Country music came into the American mainstream with the Carter Family, but A.P. Carter relied heavily on African-American blues guitarist Lesley Riddle of Yancey County, N.C. In 1927, Lesley met A.P. in Bristol, Tenn. and helped the Carters collect the songs across Appalachia that would become country music classics. Now Burnsville pays tribute to the blues musician with annual Riddlefest.

POKEY LAFARGE Live Monday, June 26th at 10:15am

Jun 23, 2017

“The manic revelation is the state where artists create,” says Pokey. “I got to the point in writing these songs where I felt like a house on fire that just kept burning.” Manic Revelations is the name of his new album, a new direction in many ways, but really a culmination of where he's been headed this last decade of working hard at his craft. Get to know this great artist more when he stops by to speak with Martin Anderson on Monday morning, following his Sunday night show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville.

Friday Feature: Documentary Film on Mountain Music

Jun 23, 2017
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  On this WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week, The Center for Cultural Preservation was featured, as Executive Director - David Weintraub talked about the release of a new documentary film the center created called "A Great American Tapestry, The Many Strands of Mountain Music.  The documentary tells the story of the southern mountain's musical birth and evolution.  Aired originally on June 23, 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster

BMW Group plant Spartanburg: paint shop (06/2017)

BMW, the automaker based in Germany, celebrates their 25th anniversary at its location in Upstate South Carolina (Spartanburg-Greenville). Greenville News Reporter Maayan Schecter talks about the significance of what BMW has meant to the upstate, when it comes to jobs, the economy, etc., as well as being beneficial to the entire state.  Originally aired June 21, 2017. 

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story, Paul Foster

More to the Story- Prison Corruption in N.C.

Jun 23, 2017
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  This More To The Story from June 14, 2017 featured Ames Alexander, Investigative Reporter with the Charlotte Observer, who talked about his series of articles on corruption in the North Carolina prison system.

Posted by Host and Producer of  More to the Story, Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News Coordinator, and Regional Morning Edition Host