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Live Friday, April 15th at 2pm: Guest DJ ERIN MCKEOWN

Apr 9, 2016
ERIN MCKEOWN
Merri Cyr

She's a singer, songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, ....and a 2011-12 fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society for her ardent work on social justice issues and culture. We love it when Erin McKeown can pay us a visit, and she returns as Guest DJ with Scotty Robertson Friday afternoon! She plays Asheville Friday night, and Knoxville on Sunday.

Live Thursday, April 14th at 2pm: ERIC BACHMANN

Apr 9, 2016

Long a fixture in the Chapel Hill scene and the greater indie-rock scene in general with Archers of Loaf and Crooked Fingers, Eric Bachmann has recorded a solo release in Asheville, and we'll all get to know it together when he visits with Scotty on Thursday afternoon. He plays Carrboro on the 16th and Asheville on the 17th. 

Live Wednesday, April 13th at 10am: LEW CARD

Apr 9, 2016

From Austin, TX comes Lew Card, who has a new release that really caught our ears here at WNCW. He's got Earle Poole Ball, who worked with The Byrds and Johnny Cash among others, on it, as well as the Tijuana Trainwreck Horn Section, as heard on Shinyribs. Catch him at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville Wednesday night after a morning visit with Martin Anderson.

Live Friday, April 15th at 11am: THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS

Apr 9, 2016
The Joelsons

Brothers Page Burkum & Jack Torrey hail from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and have taken the Americana world by storm this year with their terrific debut that harkens back to the sounds of the Everly Brothers and other early country greats. The World Cafe has fallen in love with them too. They enlisted JD McPherson for You're Dreaming, who lends a lot to their great sound. They play Amos' Southend in Charlotte on both the 15th and 16th (with Kacey Musgraves!).

Merle Haggard, Country Legend, Dead at 79

Apr 6, 2016

Merle Haggard, who over six decades composed and performed one of the greatest repertoires in country music, capturing the American condition with his stories of the poor, the lost, the working class, heartbroken and hard-living, died at his home in California. He died today, his 79th birthday.

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