POKEY LAFARGE Live Monday, June 26th at 10:15am

“The manic revelation is the state where artists create,” says Pokey. “I got to the point in writing these songs where I felt like a house on fire that just kept burning.” Manic Revelations is the name of his new album, a new direction in many ways, but really a culmination of where he's been headed this last decade of working hard at his craft. Get to know this great artist more when he stops by to speak with Martin Anderson on Monday morning, following his Sunday night show at The Grey...

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Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC on Saturday, September 30, 2017

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, June 26

Jim Lauderdale – London Southern

Tuesday, June 27

Steelism – Ism

Wednesday, June 28

Slaid Cleaves – Ghost On the Car Radio

Thursday, June 29

Randall Bramblett – Juke Joint at the Edge of the World

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KEVIN SPEARS Live Thursday, June 22nd at 11am

Jun 15, 2017

The kalimba is a tiny African box-like instrument you hold in your hands and pluck with your fingers. It is amazing the variety of sounds that Asheville's Kevin Spears can get out of it, especially with the loop effects he adds to his impressive mastery of it. Also amazing is the roster of artists he was played with: Futureman, Victor Wooten, Lizz Wright, India.Arie, Col. Bruce Hampton, Toubab Krewe, Arrested Development... "KalimbaMan" is part of the lineup of this year's Asheville Percussion Festival, June 26th-July 2th.

DANIEL ROMANO Live Wednesday, June 21st at 2pm

Jun 15, 2017

When you think of the phrase "follow your muse", you might look to Daniel Romano as a prime example of a musician who does just that. His albums have sounded significantly different from each other, as if his interests are morphing, or he's trying to find out what sound fits best for him. Like Dylan, it may or may not be either, or both... All we know is, we've liked his last two albums, and we like the variety of sounds on his new one "Modern Pressure." Romano plays the Evening Muse in Charlotte on Tuesday, and the Mothlight in West Asheville on Wednesday.

CAT CLYDE Live Wednesday, June 21st at 11am

Jun 15, 2017

This new singer/songwriter from Ontario, Canada has a wonderfully fresh sound, but her influences draw from old-school legends like Patsy Cline, Bessie Smith, and Etta James. Maybe a little Janis Joplin, too?

Peak of the Week 6/22: Shannon McNally "Black Irish"

Jun 15, 2017

Shannon McNally "Black Irish" - It’s a wonder why this roots-blues-soul-singer isn’t more well-known. This wonderful collection of songs from a variety of sources (The Band, Stevie Wonder, Muddy Waters, Pops Staples), with a lot of help from Rodney Crowell, should help fix that.

Down the Road BRMT | Ep. 9: How to Join a Music Jam

Jun 14, 2017

In the Blue Ridge, you can find people gathered on any day of the week to play mountain music. Whether on a front porch or a festival ground, the most basic unit of mountain music is the jam session. Here’s a quick field guide to jam session etiquette, to help you get the most out of your tune time.

Click here to learn more about Jam Session Etiquette.


SPINDALE (June 7, 2017) – The deadline to enter the Practical Nursing Education program at Isothermal Community College in the fall has been extended until Monday, July 10.

Bonnaroo 2017 A Huge Success | 2018 Dates Announced

Jun 14, 2017

Bonnaroo 2017 was an incredible success with over 65,000 attendees closing out the festival's 16th year on the farm. Highlights from the four-day event include U2's first-ever American headlining performance, a SuperJam featuring Chance the Rapper performing Outkast's "Hey Ya," a Bluegrass SuperJam featuring the great Bobby Osborne and the new Other stage playing host to thousands of dancing revelers all weekend long. Artists and fans alike professed their passion and appreciation for the most unique festival experience in the country.

The Head And The Heart Comes to Asheville, NC

Jun 13, 2017

The Head And The Heart comes to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with special guest The Shelters on Saturday, September 30th at 8pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16th at 10am and will be available through the USCC Box Office, online at, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Click here to enter WNCW's contest to win a pair of free tickets!

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Bruce Ganger, Executive Director of Bounty and Soul of Black Mountain (NC), dropped by WNCW's studios to talk about this non-profit group that shares healthy foods at a variety of locations and through a variety of programs.  Also discussed was their fundraiser celebrating healthy food access and community partnerships 'Veg Out'.  This segment originally aired June 9, 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster

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Recently in the pages of the Asheville Citizen-Times was a feature article called "Have North Carolina Tax Cuts Boosted Economy? Not So Some Economists Say." This story by Reporter Mark Barrett (interviewed) was discussed during this "More to the Story' from June 7, 2016.

Posted by Host and Producer of More To The Story, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer / News Director / NPR Regional Morning Edition Host