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Spindale Cycle
5:03 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Monday Night August 26th at 8pm: CESARIA EVORA - Miss Perfumado

We'll try to start saying farewell to summer on Monday night with a trip to the tropical Cape Verde Islands.  One woman is responsible for bringing this island nation's rich musical tradition to the world: Cesaria Evora (8/27/41-12/17/11).  Her Cape Verdean mornas and Portuguese fados, blended with West African percussion, Brazilian modhinas, and British sea shanties, were among the most captivating and beautiful of world music sounds.  No passport needed as we sail to Cape Verde with her 1992 album. 

Peak of the Week
9:35 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Thursday the 29th between 8pm & Midnight: RICKY SKAGGS & BRUCE HORNSBY: LIVE - CLUCK OLE' HEN

One of our favorite more unusual collaborations is the piano of Bruce Hornsby and the hard-drivin' bluegrass of Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.  They're back with a live album, released this past week.  It's our Peak of the Week Thursday night.  

programming
9:02 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Morning Edition 8/23/13: Spanning the Decades At The Foundation Performing Arts Center

Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band will perform at The Foundation Performing Arts Center on September 6th, 2013.

The Foundation Performing Arts Center announces its 2013-2014 season marking the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Isothermal Community College (and the 15th season for The Foundation.)  The Foundation's Director Russell Wicker talks about the fun and challenges of finding performers that would represent 50 years of music.

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programming
10:02 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Morning Edition on 8/21/13: ASHEVILLE WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL 2013

Who doesn't like good food and the good wines that go with it? Pairing regional food with the best wines has been a tradition as far back as the Greeks and Romans,  and long before that. The 5th Annual Asheville Wine and Food Festival takes place beginning on Thursday, August 22nd and running through Saturday, August 24th with the GRAND TASTING at the U.S.Cellular Center at 87 Haywood Street in Asheville.

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Programming
5:08 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

A Special Guest Visits "Goin' Across The Mountain"

Allen Mills

Join Dennis Jones in the Noon hour of  Goin’ Across The Mountain Saturday August 17th, 2013 for a very special visit with Allen Mills of Lost and Found.

Studio B
5:06 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Live Wednesday the 21st at 12pm: THE BROADCAST

They moved to Asheville from Brooklyn in 2010, and they've become one of the hottest bands in the region these days: The Broadcast is a 6-piece band fronted by powerful singer Caitlin Krisko.  They've got a new release, Dodge the Arrow, being released this Fall, and we'll hear some of these new tunes live on Wednesday with Joe Kendrick. 

Studio B
5:06 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Live Wednesday the 21st at 4pm: THE JOHN COWAN BAND

Newgrass Revival...The Doobie Brothers...his own killer band....pretty much every Merlefest...WNCW listeners have cherished John Cowan and his incredible voice for as long as we've been on the air.  Cowan's currently on a big 60th Birthday Tour, and he, Jeff Autry, Shadd Cobb, and more will visit Studio B before their tour takes them to Charlotte for a Thursday night show. 

New Tunes at Two
5:05 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, August 19th-22nd, 2-3pm

OVER THE RHINE - Meet Me at the Edge of the World

Monday the 19th: OVER THE RHINE - Meet Me at the Edge of the World

Tuesday the 20th: WILLIE SUGARCAPPS (Will Kimbrough, Grayson Capps, Sugarcane Jane, Corky Hughes)

Wednesday the 21st: CHUCK BRODSKY - The Baseball Ballads Vol. 2

Thursday the 22nd: STEPHEN SIMMONS - Hearsay

Spindale Cycle
5:05 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Monday Night August 19th at 8pm: LED ZEPPELIN - Houses of the Holy

We celebrate Robert Plant's August 20th birthday this week with Monday night's spotlight on Led Zeppelin's 1973 masterpiece, Houses of the Holy.  Following their series of "I-IV", the band branched out with a few different directions, yet the sound remains the same: classic Zeppelin that is just as incredible 40 years later as it was when it was first released.  "The Rain Song", "Over the Hills and Far Away", "D'Yer Maker", "No Quarter", "Dancing Days", "The Song Remains the Same".... turn it up Monday night! 

Peak of the Week
5:04 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Thursday Night the 22nd between 8pm & Midnight: THE TEDESCHI-TRUCKS BAND - Made Up Mind

Singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks are on fire these days!  The sweet couple's band, both in the studio and on the road, is tight and powerful, and they have what has got to be considered by many their strongest album yet, Made Up Mind.  Join us as we feature this great collection of blues, soul, rock, and killer jams on Thursday night. 

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