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Wednesday April 15th at 11am: PAT DONOHUE

Apr 11, 2015

After a decade in the Guys' All-Star Shoe Band of Minnesota Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion, guitarist Pat Donohue is traveling the country with a solo tour showcasing his style of Minnesota blues. He plays Asheville Wednesday, Waynesville Thursday, and Brevard Friday, plus guitar workshops back in Asheville on Saturday morning and afternoon. "If you're a guitar player, he's going to haunt you." -Leo Kottke

Friday April 17th at 11am: Guest DJ CHARLES HUMPHREY III

Apr 11, 2015

This handsome guy holds down the bass end of one of our favorite bands, the Steep Canyon Rangers. He also writes some of our favorite songs of theirs. When he's not busy touring or recording with them and Mr. Martin or Ms. Brickell, or documenting America's running trails through haiku, he's working with another great group, the Songs From the Road Band. He's co-written all of the songs on their newest release Traveling Show, and he'll fill up the 11 o'clock hour spinning some of his favorite tunes when he plays Guest DJ on Friday.

Tuesday March 24th at 1pm: SAM AMIDON

Mar 21, 2015

A Vermonter raised by folk musician parents, banjoist/guitarist/fiddler Sam Amidon has a deep background in various folk traditions, but is making a name for himself through his innovative blending of these styles with free jazz and indie-rock. We fell in love with his album of last year, Lily-O, which features guitarist Bill Frisell and Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurdsson, with some modern interpretations of old traditional tunes.

Wednesday March 25th at 1pm: BOMBADIL

Mar 21, 2015

This North Carolina-based trio makes some of the most unique, quirky, hard-t0-define music we've encountered over the years. No wonder we like them! They stop by the station on Wednesday to talk with Scotty about their latest Ramseur Records collection of songs, Hold On. Bombadil's upcoming shows in our area include Horizon Records and the Bohemian Cafe in Greenville on Thursday, Legends in Boone on April 1st, and the Altamont Theatre in Asheville on April 23rd.

Monday Feb. 2nd at 11am: THE BRO'S. LANDRETH

Feb 2, 2015

Joey & David Landreth grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and discovered early on their singing voices meshed well together. Together with Ryan Roth on drums and Alex Campbell on keys, their band's fully flushed out roots-rock sound conjures up that of The Allman Brothers, The Eagles, and Jackson Browne among others.

Following his "Ten O'Clock Doc" set that spotlights Deep Gap's Doc Watson, Martin will talk with David Holt about the new PBS documentary "David Holt's State of Music." The program debuts on UNC-TV this Thursday evening, and showcases some of our favorite traditional musicians from the Southern Appalachians.

Thursday 1/29 at 2pm: TRIO GUGGINO

Jan 23, 2015

You know mandolinist Mike Guggino and violinist Nicky Sanders from the Steep Canyon Rangers, and Barrett Smith from his beautiful collaborations with Shannon Whitworth....but do you know their Italian cousins? Their Italian trio performances, that is. They perform songs from the Italian folk, art song, and operatic literature that typify the joyful, romantic, passionate nature of Italian culture. Thursday evening they perform in the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville, where Chef Mike will also pair their music with food and wine from the Tuscany region. 

Monday, January 19th -- HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Jan 19, 2015

WNCW recognizes the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this national holiday. We will include songs that touch on the work of King and others during our eclectic music mix, including your requests

Friday the 23rd at 2pm: HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

Jan 18, 2015

They're one of our favorite acoustic trios, and we're excited to welcome them back to WNCW. The Hot Club plays Charlotte Thursday, the Django Reinhardt birthday celebration in Asheville Friday, and Johnson City on Saturday.

Monday January 19th at 11am: ROB ICKES & TREY HENSLEY

Jan 18, 2015

Dobro master Rob Ickes, of Blue Highway and countless other great projects, has teamed up with Grand Ole Opry singer Trey Hensley for a great new collaboration of bluegrass-meets-Golden-Era-of-Country. They join us Monday morning while in the area for shows this week in Asheville, Johnson City, and Valdese. It may only be January, but Rob & Trey are bound to show up on our Top 100 at the end of the year!

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