Peak of the Week
3:46 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Thursday Night the 28th between 8pm & Midnight: JIMI HENDRIX - People, Hell & Angels

There have been a lot of posthumous Hendrix releases, with varying degrees of quality.  People, Hell & Angels is likely the last, and could be considered the best.

2:00 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Ticket Giveaway: Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and Richard Thompson Electric Trio

Tune in next week for details on how you can get tickets through WNCW to see Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, and Richard Thompson Electric Trio on April 1st at the Belk Theatre in Charlotte, NC.

9:52 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Ticket Giveaway: Old Crow Medicine Show

Tune in this week for an opportunity to get tickets to see Old Crow Medicine Show on Wednesday, May 15 at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC. 

9:48 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Joe Kendrick Streams Music Talk

Lead in text: 
"What It Is" 2.0 on
If you're a music fan you've likely been part of one of those debates that take place in Nick Hornby's novel "High Fidelity" (or the 2000 John Cusack film version). "That was the idea behind all of this - give the bar talk a stage," says Joe Kendrick, host of "What It Is," a live streaming web series on Asheville's
12:45 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Congratulations to WNCW's Red, White and Bluegrass Festival Winner

Congratulations to Paul from Hendersonville, NC for winning WNCW's giveaway to the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival.

New Tunes at Two
8:59 am
Sat March 16, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, 2-3pm - March 18-21:

Monday, March 18: MADELEINE PEYROUX - The Blue Room

Tuesday, March 19: THE GIDDENS SISTERS (feat. Rhiannon Giddens): I Know I've Been Changed

Wednesday, March 20: PHOSPHORESCENT - Muchacho

Thursday, March 21: BLACK LILLIES - Runaway Freeway Blues

Spindale Cycle
8:58 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Monday Night the 18th at 8pm: PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the most revered rock albums of all time.  Brilliantly engineered by Alan Parsons, and featuring songs that would become staples of Pink Floyd's shows, it is without a doubt a cult classic and masterpiece.  What other albums have been covered in their entirety in electronica, dub reggae, a capella, string quartet, bluegrass, and other styles? Turn it up Monday at 8.  Starting The Wizard of Oz on mute at the same time is your choice...

Peak of the Week
8:51 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Thursday Night the 21st between 8pm & Midnight: SON VOLT - Honky Tonk

After basically establishing the subgenre of alt-country in 1990 with the Uncle Tupelo release of No Depression, Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar went their separate ways, Tweedy bringing his more rock-oriented influence to Wilco, and Farrar keeping the twangy side for his new band Son Volt.  This country influence has culminated in Honky Tonk, a strong homage to the Bakersfield sound (think Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.)  Tune in as Friday's Cosmic American Music Show comes 24 hours early this week!

12:30 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Congratulations To WNCW's Bonnaroo Winner

Congratulations to Ben from Omaha, NE for winning the Bonnaroo Prize Package.

11:43 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day - Sunday, March 17 Noon to 3pm with Celtic Winds

Tune in Sunday, March 17th from noon to 3pm and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Celtic Winds.