Live Friday, September 4th at 11am: ANGELA EASTERLING

Aug 28, 2015

Greenville singer/songwriter Angela Easterling has a fine new album Common Law Wife, another deeply autobiographical collection of songs, many of which are firmly rooted in the Upstate and elsewhere in the South. Check out her great website, too. She performs at Barley's in Spindale on Friday night, and a number of other shows in the area too.

Wednesday, September 2nd at 2pm: THE KRUGER BROTHERS

Aug 28, 2015

We are so excited to have them back! Jens (banjo) and Uwe (guitar) are absolutely jaw-dropping with their high-speed virtuosity (Jens won the 2013 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music), and their affection and passion for Appalachian music is magnified all the more by their story of having followed their dream of moving here from their native Switzerland. When Joel Landsberg joins them on bass, their tight sound as a dynamic trio really gels.

Wednesday, September 2nd at 11am: Guest DJ DAN LOTTI

Aug 28, 2015

Dangermuffin, and their lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Dan Lotti, have music tastes that are straight down the middle of a lot of what you hear on WNCW. Dan's putting together a mixtape of some of his favorite artists to spin for an hour on Wednesday, and he'll probably bring a guitar to play a tune or two of his own, too. Dangermuffin plays Thursday night at Isis in West Asheville.

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week with Walter Dalton, the President of Isothermal Community College (ICC) in Spindale (home of WNCW), provided an update on the school at the beginning of a new semester.  Hear details about a special grant that will continue to strengthen the efforts for higher education in the ICC region of WNC and beyond.  This edition aired originally on Aug. 14, 2015.

This post was provided by Host and Producer of Friday Feature's Paul Foster.

Matt Reynolds To Visit WNCW

Aug 21, 2015

On Wednesday, August 26th singer-songwriter Matt Reynolds will stop by WNCW to guest DJ with Scotty, spinning tunes from his new album “Been Long Gone” and sharing a few of his sonic influences. Listen in to learn more about this local artist in advance of his show that night at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain!

Live Thursday August 27th at 11am: FREE PLANET RADIO

Aug 21, 2015

We are always impressed with the fine musicianship and eclecticism of this Asheville trio of Chris Rosser, River Guergarian, and Eliot Wadopian. But this time their great new recording has help from the Opal String Quartet for an even more engaging dimension to their sound. They officially release it at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville Friday night the 28th.

Live Friday August 28th at 11am: NIKKI TALLEY

Aug 21, 2015

Nikki and Jason Sharp have been putting a lot of miles on their travel van lately, but "Blue Bell" knows how to navigate them back home to Western NC, and they return to Spindale for a late morning live session with Martin Anderson. They play Saluda Thursday, and Asheville Saturday. Their new album "Out From the Harbor" has cracked the Americana radio chart's Top 100 this summer.

Join WNCW host Sander Morrison this Monday night at 9:00 as we celebrate the 46th anniversary of Woodstock! The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music".

Friday, August 21st at 1pm: TONY FURTADO

Aug 17, 2015

Tony has been called a genius on both slide guitar and banjo, and his ability to blend Americana, indie-rock, and various traditional roots music styles helps him earn that title, too. He has spent most of his time the past couple decades out on the road, honing his craft, though mostly out West. So it's a special treat to have an opportunity to witness his skills and stories on stage near us. He plays Studio B before playing Downtown After 5 in Asheville (with Brushfire Stankgrass), and also Hickory on Saturday.

Friday Feature: 5 Point Film Festival in WNC

Aug 11, 2015

An Independent Film Festival known for being different with selections involving adventure, the great outdoors, and risk takers, enters Western North Carolina the weekend of Aug. 14.  This Friday Feature Interview of the Week was about the 5 Point Film Fest.  Special guest was Executive Director - Sara Wood and originally aired on Aug. 7, 2015.

Submitted by Host and Producer of Friday Feature Interviews - Paul Foster.