More To The Story: Bear Boom in Asheville

Apr 22, 2015

This segment of 'More to the Story' features Reporter Sabian Warren talking about an increase in the population of Bear's this spring in and around Asheville.  The original air date was April 22nd.

More To The Story, featuring a variety of newspaper reporters in our region, with a variety of subject matter takes place most Wednesday's at 8:51 am during Morning Edition on WNCW 88.7.

Live Thursday April 23rd at 3pm: DAMON FOWLER

Apr 20, 2015

After touring for a while with the band Southern Hospitality (with J.P. Soars and Victor Wainwright), Damon Fowler has his third solo album out on the blues-based Blind Pig Records, Sounds of Home. Home for him is Tampa, Florida, and he's on the road this week for a Thursday show at Fairview Tavern in Asheville, and the Happy Shak Music Hall in Columbus on Friday evening. Catch Damon's blend of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel here on Thursday afternoon.

New Tunes at 2 Features, April 20th-23rd:

Apr 20, 2015



Wednesday: JERRY LAWSON - Just a Mortal Man

Thursday: CLARENCE BUCARO - Like the 1st Time

WNCW's next edition of More to the Story will be about the expected growth in population for bears this spring and summer in the mountains of Western NC.  Guest will be Sabian Warren, who writes for the Asheville Citizen-Times.  This weekly feature airs during Morning Edition at 8:51 a.m.

Gene Clark, best known for his 1964-66 stint as founder and chief songwriter for The Byrds ("Feel a Whole Lot Better", "Eight Miles High", "Here Without You"), spent the majority of his career as a solo act, and while his name may not be as popular as fellow Byrds like McGuinn, Crosby, or Hillman, many critics consider him a pioneer of folk-rock, country-rock, and psychedelic-rock. This album was released in 1977, but has been sadly out of print for many years, until this month!

Western Swing: One of America's best musical inventions! This wonderful hybrid incorporated Dixieland jazz, Gypsy jazz, big band swing, blues, fiddle & stringband, and the great steel guitar of cowboy & country wonder we at WNCW love it! The king of this style was and is without a doubt Bob Wills, and he and His Texas Playboys have been duly celebrated on this new release from the contemporary torchbearers of Western Swing, Asleep at the Wheel.

Facebook Awards WNCW Grant

Apr 16, 2015

A $10,000 grant from Facebook’s Forest City Data Center will help WNCW 88.7 preserve its music library for future generations.

The grant is part of $250,000 in awards Facebook made to local organizations as part of its Community Action Grant Program. The grants will be used for specific projects that use technology for community benefit; connect people online or off; improve education or promote local economic benefit.

This 'More to the Story' segment from April 15 (2015) was about the Hemlock Trees of the North Carolina Mountains.  In recent years many Hemlock trees have been dying out in Western NC due to the damage caused by a particular kind of beetle.  This interview with the Charlotte Observer tells us how agriculture officials have been fighting the problem with success by using another type of beetle from the Pacific Northwest.

Friday April 17th at 2pm: THE HONEYCUTTERS

Apr 11, 2015

Asheville's Appalachian honkytonk band The Honeycutters returns to Studio B, just in time for their Friday night CD Release Show of Me Oh My in their hometown (the album is officially released on 4/21.) Singer/songwriter/guitarist Amanda Anne Platt is joined by Tal Taylor on mandolin, Matt Smith on guitars, Rick Cooper on bass, and Josh Milligan on drums.

Wednesday April 15th at 3pm: CARAVAN OF THIEVES

Apr 11, 2015

Caravan of Thieves returns to Studio B, this time on a tour in support of their fun new album Kiss Kiss, their fourth one. If you can imagine a band inspired by Tin Pan Alley songwriters, the class of Duke Ellington, and the flair of Django Reinhardt, with maybe a Middle Eastern touch, you have a sense of  what Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni and the rest of the Caravan do. They play Asheville Wednesday and Charlotte Thursday.