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Live Friday, January 15th at 4pm: ERIC BIBB

Jan 8, 2016
Keith Perry

With a career spanning 5 decades and 36 albums, Eric Bibb has established his status as one of the leading blues performers of our generation. Like Taj Mahal before him, he breathes new life into the genre with inspiration, originality, and class. Isothermal Community College is honored to host him both live on WNCW in the afternoon, and at the Foundation Performing Arts Center Friday evening.

Live Friday, January 15th at 1pm: JONATHAN BYRD

Jan 8, 2016

Carrboro's Jonathan Byrd had a busy year in 2015, with both You Can't Outrun the Radio earlier in the year, and an intriguing collaboration with Danish band The Sentimentals for Mother Tongue (which is our Peak of the Week Thursday at 9pm.) He performs live in Saluda on Sunday the 10th, and Black Mountain on Friday the 15th.

Live Thursday, January 14th at 3pm: THE MILAGRO SAINTS

Jan 8, 2016

This 6-piece roots-rock band from Raleigh pulls into Spindale on Thursday for a visit with us before playing nearby Barley's downtown at night. They've got a fine new album out called "Tupelo" on Moon Caravan Records.

Live Wednesday January 13th at 1pm: TIM O'BRIEN

Jan 8, 2016

Whether solo, paired with Darrell Scott, fronting Hot Rize, or in some other incarnation, Tim O'Brien's chameleon-like versatility and talent keeps him at the top of our list of favorites here at WNCW. He performs on Wednesday in Asheville and Thursday in Charlotte.

Live Wednesday December 16th at 11am: JAMIE LAVAL

Dec 14, 2015

Tryon's Jamie Laval is well-versed in Scottish fiddle styles, and has "Christmas in Scotland" shows in Asheville on Sunday the 27th and Charlotte on Monday the 28th. Then he brings his "Scottish Solstice Holiday Celebration" to Tryon on Wednesday the 30th. Hear some of his stories, poetry, and music Wednesday morning with Martin Anderson.

Friday, December 4th at 1pm: Guest DJ HALLI ANDERSON

Dec 1, 2015

The River Whyless has become one of our favorite new local bands here, and singer/violinist/songwriter Halli Anderson is a big reason why. Scotty Robertson will turn over the song selection to her just after Frank on Friday, so tune in to hear some of the musical influences behind a local favorite whose star is quickly rising. The band plays Thursday the 10th in Johnson City, Friday the 11th in Charlotte, and Saturday the 12th in Asheville.

Live Wednesday December 2nd at 3pm: DAVID OLNEY

Dec 1, 2015
Gregg Roth

David Olney is a cornerstone of original songwriting for Nashville -- both the real one, and the ABC-TV series one. He returns, this time with bassist Daniel Seymour, to our area for a visit with Roland before a Wednesday night show in Asheville.

Every year around this time, your WNCW hosts start prepping and cooking in the WNCW kitchen that is our great Music Library, to prepare for you a smorgasbord of songs centered around thankfulness, family, and above all, food. We've got all the meals, main & side dishes, beverages, and food groups covered -- no need to bring anything! We start the theme early in the week, but the main course, per tradition, will be Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant Massacree (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year!), served up just past Noon on Thursday.

Live Thursday November 19th at 1pm: EDWARD DAVID ANDERSON

Nov 16, 2015

This Illinois songwriter just released an album called "Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions" that definitely left a strong first impression on us with its powerful songs and tasteful production. Then it dawned on us that David was the frontman for the band Backyard Tire Fire, which formed in Asheville in 2000! He opens up for Tab Benoit in Asheville on Wednesday and in Charlotte on Thursday.

Live Friday, November 13th at 3pm: WILL KIMBROUGH

Nov 9, 2015

His songs have been covered by Little Feat, Todd Snider, & Jimmy Buffett among others, and he's lent his skills to such diverse top-tier talents as Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Gomez, Emmylou Harris, the Jayhawks, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Toumani Diabate, and Mavis Staples. When he last visited us, he was the Willie in that great Gulf Coast group Willie Sugarcapps. But he's got a string of his own albums too, and is in the area for shows in Black Mountain Friday, Balsam Saturday, and Asheville Sunday.