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Every April in the North Carolina mountains and foothills, we look forward to MerleFest, an annual gathering of many of the best roots musicians in America. Begun in memory of Doc Watson’s late son Merle, who performed with his father for many years, the festival grew from a one-man show on the back of a flatbed truck to a gathering of 80,000 music lovers on the campus of Wilkesboro Community College.

On The Way Up | Episode 12

Apr 25, 2017
Image of Music Host Joe Greene Sitting In Radio Station Control Room
Vicki Dameron

During this 12th episode of "On The Way Up," we hear tunes from Jeb Loy Nichols, Paris Combo, Kasey Chambers, and the Snyder Family Band.  Also, Music Host Joe Greene discusses the difference between commercial and public radio and how they get music on the air.

Jeb Loy Nichols "That's How We're Living" from Country Hustle

The Big Takeover "Love Understands" from Silly Girl

Taarka "Retreat" from Fading Mystery

Paris Combo "Je Suis Partie" from Tako Tsubo

Kasey Chambers "Ain't No Little Girl" from Dragonfly

WNCW’s Joe Kendrick talked with legendary comedian, actor and musician Steve Martin about his show in Charlotte with Martin Short, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko titled “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Lives.” Steve and the Steep Canyon Rangers have another record coming out this year, and Steve let us know before anyone else what the title will be. Plus, he gave a little advice on being funny. The interview originally aired Thursday, April 20, at 8:51 am during Morning Edition on WNCW 88.7 FM and online at wncw.org.

On The Way Up | Episode 11

Apr 18, 2017

This week Joe talks with WNCW's Business and Development Specialist, Vicki Dameron.

Pokey LaFarge “Riot In The Streets” from Manic Revelations

Joseph Huber “16-10” from The Suffering Stage

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Hope The High Road” from The Nashville Sound

I Draw Slow “Maria” from Turn Your Face To The Sun

Vieux Farka Toure “Homafu Wawa” from Samba

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra “Weeding Song”

(interview with Vicki Dameron)

Happyness “Anytime” from Write In

Asheville Greenworks has placed under its vast and unique umbrella of organizations and purposes, Asheville and Western N.C. based, "Bee City USA".  Hear the details of what Bee City is all about, while also learning more about the on-going efforts to support the best of community and the environment, Asheville Greenworks.   Segment orginally aired April 14, 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster