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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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The Head And The Heart Ticket Giveaway

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

STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

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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More To The Story- Upstate SC's Aging School Buses

Jun 13, 2017
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A lack of funding keeps aging school buses on the road in upstate South Carolina counties like Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union. Hear about the average age of these buses and other concerns when it comes to safety, etc. with Zach Fox, who serves as Education Reporter with the Spartanburg Herald-Journal.  Originally aired in May 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer for WNCW's More To The Story, Senior Producer and News Man, Paul Foster

ANNE MCCUE Live Thursday, June 15th at 3pm

Jun 10, 2017

When you think of cities that foster great blues performers, Sydney, Melbourne, & Ho Chi Minh City might not be at the top of your list. But that's where acclaimed singer/guitarist Anne McCue built her foundation for making great music, and now that she's been living in Nashville and elsewhere in the U.S. for a number of years, we get to see her fairly regularly. Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, & David Olney are among the favorites of ours that sing her praises. She returns to Studio B before playing an early evening set at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall.

THE FRETLESS Live Thursday, June 15th at 11am

Jun 10, 2017

Three violinists and a cellist comprise this wonderful quartet that blends Celtic, folk, and chamber music seamlessly (and fretlessly.) They recently won Canada's JUNO Award for Best Instrumental Album, and we are so happy to welcome them back to WNCW's Studio B for their second visit. They play West Asheville on Thursday and Hickory on Friday.

Down the Road BRMT | Ep. 8: What is Old-Time Music?

Jun 9, 2017
Tommy Jarrell
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The hills of Western North Carolina are home to traditional Appalachian music, but the roots of old-time music stretch all over the world, combining the music of the first European settlers in the Appalachians with that of the Africans who came to the new world as slaves, and elements of the musical traditions of the Native Americans. When you hear the blue notes and syncopation that fiddlers like Tommy Jarrell play in tunes like “Black-Eyed Susie,” you can hear that old-time music is a melting pot like no other.

Mavis Staples I’ll Take You There: All-Star Concert Celebration – This birthday concert for Mavis includes Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & the late Gregg Allman.

Earl perfected the syncopated style of three-finger banjo picking, known as “Scruggs Style." In 1948 he joined Lester Flatt to form the Foggy Mountain Boys. Their theme to "The Beverly Hillbillies" made the Scruggs style famous worldwide.

Mount Airy was a mecca for old-time music long before Andy Griffith immortalized his hometown as Mayberry on "The Andy Griffith Show." North Carolina's favorite native son, Griffith played tribute to the region's musical traditions, often playing on his show with the Darlings, a real-life musical family.

Bonnaroo 2017

WNCW Host Renee Denton is representing the station at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2017.  She will post updates and photos here...so check back for news from Bonnaroo!

Friday Feature: Taste of Charlotte...Yum

Jun 6, 2017
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Since 1999, Taste of Charlotte has grown in to one of the major festivals each year for the Queen City.  It highlights culinary art and cuisine at its finest with a variety of restaurants and food. Event representative Carrie Griffin talked with WNCW about what's coming up at this year's TOC, June 9-11.  This Friday Feature Interview of the Week originally aired June 2, 2017.

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

In this episode we feature styles ranging from Celtic stomp to gospel blues, and from artists hailing from west Africa and western North Carolina. There’s both heartbreak and redemption in the show, and we’ll drop some knowledge about music promotion and publicity with our DJ For A Day segment when I interview Nelson Wells, founder of Team Clermont from Athens, GA. Plus our Segue Of The Week is a gem featuring a host of master musicians from Mali alongside Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame.

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