folk

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The Duhks

Music from the roots up and this week, catch tunes from Casey Driesen, The Duhks, new music from Ray Cardwell, The Wooks and much more as we venture in to The Tall Grass. Join Host Joe Greene and take a walk through all different kinds of grass, be it blue, new or jamgrass, it happens every Sunday evening at 6pm on listener-powered roots radio WNCW.

 

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Vicki Dameron

Spring has sprung, the weather is getting warmer (kind of) and our semi annual fundraiser is right around the corner! We are excited, as usual, to welcome our WNCW friends and family members to Studio B, April 8-14, 2018. Long time fans and volunteers know we celebrate these events by creating a friendly, fundraising environment complete with good eats, lots of coffee and great music. During this week we need volunteers to help answer phones and take pledges from folks who wish to support WNCW. We've been doing this for 29 years and with your help, we can keep doing it!

THE WILD REEDS Live Thursday, August 17th at 1pm

Aug 16, 2017

This indie-folk five-piece from L.A. has wonderful 3-part harmonies, and a great collection of songs on their album of this year The World We Built. The Wild Reeds head to the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Thursday the 17th, and the Evening Muse in Charlotte on Friday the 18th.

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Bill Lindsey

Way back in 1928, Bascom Lamar Lunsford helped start a festival of local musicians and dancers in Asheville. 90 years later, it's the longest running folk festival in the country. Musician, curator, and all-around mountain music expert Laura Boosinger joins Martin Anderson as guest DJ to spin recordings from some of the legendary string bands and balladeers that have played there over the years, as well as new releases from some of this year's headliners. The festival runs "along about sundown" August, 3, 4, and 5 at A-B Tech.