Live Friday June 5th at 3pm: HAAS KOWERT TICE

21 hours ago

Brittany Haas (fiddle), Paul Kowert (bass), and Jordan Tice (guitar) have played together off and on since they met in college(s) about eight years ago, and their unique sound is a prime example of a wonderful fusion that we at WNCW often refer to as "progressive acoustic" (think bluegrass or old-time instrumentation, but not exactly fitting either of those styles.) Haas has become known for her work with Crooked Still, Kowert with the Punch Brothers, and Tice with Tony Trischka and a variety of other greats.

Live Thursday June 4th at 3pm: TELLICO

21 hours ago

Anya Hinkle, Stig Stiglets, Aaron Ballance, and Jed Willis combine experience from time spent in Dehlia Low, Town Mountain, and previous projects for this refreshingly original take on progressive bluegrass out of the Asheville area. Their official album release show for Relics and Roses is Friday night in West Asheville, and the rest of their summer is filled with shows in Jonesborough, Granite Falls, Cashiers, Bryson City, Brevard, and beyond.

Live Wednesday June 3rd at 3pm: PARKER MILLSAP

21 hours ago

Oklahoma's Parker Millsap received a nomination last year from the Americana Music Association for Emerging Artist of the Year, as well as praise from NPR, American Songwriter, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He plays Asheville Wednesday night, and Charlotte on Thursday.

Danielle Kurtzleben is a political reporter assigned to NPR's Washington Desk. In her current role, she writes for's It's All Politics blog, focusing on data visualizations. In the run-up to the 2016 election, she will be using numbers to tell stories that go far beyond polling, putting policies into context and illustrating how they affect voters.

Before joining NPR in 2015, Kurtzleben spent a year as a correspondent for As part of the site's original reporting team, she covered economics and business news.

Trent Henley, is from Florida.  He has been doing radio in the western Carolinas since 1995.  He spent 13 years as one of the hosts of Dubatomic Particles (WNCW's Reggae Extravaganza), and had a stint as an NPR host at WNCW in the late 1990's and again did NPR at WCQS in Asheville.  He is first and foremost a deadhead.  His passion are his family, collecting LP's and finding new music.  He is honored to take on "Dead Air" on Wednesday Nights from 9:00 to 1:00.

Friday Feature-TEDx Premering in Tryon

May 27, 2015

TED and TED X is a continuing growing trend that brings people together to discuss old or new ideas. Described as a way to start conversations that lead to so much more.  Tryon, NC, will join the cities presenting yearly TED X events when they introduce one this September.  Special guest on the Friday Feature of the Week from May 22 was Co-Event Organizer Loti Woods.

More To The Story: 277 Development Charlotte

May 26, 2015

This edition of 'More to the Story' from May 20th features guest Ely Portillo of the Charlotte Observer, who discusses the on-going changes taking place along I-277 in the Queen City due to development.

Live Friday May 29th at 3pm: WOODY PINES

May 21, 2015

You can tell Woody Pines likes to mine through old '78's whenever he knows there's a record store nearby. Like Pokey LaFarge, Old Crow Medicine Show, and other "retro"-sounding acts, he breathes new, vibrant life into those vintage sounds of Woody Guthrie, early Dylan, and all those great swing and juke-joint bands of yesteryear. He and his band return to his former home of Asheville Friday night, and they play Waynesville on Saturday. We love his new self-titled record on Muddy Roots Music.

Ben Allen was the Morning Edition host at KOSU, from March 2012 to October 2013.