Down the Road BRMT | Ep. 12: What is Bluegrass?

Jul 13, 2017

It started in Kentucky but quickly caught on across the Blue Ridge Mountains. Back in the ‘40s and '50s, musicians started playing their old instruments in new ways with lots of giddy-up. From Earl Scruggs to Steep Canyon Rangers, North Carolina has laid claim to the top talents in blistering bluegrass music.

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Dana Murphy, with the Great Smoky Mountains Association, located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was the guest on this edition of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, July 7, 2017.  While the Great Smoky Mountains is a great visit for men, women and children - this was a time that the association was promoting its Backpacking Journeys (3 days - 2 nights) for adult females.  Have a listen.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature, Paul Foster - WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

It's time for the yearly visit on WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week by The Foundation Performing Art Center's - Executive Director Russell Wicker - as he goes over their 2017-18 lineup of entertainment. This interview from June 30, 2017 provided Russell the opportunity to share a great lineup of concert acts and other shows forthcoming.  The foundation is a part of Isothermal Community College in Spindale.

More To The Story- Spartanburg's Brain Drain Issue

Jul 10, 2017
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On this 'More to the Story', a recent article by the Spartanburg Herald on a topic called Brain Drain is discussed. A pattern showing that many young educated adults, who live in Spartanburg and Spartanburg County are trying to determine if there are enough good job careers to keep them at home or make they look  elsewhere? Plus, how city leaders come up with ways to keep these men and women at home.

Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story, Paul Foster, who serves as Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Live Friday, July 14th at 3pm: SUPATIGHT

Jul 8, 2017

This funk-driven band out of Asheville has been making music since 2008, but a new EP they're officially unveiling on Friday night is introducing them to a wider audience. Bassist Tyler Mack, guitarists Mikey Domanico and Josh Bertram, keyboardist Matt Powers, drummer Kent Spillman, and percussionist Bizkit bring us the funk for your Friday afternoon.