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April 6-8, 2018 in Knoxville, TN


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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Now in it's fourth year, The Diversity Forum at Brevard College is underway again to cover on-going concerning topics to show that all people can unite to better understand one another and everyones hurts, fears, and hopes to find answers.  Interviewed was Megan Keiser, Forum Lead and Coordinator of Elementary Education at the college.  This edition aired Feb. 2, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, WNCW's Paul Foster- Senior Producer, News Director, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

Dead & Company Announces 2018 Tour

Feb 6, 2018
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DEAD & COMPANY announces its 2018 tour, kicking off on Wednesday, May 30th in Mansfield, Massachusetts at the Xfinity Center and returning for two-night stands at iconic venues such as Citi Field in New York; Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin; Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, California; and Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, while also adding new venues, including Los Angeles’ historic Dodger Stadium and Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, to the tour.

International Clash Day Goes Global

Feb 5, 2018

Radio stations, record stores, and entire cities on all seven continents to declare and celebrate International Clash Day 2018.   Follow on social media using #internationalclashday

On February 7th, 2018, music lovers all over the world will observe International Clash Day, an annual celebration of seminal UK punk band The Clash, and a recognition of the enduring influence of their music and human rights message.   

Celebrate Mardi Gras with WNCW this Tuesday!

Feb 4, 2018
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Mardi Gras is coming!

Join us from 9am to midnight on Tuesday, February 13 as WNCW provides your Fat Tuesday soundtrack. We’ve got the best in New Orleans funk, jazz, Cajun, Zydeco, & more.  

Laissez les Bontemps Rouler!

Host John Fowler welcomes Crescent Moon Rounders to This Old Porch on Sunday, February 4th at 3:30 for an interview and live session with songs from their new album Ain’t Gonna Get No Supper Here Tonight. The Crescent Moon Rounders have been performing together at musical festivals in North Carolina for over a dozen years. Reid Ringer, from Saluda, South Carolina, and Rob Morrison, from Chapel Hill, have played in various bands together for over 30 years. Ray Owens, from Charlotte, has come from a mixture of bands from Asheville to Charlotte before he joined the Rounders.

INTERNATIONAL CLASH DAY - Wednesday, February 7th

Feb 2, 2018

We at WNCW join in the annual #internationalclashday that goes back to 2013, celebrating The Clash and the messages they expressed through their music of peace, unity, anti-imperialism, anti-racism, poverty awareness, and freedom of expression.  We'll kick off each hour of WNCW's music mix with a tune from The Clash, Joe Strummer, etc. More info here.

BREW DAVIS Live Thursday, February 8th at 11am

Feb 2, 2018

Asheville-by-way-of-Nashville singer/songwriter Brew Davis has a good new release of songs that he'll officially release Thursday evening at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, after sharing a few of them live with Martin Anderson in the air studio. He's got folks like Charlie Chamberlain and members of the Songs From the Road Band involved.

More To The Story- Asheville's Latest Big News

Feb 2, 2018
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This More to the Story from January 31, 2018 spotlighted some of the latest top news stories being written about in the pages of the Asheville Citizen-Times.  From the Citizen-Times, Casey Blake - Opinion and Community Engagement Editor, was guest.  Blake covered another closing of a daycare, eliminating a need for childcare and affordable childcare, as well as an exercise gym controversy and the cities latest developments in short-term rental.


The Kazoo can be described as a small musical instrument often made of a hollow pipe with holes in it that produce unique and at times zany sounds. Did you know that America's only full-time Kazoo Factory is located in South Carolina and that its long history comes back to the South.  This Friday Feature offers Stephen Murray, President of the Kazoo Factory, located in Beaufort.  You'll also here from some well known artists who have blown on the Kazoo in their music.  The on-air version aired January 26th.

More To The Story: SC Bus Crisis Update

Feb 2, 2018

Paul Hyde, Education Writer, with the Greenville News joined WNCW during this More to the Story edition from January 24, 2018 to go over his series of reports on the on-going bus crisis effecting South Carolina schools, including the upstate.  The age of some buses and their mechanical issues are of note.

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