12:02 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Look Who's Wearing WNCW's New Hat

Woody Platt

Steep Canyon Rangers' lead singer Woody Platt wears WNCW's new black and white ball cap.

Studio B
1:30 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Larry and Jenny Keel are in Studio B Thursday, Feb 21st at 4pm

Larry Keel  is one of the most innovative and exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarists performing today. His wife Jenny Keel brings her impeccable timing and solid bass lines to their duo, which visits Studio B, Thursday, February 21st. Listen in at 4 pm and catch their outstanding acoustic music and down-home-good-time charm in advance of their show at Pisgah Brewing.

Studio B
1:28 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Chuck Brodsky visits Studio B Friday, February 22nd at 11am

Chuck Brodsky brings his storyteller's mind, comic's eye, and empathetic heart to all of his wonderfully crafted songs, whether on love, politics or baseball.
Chuck brings his extraordinary talent into Studio B for a live session on Friday at 11 am

New Tunes at Two
7:12 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

New Releases Featured Feb. 18-21 between 2-3pm

Mon 2/18: Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie “Prince” Billy- What the Brothers Sang
Tuesday 2/19: The James Hunter Six – Minute by minute
Wednesday 2/20: BeauSoleil – From Bamako to Carencro
Thursday 2/21: Bobby Rush – Down in Louisiana

Peak of the Week
7:06 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Thursday night the 21st between 8pm & Midnight: RICHARD THOMPSON - Electric

Richard Thompson’s latest album, Electric, produced by Buddy Miller, comes in what is arguably his most creatively productive period in a career that stretches back some 45 years. Whether featuring electric or acoustic guitar, the songs are built around the tightly focused core of Thompson’s current trio: drummer Michael Jerome (Better Than Ezra, John Cale) and bassist Taras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello) complementing the leader through a full range of emotional explorations. Stop in and hear what the fuss is all about during the Peak of the Week, Thursday at 8 pm.

Spindale Cycle
7:00 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Monday Night 2/18 at 8pm: THE SELDOM SCENE - Act Two

We have D.C.'s finest bluegrass band for your Monday night feature this week, as we tip our hat to mandolinist/tenor singer John Duffey on his birthday with one of his first recordings with The Scene.  And we pay our respects to the late Mike Auldridge, a pioneer of the dobro who passed on 12/29/12.  You'll hear some familiar non-bluegrass songwriters covered here (Hank Williams, John Prine, Gene Clark), but be sure to also listen for Duffey's take on "Small Exception of Me", and of course the fine lead vocals of the late John Starling. 

4:27 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Special Guests Will Visit During Goin' Across the Mountain

Aaron Ramsey and Producer Eric Willson will stop by in the Noon hour on “Goin’ Across The Mountain” with Dennis Jones to talk about his new project “Gathering”.

10:09 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Ticket Giveaway: Donna The Buffalo

Tune in Thursday and Friday for your opportunity to get a pair of tickets to see Donna The Buffalo at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC on Saturday, March 2nd.

Studio B
9:52 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Live Friday the 15th at 3pm: BROWNOUT

Brownout is the Austin-based psychedelic funk alter-ego of the Grammy-winning Latin big band Grupo Fantasma.  The 8 (or more?)-piece band visits Studio B for the first time on their way to their Friday night show in Asheville, with songs from their latest release "Oozy". 

8:34 am
Wed February 13, 2013


Chuck Blethen, owner of Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard

The 3rd Annual Sustainable Viticulture Conference is coming, and it is DIRTy! Chuck Blethen, owner of the Jewel of the Blue Ridge Vineyard, founding member of the Sustainable Agriculture Viticulture Institute (SAVI) and organizer of the conference, spent some time talking with me yesterday about his favorite topic - wine - and how to make it sustainably and tasty.

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