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CANCELLED- Live Friday, December 8th beginning around 6pm: THE WARREN HAYNES CHRISTMAS PRE-JAM

It's our 19th Pre-Jam, in advance of Warren's 29th annual fundraiser for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity . What began as a live Studio B session and a great opportunity for various artists to meet and jam with each other for the first time, has now become a tradition with a vibe all its own, and WNCW is honored to be able to broadcast it live for you in its entirety (with cool holiday tunes during set breaks to help get you into the Christmas spirit, 'NCW-style.) Who else will be there?...

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Martin Anderson on stage at the Warren Haynes Christmas Pre-Jam in 2016.
Photo by Vicki Dameron

On The Way Up | Episode 29

On this episode of On The Way up, we spotlight Christmas themes with some of the best new music to come our way this season, like The Minus 5, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Decemberists, Lowland Hum and more. On “DJ For A Day”, I’ll talk with WNCW morning host and music director, Martin Anderson, about our top 100 of 2017, as voting for that yearly best-of list is going on right now at wncw.org. Plus we’ll spin you a “Segue of the Week”, pairing a newly reissued and practically unheard of soul...

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Top 100 - 2017

TOP 100 OF 2017 It’s that time again! Time to vote for your 10 favorite WNCW releases of 2017 , and help us create the Top 100 for our end of year countdown at the end of December. You will also qualify to win a complete set of the WNCW Top 10 discs, as compiled by fellow listeners and programmers! Click here to see the list of albums we have featured this year and cast your vote. We have compiled one large list that includes Bluegrass, Blues, Regional, and all the other styles we cover. ...

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STUDIO B - Presented by Sierra Nevada

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

Thursday, December 7: Van Morrison – Roll With the Punches

It’s his 37th album, and another great blues exploration (and he already has a 38th on the way any week now! A jazz-based one.)

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The Watts INTERVIEW

Mar 4, 2010

Roland Dierauf's interview with The Watts in Studio B on March 4, 2010.

This segment, from Jan. 18, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances. Here, we remember an Americana legend and drummer for the '60s rock group The Band, Levon Helm, who died in 2012.

Levon Helm first picked up a guitar at age 8, but soon switched to drums. Though best known as the famous drummer for the rock group The Band, Helm continued to influence music with his collaborations and solo works.

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