Artbreak segment 1 - April 20-30

Apr 6, 2015

WNCW'S Artbreak is your Visual Arts source for everything from exhibits to events and classes to theatre.  We generally feature art news from Charlotte to Eastern Tennessee and everywhere in between.

The growing and popular River Arts District along the French Broad River in Asheville has seen its good and bad times.  Artists have been there for years and more recently sites along the river continue to attract area citizens, as well as tourists.  Much needed dollars are on the way to help with much needed renovations.  Listen to this 'More to the Story' discussion with the Asheville Citizen Times from April 1st.

Wednesday April 8th at 3pm: MARCUS KING BAND

Apr 3, 2015

If you're a fan of Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, Shane Pruitt, and other great blues-rock guitarists, you'll want to check out this great Greenville guitarist if you haven't discovered him already. He and the band (Matt Jennings on keyboards, Jack Ryan on drums, Stephen Campbell on bass, and Jason "Slice" Phillips on percussion) visit WNCW for the first time on Wednesday. Upcoming shows include Charlotte, Greenville (with Gov't Mule!), Asheville, and Brevard.

Friday April 10th at 11am: THE STEEL WHEELS

Apr 3, 2015

Our Virginia boys who blend Appalachian and other Americana roots styles with a lot of soul are back in the area, this time for the Albino Skunk Music Festival in Greer. They also will be at Merlefest, hosting the Saturday Midnight Jam! They've got a new release on Big Ring Records called Leave Some Things Behind.

New Tunes at 2 Features, April 6th-10th:

Apr 3, 2015

Monday: DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - Carry Me Home

Tuesday: WOODY PINES - (self-titled)

Wednesday: RON SEXSMITH - Carousel One

Thursday: JECONTE - Down By the Bayou

We mark the 100th anniversary of the birth (April 7th) of one of the greatest voices in jazz on Monday night. This Verve album, from 1957, was perhaps her final great album, as her voice and health deteriorated and her body finally gave out in '59. You can hear the decline in her voice compared to her '30's and '40's work with Ellington, Henderson, Lunceford, Basie, & Shaw, but you can also hear the intense passion she still brought to these songs.

Raul Malo and company are back with a terrific new collection out of steamy Miami. Not content to rest with just rockabilly, R&B, and the various Latino styles they mash together, they've got some reggae/ska grooves here too, perhaps replacing their Country/Western origins a bit. And it's an album they - yes - recorded in mono.

Friday Feature - Historic Saluda Train Depot

Mar 31, 2015

Saving the Town of Saluda (NC) Train Depot was the topic during this feature from March 27, 2015.  This chat with Dr. George Jones, the towns oldest living citizen and town historian, and the chairman for a committee to save the depot cover its history and plans to preserve its future for generations to come.

Friday Feature -

Mar 31, 2015

This particular Friday Feature Interview of the Week from March 13, 2015 was an interview with Isothermal Community College VP Thad Harrill about the new Hospitality Tourism Institute being offered by the college.

More To The Story: SC Roads Need Major Repairs

Mar 31, 2015

This More To The Story featured Tim Smith, Senior Writer and State House Reporter for the Greenville News, on The Conditions of South Carolina Roads.

(Aired March 25)                                                      Questions included...                                                                          Are SC roads some of the worst in the nation / Are these roads costly and dangerous to drivers / How to solve the problem and where do the funds come from???