Top 100 - 2016

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1  Honeycutters - On The Ropes

2  Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth

3  Tedeschi-Trucks Band - Let Me Get By

4  Drive-By Truckers - American Band

5  Balsam Range - Mountain Voodoo

6  Avett Brothers - True Sadness

7  Marcus King Band - Marcus King Band

8  David Bowie - Blackstar

9  Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker

10  Bonnie Raitt - Dig In Deep

WNCW is proud to, once again, partner with the Foundation Performing Arts Center to present “Goin’ Across The Mountain Live.” The acclaimed bluegrass show that airs every Saturday afternoon on WNCW is a favorite of traditional and contemporary bluegrass fans across the region. Friday, January 13th,  "Goin' Across The Mountain" will come to life on stage again as the station & Foundation bring together bluegrass faves Balsam Range and Carolina Blue.

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Vicki Dameron

Paul Bley, pianist with Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Charlie Parker (January 3)

Otis Clay, soul singer (January 8)

David Bowie (January 10)

Mic Gillette,Tower of Power trumpeter (January 17)

Glenn Frey, cofounder of the Eagles (January 18)

Paul Kantner, cofounder of the Jefferson Airplane (January 28)

Signe Anderson, original singer of The Jefferson Airplane (January 28)

Maurice White, cofounder of Earth Wind & Fire (February 3)

Dan Hicks, formerly of His Hot Licks, Christmas Jug Band, & the Charlatans (February 6)

We lost an unbelievable number of treasured musicians in 2016. Join WNCW Music Director Martin Anderson on the final Friday of the year as he celebrates their lives by filling the morning with many of WNCW’s favorites. Rock, blues, R&B, bluegrass, old-time, jazz, Afropop, and more will be covered beginning at 9am - Friday, December 30, 2016.


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Photo by Scott Shrader

One of many talented acts to grow out of Asheville's thriving music busking community, Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats have been growing their fan base these last five years with their hard-driving rock and blues. Tune in as they plug in, in Studio B, for the start of a full year of live music on WNCW. They're scheduled to perform at a birthday bash Saturday, January 14th, at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville.