Pressing Strings Live Friday July 20th between 2 to 3pm

Annapolis, MD is the hometown for this indie soul rock trio, with guitarist Jordan Sokel, bassist Nick Welker, and drummer Brandon Bartlett. They play The Grey Eagle in Asheville Thursday night.

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Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind NOLA BRASS BAND "CHA WA" Plus TROMBONE SHORTY Sunday, July 22nd With Host Kim Clark

We're taking a trip down to New Orleans with the brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian sound of Cha Wa, led by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux's grandson J'Wan. And, from the archives, Trombone Shorty in an interview and performance from 2011.

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, July 23

The Travelin’ McCourys (self-titled)

Tuesday, July 24

Heart Hunters – American Eclipse

Wednesday, July 25

No New Tunes at Two - Olivia Chaney live in Studio B

Thursday, July 26

Amanda Shires – To the Sunset

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

Thursday, July 26: The Ruen Brothers

All My Shades of Blue – A duo from Northern England sounding like a cross between The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, and The Strokes? No wonder the famed Rick Rubin wanted to produce this new one.

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Today, the tradition of ballad singing is alive and well in the North Carolina mountains thanks in part to Sheila Kay Adams, a seventh generation singer.  Raised in the community of Sodom in Madison County, Adams learned from her great aunt Dellie Chandler Norton, sitting together and repeating the verses to each other knee-to-knee until the songs were “caught.”

Live Music Calendar Recordings

Jul 9, 2018
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Carolina Blue

We've got some home-grown bluegrass with Brevard-based Carolina Blue playing some tunes for us from their new album “Sounds of Kentucky Grass.” Also, the psycho-tropic folk of the Austin, Texas band The Deer live in our studio.


It's the music of Uncle Walt's Band, Spartanburg's legendary group that is often heralded as a cornerstone of today's Americana music genre, this Friday. David Ball, Warren Hood, Marshall Hood & friends have been jamming together lately, and they play at the FR8Yard in downtown Spartanburg (125 E. Main St.) both Friday and Saturday nights.

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Photo by Dave Fimbres

Join long time Celtic Winds Host Richard Beard, this Sunday at 1pm, as he welcomes Piper EJ Jones and the bouzouki powered Frances Cunningham to Studio B. They'll talk about Celtic music, traditional tunes, instruments and the 63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games which will be held July 12th through July 15th in Linville, NC on Grandfather Mountain at MacRae Meadows. Photo by Dave Fimbres.

Headquartered in Western North Carolina, the former Center for Disordered Eating has become the Carolinas Resource Center for Eating Disorders.  Executive Director of the group Simone Seitz was guest of this Friday Feature Interview of the Week to talk about this issue and what the group is doing to help change lives for the better.  The interview first aired on June 22, 2018.

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Photo by Vicki Dameron

Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon (N.C.) Resort will host the FEI World Equestrian Games in September.  Sharon Decker, COO and VP of Carolinas Operations for the Equestrian Center talked about the event, on-going preparations, what to expect and more during this Friday Feature Interview from June 15, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week- Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News and PSA Coordinator, and Regional Host of Morning Edition

Gastonia's Budget Inn came to an end last month after City Officials deemed it unsafe.  This followed a long process that saw the motel be a location for crime and other issues.  However, it was a roof over the head of numerous extended-stay residents. Officials say they gave ownership and residents plenty of time to make other arrangements before the establishment came to an end.  The full story is shared by the Gaston Gazette's Kevin Ellis during this More to the Story from June 13, 2018.

Jessica Jankowski of the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas was interviewed during this segment of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, from June 8, 2018.  Jessica wanted to share the message that the need for blood remains critical during the summertime for the  region and that the amount of donors typically drops off due to vacations, high school students out of school, and hot temperatures.

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Photo By Vicki Dameron

Host Joe Greene brings us music from the roots up with tunes from Jerry Douglas, Love Canon, Circus No.9 and more. In this new WNCW program, we explore the progressive side of music, spotlighting artists that reach beyond traditional Bluegrass music. Plus, we get into songs and sounds from the younger generation of pickers adding their feelings and flavor to our roots music traditions. Hope you can take a stroll in The Tall Grass with us, Sunday evenings at 6pm.