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Air Studio
4:42 pm
Sun August 3, 2014

Live Friday the 8th at 1pm: THE MASTERSONS

Catherine Sebastian

This Texas husband and wife duo might be most known for playing over a hundred gigs these past three years with Steve Earle in his band The Dukes, but Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore have also released two fine albums of their own, including the new one Good Luck Charm. They'll join Martin in the air studio for a live session before playing in Charlotte Friday evening.  They also make an appearance in Greenville on Sunday.

New Tunes at Two
4:42 pm
Sun August 3, 2014

New Releases Featured This Week, August 4th-7th, 2-3pm

Monday: BEN FIELDS - Extraordinary Light

Tuesday: OTIS GIBBS - Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth

Wednesday: CURTIS MCMURTRY - Respectable Enemy

Thursday: HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER - Lateness Of Dancers

Spindale Cycle
4:41 pm
Sun August 3, 2014

Monday Night August 4th at 8pm: PINK FLOYD - The Piper At the Gates of Dawn

Floyd fans were excited to hear the news this month that a new release is scheduled for October: recordings from 1993's Division Bell sessions featuring David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Richard Wright.  Tuesday August 5th marks the anniversary of the 1967 release of their debut, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

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Peak of the Week
4:41 pm
Sun August 3, 2014

Thursday Night the 4th between 9pm and Midnight: JIM LAUDERDALE - I'm a Song

With five albums in the last two years, including three with Grateful Dead songwriter Robert Hunter and one with the great Buddy Miller, and over twenty altogether ranging from straight-ahead bluegrass to stripped down solo acoustic guitar work, it can be hard to keep up with Americana's most prolific songwriter.  So here's the one album you need to focus on: I'm a Song.  It's Lauderdale doing what he does best: channeling George Jones, collaborating with Al Perkins, Kenny Vaughn, Lee Ann Womack, and the aforementioned songwriters, for 20 gems, all of them great.  It's straight up

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Air Studio
6:49 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Live Thursday the 31st at 4pm: GRITS & SOUL

Anna Kline and John Looney are Asheville-based Grits & Soul, with a "Soulgrass" sound blending Americana and classic country with Mississippi soul and blues.  Their latest release Flood Waters (which received a favorable review from Bluegrass Unlimited) includes Nicky Sanders, Amanda Platt, and Robert Greer among other local favorites.

Air Studio
6:48 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Friday the 1st at 11am: CARLENE CARTER

When your mom is June Carter Cash, your dad is Carl Smith, your stepdad is Johnny Cash, etc., you are bound to have both the the genetic predisposition and the pressure to follow in your family's footsteps as a musician.  Carlene Carter has been doing so since the late '70's, and made a wonderful return to the scene with this year's release of Carter Girl.  It's been a Top 10 record on folk and Americana charts, and we'll hear more about it when she joins us live Friday morning.  She performs Friday night in Asheville and Saturday in Bristol, both shows with Jim Lauderdale!  Histor

New Tunes at Two
6:47 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

New Releases Featured This Week, July 28th-31st, 2-3pm

Monday: JOHN COWAN - Sixty

Tuesday: TIM STAFFORD - Just to Hear the Whistle Blow

Wednesday: FLOATING ACTION - Body Questions

Thursday: MICHAEL BARNETT - One Song Romance

Spindale Cycle
6:45 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Monday Night July 28th at 8pm: JOHN GORKA - I Know

This 1987 debut helped establish John Gorka as a leader in the "contemporary folk" singer/songwriter scene that burst out of NYC and Boston in the late '80's and remained dominant through the '90's.  Fellow singers Shawn Colvin and Lucy Kaplansky join him here, blending well with his rich, warm baritone.  Gorka's diverse songwriting styles, humorous wit juxtaposed with impressively deep songs about complex relationships, are fully developed here.  Celebrate John Gorka's Sunday birthday with us Monday night.

Peak of the Week
5:46 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Thursday Night the 31st between 9pm and Midnight: CORB LUND - Counterfeit Blues

Have you heard of Corb yet?  We've enjoyed playing him for about eight years now, but his real success is in Canada: 2006′s Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer won the Canadian Country Music Association’s Album of the Year, after his 2002 gold record Five Dollar Bill.  Their favorites from these have been rerecorded at Memphis' Sun Studios, with more of an electric rockabilly/rock sound.  How does Corb like it? “It turned out really well.

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Contests
9:06 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Soulshine - Online Ticket Giveaway - EXPIRED

Enter the contest!

WNCW is giving away tickets to Soulshine, featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead with SOJA, Brett Dennen and Trevor Hall at Uptown Amphitheatre at The NC Music Factory in Charlotte, NC on Sunday, July 27.  Three winners will receive a pair of tickets each.  Contest ends on Wednesday, July 23 at midnight.

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