"Barnheart", by Jenna Woginrich. WNCW reporter Stina Sieg interviews the author about her move from the urban environment to her quest for a place to become a homesteader, farmer, and a young woman who is self-sufficient. This is the laugh-out-loud funny and poignant memoir of her struggles and her triumphs at Cold Antler Farm in upstate New York.
The Second Annual Sustainable Viticulture Conference is open to anyone who is interested and will feature Phillip Hart, owner/winemaker of AmByth Estates in Templeton, California, who will discuss growing grapes bio-dynamically. There will also be a variety of local and regional presenters. The Conference takes place on February 22, 2012 and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This Friday we are pleased to welcome one of the most played bands of traditional Irish music heard on WNCW -- or on just about any other station for that matter. The 5-piece band Solas has evolved it's lineup over the years, consistently maintaining their adherence to tradition while branching out in contemporary directions. They play Clover this Thursday and Asheville on Friday.
One of the Asheville area's favorite singer/songwriters returns to Studio B for another engaging session of stories and songs. We welcome back David Wilcox, performing in advance of his Saturday evening show at the Diana Wortham Theatre. His latest project: a rerelease of cassette recordings from '79-'82!
Fresh back from their Silk Tour of China and Mongolia, Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch are in the area for a LEAF Outreach benefit at White Horse Black Mountain Thursday evening (with Casey Driessen). Abigail's "City of Refuge" placed #10 in WNCW's Top 100 of 2011. Fascinating videos of last fall's Silk Tour here.