STUDIO B - PRESENTED BY SIERRA NEVADA

Pressing Strings Live Friday July 20th between 2 to 3pm

Annapolis, MD is the hometown for this indie soul rock trio, with guitarist Jordan Sokel, bassist Nick Welker, and drummer Brandon Bartlett. They play The Grey Eagle in Asheville Thursday night.

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Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind NOLA BRASS BAND "CHA WA" Plus TROMBONE SHORTY Sunday, July 22nd With Host Kim Clark

We're taking a trip down to New Orleans with the brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian sound of Cha Wa, led by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux's grandson J'Wan. And, from the archives, Trombone Shorty in an interview and performance from 2011.

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, July 23

The Travelin’ McCourys (self-titled)

Tuesday, July 24

Heart Hunters – American Eclipse

Wednesday, July 25

No New Tunes at Two - Olivia Chaney live in Studio B

Thursday, July 26

Amanda Shires – To the Sunset

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

Thursday, July 26: The Ruen Brothers

All My Shades of Blue – A duo from Northern England sounding like a cross between The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, and The Strokes? No wonder the famed Rick Rubin wanted to produce this new one.

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The Honeycutters are playing a few southeast gigs this month, including the Salvage Station in Asheville on Friday, before spending August and September in Europe. Amanda stops by to update us on the latest, including some brand new material, most likely. Nice sticker on their van, by the way; we've got some if you need any...

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Vicki Dameron

Sunday evening at 6pm Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark will feature recent sessions from Andrew Scotchie and The River Rats PLUS Reverend Freakchild. Both were promoting new albums... Scotchie with Family Dynamo and Freakchild with Dial It In. Enjoy two mini concerts tonight, in the comfort of your living room, kitchen, car or tent!

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The Duhks

Music from the roots up and this week, catch tunes from Casey Driesen, The Duhks, new music from Ray Cardwell, The Wooks and much more as we venture in to The Tall Grass. Join Host Joe Greene and take a walk through all different kinds of grass, be it blue, new or jamgrass, it happens every Sunday evening at 6pm on listener-powered roots radio WNCW.

 

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Andy Toms

The magazine dedicated to all the good things that make up the great state of North Carolina, returned to the airwaves of WNCW.  Our State Magazine, Editor in Chief- Elizabeth Hudson took part in this Friday Feature Interview of the Week to go over the mag edition called "Summer Mountain Getaway".  The interview first aired July 6, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News and PSA Coordinator, and Morning Edition Regional Host

After a recent series of reports by the Charlotte Observer, it was learned that a record number of pedestrians have been killed on the streets of the Queen City.  What's being done to improve safety?  What are the main causes?  Is the driver of a vehicle or the walking pedestrian more to blame in this incidents?  Reporter Steve Harrison of the Observer spoke with WNCW (from July 4, 2018).

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

Friday Feature- The N.C. Music Hall of Fame

Jul 13, 2018
NC Music Hal of Fame Psoter
NC Music Hall Of Fame

Did you know that North Carolina had a music hall of fame?  It makes perfect sense, since our state has such a rich and long standing tradition of various music genres and artists.  Executive Director of the NC Music Hall of Fame, Veronica Cordle, tells the Friday Feature all about it.  The original on-air broadcast took place June 29, 2018.

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Vicki Dameron

Scottish clans, Celtic fans and festival lovers worldwide are gearing up for the 63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, a four day event celebrating Gaelic culture, heritage, music, athletics and dance. Some claim it’s one of the largest gathering of clans in the world and it begins in western North Carolina, Thursday, July 12 at 4:30pm.

Grants Available for Heritage Projects

Jul 10, 2018

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced its 2018 Heritage Grants Program to fund projects that preserve, interpret and promote Western North Carolina’s agricultural, craft, Cherokee, music, and natural heritage. These five distinctive legacies earned the region a Congressional designation as a National Heritage Area in 2003.

The Avett Brothers recently announced that they will be ringing in 2019 with two shows at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Bojangles Coliseum on December 30th and December 31st.
 

Etta Baker picked up her ragtime influenced style of fingerpicking at the age of 3 from her father. She became a master of the Piedmont Blues, influencing musicians like Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.  Etta practiced her two-finger picking style an hour every day in addition to raising nine children with her musician husband. After raising nine children and working 26 years at a Morganton textile mill, she quit at age 60 to become a professional musician.

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