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Kathy Mattea Live Friday, February 22nd around 4:30pm

As the saying (sort of) goes, you can take the singer out of West Virginia.... but Nashville's CMA-award winning Kathy Mattea has always treasured her Appalachian mountain roots, and they are stronger than ever on her most recent recordings, including last year's Pretty Bird . We are pleased to welcome her back to the WNCW airwaves with a live interview/session from The Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby on Friday afternoon, before her concert that evening . Longtime collaborator Bill Cooley joins...

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On The Way Up | Episode 39

It’s new music time again here at grassroots radio WNCW. This is episode 39 of On The Way Up, where we take a break from our DJ For A Day feature, but manage to work in more songs along the way. You’ll hear new songs from our daytime, nighttime and overnight mix, with both WNCW favorites like Hayes Carll and newcomers like Nikki & The Phantom Callers making it into the podcast. You will also get a Segue Of The Week matching up a new tune from Sharon Van Etten with an indie classic from...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, February 18

Chatham County Line – Sharing the Covers

Tuesday, February 19

The Cactus Blossoms – Easy Way

Wednesday, February 20

David Grier – Ways of the World

Thursday, February 21

Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert – When the Sun Goes Down

Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 9pm sample a new release

Thursday, February 21: Greensky Bluegrass "All For Money"

Their 2nd in a row recorded in Asheville, and expanding further beyond bluegrass to rock and even power-pop.

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Singer-songwriters Milan Miller and Thomm Jutz will visit Studio B this Saturday Feb. 23 in the 1pm hour around their shows in Lenoir on Friday and in Mars Hill on Saturday night.

Joining WNCW's 'More to the Story' for the first time was Cory Vaillancourt of The Smoky Mountain News, who covered his in-depth story "A Growing Industry: The Case For and Against Cannabis in North Carolina."  Cory went over the states current position on the use of recreational medical marijuana and what other states have been doing. Just how big of an industry and income is this for states that are allowing more use of cannabis?  This program aired on 88.7 FM Feb. 13, 2019.

Friday Feature: Alzheimer's Community Forum for WNC

Feb 18, 2019

The Alzheimer's Association - Western Carolina Chapter is getting ready for a community forum in Polk County, NC on March 12th. This Friday Feature presents Denise Young, a Program Manager with the Association, who discusses the upcoming forum, but also the duties and goals of the Western Carolina Chapter and how the number of Alzheimer's cases has grown across North Carolina.  The segment originally aired Feb. 8, 2019.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Kathy Mattea Live Friday, February 22nd around 4:30pm

Feb 18, 2019

As the saying (sort of) goes, you can take the singer out of West Virginia.... but Nashville's CMA-award winning Kathy Mattea has always treasured her Appalachian mountain roots, and they are stronger than ever on her most recent recordings, including last year's Pretty Bird. We are pleased to welcome her back to the WNCW airwaves with a live interview/session from The Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby on Friday afternoon, before her concert that evening.

Look who's coming back! One of the sweetest couples in contemporary bluegrass, and one of THE voices in Newgrass, for a wonderful union of talent and spirit.

Band members posing in studio
Vicki Dameron

WNCW listeners voted Tellico's latest album "Woven Waters,” produced by John Doyle, all the way up to #9 in last year's Top 100... and the Asheville, NC-based band played tunes from it live in Studio B last month," said Host Kim Clark. "You'll hear that session on this week's Studio B Rewind.

IBMA Momentum Award winners and Instrumental Performance and Emerging Artist nominees Mile Twelve will be releasing their new full-length album, City on a Hill, on March 29th.

High Sierra Music Festival saved a lengthy list of legendary artists and burgeoning up-and-comers for their second round of lineup announcements. Taking place in beautiful Quincy, CA, on July 4-7,

Lake Street Drive & The Wood Brothers will perform at Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh on Friday, June 7. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 15 at 10am and will be available at livenation.com, the Duke Energy Center box office, the CEI box office at Coastal Credit Union Music Park, Ticketmaster, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Presented by Live Nation and Cat’s Cradle.

For more information or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.

Congratulations to The Travelin’ McCourys on their GRAMMY win for “Best Bluegrass Album,” announced today in Los Angeles, CA. The band’s eponymous debut album was released on May 25th of last year after decades of playing-- the GRAMMY award pointing to both the band’s work ethic and their innovative style of bluegrass which honors the genre’s tradition and drives it forward. In the acceptance speech Rob McCoury thanked Del and Jean McCoury, saying “without them, none of this would have happened.” And it’s true; few, if any, have blazed a musical path for th

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