STUDIO B - PRESENTED BY SIERRA NEVADA

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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WNCW's New Antenna Being Installed

Jun 12, 2018
WNCW's main transmitter site on Clingman's Peak near Mount Mitchell
Photo by Vicki Dameron

Our new antenna is being installed at our main transmitter site on Clingman's Peak near Mount Mitchell this week.  You may notice some intermittent service in our signal as the upgrade is made.  The work should be completed (barring any major weather issues) by the end of the week. 

Live Saturday, June 16th at 1pm: Carolina Blue

Jun 8, 2018

Based out of Brevard, bluegrass band Carolina Blue formed in 2007. They are Bobby Powell on guitar and vocals, Tim Jones on mandolin and vocals, Reese Combs on upright bass and vocals, James McDowell on banjo and vocals and Aynsley Porchak on fiddle. We are pleased to welcome them to Studio B for a live session during "Goin' Across the Mountain". They have various dates in Brevard, Valdese, and elsewhere, including Marion's Red White & Bluegrass Festival in July.

Live Thursday, June 14th at 3pm: Cha Wa

Jun 8, 2018

New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. They play Boone Thursday night, and Johnson City on Friday.

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Tony Rice

Joe 'The Governor' Greene says it's gonna be a busy day on WNCW's bluegrass program Goin' Across The Mountain! "There's lots to do on the show this week!" said Greene. "We'll feature the new album, "Epilogue - A Tribute To John Duffey" and we'll talk with the man who spearheaded this star-studded project, musician Akira Otsuka. We celebrate the birthdays of Clarence White, Tony Rice and Jamie Daley and premiere new songs from Newtown and the Lonesome River Band." Listen this Saturday June 9th, and every Saturday, from 11am until 7pm to Goin' Across the Mountain.

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Vicki Dameron

From 2010 to 2014, Sanctum Sully was one the most popular bluegrass bands in our area. They took an extended break, and have re-emerged as a 6-piece rock band. They've got a brand new self-titled EP, and you'll hear them showcase their new sound on the next Studio B Rewind. Still knee-deep in bluegrass is Kristy Cox, who had a #1 bluegrass album late last year with Ricochet. She and her band recently performed live in Studio B as well, and we'll be checking out that session too.

Studio B Turns Digital

Jun 4, 2018
Studio B digital console and Pro Tools
Photo by Vicki Dameron

We’re excited to share that WNCW’s Studio B is now equipped with a Behringer X32 digital mixing console, personal mixers for the musicians, and a new fully digital 16 channel snake to allow for more routing options and future expansion. 

This trio of regional musicians promises to create a memorable, unique blend of traditional Japanese and Appalachian music! Originally from Osaka, Japan but a Swannanoa resident for many years, Akira Satake fell in love with the banjo at a young age, and is a master shamisen player (and a master ceramicist as well.)  We know Anya Hinkle's great work fronting Tellico and Dehlia Low, and are happy to welcome her for a number of Studio B sessions this year.

The Deer Live Thursday, June 7th at 3pm

Jun 4, 2018
The Deer
Michael Shaffer

Singer Grace Park and this band of Cosmic Americana, Psychotropic Folk, and Transcendental Texas Surf-Country from Austin have become a genuine favorite among the weekday music hosts here at WNCW this past year. We're eager to bring you a live session from them before they play Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard on Thursday, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte on Saturday.

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Vicki Dameron

Tupelo, Mississippi singer/songwriter Paul Thorn has a brand new album, Don't Let The Devil Ride, so we thought it would be a good time to rewind back to 2002 for a really fun session with him centered around the Mission Temple Fireworks Stand album. We'll also listen to Asheville singer-songwriter Jane Kramer, backed by Free Planet Radio and Billy Cardine in a recent visit to Studio B. Join Host Kim Clark for Studio B rewind, Sundays at 7pm. 

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Vicki Dameron

Coming up in our weekly Bluegrass get-together, we celebrate the birthday of the late Hazel Dickens. Listen for those hot new tunes from Shawn Camp, Rhonda with Dolly, Darin and Brooke Aldridge and more! We'll also give you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Cherokee Bluegrass Festival June 7-9 with an unbelievable lineup of stars! Goin' Across The Mountain, LIVE every Saturday from 11am until 7pm with Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin.

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