertainment
(Plenty of room for jammers)

2nd Saturday night every month
7:00 pm at Lenoir Community College Gym
Hwy. 70 East
252-523-5735

Kinston, NC
 
 

Danny Paisley Fundraiser
To assist with Danny's medical expenses after suffering two heart attacks and undergoing a successful triple bypass
To make a donation, send a check to:
Dan Paisley
559 Church Hill Road
Landenberg, PA  19350


Thursday, September 3, 2015
High Lonesome Strings First Thursday Jam Session
7:00 pm at Mt. Hope United Church of Christ
2400 Mt. Hope Church Rd.
Corner of Old Julian Road
Bottom floor of Fellowship hall on Old Julian Road side of church
Whitsett, NC 
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Grass Cats
7:30 pm at Mac's Tavern
Cary, NC

Friday, September 4, 2015
Linda & Company
7:00-9:00 pm at Brown's Ole Opry
McLeansville, NC

September 4-6, 2015
40th Annual Farmers' Day
Siler City, NC

Saturday, September 5, 2015
Mastertones with Daniel Greeson
Blue Ridge Music Center
Galax, VA
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Driveline
Southeastern Bluegrass Association
Darlington Music Hall
1945 Harry Byrd Hwy.
Darlington, SC
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
High Lonesome Strings Tunes on Tuesday Jam
7:00-10:00 pm at Stonefield Cellars Winery
336-644-9908
Stokesdale, NC
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Chatham County Line with Jeanne Jolly Trio
WUNC Backporch Music on the Lawn Series
6:00 pm at American Tobacco Campus
Durham, NC
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Daniel Greeson and Friends
Jamestown 100 Year Anniversary Library Celebration
2:00-4:00 pm at Main Street
Jamestown, NC

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Rich In Tradition
Merry Go Round
12:00-1:30 pm at Earle Theatre
Mt. Airy, NC

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Chatham County Line
The Neighborhood Theatre
Charlotte, NC

Saturday, September 12, 2015
Pickin' by the Lake (Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice)
Mayo Lake Amphitheater
1013 Neal's Store Rd.
336-322-2105
Roxboro, NC  

Monday, September 14, 2015
Pinecone Bluegrass Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at Busy Bee Cafe
225 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
High Lonesome Strings Wednesday Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at Greensboro Cultural Center City Arts, Room 121 (bottom floor)
200 N. Davie St.
Greensboro, NC
September 17-19, 2015
featuring
The Cleverlys, The Gatlin Brothers, The Grascals, The Isaacs, Lonesome River Band, The Grascals, Blue Highway, The Church Sisters, Summer McMahan & Mountain Faith, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Heather Berry, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, ETSU College Bluegrass Band
Denton FarmPark
Denton, NC
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Rich In Tradition
Wythe Community College
Wytheville, VA

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Got wheels? Bluegrass and Barbecue Fundraiser
featuring
Burrows Brothers, Big T, and others
11:00 am at The Pickin Shed
Laurel Hill, NC
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Travis Frye & Blue Mountain
Rivertown Bluegrass Society
Conway, SC
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Charles Pettee & FolkPsalm
University Methodist Church
Chapel Hill, NC
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Billy Strings and Don Julin
Midtown Bluegrass Series
4011 Cardinal at North Hills Street
5:00-7:00 pm at Midtown Park
Raleigh, NC
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Bluegrass Island Band Competition
6:00-9:00 pm at Roanoke Island Festival Park
Manteo, NC 

September 23-27, 2015
Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival
featuring
Velvet Blue, Gospel Plowboys, Corey Hensley & Friends, Trinity River Band, Darrell Webb Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Little Roy & Lizzie, Lonely Heart String Band, Johnny Staats & Delivery Boys, Nu-Blu, Sam Bush, The Church Sisters, Adkins & Loudermilk, The Spinney Brothers, The Roys, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Lorrie Morgan & Pam Tillis, Volume Five, Mountain Faith, Steve Dilling & Sideline, ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, Dailey & Vincent, Lonesome River Band,  Cherryholmes Reunion
Manteo, NC 
Thursday, September 24, 2015
None of the Above
6:00-9:00 pm at Sanders Winery
Boonville, NC
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Mountain Heart
The Ancient Tones - New Sounds Festival
Van-Hoy Campground
742 Jericho Rd.
Harmony, NC

