Live Wednesday June 3rd at 3pm: PARKER MILLSAP

Jun 1, 2015

Oklahoma's Parker Millsap received a nomination last year from the Americana Music Association for Emerging Artist of the Year, as well as praise from NPR, American Songwriter, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He plays Asheville Wednesday night, and Charlotte on Thursday.

Friday Feature-TEDx Premering in Tryon

May 27, 2015

TED and TED X is a continuing growing trend that brings people together to discuss old or new ideas. Described as a way to start conversations that lead to so much more.  Tryon, NC, will join the cities presenting yearly TED X events when they introduce one this September.  Special guest on the Friday Feature of the Week from May 22 was Co-Event Organizer Loti Woods.

More To The Story: 277 Development Charlotte

May 26, 2015

This edition of 'More to the Story' from May 20th features guest Ely Portillo of the Charlotte Observer, who discusses the on-going changes taking place along I-277 in the Queen City due to development.

Live Friday May 29th at 3pm: WOODY PINES

May 21, 2015

You can tell Woody Pines likes to mine through old '78's whenever he knows there's a record store nearby. Like Pokey LaFarge, Old Crow Medicine Show, and other "retro"-sounding acts, he breathes new, vibrant life into those vintage sounds of Woody Guthrie, early Dylan, and all those great swing and juke-joint bands of yesteryear. He and his band return to his former home of Asheville Friday night, and they play Waynesville on Saturday. We love his new self-titled record on Muddy Roots Music.

Dead Air Programming Changes

May 20, 2015

WNCW wants to thank Uncle Dave for his long-time service to the station and its listeners by hosting Dead AirDead Air, which airs on Wednesday nights from 9PM to 1AM, will continue to air at the same day and time.  Beginning on May 27, Trent Henley will rejoin WNCW’s airwaves by becoming the host of Dead Air.  Please join us in thanking Uncle Dave for his service and welcoming Trent back to our airwaves.

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89.

"A jaw-dropping, crowd pleasing guitar virtuoso with a rich vocal style from Melbourne, Australia", says his website. Yup, that pretty much sums up Geoff. And we're so glad he's got his band the Souldiggers (Ted Pecchio on bass, Adam Goodhue on drums) with him for another smokin' blues set in Studio B before they head to Asheville.

Live Friday May 22nd at 11am: MIPSO

May 14, 2015

This Chapel Hill quartet brings their Appalachian-based Americana to Charlotte on the 17th, Knoxville on the 22nd, and Black Mountain on the 23rd (for Hot Rize's new "UpRizing" Festival with Leo Kottke and Town Mountain as well.) Oh, and Studio B on the 22nd, too.

Live Thursday May 21st at 1pm: ALLEN THOMPSON BAND

May 14, 2015

Raised on soul, southern country, and "Hee Haw" in Roanoke, VA, Allen Thompson forged his own rootsy Americana sound, now with his band based out of Nashville. They return to Studio B, and kick off the outdoor Rhythm & Brews Concert Series in downtown Hendersonville on Thursday.

Whether working as a band leader, a side-man, an educator, or an ambassador for the music, Vibraphonist Jason Decristofaro is a crucial player in the Western North Carolina jazz scene.  He joins Roland this Saturday during the 9:00 AM hour of Jazz and Beyond to discuss the regional jazz scene and spin tunes from some of the region's finest musicians.