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Shannon McNally & Erin Costelo Live Thursday, March 29th at 1pm

We've loved Shannon McNally's soulful blend of folk, country, blues and rock since her 2002 album Jukebox Sparrows . Last year's Black Irish featured strong collaborations with Rodney Crowell, and an eclectic roster of covers. She is currently on tour with a powerful new (to us) soul singer named Erin Costelo, and we can't wait to get to know her when they visit Studio B on their way to Charlotte for their double-bill at The Evening Muse. Erin's new album Down Below, the Status Quo is our ...

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Crowd of people at MerleFest festival.
Courtesy of MerleFest

MerleFest Announces Saturday Late Night Events for 2018 Festival

Town Mountain to host Midnight Jam with Jim Lauderdale, All New Barn Dance WILKESBORO, N.C. (March 20, 2018) – MerleFest , presented by Window World, is pleased to announce the return of the beloved Midnight Jam and the start of the Barn Dance. Following tradition, the well-known, fan favorite Midnight Jam will take place on Saturday night, prefaced by the Barn Dance. The legendary music festival is an annual homecoming of musicians and music fans; this year’s festival is scheduled for April...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, March 26

Special Consensus – Rivers and Roads

Tuesday, March 27

Erin Costelo – Down Below, The Status Quo (and live in Studio B with Shannon McNally on Thursday!)

Wednesday, March 28

The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl

Thursday, March 29

Leftover Salmon – Something Higher

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

Thursday, March 29: Brandi Carlile

By the Way, I Forgive You – Carlile addresses the topic of forgiveness in this inspiring, emotionally cathartic, and deeply personal album.

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The Outlaw Music Festival Tour Is Coming To NC!

Mar 13, 2018

Willie Nelson & Family,  Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, Delta Rae, and more together for the summer 2018 tour.

Tickets on sale Friday, March 16 at noon.

Scotty Robertson (left) and Joe Kendrick (right)
Photo by Vicki Dameron

In this episode, you’ll hear the return of The Mammals, who have expanded their musical palette considerably since their last release 12 years ago, folk music with a punk sensibility from The Tillers, Peter Rowan returning to bluegrass, plus captivating debuts from Vivian Leva and Lauren Ruth Ward, and more. We also have a DJ For A Day conversation with WNCW’s Rhythm Theorem and midday host Scotty Robertson about our recent programming moves, and we’ll wrap it up with an international set, including our Segue Of The Week.

Matt Walsh Friday, March 16th around 3pm

Mar 12, 2018

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Matt Walsh seems to already know a little about "Life After Rock & Roll" (the name of his latest release) -- his duo The Low Counts had a prolific four years of "Blue Collar Rock & Roll" before his drummer and friend Austin Hicks died a year ago this month. With influences spanning blues, soul, country, and more, The High Point/Statesville musician has shows in our area that include Asheville this Thursday and Black Mountain on Saturday.

Band members smiling in hallway surrounded by cds
Vicki Dameron

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat in a live session from 2014 plus one of the hottest bands in contemporary bluegrass, Volume Five, playing live for us this past January. Join Host Kim Clark every Sunday evening at 7pm for Studio B Rewind.

Rev. Sparks & the Jubilee: An Appalachian roots old-time string band with Jake Blount, Mason Via, Clarke Williams, Landon George will join Carol live in the studio this Sunday, March 11 at 4:00pm during This Old Porch.

Internships for Current Students

Mar 8, 2018
Mic in production studio with computer and sound board
Jessica Porter, Summer Intern 2014

Are you a student studying broadcasting, business, or marketing? We're accepting applications for summer and fall interns at the station! Send your resume, cover letter, and area of interest to Stephanie at

Read more about internships with WNCW here.

Playback: Mac Arnold Interview with Renee Denton

Mar 5, 2018
Mac Arnold and Renee Denton standing outside WNCW's Studio.
Courtesy of Renee Denton

Mac Arnold recently visited the station for an interview with Renee. This interview originally aired during Local Color on February 26!

Founder and CEO Rick Curti of the Charlotte Bats, a group hopeful to bringing Major League Baseball to the Queen City was a part of this Friday Feature on March 2, 2018.  Would the Charlotte region and the Carolina's support another franchise, with the NFL and NBA already established.  Could this market, the city, sponsors and others provide the financial support needed in a sport with a very long season?  Conti shared his story and thoughts.

Jennifer Bowman with the Asheville Citizen-Times answered questions about her stories on the former Manager for Buncombe County, Wanda Greene.  Greene and others are under investigation for fraud.  This interview aired originally on February 28, 2018.

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

Playback: Author Bill Kopp Interview With Martin

Mar 3, 2018

Attention, Pink Floyd fans! There's a new book out chronicling the band's incredible five years between founder/frontman Syd Barrett's departure and the release of the epic Dark Side of the Moon, and the author is Asheville's own Bill Kopp. Known around WNC for his work with Mountain Xpress, Kopp has focused recently on Reinventing Pink Floyd, and he'll join Martin Anderson Wednesday morning for an hour of songs and stories about this transformative period for the band.