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WNCW Is A Media Sponsor Of MerleFest

Apr 8, 2015

WNCW will broadcast MerleFest on the WSIF Wilkesboro 90.9FM signal during the festival.  If you're in that area, you will be able to enjoy the broadcast.  Many of our hosts will be emceeing the festival, including Martin Anderson, John Fowler, Joe Kendrick, Tom Pittman, Carol Rifkin.  Click here for more information about MerleFest.

This outstanding 'Friday Feature Interview of the Week' was about the recently announced Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership awarding $5,000 to the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University to support a documentary film on Madison Co. Master Fiddler Roger Howell.  During this interview from April 3 (2015), you'll hear the details from Howell himself and Hannah Furgiuele, programming coordinator for the center at Mars Hill.

Artbreak segment 3 - April 20-30

Apr 6, 2015

WNCW's Artbreak covers visual arts news that you should know about.  From right outside your front door to a short drive away, check out this latest segment on everything from exhibits to events and theatre to classes.

Artbreak segment 2 - April 20-30

Apr 6, 2015

WNCW Artbreak's covers visual arts news that you should know about.  From right outside your front door or a short drive away, check out this latest segment on everything from exhibits to events and theatre to classes.

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.

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