Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes The day of the long-awaited coast-to-coast solar eclipse has arrived — and if history is any guide, it's likely that somebody's eyes are going to get hurt. "The ones we're really concerned about are the people who have never seen an eclipse before — or just decided that, you know, 'Today is a nice day to go take a look at a solar eclipse' — and, 'Oh, I probably don't need to do very much to get ready to do that.' Then I get worried," says Ralph Chou...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, August 21

Eilen Jewell – Down Hearted Blues

Tuesday, August 22

Joan Osborne – Songs of Bob Dylan

Wednesday, August 23

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton – Wildflower Blues

Thursday, August 24

Jeremy Pinnell – Ties of Blood and Affection

Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 9pm sample a new release

Thursday, August 24

Kacy & Clayton – The Siren’s Song – This duo of cousins from Saskatchewan ties British 60’s-era folk and modern Americana perfectly!

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Live Friday, July 14th at 3pm: SUPATIGHT

Jul 8, 2017

This funk-driven band out of Asheville has been making music since 2008, but a new EP they're officially unveiling on Friday night is introducing them to a wider audience. Bassist Tyler Mack, guitarists Mikey Domanico and Josh Bertram, keyboardist Matt Powers, drummer Kent Spillman, and percussionist Bizkit bring us the funk for your Friday afternoon.

Live Tuesday, July 11th at 1pm: THE MASTERSONS

Jul 8, 2017

Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore are partners in life and in music, and in addition to their own work (including a great new one Transient Lullaby), they back up Steve Earle as "The Dukes". They (including Earle) are currently on tour, with a show at The Orange Peel in Asheville on Tuesday night.

Vicki Dameron

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are taking place this weekend! Slainte! The games are popular throughout the world. The four day event has been held at Grandfather Mountain's MacRae Meadow for more than half a century. Each July, thousands of people from all over the world attend the games, located in Linville, North Carolina, to celebrate Scottish heritage with traditional music, games, food and friendship.

Vicki Dameron

From June of 2009, we'll hear the Mississippi-meets-the-slightly twisted Nashville sound of Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks in our studio showcasing tunes from the album “More Like Me." And, from this past June, a band that has broken out of the regional pack in a big way and is just about to embark on their first European tour: Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, from Asheville, who were here on the day that their new self-titled disc was officially released.

We're all about the rhythm this week on Studio B Rewind. We'll get down with the afro-psycho-beat blend of Polyrhythmics, who were in Studio B last month just before a show in Charlotte. Also, roots reggae band Bambu Station, from the Virgin Islands, who were here in 2008, plus a 2009 Studio B session featuring the multi-cultural music of multi-instrumentalists Free Planet Radio, from Asheville. Join Host Kim Clark with another look back on incredible Studio B Sessions.  

WNCW’s celebrated its new music podcast by celebrating Independence Day this episode, with the feature “DJ For A Day” telling you how we put our July 4th and other holiday music mixes together. Our music mix will be pretty bright and breezy, maybe even a little bit hot and hazy at times. Two regional favorites and a pair of local legends get spins, we feature both music that won’t be released until September and music that hasn’t been released since it was recorded live in 1974. Plus, many of the facets of the WNCW sound including country, bluegrass, jazz and rock and roll.

WNCW New Tunes and Giveaways

Jun 29, 2017

How many new artists have you discovered while listening to WNCW? We are proud to incorporate new tunes and artists into our daily music mix.

Country music came into the American mainstream with the Carter Family, but A.P. Carter relied heavily on African-American blues guitarist Lesley Riddle of Yancey County, N.C. In 1927, Lesley met A.P. in Bristol, Tenn. and helped the Carters collect the songs across Appalachia that would become country music classics. Now Burnsville pays tribute to the blues musician with annual Riddlefest.

POKEY LAFARGE Live Monday, June 26th at 10:15am

Jun 23, 2017

“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 Eagle in Asheville.

Friday Feature: Documentary Film on Mountain Music

Jun 23, 2017
Vicki Dameron

  On this WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week, The Center for Cultural Preservation was featured, as Executive Director - David Weintraub talked about the release of a new documentary film the center created called "A Great American Tapestry, The Many Strands of Mountain Music.  The documentary tells the story of the southern mountain's musical birth and evolution.  Aired originally on June 23, 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster