TIME SAWYER Live Wednesday, May 17th at 11am

May 12, 2017

Guitarist Sam Tayloe and banjo player Houston Norris share a love for the rural  home themes of Tom Sawyer, plus perhaps a desire to remain in the present with an eye towards the future; hence the name of their band that usually includes other good musicians from the Charlotte area. They bring their Americana/folk-rock sound to Studio B for the first time on Wednesday.

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Today, the tradition of ballad singing is alive and well in the North Carolina mountains thanks in part to Sheila Kay Adams, a seventh generation singer.  Raised in the community of Sodom in Madison County, Adams learned from her great aunt Dellie Chandler Norton, sitting together and repeating the verses to each other knee-to-knee until the songs were “caught.”

On Monday, May 15, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's classic album Will the Circle Be Unbroken will be the featured album on Spindale Cycle.  We have just two more albums before we wrap up this Monday tradition!  This album is one of our most treasured. Sander will fill the hour with the 2nd half of this epic collection of guests such as Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Maybelle Carter, & Vassar Clements.

Six students studying Conservation Filmmaking at Warren Wilson College will attend the 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival taking place at Sierra Nevada’s Mills River Brewery on Thursday, May 11 at 7:00pm.  These students are attending this sold out event thanks to a ticket donation by media sponsor, WNCW-FM 88.7.