Monday, September 28, 2015
Pinecone Bluegrass Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at Busy Bee Cafe
225 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Rich in Tradition
7:00 pm at Wythe Community College
Wytheville, VA
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
High Lonesome Strings Wednesday Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at Greensboro Cultural Center City Arts
Room 121 (bottom floor), 200 N. Davie Street
Greensboro, NC
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Milk Carton Kids
8:00 pm at Carolina Theatre
Durham, NC

Thursday, October 1, 2015
High Lonesome Strings First Thursday Jam Session
7:00 pm at Mt. Hope United Church of Christ
2400 Mt. Hope Church Rd.
Corner of Old Julian Rd.
Bottom floor of Fellowship hall on Old Julian Road side of church.
Whitsett, NC 
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Grass Cats
7:30 pm at Mac's Tavern
Cary, NC
Friday, October 2, 2015
Linda & Company
7:00-9:00 pm at Brown's Ole Opry
McLeansville, NC
Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3, 2015
High Lonesome Strings Band Showcase
12:00-10:00 pm at ‘Wide Open Bluegrass' Street Fair
Fayetteville Street
Courthouse steps are on Fayetteville St between Davie and Martin on the west side
Raleigh, NC 
Saturday, October 3, 2015
A Deeper Shade of Blue
Southeastern Bluegrass Association
Darlington Music Hall
1945 Harry Byrd Hwy.
Darlington, SC
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
High Lonesome Strings Wednesday Jam Session
Greensboro Cultural Center City Arts
7:00-10:00 pm at Room 121 (bottom floor)
200 N. Davie Street
Greensboro, NC
October 8-11, 2015
Shakori Hills
1439 Henderson Tanyard Road
Pittsboro, NC 
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Close Kin: Our Roots Run Deep with Jared Boyd, Lindsay Nale, Clay Russell and Daniel Greeson
Richmond Folk Festival
Richmond, VA
Monday, October 12, 2015
Pinecone Bluegrass Jam Session
7:00-10:00 pm at Busy Bee Cafe
225 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
High Lonesome Strings Tunes on Tuesday Jam
7:00- 10:00 pm at Stonefield Cellars Winery
336.644.9908
Stokesdale, NC

November 12-14, 2015
8th Annual Fall Palatka Bluegrass Festival
featuring
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Ronnie Reno & the Reno Tradition, The Little Roy and Lizzie Show, Lost and Found, Balmsam Range, The Bluegrass Brothers, The Primitive Quartet, Reno & Harrell, The Inspirations, The Gentlemen of Bluegrass, Nothin' Fancy, The Kevin Prater Band, Mike Stephens & Raymond Mclain, Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys and Ted Jones & the Tarheel Boys
Rodeheaver Boys' Ranch
380 Boys' Ranch Road
Palatka, FL

November 26-28, 2015
featuring
Dailey &Vincent, The Spinney Brothers, Old Friends, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jimmy Fortune, Lonesome River Band, The Grascals, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Goldwing Express, Flatt Lonesome, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Band, Big Country Bluegrass, Feller & Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Al Batten & the Blusegrass Reunion, The Malpass Brothers, Ted Jones & the Tarheel Boys
Convention Center
2101 North Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC

February 19 and 20, 2015
featuring
The Bellamy Brothers, Blue Highway, The Grascals, The Boxcars, Hwy. 58, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, The Malpass Brothers, Reno & Harrell, Ted Jones & The Tarheel Boys
Lenoir Community College Student Center
Hwy. 70 East
Kinston, NC

March 19 and 20, 2016
Eighth Annual Cape Fear Farm Heritage Association Southern Farm Days
Boys and Girls Home Horse Complex
Lake Waccamaw, NC

December 15-17, 2016
A Bluegrass Kinda Christmas
Hosted by the Roys
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Grascals, Nothin' Fancy and many more
Hilton Raleigh North
Raleigh, NC