Wednesday April 15th at 11am: PAT DONOHUE

Apr 11, 2015

After a decade in the Guys' All-Star Shoe Band of Minnesota Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion, guitarist Pat Donohue is traveling the country with a solo tour showcasing his style of Minnesota blues. He plays Asheville Wednesday, Waynesville Thursday, and Brevard Friday, plus guitar workshops back in Asheville on Saturday morning and afternoon. "If you're a guitar player, he's going to haunt you." -Leo Kottke

Friday April 17th at 11am: Guest DJ CHARLES HUMPHREY III

Apr 11, 2015

This handsome guy holds down the bass end of one of our favorite bands, the Steep Canyon Rangers. He also writes some of our favorite songs of theirs. When he's not busy touring or recording with them and Mr. Martin or Ms. Brickell, or documenting America's running trails through haiku, he's working with another great group, the Songs From the Road Band. He's co-written all of the songs on their newest release Traveling Show, and he'll fill up the 11 o'clock hour spinning some of his favorite tunes when he plays Guest DJ on Friday.

New Tunes at 2 Features, April 13th-16th:

Apr 11, 2015

Monday: DWIGHT YOAKAM - Second Hand Heart

Tuesday: NICKI BLUHM & THE GRAMBLERS - Loved Wild Lost

Wednesday: STEPHANIESID - Excavator

Thursday: MANDOLIN ORANGE - Such Jubilee

We celebrate the late Lowell George's 70th birthday on Monday with this 1972 classic. Their debut the year before was strong, but many Feat fans feel that George really hit his stride with his songwriting and arrangements here, with "Easy to Slip", "Cold Cold Cold", "A Apolitical Blues", the title track, and above all, "Willin'". Another standout on this is the Richie Hayward/Bill Payne composition that became a Little Feat standard, "Tripe Face Boogie". RIP Lowell George, who died of a heart attack while on the road in 1979. Long live Little Feat!

He will always be associated with his glory days with Dire Straits, but Mark Knopfler has enjoyed charting his own course with seven solo albums these past almost 20 years. His eighth is more Americana/folk than the rock side of those Dire Straits days, but it's also more eclectic than ever: you'll hear influences as far ranging as Irish, jazz, and however you describe that trademark sound of J.J. Cale's. This is a great album to kick back and dig into on a Thursday night. Join us!

More to the Story: Tolls Roads for Charlotte?

Apr 9, 2015

More To The Story is the new feature during WNCW's 'Morning Edition' that airs each Wednesday at 8:51 am.  This edition from April 8 talked about the progress and intent of possible future toll roads for Charlotte.  Our discussion was with a reporter from the Charlotte Observer, who has been reporting and writing stories on this subject.

WNCW Is A Media Sponsor Of MerleFest

Apr 8, 2015

WNCW will broadcast MerleFest on the WSIF Wilkesboro 90.9FM signal during the festival.  If you're in that area, you will be able to enjoy the broadcast.  Many of our hosts will be emceeing the festival, including Martin Anderson, John Fowler, Joe Kendrick, Tom Pittman, Carol Rifkin.  Click here for more information about MerleFest.

This outstanding 'Friday Feature Interview of the Week' was about the recently announced Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership awarding $5,000 to the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University to support a documentary film on Madison Co. Master Fiddler Roger Howell.  During this interview from April 3 (2015), you'll hear the details from Howell himself and Hannah Furgiuele, programming coordinator for the center at Mars Hill.

Artbreak segment 3 - April 20-30

Apr 6, 2015

WNCW's Artbreak covers visual arts news that you should know about.  From right outside your front door to a short drive away, check out this latest segment on everything from exhibits to events and theatre to classes.

Artbreak segment 2 - April 20-30

Apr 6, 2015

WNCW Artbreak's covers visual arts news that you should know about.  From right outside your front door or a short drive away, check out this latest segment on everything from exhibits to events and theatre to classes.