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Friday July 10th at 3pm: 6 STRING DRAG

Jul 6, 2015

Did you know this Carolina band back in the day? After a 16 year hiatus, they are back playing together, with a good album this year and a run back through the area: Charlotte on the 10th and Knoxville on the 11th . Kenny Roby and company blend southern honky-tonk with some early punk roots and a gift for a catchy rock hook. 

Thursday July 9th at 3pm: THE CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT

Jul 6, 2015

Five time Blues Music Association award winner, including Best New Artist and Drummer of the Year, the grandson of R.L. Burnside and his Project roll that great North Mississippi Hill Country blues groove through the Appalachians this week, and come back to Studio B. 

More to the Story returns to WNCW's Morning Edition on Wednesday, July 8 at 8:51 am when special guest will be John Boyle, columnist and reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times.  Two topics will be discussed: Rate Increases At The WNC Farmers Market and The Confederate Flag - 'Is The Flag About Heritage or Hate'.
 

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent survey on Frank On Friday; we had over 400 survey participants. It was good to get a feel for how many of our listeners and members perceived this unique program. My experience at WNCW tells me that there is very little middle ground when it comes to the music of Frank Zappa, and this survey reinforced that belief. Of the 172 comments received, only 11 expressed something like a neutral stance towards the show. Frank Zappa always seems to get a reaction, and a strong one at that!

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week from June 19 (2015) was about a documentary film on a real life experience hiking the Appalachian Trail made by students at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.  Special guest was film producer and student Alex Bentley.  The film is called 'FLOW'.

For MerleFest fans who crave a weekly dose of festival news and music, WNCW is teaming with MerleFest to present the MerleFest Radio Hour, an hour-long weekly show of live performances, album tracks and an interview segment with artists who have played at MerleFest. The show will debut on Sunday, July 5, from 6-7 p.m. EST on WNCW.

Independence Day Programming

Jun 29, 2015

WNCW celebrates July 4th all day Friday, July 3rd and continuing into Saturday, July 4th with a music mix of Americana, Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Country and Blues favorites that tip their hat to the Independence Day holiday. We'll be shooting off fireworks, firing up the grill, and waving the flag in the tunes we spin for a summertime soundtrack like no other. Jump in with your requests, and join us on the air or online for the party!

Daniel Coston at WNCW
Joe Kendrick

Joe Kendrick will be on the air this Wednesday, June 24 between 12-3pm.  He will welcome back to WNCW Daniel Coston, a photographer and writer from Charlotte, in the noon hour.

Friday June 26th at 1pm: UNDERHILL ROSE

Jun 18, 2015

Asheville's trio of Eleanor Underhill, Molly Rose Reed, and Salley Williamson are making great inroads into the national Americana music scene, and June 30th marks the release date of their latest album, The Great Tomorrow. We'll visit with them on the eve of their CD Release Show, which is a few days earlier at the Grey Eagle (Saturday the 27th.)

Wednesday June 24th at 1pm: CHARLIE PARR

Jun 18, 2015

Duluth, MN is his hometown, but Charlie Parr traveled here to NC to record this great new album Stumpjumper with Phil Cook (Megafaun, Hiss Golden Messenger.) As his bio says, "It's the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up without a TV but with his dad's recordings of America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly.

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