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Goin' Across The Mountain LIVE Jan. 18th: RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE |CAROLINA BLUE

WNCW 88.7 FM and The Foundation are thrilled to once again present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live” in honor of WNCW’s acclaimed Saturday bluegrass show. Headlining this year will be the "Queen Of Bluegrass," Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. She's been described as "A firecracker of talent that powers one of the HOTTEST SHOWS in any genre of music." Opening the show will be Carolina Blue , a Brevard, NC based, traditional bluegrass and gospel band. The group's roots run deep in the tradition of...

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STUDIO B - PRESENTED BY SIERRA NEVADA

Steep Canyon Rangers Live Wednesday, January 16th between 11am & Noon

Congrats to the Rangers for ranking #3 in WNCW's Top 100 of 2018 ! (in good company with the likes of John Prine and Jason Isbell.) And all of the great successes these boys from Brevard and Asheville have experienced the past few years couldn't happen to nicer guys. We welcome them back to their home radio station in advance of their Asheville show Saturday the 19th (with Hiss Golden Messenger!)

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, January 14

The Get Right Band – Live in Asheville

Tuesday, January 15

Nick Waterhouse – Nick Waterhouse

Wednesday, January 16

Dangermuffin – Live at Stage One

Thursday, January 17

Andy Bassford – The Harder They Strum

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

Thursday, January 17: Charles Bradley

"Black Velvet" Named after his nickname as a James Brown impersonator. RIP, Screaming Eagle of Soul. What a life he lived, and shared.

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The Devil Makes Three
Jay Westcott

This Americana group blends folk, blues, ragtime, & rock. Or as they are described on their website, "the band nods to the revolutionary unrest of author James Baldwin, the no-holds barred disillusionment of Ernest Hemingway, and Southern Gothic malaise of Flannery O’Connor." Their tour takes them through the South this week with shows that include Asheville on Thursday, and Knoxville on Saturday.

WILKESBORO, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2019) – MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce new artist additions for MerleFest 2019: The Avett Brothers, Molly Tuttle, and Sean McConnell. The annual homecoming of musicians and music fans returns to the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, April 25-28. MerleFest is pleased to welcome these three distinguished artists to the 2019 lineup:

The most award-winning act in Bluegrass (including 8-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and 7 Grammys!), the Queen of Bluegrass and her incredibly talented band of pickers returns to the area for WNCW's 6th annual "Goin' Across the Mountain Live" concert at Isothermal's Foundation Performing Arts Center, Friday night at 7pm (tickets here). Support your flagship bluegrass station, and catch some of the best, live!

Congrats to the Rangers for ranking #3 in WNCW's Top 100 of 2018! (in good company with the likes of John Prine and Jason Isbell.) And all of the great successes these boys from Brevard and Asheville have experienced the past few years couldn't happen to nicer guys. We welcome them back to their home radio station in advance of their Asheville show Saturday the 19th (with Hiss Golden Messenger!)

Caitlin Canty Live Tuesday, January 15th between 1 & 2pm

Jan 14, 2019
Caitlin Canty
David McClister

Vermont native Caitlin Canty won the Troubadour songwriting competition at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and her song, “Get Up,” was nominated for Song of the Year in the Folk Alliance International Music Awards. She's kicking off an inaugural "Americana Tour Blueprint" presented by the Americana Music Association, that takes her to Charlotte on Tuesday and West Asheville on Wednesday (and a few lucky stations like WNCW.)

Portland, Oregon twins Laurie and Katelyn (originally from Idaho) sparked our interest with moving songs like "Shake" and "What We Do," and their unique blend of Folk-Americana and indie-rock. They play Sunday the 13th in Charlotte (with Gregory Alan Isakov), and Monday the 14th in Asheville (with The Moon & You).

Learn more about The Shook Twins.

BOB WEIR AND WOLF BROS will play North Charleston Performing Arts Center Saturday March 30.  Tickets on sale Friday 1/18 10am at LiveNation.com, the North Charleston Coliseum box office, Ticketmaster, or by phone 800-745-3000.  For more information or to purchase tickets go to livenation.com.

Man in long jacket with yellow glasses on in Studio B
Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says we'll be listening to former New York Dolls guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan, and his band, this Sunday. The group's latest album, Karma For Cheap, was one of our favorites from 2018 and came in at #46 in our Top 100. Our host will also share music from a session recorded last summer - a stellar performance and interview with Upstate South Carolina legends David Ball & That Carolina Sound... keeping the music of Uncle Walt's Band alive.

Phish
Brantley Gutierrez

Coming off another four-night sold-out New Year's Eve run at Madison Square Garden, Phish will hit the road again this summer. The 26-date tour begins with two performances at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO, includes two nights at Bonnaroo (one late-evening set on Friday and two headlining sets closing out the festival on Sunday) and culminates with the band's traditional summer ending shows in September at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO.

AA group of men posing in the hallway at a radio station
Vicki Dameron

While on a tour to visit all community colleges across the state, North Carolina Community College System President- Peter Hans visited Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC, which is home to WNCW.  It gave us the chance to sit down with Hans and find out what's on his mind after some eight months on the job.  From positives to things he believes can continue to grow and improve, Hans shares his passion during this Friday Feature from January 4, 2019.

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