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.

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Nov 24, 2015

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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.

More To The Story: Charlotte: Museum, Food Trucks

Nov 18, 2015

More To The Story host Paul Foster interviewed Business Reporter - Ely Portillo of the Charlotte Observer about some of his latest articles.  This involved a huge renovation project for the Charlotte Nature Museum, where they hope to raise $28 million, and the Food Truck Craze that featured details on Food Truck Friday's.

Posted by Paul Foster of WNCW, Senior Producer, News and Public Service Coordinator, Morning Edition Regional Host

Independent Scholar and Author David Gilbert was the guest of this WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week to talk about his book 'The Product of our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace'.  The Asheville resident sheds new light on the little-known era of African-American music and culture between the heyday of minstrelsy and the Harlem Renaissance.  This broadcast from Nov. 13th is available for your listening enjoyment.

Live Thursday November 19th at 1pm: EDWARD DAVID ANDERSON

Nov 16, 2015

This Illinois songwriter just released an album called "Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions" that definitely left a strong first impression on us with its powerful songs and tasteful production. Then it dawned on us that David was the frontman for the band Backyard Tire Fire, which formed in Asheville in 2000! He opens up for Tab Benoit in Asheville on Wednesday and in Charlotte on Thursday.

During "More to the Story" on Nov. 4th, Mike Cronin, Growth and Economy Reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times, was special guest concerning Asheville's ongoing growth.  While there are many good things to growth like tourism and business, there are also concerns.  Did you know the middle class in Asheville's numbers are dwindling and the cost of living seems impossible for many.  This and more are discussed by Cronin.

This information was posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story, WNCW's Paul Foster, Senior Producer and News & Public Affairs Coordinator

Live Friday, November 13th at 3pm: WILL KIMBROUGH

Nov 9, 2015

His songs have been covered by Little Feat, Todd Snider, & Jimmy Buffett among others, and he's lent his skills to such diverse top-tier talents as Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Gomez, Emmylou Harris, the Jayhawks, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Toumani Diabate, and Mavis Staples. When he last visited us, he was the Willie in that great Gulf Coast group Willie Sugarcapps. But he's got a string of his own albums too, and is in the area for shows in Black Mountain Friday, Balsam Saturday, and Asheville Sunday.

WNCW's Joe Kendrick talks with HBO's Ellen Pfirrmann about her experience with Studio South, an Asheville-based music documentary from 2007, as well as Southern Songs and Stories, Joe's new documentary series.  Ellen is also a former WNCW host, and now serves as location manager for film and television, with credits including movies The Hunger Games, Jupiter Rising, Wanderlust, and TV series VEEP and Homeland, to name a few.