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CORB LUND Live Friday, March 2nd at 4pm

The Alberta singer/songwriter/rancher who brought us such 'NCW favorites as "The Truck Got Stuck", "Horse Doctor Come Quick", and "Bible On the Dash" is on a somewhat rare solo tour that takes him to West Asheville's newest venue on Friday night, Ambrose West.

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Rhythm N' Blooms Festival Announces Lineup Additions: Deer Tick, Hayes Carll, And More

Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival has rounded out its April 6-8, 2018 lineup. Americana roots/rock headliners Deer Tick, will join previously announced headliners Dr. Dog and Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival ft. The McCrary Sisters. Additional artists including Hayes Carll, DK The Drummer (of Mutemath ) , Penny & Sparrow, Caroline Spence, Possessed By Paul James, Andy Wood, Max Gomez, Sucre, Dori Freeman, Okey Dokey, The Broadcast, LUTHI, Ancient Cities, and more have been...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, February 26

Kim Richey - Edgeland

Tuesday, February 27

The Mammals - Sunshiner

Wednesday, February 28

Femi Kuti – One People One World

Thursday, March 1

Kevin Connor & Swing 3PO – Doin’ the New Lowdown

STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

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

Thursday, March: Steep Canyon Rangers – Out in the Open

One of our favorite bands, no question! They continue their exploration beyond traditional bluegrass, w/ Joe Henry as producer, & especially with some profound literarary explorations in their lyrics.

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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 us and play a few tunes on Friday 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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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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Donna the Buffalo has been sending out good musical vibes since 1989, and this week on Studio B Rewind we'll catch them in a live session from 2013, when they had just released the album “Tonight, Tomorrow, and Yesterday.”  Also, Radney Foster in an interview and performance from November of last year, focusing on his album “For You To See The Stars”, and his book by the same name.

The fourth annual run features Drive-By Truckers and the Marcus King Band
"Live From the Fox Oakland" nominated for Grammy award

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh – Friday, July 13
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Sunday, July 15

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Zack Fox, Education Reporter for the Spartanburg Herald-Journal joined More to the Story on Feb. 6, 2018 to discuss South Carolina's TERI (Teacher Employee Retention Incentive) Program and how it affects teachers.  How will the upcoming conclusion of the program affect teachers' jobs? And how does the states pension play a role?

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

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