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Caroline Rose Live Thursday, March 29th at 3pm

Mar 26, 2018
Caroline Rose
Lorne Thomson/Redferns

We're not likely to get much behind an album that was "as much inspired by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as it was late '70s punk." But Caroline Rose's transformation from more of the folk-rock side to the alt-rock/dance-punk sound on Loner is pretty compelling. As were the rave reviews from her performance at SXSW. The result of the "new" Caroline Rose is a combination of fresh,  irreverent, and perhaps pretty well reflective of today's climate. Whether a true Loner or with her band, she'll play for us in Studio B on her way to The Mothlight in West Asheville.

Friday Feature: Connect Buncombe: Greenways

Mar 26, 2018
Image of bright orange flowers known as flame azaleas. There is a beautiful, lush green background and a road on the right hand side of image.
Vicki Dameron

Connect Buncombe is a group that wants to preserve Greenway's and create new ones from Asheville to Black Mountain and throughout Buncombe County.  Connect Buncombe Board Member- Leanna Joyner discussed the group, its plans, an event that was taking place at the time of this interview, and the importance of volunteers.  Because being in the great outdoors and enjoying nature in Western NC is always important!  This program originally aired March 23, 2018.

Asheville Citizen-Times 'Community Engagement Editor' Casey Blake was guest of this More to the Story from March 21, 2018.  Casey recapped the story about the body-cam video of a former Asheville Police Officer seen beating a man, who was being taken in to custody for jaywalking.  While the footage was from August 2017, it was not known about until it showed up in the hands of the Citizen-Times in February of this year.  Charges have since been filed against the former officer, while the victim is suing both the Police Dept.

We've loved Shannon McNally's soulful blend of folk, country, blues and rock since her 2002 album Jukebox Sparrows. Last year's Black Irish featured strong collaborations with Rodney Crowell, and an eclectic roster of covers. She is currently on tour with a powerful new (to us) soul singer named Erin Costelo, and we can't wait to get to know her when they visit Studio B on their way to Charlotte for their double-bill at The Evening Muse. Erin's new album Down Below, the Status Quo is our "New Tunes at 2" feature on Tuesday.

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Candise Curtis

We'll rewind all the way back to 1999 for a session with Alvin Youngblood Hart, who had just won the WC Handy Award for best new blues artist. We'll also listen to banjo greats Bill Evans and Alan Munde in our studio last summer plus an exclusive interview with Richard Thompson recorded live backstage at Bonnaroo in 2007, where he also performed a few tunes from his latest album at the time, “Sweet Warrior.” Join Host Kim Clark every Sunday at 7pm for Studio B Rewind.

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