Laura Blackley

Music Host

Laura Blackley is a writer, musician, and artisan farmer living in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. She hosts and produces two shows for WNCW--Local Color, which spotlights music from throughout WNCW's listening area, and Southern Sirens, celebrating the formidable contributions made by southern women, past and present, to the world of music. Email her at

10:50 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Local Color Live - Join the Audience on August 27

Local Color Live

Come be a part of the studio audience for Local Color Live at New Mountain Theater, at 38 North French Broad Avenue in downtown Asheville. Hosted by WNCW's own Laura Blackley. Our next edition features Asheville songstress Lyric, and some newcomers to the Asheville music scene, recent Northern California transplants the Paper Crowns. Each month we'll offer a different sampling of the diverse musical menu that makes up our listening reach--movers, shakers and makers of all things local and colorful.

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6:00 pm
Sun April 15, 2012

Today on Local Color

On Sunday's edition, our "Local Color...Live at Landslide" series resumes, with an interview/performance from Asheville performer Lyric. Courtesy Landslide Studio in Asheville.

Our Album Spotlight is from Asheville quintet, Sanctum Sully. We'll spin 3 tracks from their newest release, a bluegrassy affair, titled "Trade Winds."