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8:34 am
Wed February 13, 2013

ME 2/13: VITICULTURE CONFERENCE COMES TO WARREN WILSON COLLEGE ON 2/20/2013

Chuck Blethen, owner of Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard

The 3rd Annual Sustainable Viticulture Conference is coming, and it is DIRTy! Chuck Blethen, owner of the Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard, founding member of the Sustainable Agriculture Viticulture Institute (SAVI) and organizer of the conference, spent some time talking with me yesterday about his favorite topic - wine - and how to make it sustainably and tasty.

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Peak of the Week
6:00 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Thursday Night the 14th between 8pm & Midnight: KELLY WILLIS & BRUCE ROBISON - Cheater's Game

These two fine (and married) singer/songwriters in Americana & Country have another collaboration, this time with notable covers by Dave Alvin and Robert Earl Keen, among other WNCW favorites.  Tune in as Brad mixes each of the tunes into the Thursday night mix.  Happy Valentine's Day! 

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4:24 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Ticket Giveaway: Carolina Chocolate Drops

Tune in early this week for an opportunity to win tickets to see the Carolina Chocolate Drops  at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, NC on Friday, February 22nd.

Studio B
9:55 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Live Wednesday the 13th at 1pm: CORB LUND & THE HURTIN' ALBERTANS

To compose the songs for his terrific 2012 release, Corb Lund hunkered down in the remote cabin he built with his girlfriend and favorite uncle in rural Alberta. Just as the cabin was finished, his relationship crumbled and his uncle passed away.  Following weeks alone there, "Cabin Fever" was born.  The songs range from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock.

Studio B
9:54 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Live Wednesday the 13th at 3pm: JOE PUG

Giving up his career as a carpenter to pursue music full time four years ago, Joe Pug has followed the path of countless other daring musicians, trying to establish a sustainable livelihood through grass-roots, one-fan-at-a-time efforts.  “Unless your surname is Dylan, Waits, Ritter or Prine, you could face-palm yourself to death trying to pen songs half as inspired as the 10 tracks on Joe Pug’s debut full-length”  (Paste Magazine).   Pug plays Knoxville, Asheville, & Charlotte this week. 

New Tunes at Two
5:02 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

New Releases Featured February 11-14 between 2-3pm:

Monday, February 11th: ROBERT RANDOLPH PRESENTS: THE SLIDE BROTHERS

Tuesday, February 12th: JAMBALAYA BRASS BAND - On the Funky Side

Wednesday, February 13th: WAYNE HANCOCK - Ride

Thursday, February 14th: JOSH RITTER - The Beast in Its Tracks

Spindale Cycle
5:02 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Monday Night 2/11 at 8pm: PROFESSOR LONGHAIR - Rock 'N' Roll Gumbo

An iconic figure of New Orleans music history, an inspiration to Fats Domino, Allen Toussaint and Dr. John among others, it's The Fess!  He spent time as a cook, a boxer, a soldier, and a professional cardplayer among other things, but we know him as the pianist who gave us THE anthem for Mardi Gras.  Join us on Fat Tuesday eve for some Rock 'n' Roll Gumbo that'll get you in the mood.  Yea you right! 

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11:09 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Releases You'll Hear On WNCW This Month - February 2013

Here are some albums that have really risen to the top here at WNCW. We hope you're enjoying them as much as we are.

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Studio B
2:14 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Live Wednesday the 6th at 3pm: ABIGAIL WASHBURN, KAI WELCH & WU FEI

Introducing The Wu-Force!  It's a newly formed trio of banjo player/singer Abigail Washburn, multi-instrumentalist Kai Welch, and introducing Wu Fei,  a vocalist and guzheng (Chinese zither) performer who spent her formative years at the China Conservatory of Music before embarking on work with choirs, orchestras, gamelans, films, modern dance, and more.  Get ready for a fascinating musical and cultural journey down the Silk Road with these three, in advance of their Wednesday night performance in Asheville. 

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2:48 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Fat Tuesday Soundtrack - Mar. 4, 2014

Mardi Gras is coming!

Join us starting at 9am on Tuesday, March 4 as WNCW provides your Fat Tuesday soundtrack. We’ve got the best in New Orleans funk, jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, & more.  

Laissez les Bontemps Rouler!

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