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Live Friday September 25th at 1pm: RED MOON ROAD

Sep 23, 2015
Caroline Wintoniw

This Winnipeg folk trio possesses some impressive harmonies, with Sheena Rattai adding percussion and keyboard work, Daniel Jordan on mandolin and guitar, and Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner on mandolin, banjo, and keyboards (sometimes all at the same time.) This is their first visit to the area, for a show at the Diana Wortham Theatre Friday night.  We're enjoying getting to know both this talented group and their new album. Scotty will help us get to know them further on Friday, after Frank on Friday.

Live Monday, September 14th at 2pm: DANIEL ROMANO

Sep 11, 2015
Mike Ford, Now Magazine

We love this return of the classic 60's/70's outlaw country sound of Gram Parsons, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and others of late, with newcomers like Sturgill Simpson and Daniel Romano in particular bursting onto the scene. Romano hails from Ontario, and has a wide pallete of sonic layers on his newest release. He plays Boone Monday night, Knoxville Wednesday night, and Bristol's Rhythm & Roots Festival next weekend. We'll let you know if he wears one of his incredible suits like the one above when he joins Scotty Robertson in our studio.

Live Friday September 11th at 11am: HEARTLESS BASTARDS

Sep 8, 2015
Scott Newton

Members of this great garage rock band out of Cincinnati and Austin join Joe Kendrick Friday morning on their way to their Friday night show at the Orange Peel in Asheville. Fronted by the powerful, dynamic voice of Erika Wennerstrom, the band is on tour with their latest album Restless Ones, bound to make a showing in WNCW's Top 100 of 2015.

Wednesday, September 9th at 11am: Guest DJ GRAHAM SHARP

Sep 4, 2015

The banjo player for the Steep Canyon Rangers is also one of their great songwriters, and you've heard him take lead vocals on a number of tunes over their recent albums, including the brand new release "Radio". Tune in as we let Graham take the lead with WNCW's music mix between 11 and Noon. We'll learn the latest about the Rangers' new album, their upcoming Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, and more.

One of our favorite songwriter discoveries of 2015 has been Christopher Paul Stelling, whose debut album "Labor Against Waste" really impressed us. Scotty spends the 1 O'Clock hour with Christopher before his shows tonight at The Mothlight in Asheville, tomorrow at the Willow Tree in Johnson City, and Saturday at the Evening Muse in Charlotte.

Wednesday, September 2nd at 11am: Guest DJ DAN LOTTI

Aug 28, 2015

Dangermuffin, and their lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Dan Lotti, have music tastes that are straight down the middle of a lot of what you hear on WNCW. Dan's putting together a mixtape of some of his favorite artists to spin for an hour on Wednesday, and he'll probably bring a guitar to play a tune or two of his own, too. Dangermuffin plays Thursday night at Isis in West Asheville.

Matt Reynolds To Visit WNCW

Aug 21, 2015

On Wednesday, August 26th singer-songwriter Matt Reynolds will stop by WNCW to guest DJ with Scotty, spinning tunes from his new album “Been Long Gone” and sharing a few of his sonic influences. Listen in to learn more about this local artist in advance of his show that night at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain!

Live Thursday August 27th at 11am: FREE PLANET RADIO

Aug 21, 2015

We are always impressed with the fine musicianship and eclecticism of this Asheville trio of Chris Rosser, River Guergarian, and Eliot Wadopian. But this time their great new recording has help from the Opal String Quartet for an even more engaging dimension to their sound. They officially release it at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville Friday night the 28th.

Friday, August 7th at 2pm: JONATHAN EDWARDS

Aug 4, 2015

Known to most for his 1971 anthem hit "Sunshine (Go Away Today)", Jonathan Edwards has had a full four decades of making music, with 15 albums under his belt (including a great bluegrass one with our friends The Seldom Scene.) His new one, "Tomorrow's Child", was produced by Darrell Scott and includes Jerry Douglas, Shawn Colvin, and others. He joins Roland Friday between 2 and 3pm before playing in Asheville Friday night and Bristol on Saturday. 

Daniel Coston at WNCW
Joe Kendrick

Joe Kendrick will be on the air this Wednesday, June 24 between 12-3pm.  He will welcome back to WNCW Daniel Coston, a photographer and writer from Charlotte, in the noon hour.