We are pleased to welcome one of Asheville's most intriguing new bands to Studio B for the first time this Friday. Halli Anderson, Daniel Shearin, Ryan O'Keefe and Alex McWalters make up this band, and they have a wonderful new collection of songs. One of them has become the music bed for Asheville's lovely promotional video. They play their hometown on Saturday night.
We at WNCW feel so honored when incredibly talented music legends visit us, not just once but multiple times. The phenomenal guitarist for Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Airplane before that, returns for a chat (and he always travels with his guitar!) before his solo show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville Tuesday night. His latest album is Ain't In No Hurry on Red House Records.
Asheville singer-songwriter Chuck Brodsky is back with a new release, and a return visit to Studio B! Tune in as he unveils some of his new songs from Tell Tale Heart, tells a funny story or two, shares some baseball legends and predictions, and more. He plays Asheville on Saturday the 7th, and a house concert in Morganton on the 14th.
Forty years ago, Bob Dylan’s Blood On The Tracks was the number one album in America. Tuesday March 3rd, we celebrate this milestone by airing the two hour special, Right On Target, So Direct: Bob Dylan’s “Blood On The Tracks”, a radio documentary about the album and era.
We also welcome Blood On The Tracks drummer Bill Berg as guest DJ with host Roland Dierauf to get it all started. It will be a unique musical trip back in time from 5-8 pm Tuesday for a Bob Dylan celebration to remember!
WNCW begins the news series More To The Story on Wednesday, March 4th during NPR’s Morning Edition. Host Paul Foster welcomes Greenville News and Asheville Citizen-Times’ environmental reporter Tonya Maxwell to WNCW for an in-depth look at the debate on coal ash in North Carolina.
Last week for the Spindale Cycle we featured one of our region's greatest musical icons for her birthday, Tryon's Nina Simone. This week we celebrate another, Deep Gap's Doc Watson. This one from 1975 is a fan favorite -- do you have an old LP of it? Many of your fellow WNCW listeners do! Join us for it, and your Ten O'Clock Doc Monday morning, as we tip our hat to Arthel "Doc" Watson for his March 3rd birthday.
Chris Thile, Noam Pikelny, Chris Eldridge, Gabe Witcher, & Paul Kowert are back with another innovate, progressive acoustic release, this time addressing "the power and the pitfalls of our super-connected era. This theme of digitally-fueled isolation is described by Thile: “Going out after shows, we’d go to bars that were loud, where the music may not be ideal, to be around other people, to get a sense of the world for a second. And I’d see people just like me on their phones, telling people they wish they were there, texting people who really are there.