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Guest DJ MATT SMITH Tuesday, February 20th, 11am-Noon

One of the highlights of Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters' music is the terrific pedal steel & electric guitar work of Asheville's Matt Smith. Lately he's also been performing in Amy Ray's latest post-Indigo Girls band. Let's get to know more about Matt's music tastes when we turn him loose with the WNCW mix on Thursday at 11.

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On The Way Up | Episode 32

Welcome to Episode 32 of our exploration of some of the most notable songs to arrive in our mailboxes and inboxes lately here at grassroots radio. We’ve got everything from favorites like Wood Brothers and Calexico to the long-awaited return of North Carolina’s (and now more New Orleans’) own Squirrel Nut Zippers, several instrumental stand outs, and a Segue Of The Week with a dark classic from the band Portishead. Playlist: Tommy Emmanuel “C-Jam Blues” from Accomplice One Squirrel Nut...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, February 19

Doc Watson – Live at Club 47

Tuesday, February 20

Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You

Wednesday, February 21

Femi Kuti – One People One World

Thursday, February 22

Charlie Peacock – When Light Flashes

STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

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

Thursday, February 22: Tommy Emmanuel – Accomplice One

This incredible guitarist absolutely dazzles live audiences, and shows his diverse virtuosity with the likes of Jerry Douglas, Mark Knopfler, Ricky Skaggs, and Jake Shimabukuro.

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Many of us in Western North Carolina have either heard about or maybe even experienced what's known as the Brown Mountain Lights of Pisgah Forest/Table Rock.  This longtime mystery or legacy if you will, led to the writing of a book called "The Brown Mountain Lights: History, Science and Human Nature, Explain an Appalachian Mystery."  The books Author, Geologist Ed Speer of Marion, sat down with WNCW to discuss what his research produced.  Original air date was Feb. 16, 2018.

It was six-months ago that Charlotte based Carolinas Healthcare let it be known that they would join with UNC Healthcare (Chapel Hill).  Now Carolinas Healthcare has added a hospital group in Georgia.  Is bigger better? What does this mean for healthcare and cost in the Carolinas?  Charlotte Observer Business Reporter- Deon Roberts was guest on this More to the Story from Feb. 14, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story - WNCW's Paul Foster, Senior Producer, News and PSA Coordinator, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

Friday Feature- An Update On Preservation N.C.

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Preservation North Carolina rescues old houses and sometimes even old factory buildings, churches, schools, and general stores.  Director and former Shelby, NC Mayor - Ted Alexander spoke with WNCW's Joe Greene on the latest news and happenings concerning Preservation N.C.  The feature first aired Feb. 19, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

He's referred to by some as "the godfather of Americana music", and she's known as the fine fiddler for Toubab Krewe, Scott Miller's Ladies Auxiliary, and above all Uncle Earl. They've been collaborating well these past couple years and are coming through the area in support of their new album "The Ledges": Johnson City on Thursday night, and Charlotte on Friday night. They speak with Scotty and play a few tunes on Thursday afternoon.

Riverfront Park - North Charleston, SC

Saturday May 5 - Margo Price, Big Something

Sunday May 6 - Moon Taxi, Hiss Golden Messenger

Tickets on sale Friday, February 23 at 10AM 

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Photo by Vicki Dameron

We'll delve into the music of two very different masters of the guitar - Django Rhinehart and Etta Baker. Stephane Wrembel brought the spirit of Django Rhinehardt into our studio a couple of weeks ago when he was in the area for the Django birthday party celebration in Asheville, NC and in 2008, Ernie Hawkins with Scott Ainsley stopped in on their way to a concert honoring Etta Baker in her hometown of Morganton, NC. We'll listen to these very talented musicians reflect on the work of the masters, and hear some fantastic guitar work as well.

 

Guest DJ MATT SMITH Tuesday, February 20th, 11am-Noon

Feb 14, 2018

One of the highlights of Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters' music is the terrific pedal steel & electric guitar work of Asheville's Matt Smith. Lately he's also been performing in Amy Ray's latest post-Indigo Girls band. Let's get to know more about Matt's music tastes when we turn him loose with the WNCW mix on Thursday at 11. 

Welcome to Episode 32 of our exploration of some of the most notable songs to arrive in our mailboxes and inboxes lately here at grassroots radio. We’ve got everything from favorites like Wood Brothers and Calexico to the long-awaited return of North Carolina’s (and now more New Orleans’) own Squirrel Nut Zippers, several instrumental stand outs, and a Segue Of The Week with a dark classic from the band Portishead.

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Banjo pickers and Bela fans, tune in! Bela Fleck shares his latest announcement (well, two, actually): he's heading up an intensive camp at the Brevard Music Center this August called the Blue Ridge Banjo Camp with Tony Trischka, Kristin Scott Benson, & others. They are currently taking applications, including 2-3 minute videos to show your level, through the end of February. Bela talks via telephone with Martin about this and more.

Béla Fleck presents the inaugural Blue Ridge Banjo Camp to be held at the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC on August 15-19, 2018. The camp will feature 3 days and 4 four nights of diverse banjo instruction by Béla himself alongside a cast of world class banjo players/instructors. The week will culminate with a finale concert held in the beautiful Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.

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