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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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Blue Yonder Live Friday, July 6th Between 4 and 5pm

Jun 28, 2018

We've discovered a band from Charleston, WV that we think you might like. They take early country and folk music – from swing to honky-tonk, bluegrass to rockabillly, hymns to pop folk, and add a contemporary twist. They're in the area for a show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville Friday evening. A Studio B double-header this Friday!

Jim Lauderdale Live Friday, July 6th at 11am

Jun 28, 2018

Jim's got both a 1979 bluegrass collaboration with Roland White, AND a brand new studio album called "Time Flies", both set for release on August 3rd. He's been pretty much the hardest working man in Americana music these past many years, and if you have a hard time keeping up with all that he's up to, you're not alone. But he happens to have a free half-day or so in our area, which is also his home turf, so we are fortunate to have him in for a quick session in Studio B. Welcome back, Jim!

Fireside Collective Live Thursday, July 5th at 3pm

Jun 28, 2018
Fireside Collective
Sandlin Gaither

“Bluegrass, Newgrass, perhaps Progressive folk…” That's how Jesse Iaquinto (mandolin), Tommy Maher (dobro), Carson White (bass), Joe Cicero (guitar), and Alex Genova (banjo) describe their Asheville band that we are excited to welcome to Studio B on Thursday. They received an IBMA Momentum Award nomination last year, and momentum is certainly another descriptive term that applies to them this year.  They play the River Jam in Charlotte Thursday evening.

WNCW Is Hiring!

Jun 28, 2018

WNCW-FM is looking to fill the position of Weekday Music Host and Programming Utility Specialist.  Interested applicants should apply through Isothermal Community College

Read the position description here.

Image of band members with hands in the air in first picture then band members with instruments in second image
Photo by Vicki Dameron

The small town of Old Fort is the location of the Mountain Gateway Museum, Catawba Falls, and Andrews Geyser - plus it's home base for the band Yellow Feather... and their couch farm! They recently played live for us in Studio B, and you'll hear that session (and find out what a couch farm is) on this week's Studio B Rewind. Also, Appalachian Mountain music meets Japan in the beautiful, unique work of Anya Hinkle, Akira Satake, and Duncan Wickel. (Yellow Feather top image. Hinkle/Satake/Wickel bottom photo.) Join Host Kim Clark Sunday evenings at 7pm on Studio B Rewind.

When English, Irish, and Scottish settlers moved into Appalachia, they brought an ancient form of music with them – the ballad. The isolated mountains drew song collectors like Englishman Cecil Sharp. In Madison County, Sharp collected several hundred songs – including 70 from Jane Hicks Gentry from Hot Springs.

Friday, June 29

Heritage Park Amphitheatre - Simpsonville

Hank Williams, Jr. has announced The Piedmont Boys will join him and Josh Phillips when they play at Heritage Park Amphitheatre in Simpsonville on Friday, June 29.  Tickets go on sale now at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, Ticketmaster, or by phone 800-745-3000.  

It's live bluegrass during Goin' Across the Mountain this Saturday when Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express pay Joe Greene a visit. Upcoming shows of theirs include Music on Main in Sparta, NC on Friday the 6th. 

Reverend Freakchild Live Monday, June 25th at 11am

Jun 25, 2018

This reverend is on a mostly radio station tour currently, including Studio B for songs from his new album "Dial It In".  The Reverend Freakchild grew up in Hawaii, holds a degree in philosophy and religion from Northeastern University in Boston and now currently resides in Colorado pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree at Naropa University.  He continues to perform and preach saying, "Music is my religion. Through song I seek transcendence!"

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By Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark will share the "philosphunk" style of local singer-songwriter Samara Jade, along with her fellow musicians, this Sunday on SBR, at 7pm. We'll hear harmonious tunes from Jade's new album Wave of Birdsong. And, Kim Clark has chosen another fantastic session out of the WNCW Studio B Vault. We'll go all the way back to 2001 and listen to music from Modereko - a band led by Bruce Hornsby's and Phil Lesh's drummer John Molo. Our host says it's gonna be smokin' good!

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