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Pretty Little Goat String Band Live Thursday, March 22nd at 1pm

This fun old-time band from Brevard features Tim Fisher on fiddle, Josh Carter on mandolin, Mallory Carter on washboard, Owen Grooms on banjo, and J.T. Linville on bass. They play the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday night.

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On The Way Up | Episode 34

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Jessica Porter, Summer Intern 2014

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The Outlaw Music Festival Tour Is Coming To NC!

Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, Delta Rae, and more together for the summer 2018 tour. Tickets on sale Friday, March 16 at noon. March 13, 2018 - Willie Nelson, Blackbird Presents, and Live Nation are thrilled to announce the lineup for the first leg of Outlaw Music Festival Tour for summer 2018 . The incredible lineup of music stars includes Willie Nelson & Family, Sturgill Simpson,...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, March 19th

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats – Tearing at the Seams

Tuesday, March 20th

Toubab Krewe – Stylo

Wednesday, March 21st

Western Centuries – Songs From the Deluge

Thursday, March 22nd

Chuck Brodsky – Them and Us

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

Thursday, March 22nd - Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us

With previous albums recorded in Mexico City, New Orleans, and their hometown of Tucson, Calexico traveled to the Northern California coast this time for another dynamic, eclectic collection.

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Interviews and local features.

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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.


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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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.