LIVE Sunday, Nov. 18th - Music Host Carol Rifkin Welcomes MARTHA SPENCER on "This Old Porch" at 4pm

Martha Spencer will appear live on “This Old Porch” at 4pm November 18th, in support of her new self titled CD. The delightfully charming and talented daughter of musicians Thornton and Emily Spencer, Martha grew up performing and recording with Southwest Virginia’s Whitetop Mountain Band. Originally formed in the ‘40s by uncle and legendary fiddler Albert Hash, Thornton Spencer’s fiddle playing and Emily Spencer’s sweet vocals and banjo artistry carried the tradition forward for their...

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Studio B Rewind - SUNDAY, November 18th: TOWN MOUNTAIN | FOGHORN STRING BAND at 7pm With Kim Clark

On Sunday, Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark brings us amazing music from Town Mountain and The Foghorn String Band. "Asheville's Town Mountain has a brand new album, “New Freedom Blues,” in which they break out of the traditional bluegrass mold, adding drums and letting the songs dictate the production, said Clark. "We'll hear live performances of some of the tunes from that new album in a session from early last month. Since that new Town Mountain album was produced by Caleb Klauder of the...

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Martin Anderson

Friday Feature- Bluegrass Boogie - Art of Music Festival

The Smoky Mountain News is presenting "Bluegrass Boogie" - just one of numerous events that will make up this year's Balsam Range - Art of Music Festival in Waynesville, the week after Thanksgiving. Bluegrass Boogie includes live music by Ol' Dirty Bathtub and Darren Nicholson. Reporter Garrett Woodward from the SM News is guest on this Friday Feature to provide all the details. Originally aired Nov. 9, 2018. Posted by Host and Producer of The WNCW Friday Feature- Paul Foster

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, November 19th

Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys - Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys

Tuesday, November 20th

Becky Warren – Undesirable

Wednesday, November 21st

Charles Bradley – Black Velvet

Thursday, November 22nd Happy Thanksgiving!

We'll be playing songs of gratitude all day and all night long!

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Martha Spencer will appear live on “This Old Porch” at 4pm November 18th, in support of her new self titled CD. The delightfully charming and talented daughter of musicians Thornton and Emily Spencer, Martha grew up performing and recording with Southwest Virginia’s  Whitetop Mountain Band. Originally formed in the ‘40s by uncle and legendary fiddler Albert Hash, Thornton Spencer’s fiddle playing and Emily Spencer’s sweet vocals and banjo artistry carried the tradition forward for their children. Thornton’s passing last year set the stage for Martha to step forward in the family tradition.

Musica Director Martin Anderson tells us "WNCW will be in the music kitchen all day long this Thanksgiving, cooking up a mix of songs covering every taste and course." We'll honor an WNCW important tradition and track Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.” It will air at Noon, and again at 9pm after Kim Clark's  show, "Dig." It's one of our favorite days of programming. "We’ve got a place at the table for you," said Anderson.

On Sunday, Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark brings us amazing music from Town Mountain and The Foghorn String Band. "Asheville's Town Mountain has a brand new album, “New Freedom Blues,” in which they break out of the traditional bluegrass mold, adding drums and letting the songs dictate the production, said Clark. "We'll hear live performances of some of the tunes from that new album in a session from early last month. Since that new Town Mountain album was produced by Caleb Klauder of the Foghorn String Band, we're also going to rewind back to last year for a live session with them!"

Live Saturday, November 17th between 12 & 1pm: Nu-Blu

Nov 16, 2018

This bluegrass band from Siler City, NC is made up of Daniel and Carolyn Routh, Calder Baker, and Justin Harrison. Nu-Blu plays the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday night. Join Host Joe Greene as he welcomes Nu-Blu to Studio B Saturday, Nov. 17th. Live music on WNCW... just for you!

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Vicki Dameron

WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick is back with his popular podcast On The Way Up. Each episode features some of the best tunes that are either fresh out of the shrink wrap, or just making their way into the hearts of WNCW listeners. Kendrick said in this episode, we'll go back and look at some of the songs that were played the most on WNCW for the first ten months of 2018. "We are almost set to begin voting for the top releases of the year in making our top 100," said Kendrick. "That voting will begin after Thanksgiving.

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Martin Anderson

The Smoky Mountain News is presenting "Bluegrass Boogie" - just one of numerous events that will make up this year's Balsam Range - Art of Music Festival in Waynesville, the week after Thanksgiving.  Bluegrass Boogie includes live music by Ol' Dirty Bathtub and Darren Nicholson.  Reporter Garrett Woodward from the SM News is guest on this Friday Feature to provide all the details. Originally aired Nov. 9, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of The WNCW Friday Feature- Paul Foster

Jeff Jeffares

It's hard to think of someone more qualified to spin an hour of great tunes than Randall. His songs have been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton, & Hot Tuna among others, he's played for many years with Steve Winwood, Gregg Allman, Widespread Panic, & Sea Level...and of course we love his own records, too! He and his band play Ambrose West in West Asheville Friday night.

Chester Simpson

Hey, it's "Frank" On Friday in the Noon hour again! Only it's the progressive bluegrass version, as one of the best returns to Studio B before their show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Friday night (at 8:30, a half-hour before "Frank On Friday" airs) It's Frank on mandolin, Mike Munford on banjo, Chris Luquette on guitar, and Jeremy Middleton on bass. Frank will also teach a master-level mandolin workshop at Lake Junaluska on 11/30 as part of Balsam Range's "Art of Music Festival."

Two of our favorite contemporary Americana stringbands, in a double-bill! Join Joe Kendrick as we bring you live interview sessions from both, amongst their soundchecks for their Thursday night show in Shelby, NC. We expect to go live with The Steel Wheels around 3:30pm, and Chatham County Line a bit past 5:00 pm.

You might know one of our favorite contemporary cosmic Americana troubadours... but do you know one of our favorite current power-pop rockers? They are one in the same, as Aaron's latest release "Karma For Cheap" is more reminiscent of his time with the New York Dolls. He joins us in Studio B before playing Ambrose West in West Asheville Tuesday night.

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