Summer of Love - WNCW Remembers the 50th Anniversary on July 26

On July 26 we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love by diving into the music of the era all day. We will also offer a special themed t-shirt available only on this day.


Daniel Coston To Visit WNCW During Saturday Night House Party (7/22)

Daniel Coston will visit with Mike Dew during this week's Saturday Night House Party . He will talk about his new book on the Double Door. Coston’s new book, Home Of The Blues: A History Of The Double Door Inn , will be available this month from Fort Canoga Press. This third and final edition of the book features the complete story of the legendary Charlotte music venue, with numerous new interviews, new photos, and more information about the Double Door than ever before. Coston originally co...

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STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, July 24

Gov’t Mule – Revolution Come…Revolution Go

Tuesday, July 25

Stanton Moore – With You in Mind: The songs of Allen Toussaint

Wednesday, July 26

No New Tunes at Two: 1967 songs all day long, for the Summer of Love

Thursday, July 27

Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot in the Head

Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 9pm sample a new release

Thursday, July 27: Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters – (self-titled)

One of our region’s favorite acts, in Americana or just great music in general, returns with another home-run collection of great songs.

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Interviews and local features.

We'll hear some top-shelf bluegrass from the Gibson Brothers, who were here this past February to talk about and play songs from their latest album "In the Ground" - Also,  we'll go back to June 2013 for a highly entertaining session with Spartanburg native Marshall Chapman, who came by to showcase tunes from her album “Blaze of Glory”, to talk about the rich musical heritage of her hometown, and to share some great stories from her adventurous and colorful life.  As we say here in the south, she's a "hoot"!


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Bill Lindsey

Way back in 1928, Bascom Lamar Lunsford helped start a festival of local musicians and dancers in Asheville. 90 years later, it's the longest running folk festival in the country. Musician, curator, and all-around mountain music expert Laura Boosinger joins Martin Anderson as guest DJ to spin recordings from some of the legendary string bands and balladeers that have played there over the years, as well as new releases from some of this year's headliners. The festival runs "along about sundown" August, 3, 4, and 5 at A-B Tech.

Daniel Coston will visit with Mike Dew during this week's Saturday Night House Party.  He will talk about his new book on the Double Door.

(July 14, 2017) Multi-platinum recording artist Jack Johnson announces the release of his 7th studio album, All The Light Above It Too, available September 8 through Johnson’s own Brushfire Records label. The album’s first single, “My Mind Is For Sale” was released today, accompanied by a lyric video and is now available to purchase through all digital platforms, along with the full album pre-order here.

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This summer west elm, is celebrating not only LOCAL makers and designers, but also the talented local musicians who are a part of their creative communities. In its effort to celebrate, west elm stores across the country will be hosting free concerts with emerging and well-known local artists you won’t want to miss!

Dan Auerbach – Waiting On a Song – This latest solo project from the Black Keys’ frontman has the catchiest hooks yet! And collaborations from a variety of greats like John Prine & Kenny Vaughan.

Enter to win a copy of Dan Auerbach's new release.

Live Thursday, July 20th at 2pm: THE STEEL WHEELS

Jul 13, 2017
Sandlin Gaither

Fresh from hosting their 5th annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival in Mt. Solon, VA this past weekend, The Steel Wheels travel south for shows in our area that include Hendersonville's Rhythm & Brews Festival on Thursday and Charlotte's Neighborhood Theatre on Saturday. Their latest album is another sweet one which they officially released at MerleFest, Wild As We Came Here.

WNCW`s 2006 Top 100 Results

Jul 13, 2017

Top 100 - 2006

We only have the records for the Top 10 results of this year.

Samantha Biddix Bumgarner and Eva Smathers Davis hailed from Sylva, North Carolina and caught the attention of Columbia Records at the dawn of the country music record industry. In 1939, Bumgarner traveled to Washington DC with Bascom Lamar Lunsford to play for President Roosevelt and the Queen of England.

Vicki Dameron

We'll listen to three very different instrumental acts that have played live in Studio B in the last couple of months. We'll hear a session with the Fretless, a band comprised of three violinists and a cellist from Canada who just won a Juno Award for best instrumental album. Also, Kevin Spears, master of the kalimba- or African thumb piano- and the psychedelic funk of Super Yamba Band from Brooklyn, New York.