Wednesday, October 14th at 11am: RAYLAND BAXTER

Oct 9, 2015

The son of a pedal steel player who has played with some of your favorite acts (Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams), Nashville native Rayland Baxter eventually embarked on his own music career, but on his own time and with his own sound. He's on tour opening for Grace Potter in Asheville Tuesday and Wednesday, Knoxville Thursday, and Charlotte on November 6th.

This particular More to the Story interview from the end of September with Tony Kiss (Asheville Citizen Times) was about the continued growth and economic impact of the Brewery Industry in Asheville.  Kiss also touched on this industry's popularity and growth in Western NC as whole, the state of NC, and upstate South Carolina. 

Information posted by the Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story segments, Paul Foster.

Friday Feature: Tryon International Film Fest

Oct 5, 2015

Special Guests during this "Friday Feature Interview of the Week' (Oct. 2nd) were Kirk Gollwitzer and Jeff Lieberman, who discussed the very first Tryon International Film Festival.  Hear details about how it all came together, films that will be showing, and Jeff's documentary film on Nina Simone that will play at the event.  The festival will be held Oct. 9 & 10

Information submitted by Paul Foster, Senior Producer/News/Morning Show Host for WNCW

Live Friday, October 9th at 3pm: JON STICKLEY TRIO

Oct 2, 2015

Guitarist Jon Stickley's guitar prowess can make your jaw drop. Although he is often found jamming with others, both as guitarist and producer, he and his trio have spent plenty of time honing their own tight, original sound too, and the result is a powerful, genre-defying second album of theirs. Fiddler Lyndsay Pruett and drummer Patrick Armitage, each with fascinating stories of their own to tell from the past year or so, will join Jon in Studio B for a session that might make you question whether they are in fact one performer.

Friday Feature: KALE (Kids Ag Learning Experience)

Sep 30, 2015

Rachel Meriwether, Farm Manager, of Green River Preserve in Western N.C., is a part of a program called KALE - Kids Agriculture Learning Experience.  During this Friday Feature Interview of the Week (from Sept. 25), Rachel spoke to WNCW about how the program is a great way to educate and introduce Agriculture and its importance to children. 

This story was submitted by Paul Foster, Senior Producer and Regional Host of Morning Edition, who also host the Friday Feature.

More to the Story - Growing Elk Population

Sep 30, 2015

   More To The Story is a part of WNCW's 'Morning Edition' and generally airs Wednesday's at 8:51 am.  The feature permits a Guest Newspaper Reporter in the region to go more in depth about a story they recently wrote for their publication.

From Sept. 23rd, this segment featured Julie Ball of the Asheville Citizen Times who talked about growing issues with Elk near the Great Smoky Mountains (NC) National Park, including a growing population that sometimes effects residence property and motorists on the roadways.

Live Friday, October 2nd at 2pm: RANDALL BRAMBLETT

Sep 28, 2015

“Randall is in my opinion the most gifted & talented southern singer-songwriter musician of the past several decades," says Chuck Leavall, a sentiment shared by many others in the music world. He's a sought-after sideman too. But fronting his own band? That's where Randall really shines. As for his new release Devil Music, Randall says, “It’s my experience of black and white culture in the south, and how it feels to grow up here with all the religion and pain and conflict and joy — and then there’s all that dancing…”

Live Thursday October 1st at 1pm: THE BLACK LILLIES

Sep 28, 2015

On the eve of their release of Hard to Please, one of our favorite Knoxville exports returns to Studio B. We welcome Cruz Contreras and the rest of the Americana-roots-rock band, sounding better than ever. Their live session kicks off a busy month of 22 shows in 12 states.

Live Friday September 25th at 1pm: RED MOON ROAD

Sep 23, 2015
Caroline Wintoniw

This Winnipeg folk trio possesses some impressive harmonies, with Sheena Rattai adding percussion and keyboard work, Daniel Jordan on mandolin and guitar, and Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner on mandolin, banjo, and keyboards (sometimes all at the same time.) This is their first visit to the area, for a show at the Diana Wortham Theatre Friday night.  We're enjoying getting to know both this talented group and their new album. Scotty will help us get to know them further on Friday, after Frank on Friday.

Live Friday September 25th at 11am: BALSAM RANGE

Sep 21, 2015
photo courtesy of Balsam Range

Haywood County's best bluegrass band also happens to be one of the world's best. We are honored to welcome these five gentlemen back to Studio B. They're in the midst of a big month that includes Wilkesboro's Carolina in the Fall Festival on Sept 25th, Mountain Heritage Day in Cullhowee on Sept 26th, and culminating with the IBMA gathering in Raleigh where they are currently nominated for 8 awards at the October 1st Awards Show.