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Scotty Robertson and Halli Anderson in the WNCW Air Studio
WNCW Staff

Asheville based River Whyless brings to the stage Modern Folk with an Appalachian Worldbeat twist. Near the end of a year filled with significant performances, music releases, and growing acclaim, vocalist and violinist Halli Anderson joined Scotty in the WNCW studio to guest DJ and talk about musical influences and the future for the band.

If you don't have tickets to the Christmas Jam, but still want to get involved, here are some ideas...

Each year a group based in Winston-Salem seeks donated Christmas gifts that are passed on to Women and Men in the Military, while they're serving on foreign soil during the holidays.  Those serving in the Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy, must be residents of the state of North Carolina.  This Friday Feature Interview of the Week provides those details and more.

Live Broadcast of the Warren Haynes Christmas Pre-Jam.
Dennis Jones

Tune in to WNCW starting at 6pm on Friday, December 11th for our live broadcast of the Warren Haynes Christmas Pre-Jam. We will air the 17th annual all-star event at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC in its entirety, and then rebroadcast the show the night of New Year’s Eve.

Friday, December 4th at 1pm: Guest DJ HALLI ANDERSON

Dec 1, 2015

The River Whyless has become one of our favorite new local bands here, and singer/violinist/songwriter Halli Anderson is a big reason why. Scotty Robertson will turn over the song selection to her just after Frank on Friday, so tune in to hear some of the musical influences behind a local favorite whose star is quickly rising. The band plays Thursday the 10th in Johnson City, Friday the 11th in Charlotte, and Saturday the 12th in Asheville.

Live Wednesday December 2nd at 3pm: DAVID OLNEY

Dec 1, 2015
DAVID OLNEY
Gregg Roth

David Olney is a cornerstone of original songwriting for Nashville -- both the real one, and the ABC-TV series one. He returns, this time with bassist Daniel Seymour, to our area for a visit with Roland before a Wednesday night show in Asheville.

WNCW welcomed Edward David Anderson to the airwaves on Thursday, November 19th as he toured the region in support of his second solo album, Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions. Host Joe Kendrick had a lively conversation with the former Asheville resident and Backyard Tire Fire founder in this podcast.

RSVP Submitted

Nov 24, 2015

Your RSVP has been submitted.  Please arrive early and remember to bring a photo id to pick up your two tickets at Will Call. See you soon!

Every year around this time, your WNCW hosts start prepping and cooking in the WNCW kitchen that is our great Music Library, to prepare for you a smorgasbord of songs centered around thankfulness, family, and above all, food. We've got all the meals, main & side dishes, beverages, and food groups covered -- no need to bring anything! We start the theme early in the week, but the main course, per tradition, will be Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant Massacree (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!), served up just past Noon on Thursday.

Local Color Live Rebroadcast Sunday, November 22

Nov 19, 2015

Western NC bands Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats, Alex Krug Combo, Raising Caine and Doc Aquatic recently played at New Mountain AVL for Local Color Live, an event sponsored by New Belgium Brewing and filmed by IAMAVL. We have all the recordings of a night of fantastic music and now Mary Hughes gets to highlight the performances on Local Color this Sunday from 7 to 8pm.

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