Hailing from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, The Steel Wheels return to our area yet again, with their four-part harmonies (inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage), reverence for Appalachian roots, and wonderful community spirit. They'll play live versions of songs from their latest release "No More Rain" before heading to Union Grove and Charlotte for shows there.
"Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass"! It just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it? And it flowed effortlessly when the jamband Leftover Salmon brought their self-described style to packed venues, most notably in their home state of Colorado, and in our Southeastern Appalachian corner of the country. This album from 1992 was their recording debut for their fans, having first formed in 1989 when Vince Herman's band the Salmon Heads asked some members of the Left Hand String Band (mandolinist Drew Emmitt and the late banjo pioneer Mark Vann) to sit in. Join us for this 21-year-old flashback, as we ge
Louisiana's "Swamp Pop" father Bobby Charles helped shape rock & roll’s evolution during the ‘50s and ‘60s, writing a string of hits for artists like Fats Domino and Bill Haley & the Comets. In 2007, folk-blues songwriter Shannon McNally began working on this tribute project with him that is now finally complete, three years after his death. Dr. John, who played piano on Charles’ 1972 self-titled album, produced it and joins McNally and other New Orleans musicians. It's our feature Thursday night.
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The last time Hayes Carll visited us, he brought his band for a killer session of tunes from his KMAG YOYO release (a Top 20 album pick among WNCW listeners, and the #1 song for the Americana Music Association.) This time he's no doubt got some great new songs to unveil for us and you. Tune in to this Texas bard who fits right in alongside John Prine, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Todd Snider, ...and Jack Kerouac. He rolls into the area just in time for a visit and an Asheville show.
One of our favorite regional bands returns to Studio B on Wednesday, with new songs from a forthcoming third album (that they're still hoping to raise enough funds for at last check!) Amanda Anne Platt, Pete James, and the rest of The Honeycutters are rising stars in Americana and great music in general. They play not one but two shows at Isis in Asheville later this week.