At a time when immigration is a topic that is discussed with clarity by almost everyone except our lawmakers in Washington, DC, I wanted to approach the topic from a different angle. Then I remembered that I had recently read - and loved - a book about immigrants and written by Asheville author Cynthia Drew.
Is your child a picky eater...have a lot of tummy aches...or ear aches...or can't sleep...or has ADD...or just temper tantrums? As parents, most of us have grown up with the idea that no matter what the problem, you take your child to the pediatrician or family physician and it will be diagnosed and fixed with a pill.
Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND, has a better idea...Why not check to see if the problem might be as simple as a food allergy?
"The King of Broken Hearts", "No Show Jones", "Possum"....whatever you call him, George Jones was one of the greatest singers in country and any genre of music, with #1 hits from the '50's through the '90's. As he was known for such outstanding duets with other great singers over the years (most notably his former wife Tammy Wynette), we continue our tribute to Jones Monday night with his 1979 album of duets with Waylon, Willie, Emmylou, Mavis, and others that you'll recognize and/or be surprised to recognize. The album was reissued in a 2-CD set in 2005; we've got the original LP, plus s
Is there a musician that captures the conscience of early-21st Century America better than James McMurtry? We at WNCW are skeptical there could be. With his hard-hitting arsenal of biting, tell-it-like-it-is prose, he is one of our most requested songwriters. As another of our favorites, Drive-By Trucker Patterson Hood says, “McMurtry might be the best topical writer performing right now." We welcome him back to Studio B before his Tuesday night Asheville show.
"Food and music bring people together" is the motto of Frank Solivan. We like the way this guy thinks! And picks... He and his DC/VA band Dirty Kitchen serve up a live set of bluegrass and more before heading to East TN for shows in Knoxville and Johnson City. Their new release On the Edge (Compass Records) is getting strong reviews, and they were recently nominated for an IBMA Emerging Artist award. Solivan is also known for his cooking classes, and his caprese salad in particular. What's he bringing to Studio B? Tune in...
If you can maybe picture Roy Orbison as a Cuban-American, fronting a band that draws from Hank Williams as much as the Sir Douglas Quintet, with a fresh new release, then you get an inkling of what our Thursday night music mix has in store for you. Raul Malo and The Mavericks are back after a 10 year hiatus, and their new album In Time is your Peak of the Week.
Bluegrass great Don Rigsby joins Dennis Jones in the Noon hour of Goin’ Across The Mountain for a very special visit. He will be debuting his new “Doctor's Orders: A Tribute to Ralph Stanley” and talk about all that is going on in his very busy life.