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We celebrate the late Lowell George's 70th birthday on Monday with this 1972 classic. Their debut the year before was strong, but many Feat fans feel that George really hit his stride with his songwriting and arrangements here, with "Easy to Slip", "Cold Cold Cold", "A Apolitical Blues", the title track, and above all, "Willin'". Another standout on this is the Richie Hayward/Bill Payne composition that became a Little Feat standard, "Tripe Face Boogie". RIP Lowell George, who died of a heart attack while on the road in 1979. Long live Little Feat!

He will always be associated with his glory days with Dire Straits, but Mark Knopfler has enjoyed charting his own course with seven solo albums these past almost 20 years. His eighth is more Americana/folk than the rock side of those Dire Straits days, but it's also more eclectic than ever: you'll hear influences as far ranging as Irish, jazz, and however you describe that trademark sound of J.J. Cale's. This is a great album to kick back and dig into on a Thursday night. Join us!

More to the Story: Tolls Roads for Charlotte?

Apr 9, 2015

More To The Story is the new feature during WNCW's 'Morning Edition' that airs each Wednesday at 8:51 am.  This edition from April 8 talked about the progress and intent of possible future toll roads for Charlotte.  Our discussion was with a reporter from the Charlotte Observer, who has been reporting and writing stories on this subject.

WNCW Is A Media Sponsor Of MerleFest

Apr 8, 2015

WNCW will broadcast MerleFest on the WSIF Wilkesboro 90.9FM signal during the festival.  If you're in that area, you will be able to enjoy the broadcast.  Many of our hosts will be emceeing the festival, including Martin Anderson, John Fowler, Joe Kendrick, Tom Pittman, Carol Rifkin.  Click here for more information about MerleFest.

This outstanding 'Friday Feature Interview of the Week' was about the recently announced Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership awarding $5,000 to the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University to support a documentary film on Madison Co. Master Fiddler Roger Howell.  During this interview from April 3 (2015), you'll hear the details from Howell himself and Hannah Furgiuele, programming coordinator for the center at Mars Hill.

Artbreak segment 3 - April 20-30

Apr 6, 2015

WNCW's Artbreak covers visual arts news that you should know about.  From right outside your front door to a short drive away, check out this latest segment on everything from exhibits to events and theatre to classes.

Artbreak segment 2 - April 20-30

Apr 6, 2015

WNCW Artbreak's covers visual arts news that you should know about.  From right outside your front door or a short drive away, check out this latest segment on everything from exhibits to events and theatre to classes.

Artbreak segment 1 - April 20-30

Apr 6, 2015

WNCW'S Artbreak is your Visual Arts source for everything from exhibits to events and classes to theatre.  We generally feature art news from Charlotte to Eastern Tennessee and everywhere in between.

The growing and popular River Arts District along the French Broad River in Asheville has seen its good and bad times.  Artists have been there for years and more recently sites along the river continue to attract area citizens, as well as tourists.  Much needed dollars are on the way to help with much needed renovations.  Listen to this 'More to the Story' discussion with the Asheville Citizen Times from April 1st.

Wednesday April 8th at 3pm: MARCUS KING BAND

Apr 3, 2015

If you're a fan of Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, Shane Pruitt, and other great blues-rock guitarists, you'll want to check out this great Greenville guitarist if you haven't discovered him already. He and the band (Matt Jennings on keyboards, Jack Ryan on drums, Stephen Campbell on bass, and Jason "Slice" Phillips on percussion) visit WNCW for the first time on Wednesday. Upcoming shows include Charlotte, Greenville (with Gov't Mule!), Asheville, and Brevard.

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