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Live Saturday, January 27th at 10am: STEPHANE WREMBEL

One of France's -- in fact the world's -- best Gypsy jazz guitarists comes back to our area for the 9th annual Django Reinhardt Birthday Party at The Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday. Join Roland during "Jazz and Beyond" for a visit from Stephane Wrembel with his rhythm guitarist Thor Jensen.

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MerleFest 2018 Announces New Additions to Lineup (Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now)

WILKESBORO, N.C. (January 16, 2018) – MerleFest , presented by Window World and slated for April 26 - 29 , is proud to announce five additions to the 2018 lineup: The Mavericks, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Mandolin Orange, Alison Brown, and Brandy Clark . The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. MerleFest has already announced over 75 artists for 2018, including Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson,...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, January 22

Grayson Capps – Scartlett Roses

Tuesday, January 23

Chris Smither – Call Me Lucky

Wednesday, January 24

Steep Canyon Rangers – Out in the Open (with Woody Platt & Graham Sharp joining Scotty!)

Thursday, January 25

Mark Erelli – Mixtape

STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9 PM Sample A New Release

Thursday, January 25: Bette Smith – Jetlagger

A neo-Soul/R&B renaissance is in full swing these days! For fans of Macy Gray, Bettye LaVette, Mavis Staples…

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Live Saturday, January 27th at 10am: STEPHANE WREMBEL

Jan 19, 2018

One of France's -- in fact the world's -- best Gypsy jazz guitarists comes back to our area for the 9th annual Django Reinhardt Birthday Party at The Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday. Join Roland during "Jazz and Beyond" for a visit from Stephane Wrembel with his rhythm guitarist Thor Jensen.

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Catie Curtis

We'll hear Catie Curtis talk about philosophy and good works, and perform songs from all through her career in a session from 2010. We'll also cut a rug with Caleb Klauder and His Country Band with Reeb Willms, who were in Studio B in late 2016, a session that produced a stand-out track on our latest Crowd Around The Mic.

 

WILKESBORO, N.C. (January 16, 2018) – MerleFest, presented by Window World and slated for April 26 - 29, is proud to announce five additions to the 2018 lineup: The Mavericks, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Mandolin Orange, Alison Brown, and Brandy Clark. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Join us throughout the day on Monday as WNCW continues its annual tradition of honoring the words and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with music selections inspired by him. We'll bring you a variety of genres, plus excerpts from a few of his speeches.

Friday Feature: The Energy Savers Network

Jan 12, 2018
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The Executive Director of the Western North Carolina based 'Energy's Savers Network' (Brad Rouse) was guest of the Friday Feature Interview of the Week to provide information about the organization.  They go by the motto, Save the World - One House at a Time, as they try to help needy individuals lower their energy burdens.  Concerns about climate change is  also very important to the network.  This segment originally aired January 12, 2018.

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During this laid-back enjoyable topic about Charlotte's Six Places To Get Fried Chicken From Around The World, Observer Food Editor- Kathleen Purvis will get you hungry talking about restaurants offering Korean, Dominican, and African fried chicken dishes.  This More to the Story is food-delicious and unique to say the least.  It originally aired on January 10, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story, WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host - Paul Foster

We'll check in with a 2006 Studio B session with Mark Johnson and Emory Lester, just before the release of the album “Acoustic Rising.” Mark has a very unique banjo style that has been dubbed “clawgrass” and Emory Lester is a master mandolin and guitar player. Also, we'll head up the mountain to Asheville for a 2003 live session on the road with the one-man jam band Keller Williams, who played tunes for us from his album “Laugh”,  including the WNCW classic, “Freeker by the Speaker.” Join Kim Clark this Friday evening and every Friday evening as she hosts Studio B Rewind on WNCW.

After a holiday break, we return with a batch of music to break your sonic fast over the past month, and hopefully give you some warm feelings in this cold season along the way. The end of the calendar year and holidays always spell a slow time for new music, but we finally collected enough new offerings to make a quality mix for you, and are glad to get this show into a forward gear again. We’ll spin two western NC bands along with WNCW favorites like James McMurtry and Mavis Staples, and dip into some jazz and alternative rock along the way.

We've got a true classic for you this week, as we go back to June 2003 for a session with one of our all-time favorites, James McMurtry. His album “St. Mary of the Woods” had been released only a few months before, and this session produced one of our most popular Crowd Around the Mic cuts EVER: the epic “Choctaw Bingo.” Also, we'll get to know the Boulder' Colorado bluegrass band Ragged Union, who played live in our studio this past October. 

WNCW is proud to again partner with the Foundation Performing Arts Center to present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live.” WNCW’s acclaimed bluegrass show “Goin’ Across the Mountain” is a favorite of traditional and contemporary bluegrass fans across the region every Saturday afternoon. Now it comes to life on stage as we bring together some of the biggest names in bluegrass music.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Blue Highway with be playing this fundraiser for WNCW at Isothermal Community College Auditorium in Spindale, NC on Friday, January 12.  The show starts at 7 pm. 

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