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Studio B
1:28 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Willy Mason SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME

Studio B with Willy Mason on November 13, 2013.

Studio B
1:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Willy Mason INTERVIEW

Roland Dierhauf's interview with Willy Mason in Studio B on November 13, 2013.

Studio B
1:26 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Willy Mason CARRY ON

Willy Mason visits Studio B on November 13, 2013.

New Tunes at Two
9:23 am
Mon December 9, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, December 9th-12th, 2-3pm

Monday the 9th: 12 YEARS A SLAVE SOUNDTRACK

Tuesday the 10th: TONY JOE WHITE - Hoodoo

Wednesday the 11th: THE STRAY BIRDS - Echo Sessions

Thursday the 12th: AMY RAY - Goodnight Tender

Spindale Cycle
9:22 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Monday Night December 2nd at 8pm: JUNIOR MURVIN - Police and Thieves

The reggae world lost a big one last Monday with the passing of Junior Murvin.  Best known for his huge 1976 hit "Police and Thieves" (which was made further popular by The Clash's great cover), Murvin had a beautiful falsetto that (perhaps) belied the hard-hitting, often brutal reality of violence and inequality he sang about.  This album has the classic reggae production stamp of Lee "Scratch" Perry all over it.  As critic Rick Anderson has written, "There may be eight or ten perfect reggae albums in existence, and this is certainly one of them." 

Peak of the Week
9:21 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Thursday Night the 12th beginning at 6pm: 15th ANNUAL WARREN HAYNES CHRISTMAS PRE-JAM

We are honored to be able to bring you one of THE live concerts of the year, in its entirety.  This is the 25th anniversary of Warren's tradition of gathering great musicians together in his hometown to raise funds for Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity, so he's once again got two nights of the Christmas Jam.  Thus the annual "Pre-Jam" makes a rare Thursday night appearance.  It began 15 years ago when Warren and a few others (heard of Susan Tedeschi?  Derek Trucks?  Little Milton?) jammed live in Studio B, and has evolved into

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Programming
9:38 am
Thu December 5, 2013

51st Anniversary of Flatt and Scruggs at Carnegie Hall

Join WNCW and "Goin' Across The Mountain" Saturday, December 7th at Noon for the 51st Anniversary of this historic moment in music.  Dennis Jones brings you all the excitement in the complete concert.  It's the annual early Christmas present for Bluegrass Fans World Wide.

Studio B
11:09 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Live Wednesday the 4th at 11am: SHEILA KAY ADAMS & MICHAEL RENO HARRELL

We have our region's two best known singer/storytellers here on Wednesday morning.  Sheila Kay Adams recently received the National Heritage Fellowship at The White House, which is the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.  She and Michael Reno Harrell will perform Holiday songs from their "Blue Ridge Christmas" shows they'll be doing on the 8th in Black Mountain, the 12th and 15th in Waynesville, and the 20th in Brevard. 

Studio B
11:08 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Live Wednesday the 4th at 2pm: BRUSHFIRE STANKGRASS

There aren't a whole lot of bluegrass-inspired bands that embrace electronic music, to the point where they've performed at Asheville's Moog Music Factory.  In fact who knows, Brushfire Stankgrass might be the only one.  Their earlier album One for the Salamanders was a regional favorite among WNCW listeners, and their new release Microclimates has what it takes to top that one.  The boys return and will join Joe Kendrick live Wednesday at 2.

Studio B
11:08 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Live this Thursday the 5th at 11am: JACOB JOHNSON

D. Jan Anderson

Jacob Johnson, from Traveler's Rest, SC, is back with a new Christmas album.  "Johnson sounds like Norman Rockwell paintings and the open road.  He has blended and blurred the lines of genres to craft a sound he calls 'Neo-Acoustic Folk/Funk'."  - The Florence Morning News.  He plays in Waynesville Thursday night, and Spartanburg & Greenville the weekend after next.

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