Live Wednesday June 17th at 1pm: THE HIP ABDUCTION

Jun 11, 2015

This Afro-pop/alt-rock outfit from Tampa/St. Pete brings some of that glorious Florida sunshine up to our area with a Wednesday night show at New Mountain in Asheville, and a live session in Studio B that afternoon. Their West African kora and ngoni, reggae rhythms, catchy hooks, and warm, positive message made their 2013 album a Top 10 pick among more than a couple WNCW hosts.

Bonnaroo Broadcast On Friday, June 12

Jun 10, 2015

WNCW broadcasts live from the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this Friday June 12th from 4-6 pm. Join hosts Rob Daves and Brad Watson as they bring the festival to you with a music mix of this year’s performing artists and their experiences on “The Farm” in Manchester, Tennessee. Rob and Brad will also periodically send updates and photos of their musical adventure to our website as the weekend goes on. There’s nothing quite like Bonnaroo, and this Friday WNCW will “radiate positivity” as we take you there over the airwaves!

Updates from Rob and Brad at Bonnaroo

Jun 10, 2015

Same day - 4:12pm CST Experiment time. PC's are full at the moment so I'm posting from my phone. It's worth noting though that in a weekend filled with the previously mentioned multi-genre soundtrack, I once again find some Waylon love. Durham NC's Hiss Golden Messenger just blew us all away with a scorching and most Cosmic cover of Steve Young's Lonesome Onry and Mean. Still working on pictures. Time to rehydrate and hit the What Stage for Spoon. I do hope this post went out. Rob

Special Guest Sabian Warren, Breaking News and Police Reporter, for the Asheville Citizen-Times, talks about Asheville's new Chief of Police - Tammy Hooper.  Hooper becomes the cities  first female chief.

Friday Feature - WNC Filmmaker Debuts Documentary

Jun 10, 2015

Hendersonville's David Weintraub was WNCW's guest on this Friday Feature Interview of the Week that aired on June 5.  This filmmaker proudly talked about his new documentary about Sea Turtles just prior to the film making it Western NC debut.  The film had already shown at a film festival in Charleston, SC, where it was an award winner.

Live Friday June 12th at 1pm: PHANTOM POP

Jun 4, 2015

This funk/jazz/fusion band from Brooklyn, NY has a string of shows in the region this week, including Carborro on the 11th, Charlotte on the 12th, and Boone on the 13th. Phantom Pop is Dave Lowenthal on electric bass, Josh Schusterman on drums, Haruka Yabuno on keyboard, Matt Giella on cornet, and Atsushi Ouchi on saxophone.

Live Thursday June 11th at 1pm: AARON BURDETT

Jun 4, 2015

Saluda, NC is the hometown of this gem of a singer/songwriter, who has recently completed his sixth full-length album Tinderbox, his second for Arden-based Organic Records. He's become a regular visitor to Studio B here, and returns with his current band for a few new tunes before their CD release show Friday night at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville.

Live Wednesday June 10th at 11am: RISING APPALACHIA

Jun 4, 2015

Originally from Georgia, sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith now call Asheville home, with a lot of time spent in New Orleans, Mexico, and the road. Weaving mountain music together with world rhythms, spoken word, and a variety of progressive causes they embrace with heart and soul, their band has a new album called Wider Circles, and they'll talk with Martin about it on Wednesday morning before their Asheville show on Saturday.

Live Wednesday June 10th at 3pm: GILL LANDRY

Jun 4, 2015

A former member of Old Crow Medicine Show (guitar, banjo, pedal steel, songwriting), Gill Landry is on tour in support of his great solo recording, and stops by WNCW before his Wednesday night show in Asheville. While he shares a lot of the same influences as his Old Crow bandmates, his own collection has a strikingly original sound, embellished by collaborations with Laura Marling, Robert Ellis, and Odessa Jorgensen among others.

'More to the Story' - June 10

Jun 4, 2015

'More to the Story' on Wednesday, June 10 will feature Sabian Warren, police and breaking news reporter, for the Asheville Citizen-Times. The discussion will be on the Asheville Police Dept. moving forward with the arrival of new Police Chief Tammy Hooper, the cities first female Chief.