Live Friday June 12th at 1pm: PHANTOM POP

Jun 4, 2015

This funk/jazz/fusion band from Brooklyn, NY has a string of shows in the region this week, including Carborro on the 11th, Charlotte on the 12th, and Boone on the 13th. Phantom Pop is Dave Lowenthal on electric bass, Josh Schusterman on drums, Haruka Yabuno on keyboard, Matt Giella on cornet, and Atsushi Ouchi on saxophone.

Live Thursday June 11th at 1pm: AARON BURDETT

Jun 4, 2015

Saluda, NC is the hometown of this gem of a singer/songwriter, who has recently completed his sixth full-length album Tinderbox, his second for Arden-based Organic Records. He's become a regular visitor to Studio B here, and returns with his current band for a few new tunes before their CD release show Friday night at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville.

Live Wednesday June 10th at 11am: RISING APPALACHIA

Jun 4, 2015

Originally from Georgia, sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith now call Asheville home, with a lot of time spent in New Orleans, Mexico, and the road. Weaving mountain music together with world rhythms, spoken word, and a variety of progressive causes they embrace with heart and soul, their band has a new album called Wider Circles, and they'll talk with Martin about it on Wednesday morning before their Asheville show on Saturday.

Live Wednesday June 10th at 3pm: GILL LANDRY

Jun 4, 2015

A former member of Old Crow Medicine Show (guitar, banjo, pedal steel, songwriting), Gill Landry is on tour in support of his great solo recording, and stops by WNCW before his Wednesday night show in Asheville. While he shares a lot of the same influences as his Old Crow bandmates, his own collection has a strikingly original sound, embellished by collaborations with Laura Marling, Robert Ellis, and Odessa Jorgensen among others.

'More to the Story' - June 10

Jun 4, 2015

'More to the Story' on Wednesday, June 10 will feature Sabian Warren, police and breaking news reporter, for the Asheville Citizen-Times. The discussion will be on the Asheville Police Dept. moving forward with the arrival of new Police Chief Tammy Hooper, the cities first female Chief.

Friday Feature-WNC Storyteller Connie Regan Blake

Jun 2, 2015

WNCW's Friday Feature of the Week from May 29 spotlighted the 40- year plus career of Storyteller Connie Regan Blake, who recently had some of her materials placed in the Library of Congress.

Live Friday June 5th at 3pm: HAAS KOWERT TICE

Jun 1, 2015

Brittany Haas (fiddle), Paul Kowert (bass), and Jordan Tice (guitar) have played together off and on since they met in college(s) about eight years ago, and their unique sound is a prime example of a wonderful fusion that we at WNCW often refer to as "progressive acoustic" (think bluegrass or old-time instrumentation, but not exactly fitting either of those styles.) Haas has become known for her work with Crooked Still, Kowert with the Punch Brothers, and Tice with Tony Trischka and a variety of other greats.

Live Thursday June 4th at 3pm: TELLICO

Jun 1, 2015

Anya Hinkle, Stig Stiglets, Aaron Ballance, and Jed Willis combine experience from time spent in Dehlia Low, Town Mountain, and previous projects for this refreshingly original take on progressive bluegrass out of the Asheville area. Their official album release show for Relics and Roses is Friday night in West Asheville, and the rest of their summer is filled with shows in Jonesborough, Granite Falls, Cashiers, Bryson City, Brevard, and beyond.

Live Wednesday June 3rd at 3pm: PARKER MILLSAP

Jun 1, 2015

Oklahoma's Parker Millsap received a nomination last year from the Americana Music Association for Emerging Artist of the Year, as well as praise from NPR, American Songwriter, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He plays Asheville Wednesday night, and Charlotte on Thursday.

Friday Feature-TEDx Premering in Tryon

May 27, 2015

TED and TED X is a continuing growing trend that brings people together to discuss old or new ideas. Described as a way to start conversations that lead to so much more.  Tryon, NC, will join the cities presenting yearly TED X events when they introduce one this September.  Special guest on the Friday Feature of the Week from May 22 was Co-Event Organizer Loti Woods.