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Live Friday May 8th at 3pm: DAYNA KURTZ

May 1, 2015

You notice a number of different genres influencing the music of singer/songwriter Dayna Kurtz, and her voice is nothing short of sublime. Says Paste Magazine, "Kurtz sounds at times like her musical DNA contains traces of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, not to mention the world’s great cabaret singers.” Add to that a wise comparison to Nina Simone, and you have a taste for what we have in store when Dayna returns to Studio B. She's in the area for a show at the Balsam Mountain Inn in Balsam, NC.

Live Friday May 8th at 1pm: SOL DRIVEN TRAIN

May 1, 2015

One of our favorite Charleston bands returns to Studio B to fill up the airwaves with their fun, infectious grooves. Their latest release, appropriately titled "Dance", covers a whole lot of genres, just like WNCW. They are (left to right) Matt Thompson on Bass and vocals; Wes Powers on drums; Russell Clarke on saxophones and vocals; Joel Timmons on guitar and vocals; Ward Buckheister on guitar, trombone, and vocals; Ross Bogan on keys and vocals.

Live Monday, May 4th at 3pm: RYAN MONTBLEAU

May 1, 2015

We got into this Boston singer/songwriter thanks to his song "75 and Sunny" with his band. He's got a new release called Growing Light, and his solo tour passes through Asheville on Tuesday and Charlotte on Thursday.  Ryan will join us in the air studio on Monday, May 4.

Forecastle Festival 2015

Apr 24, 2015

Forecastle Music Festival - July 17-19 in Louisville, KY

WNCW is excited to be working with these festivals again this year.

Also tune into WNCW during these festivals for live broadcasts from staff who are attending.

Bonnaroo 2015

Apr 24, 2015

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - June 11-14 in Manchester, TN

WNCW is excited to be working with these festivals again this year.

Also tune into WNCW during these festivals for live broadcasts from staff who are attending.

Darrell Scott, on his latest release 10, sings a great Ben Bullington song lamenting the state of country music today, in which he lists some of his favorite, most under-rated songwriters: Hal Ketchum, Mary Gauthier, Fred Eaglesmith, & Malcolm Holcombe. No doubt this Weaverville native is deserving of more accolades across the country. This collection, a CD/DVD combo (his first), comprises songs from all 10 of his full-length albums of 1994-2014, but he re-recorded them last fall at the legendary Nashville studios.

A huge inspiration to Jorma Kaukonen, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, and so many others, the Reverend Gary Davis was born in Laurens, SC on April 30th, 1896. Raised there and in Greenville, Davis was blind since childhood, taught himself guitar by around age 6, and commenced to preaching and playing on street corners here and in New York. He made a few recordings in the 1930's, but mostly not until he was rediscovered during the Folk Revival.

New Tunes at 2 Features, April 27th-30th:

Apr 23, 2015

Monday: SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS - The Weather Below

Tuesday: SUGARCANE JANE - Dirt Road's End

Wednesday: ORGONE - Beyond the Sun

Thursday: EILEN JEWELL - Sundown Over Ghost Town

Live Friday May 1st at 2pm: MANDOLIN ORANGE

Apr 23, 2015

North Carolina's Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz blend beautiful harmonies, fiddle, mandolin, and acoustic guitar for a sound that is at once soft and powerful, simple and full of depth. They are excited about their  brand new release Such Jubilee, and so are we. Their May 1st Asheville show kicks off a spring tour that covers a heck of a lot of ground: roughly 34 gigs in 25 states over two months. They also play Charlotte on Sunday May 3rd.

Live Thursday April 30th at 12pm: ELEPHANT REVIVAL

Apr 23, 2015

This folk/americana band from Nederland, Colorado has been a favorite at festivals and concerts across the country these past couple years. Tune in for their first visit to WNCW. They play Asheville Thursday and Charlotte on Friday.

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