A founding member and integral contributor to the Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Watson has now embarked on a solo career, in addition to work with the Dave Rawlings Machine. His new album Folk Singer Vol. 1 is on Gillian & Dave's Acony Record label, and is a nice collection of folk standards and obscure gems on banjo and guitar. Watson joins Martin Anderson Friday morning, and we'll spin a number of songs from it before he heads to the Five String Fest in Lawndale. He also plays The Grey Eagle in Asheville Saturday night with Mandolin Orange.
A rising star among indie singer-songwriters, Angel Olsen is now living in the Asheville area, and we will welcome her to WNCW for her first visit on Tuesday the 22nd to spend the 1pm hour with Joe Kendrick.
Tune in as one of our favorite NC bands visits Martin Anderson with songs from their forthcoming new releases "Tightrope", which was recorded recently in Durham. They play Johnson City on Friday, and then circle back to the WNCW area for a Charlotte show May 17th.
Clint Maedgen and Charlie Gabriel of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band talk with Martin about the legendary New Orleans band, their equally legendary venue, and more. They play Wednesday the 26th in Charlotte, and Thursday the 27th in Greenville.
For this week's "Ten O'Clock Doc" we'll spend the hour with Steve Johnson, the Events Artist Relations Manager for Wilkes Community College and Merlefest. Join us for discussion about the various updates, changes, and of course traditions to expect for this year's festival (which according to their website will be 37 days, 4 hours, and 24 minutes away.) And of course we'll cram in as many of the scheduled acts as possible!
OK, so this quartet is EVERYWHERE these days: Letterman, The Colbert Report, and House of Cards this month; Asheville, Charlotte & Atlanta this week, ...and WNCW this Thursday! They'll talk with Joe Kendrick between Noon and 1pm about their latest release blending jazz, R&B, and pop, Bad Self Portraits (which also happens to be our Peak of the Week between 8pm and Midnight.) La
Spartanburg storyteller and musician John Fowler, known to most WNCW fans as longtime host of Sunday's This Old Porch show, is also an author. He has just published Trotting Sally: The Roots & Legacy of a Folk Hero, after spending the last two decades studying this elusive and fascinating turn-of-the-century fiddler. "Trotting Sally", a.k.a. George Mullins, was born a slave and became the first freed African-American in his family at age 9 when the Civil War ended.
WNCW will be in the music kitchen all day long this Thanksgiving, cooking up a mix of songs covering every taste and course. Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant Masacree” airs at Noon with Joe Kendrick, and again at 8pm with Rob Daves. It might be our favorite day of programming, and we’ve got a place at the table for you! Join us all day long, and help yourself to some fine appetizers we'll be serving up in the days leading up to it. We at WNCW are very thankful for your support and community.
Daniel Coston will join Joe Kendrick as a guest DJ on Tuesday, November 19th at noon. They will discuss his most recent book release and spin some music from the artists included in North Carolina Musicians.
She's co-written a big hit for Trisha Yearwood, and shown up on Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but frankly, we love singer/songwriter Kim Richey for her own catalog of terrific albums. She plays Greenwood, SC on Thursday, and Asheville on Saturday, and spends Friday morning on the air with Martin Anderson.