STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

Studio B Rewind FRANK VIGNOLA and VINNIE RANIOLA Plus SUPATIGHT, Friday - August 18th at 6pm

This week on Studio B Rewind, Host Kim Clark shares the amazing guitar interplay of Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo, in a session from the spring of 2014. These two guys have a long list of impressive credits individually and collectively, and in their shows, they tackle everything from 60s-era surf guitar classics to Mozart to staples of 1970s arena rock. And, we'll get into some funk with Asheville's Supatight, who played live for us in July, on the street date of their EP, “Puree.”

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, August 21

Eilen Jewell – Down Hearted Blues

Tuesday, August 22

Joan Osborne – Songs of Bob Dylan

Wednesday, August 23

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton – Wildflower Blues

Thursday, August 24

Jeremy Pinnell – Ties of Blood and Affection

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

Thursday, August 24

Kacy & Clayton – The Siren’s Song – This duo of cousins from Saskatchewan ties British 60’s-era folk and modern Americana perfectly!

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Interviews and local features.

Charlotte Observer Political Reporter, Jim Morrill returned to WNCW's 'More to the Story' to talk about recent stories that dealt with fallout from comments made by a Charlotte City Council member and the amount of money raised so far by candidates in the race for Mayor.  This segment first aired on 88.7 FM August 2, 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer for More To The Story, Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

The mountains of North Carolina are rich in music traditions, both old and new, but no other musical community’s roots reach as far back in this region’s heritage as those of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. To their ancient ceremonial music, the Cherokee have added new traditions in bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music.

*Cancelled* DAVID OLNEY Live Friday, August 11th at 3pm

Aug 3, 2017

Emmylou Harris, Tim O'Brien, Del McCoury, James King....these are just a few of the respected singers and songwriters who have covered this Nashville songwriter's great work over the years. His latest LP Don't Try to Fight It is yet another favorite of ours here at WNCW.

Panthers Training Camp At Wofford College

Aug 3, 2017
By Kevin Washington

By Vicki Dameron

We'll make just a short hop back to May to hear The Moon & You playing live for us, that's the Asheville husband and wife pop-folk duo of Melissa Hyman and Ryan Furstenberg. And, from just a couple of weeks ago, one of our longtime favorite Americana roots bands, the Steel Wheels, who came by to perform tunes from their new album “Wild As we Came Here.”

On August 17th The Foundation Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC is honored to host a special free concert featuring one of the US Navy’s best touring music ensembles.

The Friday Feature Interview of the Week focused on Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC. WNCW is a broadcast service of the college. Vice-President of Community and Workforce Development, College Advancement, and Director of Alumni Affairs, Thad Harrill was special guest to talk about recent achievements and what's on the horizon at ICC.  This segment originally aired August 28th.

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

Black and white image of solar eclipse

It's no secret that the long-awaited Total Solar Eclipse is coming Monday, August 21st.  During this 'More to the Story' (originally aired July 26th), we find out how Upstate South Carolina is preparing for this rare event. It just so happens that parts of the upstate, including Greenville, will be right in the center of the eclipse's path of totality.  Interviewed about this was Elizabeth LaFleur of the Greenville News.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More To The Story, Paul Foster

ALAN MUNDE & BILL EVANS Live Saturday, August 5th at 4pm

Jul 31, 2017

Two highly revered banjo maestros in bluegrass and other styles visit us on Saturday afternoon. Bill Evans keeps up a busy schedule as an instructor and mentor for professionals and amateurs alike, and Alan Munde is perhaps best known for his long tenure in Country Gazette, after starting off with Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys way back when. They each perform alone and together every once in a while, and it's a treat to welcome them both to WNCW for a chat with Joe Greene before their show at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall's upstairs lounge Saturday evening.

THE BIG TAKEOVER Live Friday, August 4th at 2pm

Jul 30, 2017
Matthew Conde

Ska, soul, and more converge with this high-energy sextet from New York, fronted by charismatic singer Nee Nee Rushie. Infectious tunes! They play the Asheville Music Hall on Friday night (supporting Dynamo.)

Learn more about the band!