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Live Tuesday, July 11th at 1pm: THE MASTERSONS

Jul 8, 2017

Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore are partners in life and in music, and in addition to their own work (including a great new one Transient Lullaby), they back up Steve Earle as "The Dukes". They (including Earle) are currently on tour, with a show at The Orange Peel in Asheville on Tuesday night.

Vicki Dameron

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are taking place this weekend! Slainte! The games are popular throughout the world. The four day event has been held at Grandfather Mountain's MacRae Meadow for more than half a century. Each July, thousands of people from all over the world attend the games, located in Linville, North Carolina, to celebrate Scottish heritage with traditional music, games, food and friendship.

Vicki Dameron

From June of 2009, we'll hear the Mississippi-meets-the-slightly twisted Nashville sound of Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks in our studio showcasing tunes from the album “More Like Me." And, from this past June, a band that has broken out of the regional pack in a big way and is just about to embark on their first European tour: Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, from Asheville, who were here on the day that their new self-titled disc was officially released.

We're all about the rhythm this week on Studio B Rewind. We'll get down with the afro-psycho-beat blend of Polyrhythmics, who were in Studio B last month just before a show in Charlotte. Also, roots reggae band Bambu Station, from the Virgin Islands, who were here in 2008, plus a 2009 Studio B session featuring the multi-cultural music of multi-instrumentalists Free Planet Radio, from Asheville. Join Host Kim Clark with another look back on incredible Studio B Sessions.  

WNCW’s celebrated its new music podcast by celebrating Independence Day this episode, with the feature “DJ For A Day” telling you how we put our July 4th and other holiday music mixes together. Our music mix will be pretty bright and breezy, maybe even a little bit hot and hazy at times. Two regional favorites and a pair of local legends get spins, we feature both music that won’t be released until September and music that hasn’t been released since it was recorded live in 1974. Plus, many of the facets of the WNCW sound including country, bluegrass, jazz and rock and roll.

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