One of WNCW's favorite contemporary songwriters is back with his first studio album in six long years. (Yes, too long in the waitland, you might say).

More to the Story: Asheville Housing Crisis

Mar 23, 2015

The new weekly feature during WNCW's Morning Edition, "More to the Story", airing each Wednesday at 8:51, featured a discussion on the serious need for more housing in Asheville.  From the low percentage of available housing to its high cost and possible solutions - listen to this segment from March 11 with Joel Burgess, government accountability reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times.

Tuesday March 24th at 1pm: SAM AMIDON

Mar 21, 2015

A Vermonter raised by folk musician parents, banjoist/guitarist/fiddler Sam Amidon has a deep background in various folk traditions, but is making a name for himself through his innovative blending of these styles with free jazz and indie-rock. We fell in love with his album of last year, Lily-O, which features guitarist Bill Frisell and Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurdsson, with some modern interpretations of old traditional tunes.

Wednesday March 25th at 1pm: BOMBADIL

Mar 21, 2015

This North Carolina-based trio makes some of the most unique, quirky, hard-t0-define music we've encountered over the years. No wonder we like them! They stop by the station on Wednesday to talk with Scotty about their latest Ramseur Records collection of songs, Hold On. Bombadil's upcoming shows in our area include Horizon Records and the Bohemian Cafe in Greenville on Thursday, Legends in Boone on April 1st, and the Altamont Theatre in Asheville on April 23rd.

Monday Night March 23rd at 8pm: DAVID LINDLEY - El Rayo-X

Mar 21, 2015

The music of the 80's got off to a promising start with the debut release from this sideman/bandleader for Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon, Crosby & Nash, and particularly Jackson Browne. Fortunately for us, Elektra Records gave David Lindley a chance to shine in the spotlight, and he did not disappoint. Check out his arrangements on these different interpretations of tunes by Bobby Fuller, Smokey Robinson, Huey "Piano" need to catch his version of the "Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas and the Sinus Blues".

That great late '50's/early '60's rockabilly and R&B sound has been brought back with a fresh twist thanks to JD McPherson and band, on this 2nd album of his that we love. You'll hear his influences of Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and even some spaghetti Western inspiration too, but these are all original tunes from the guy who burst on the scene with "North Side Gal" a couple years ago. Mark Neill (Black Keys, Old 97's) co-produced this one with him.

New Tunes at 2 Features, March 23rd-26th:

Mar 21, 2015

Monday: SONGS FROM THE ROAD BAND - Traveling Show

Tuesday: JOSH ROUSE - The Embers of Time

Wednesday: FEUFOLLET - Two Universes

Thursday: RAY WYLIE HUBBARD - The Ruffian's Misfortune

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Mar 21, 2015

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Win a pair of VIP Passes to the Red, White, and Bluegrass Festival from July 1-4, 2015. This includes front row seats for all four days of the festival.  Accommodations include a room for two at the Hampton Inn of Morganton, NC (check in July 1/check out July 5).  You will also receive a WNCW Festival Package.

World Cafe Special Offers

Mar 18, 2015

We have special offers for World Cafe supporters.  CALL 1-800-245-8870

  • World Cafe Volume 38 - $75 pledge
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