Martin Anderson and Jamie Laval in the air studio on December 16, 2015.
Joe Kendrick

Fiddler Jamie Laval is steeped in Scottish traditions and fiddle styles, and has a series of Christmas & Solstice in Scotland shows in Asheville, Charlotte, Lincolnton, & Tryon this month. He brought his fiddle to WNCW Wednesday the 16th for a discussion with Martin Anderson about holiday traditions in Orkney, Brittany, and other Celtic lands.

A special Studio B session from 1996 with Emmylou Harris, plus Tinsley Ellis, Donna the Buffalo, and more.

Friday Feature - Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Dec 16, 2015

WNCW's guest's during this Friday Feature Interview of the Week on Dec. 11 were representatives of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, based in Asheville.  Executive Director Angie Chandler and Consultant for the Blue Ridge Music Trails, Laura Boosinger, discussed everything from what they do, the areas of Western NC they serve, and how arts and music, and most certainly nature play such significant roles.

Submitted by Host and Producer, Paul Foster

Live Wednesday December 16th at 11am: JAMIE LAVAL

Dec 14, 2015

Tryon's Jamie Laval is well-versed in Scottish fiddle styles, and has "Christmas in Scotland" shows in Asheville on Sunday the 27th and Charlotte on Monday the 28th. Then he brings his "Scottish Solstice Holiday Celebration" to Tryon on Wednesday the 30th. Hear some of his stories, poetry, and music Wednesday morning with Martin Anderson.

Scotty Robertson and Halli Anderson in the WNCW Air Studio
WNCW Staff

Asheville based River Whyless brings to the stage Modern Folk with an Appalachian Worldbeat twist. Near the end of a year filled with significant performances, music releases, and growing acclaim, vocalist and violinist Halli Anderson joined Scotty in the WNCW studio to guest DJ and talk about musical influences and the future for the band.

If you don't have tickets to the Christmas Jam, but still want to get involved, here are some ideas...

Each year a group based in Winston-Salem seeks donated Christmas gifts that are passed on to Women and Men in the Military, while they're serving on foreign soil during the holidays.  Those serving in the Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy, must be residents of the state of North Carolina.  This Friday Feature Interview of the Week provides those details and more.

Live Broadcast of the Warren Haynes Christmas Pre-Jam.
Dennis Jones

Tune in to WNCW starting at 6pm on Friday, December 11th for our live broadcast of the Warren Haynes Christmas Pre-Jam. We will air the 17th annual all-star event at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC in its entirety, and then rebroadcast the show the night of New Year’s Eve.

Friday, December 4th at 1pm: Guest DJ HALLI ANDERSON

Dec 1, 2015

The River Whyless has become one of our favorite new local bands here, and singer/violinist/songwriter Halli Anderson is a big reason why. Scotty Robertson will turn over the song selection to her just after Frank on Friday, so tune in to hear some of the musical influences behind a local favorite whose star is quickly rising. The band plays Thursday the 10th in Johnson City, Friday the 11th in Charlotte, and Saturday the 12th in Asheville.

Live Wednesday December 2nd at 3pm: DAVID OLNEY

Dec 1, 2015
Gregg Roth

David Olney is a cornerstone of original songwriting for Nashville -- both the real one, and the ABC-TV series one. He returns, this time with bassist Daniel Seymour, to our area for a visit with Roland before a Wednesday night show in Asheville.