Jeff Bachar, the Executive Director of the Aids Project, joined us to discuss the groups work in 18 counties across Western North Carolina. Contact the Aids Project locally at their physical locations in Asheville, Shelby, and Sylva, their website wncap.org, or their toll free number (800)-346-3731.
WNCW spoke to the accomplished author Elizabeth Gilbert about her past (Eat Pray Love) and present (The Signature of All Things). She filled us in on her new book and speaking tour with Oprah that is to follow.
Asheville native Bryan Sutton is one of the hottest flatpickers around these days. He's one of the busiest too -- he's currently picking some great Doc Watson tunes with David Holt and T. Michael Coleman, gearing up to release another Hot Rize album with Tim O'Brien and co., and then there's his terrific solo release Into My Own, a favorite here at WNCW. Bryan visits with Martin on Friday morning, along with Sam Grisman on bass, Mike Barnett on fiddle, and Casey Campbell on mandolin. They play an evening show in Asheville and Saturday in Johnson City.
WNCW relies on volunteers to take our booth to various festivals and represent the station while attending the festivals. Are you interested in helping WNCW in this way? Contact Scotty Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
James and Ian Felice are two of seven kids that grew up in Upstate NY that began jamming and busking at an early age, and nowadays are joined by Greg Farley on fiddle, Josh Rawson on bass, and David Estabrook on drums for Favorite Waitress, their 5th official release, yet first one to be recorded in a proper studio. "Favorite Waitress is about fantastic escape from the terrifying realities of modern life." They join Martin for a live interview before heading to Asheville for a show with Robert Ellis.
Brevard's Shannon Whitworth and Asheville's Barrett Smith make some sweet music together, and they return from Colorado to visit with Joe Kendrick here at WNCW in advance of their Saturday evening show at Isis in Asheville.
His legacy may not be as memorable as that of Coltrane, Rollins, or Young, but Hank Mobley's work as tenor saxophonist and bandleader was one of the most solid of the swing and bop eras of the 50's and 60's. After playing with Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, and Max Roach among others, he started fronting his own tight quartet, as can be heard on this 1960 classic with Art Blakey on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wynton Kelly on piano. Hank Mobley, born 7/7/30 in Eastman, GA, and still revered here on WNCW.