ArtBreak - segment C (week of May 11)

May 11, 2015

This is one of three Art Break segments good for the week of May 11th.  Listen for information on visual arts news for things like exhibits, events, even theater and more from Boone to Wilkesboro, Asheville to Charlotte, and sometimes even East Tennessee.  

Wednesday May 13th at 1pm: LYAL STRICKLAND

May 8, 2015

May 13th through 17th, Montreat, NC hosts the 8th Annual SERFA Conference: the Southeast Regional Chapter of Folk Alliance International. One of the performers this year is Lyal Strickland, a folk/Americana singer who lives and breathes the life of small town/rural midwest America. A native of Buffalo, Missouri, Lyal's primary vocation for most of his life has been running the family cattle farm.

Live Thursday May 7th at 1pm: ORGONE

May 5, 2015

We are excited to host this big funk-soul-space disco band out of L.A. here in Studio B Thursday afternoon, before playing Asheville Thursday night and Charlotte on Saturday. They've got a bunch of catchy new tunes on their new album Beyond the Sun, featuring their new vocalist Adryon de Leon. This video gives you a taste of what to expect.

Artbreak Recordings

May 5, 2015

Artbreak provides news on Visual Arts that includes Events, Exhibits, Classes, Theatre and More.  Information is often shared on art groups, galleries, and  programs from Asheville to Charlotte, Hickory to Boone and Wilkesboro, and sometimes Eastern Tennessee.

If interested in submitting an art announcement, email (please provide an adequate amount of time prior to the date or dates of event).

The Following Segments are for the week of July 27th

During this 'More To The Story,' the hot button topic about the Asheville Buskers was discussed.  A group of Buskers (city street performers/artists), along with City leaders are attempting to tackle possible changes to ordinances that could change the way operations are currently conducted.  This segment from April 29, 2015, featured new Arts and Entertainment Reporter, Emily Patrick, of the Asheville Citizen Times.

     This Friday Feature from May 1st, involved the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and their new web based support for Western NC - High Country Farmers and details of a new book pertaining to its mission, etc.

Friday Feature of the Week: Autism

May 4, 2015

   April was National Autism Awareness Month.  The Friday Feature of the Week, first airing on April 17th, featured Kathy Dolbee, Resource Specialist for the Autism Society of Western NC.  The interview covered what Autism means, how it affects those with the condition, stats on the number of children with the condition in NC, and ways to treat and manage it as best as possible.

Live Friday May 8th at 3pm: DAYNA KURTZ

May 1, 2015

You notice a number of different genres influencing the music of singer/songwriter Dayna Kurtz, and her voice is nothing short of sublime. Says Paste Magazine, "Kurtz sounds at times like her musical DNA contains traces of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, not to mention the world’s great cabaret singers.” Add to that a wise comparison to Nina Simone, and you have a taste for what we have in store when Dayna returns to Studio B. She's in the area for a show at the Balsam Mountain Inn in Balsam, NC.

Live Friday May 8th at 1pm: SOL DRIVEN TRAIN

May 1, 2015

One of our favorite Charleston bands returns to Studio B to fill up the airwaves with their fun, infectious grooves. Their latest release, appropriately titled "Dance", covers a whole lot of genres, just like WNCW. They are (left to right) Matt Thompson on Bass and vocals; Wes Powers on drums; Russell Clarke on saxophones and vocals; Joel Timmons on guitar and vocals; Ward Buckheister on guitar, trombone, and vocals; Ross Bogan on keys and vocals.

Live Monday, May 4th at 3pm: RYAN MONTBLEAU

May 1, 2015

We got into this Boston singer/songwriter thanks to his song "75 and Sunny" with his band. He's got a new release called Growing Light, and his solo tour passes through Asheville on Tuesday and Charlotte on Thursday.  Ryan will join us in the air studio on Monday, May 4.