Daniel Coston will visit with Mike Dew during this week's Saturday Night House Party.  He will talk about his new book on the Double Door.

Country music came into the American mainstream with the Carter Family, but A.P. Carter relied heavily on African-American blues guitarist Lesley Riddle of Yancey County, N.C. In 1927, Lesley met A.P. in Bristol, Tenn. and helped the Carters collect the songs across Appalachia that would become country music classics. Now Burnsville pays tribute to the blues musician with annual Riddlefest.

On The Way Up | Episode 14

May 9, 2017
On The Way Up
Designed by Kate Johnson

This week on "On The Way Up", we will feature music ranging from electronica to blues.  Hear a Bob Dylan cover from Old Crow Medicine Show and new tunes from Jon Stickley Trio and Justin Townes Earle.  In the DJ for a Day segment, Joe Kendrick talks about DJ pet peeves.

1.    Old Crow Medicine Show “Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat” from 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde

2.    Jon Stickley Trio “Almost With You” from Maybe Believe

Steve Hecht

We recently received a generous donation from Laurel Hecht in memory of her husband Steve Hecht, who was a long-time blues host at WNCW.  This special offer is available today only on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.    Donations of $100 or more will automatically receive one of these three cd grab bag of blues discs in addition to the choice of membership gift and Gold Member Card.  

Studio B Rewind, January 20th at 6pm With Kim Clark

Jan 20, 2017

This week we'll be featuring a great session from 2004 with Peter Case. "His song choices span just about the entirety of his solo career," said host Kim Clark. "He tells some great stories about being a street performer in San Francisco in the early '70s and he talks about his first band the Nerves and about the mainstream success of the Plimsouls." Tonight, Kim will also feature a 2006 session with one of the best blues singers we've ever had in our studio - the late Robin Rogers, from Charlotte, North Carolina.