At Christmas time in Valdese, NC, The famous Waldensian Trail of Faith becomes the bright and very scenic 'Trail of Lights.' This interview from Dec. 12, 2014, gave listeners the chance to paint the picture before visiting and driving through the trail with lots of good information of what to expect. A fun holiday event for the entire family.
The group UMAR, a 501c organization, helps individuals with disabilities in a variety of ways throughout the state. This interview gave listeners the opportunity to hear about UMAR's dedication to things like the arts, as we talked with a representative of visual arts from Lincolnton's UMAR location. This Friday Feature Interview aired Dec. 5, 2014.
The premiere of David Holt's State of Music is set to air on UNC-TV this Thursday, January 29 at 10 p.m. David, a four-time Grammy-winning musician, introduces you to many local stars of traditional American music and visits WNCW-FM in this show. Information at unctv.org.
Following his "Ten O'Clock Doc" set that spotlights Deep Gap's Doc Watson, Martin will talk with David Holt about the new PBS documentary "David Holt's State of Music." The program debuts on UNC-TV this Thursday evening, and showcases some of our favorite traditional musicians from the Southern Appalachians.
You know mandolinist Mike Guggino and violinist Nicky Sanders from the Steep Canyon Rangers, and Barrett Smith from his beautiful collaborations with Shannon Whitworth....but do you know their Italian cousins? Their Italian trio performances, that is. They perform songs from the Italian folk, art song, and operatic literature that typify the joyful, romantic, passionate nature of Italian culture. Thursday evening they perform in the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville, where Chef Mike will also pair their music with food and wine from the Tuscany region.
If we were forced to choose one album that best encompasses the general sound and caliber that we strive for in our weekday programming here at WNCW -- well, that's an impossible task -- but if we had to, it likely would be this 1998 classic from Lucinda. She had taken her time following Sweet Old World from six years earlier, and her meticulousness/perfectionism paid off in spades with this 5-star release that defines the roots-rock style of the late '90's. Seventeen years later, it maintains its clear and contemporary sound.
Justin's 2014 release Single Mothers was certainly a favorite at WNCW. It was originally intended to be a double album, but during the course of sequencing and production, he decided the songs on this collection needed to make its own statement and take on a life of its own. Like fellow Americana favorite Jason Isbell, Justin has a lot of new-found clarity lately, thanks to sobriety and marriage. “One day I just realized it’s not cool to die young, and it’s even less cool to die after 30,” he says.
A representative of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture took part in the Friday Feature Interview of the Week on Nov. 21 (2014). At that time, the group was taking applications for four grants that would be distributed to Female Farmers in a portion of Western N
This interview from Nov. 14, 2014 with Grant Writing Expert, Mandy Pearson of Funding for Good, explains how grant writing isn't easy but of course crucial for non-profit groups seeking additional funding. You might just hear the advice you need.