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The Big Takeover
Matthew Conde

The Big Takeover Live Friday, August 17th at 1pm

NYC's six-piece reggae, world, & soul band returns to Studio B, and Charlotte Thursday night and Asheville Friday night. Tight rhythm section, powerful horns, and wait 'til you hear the vocals of Jamaican-born Nee Nee Rushie.

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Aretha Franklin, The 'Queen Of Soul,' Dies At 76

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzPXozDgvYs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujRur_sDjgM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1p92gQTQCg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53qpjd7jJYo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJA1QRND3aw Updated at 12:10 p.m. ET Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," died Thursday in her home city of Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. Her death was confirmed by her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 76. Franklin sold more than 75 million...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, August 13

Ray Davies – Our Country: Americana Act II

Tuesday, August 14

Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here

Wednesday, August 15

Mike Farris – Silver & Stone

Thursday, August 16

The Artisanals – The Artisanals

Peak of the Week: Every Thursday at 9 PM Sample A New Release

Thursday, August 16: Jim Lauderdale

Time Flies – Americana’s most prolific singer/songwriter – and official master of ceremonies – blends classic-yet-psychedelic country, western swing, R&B, and more on this one.

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For the past seventeen years, a humorous musical production called 'Menopause the Musical' has been getting laughs from, and for good reason, a mainly female audience.  The national tour has brought the show to Asheville.  It just so happens that the woman behind the musical, Jeanie Linders lives today in Western North Carolina.  She's the guest of the Friday Feature that aired August 10, 2018.

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

The Big Takeover Live Friday, August 17th at 1pm

Aug 9, 2018
The Big Takeover
Matthew Conde

NYC's six-piece reggae, world, & soul band returns to Studio B, and Charlotte Thursday night and Asheville Friday night. Tight rhythm section, powerful horns, and wait 'til you hear the vocals of Jamaican-born Nee Nee Rushie.

Western NC's bluegrass/Americana collective is back with another collection of great new songs. Charles Humphrey III, Mark Schimick, Sam Wharton, Ryan Cavanaugh, & James Schlender come on by Studio B for a live session while having some "downtime" at home. Their next local show is Saturday the 25th in Boone.

A part of Isothermal Community College is The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center, where each season a fantastic lineup of guest performers visit the area to perform.  WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week had a visit from Foundation Director- Russell Wicker on August 3, 2018.  Listen as Wicker goes over the 2018-19 lineup, featuring some familiar names in the music business. 

"Penetrative & excitingly melodic ... Intimate literate lyrics & velvet vocals," says Rolling Stone about Clarence, and we agree. This prolific singer/songwriter originally from Ohio consistently delivers quality albums, and this year's Passionate Kind is no exception. He plays The Grey Eagle in Asheville Tuesday night.

Read more about Clarence Bucaro.

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Vicki Dameron

 It's Amanda Anne Platt playing some tunes in a solo session and catching us up on the latest with her band the Honeycutters, and a new discovery of ours, Blue Yonder from Charleston, West Virginia, who were in the area last month for a show in Asheville.

 

Adams Bluegrass, LLC has announced that the 44th Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival will again be held at Tom Johnson Camping World Resort at 1885 U.S. Highway 70 West in Marion, NC.

The three-day event begins Thursday, August 16th at 12:00 noon and goes until 10:00 p.m. daily.  Open Stage daily from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

WNCW 88.7 FM and The Foundation will again present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live” in honor of WNCW’s acclaimed Saturday afternoon bluegrass show. Headlining this year will be Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Opening the show will be Carolina Blue, a Brevard, NC based, traditional bluegrass and gospel band.

Renee Denton and Marcus King
Courtesy of Renee Denton

Renee recently caught up with Marcus King in Charlotte on the Tedeschi Trucks Band's Wheels of Soul Tour to talk about The Marcus King Band's new album "Carolina Confessions", their upcoming tour, the Greenville music scene and The Marcus King Band Family Reunion at Pisgah Brewing October 5th & 6th.

Hear the interview on WNCW-FM's Local Color Monday, July 30 between 8-9pm.

Among the new-to-us names of 2018 for WNCW's music roster is Hannah Gill, a 20-year-old singer mostly from Maryland and NYC (though born in NC), with a booming voice and nice blend of soul, blues, and 70's-inspired lo-fi pop. Let's get to know her and her duomate (guitarist/songwriter/arranger Brad Hammonds) Thursday afternoon before their show at Ambrose West in West Asheville that evening. 

Read more about Hannah Gill and The Hours.

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