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Live Friday, September 28th around 10:30am: Amanda Shires

Yes she's the Texan fiddler married to Jason Isbell with her latest album recorded in Nashville by producer Dave Cobb. But throw out all your presumptions of what she'll sound like, because Amanda likes to keep you on your toes, which is one of the things we love about her. "I wanted the songs to have atmosphere,” Shires says. “That the album was going to be sort of poppy, and that I was doing that to bring some sunshine into the world, cause it’s pretty dark right now.” Her busy tour...

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Featured Studio B Video

The National Reserve - Other Side Of Love


This Old Porch Host Carol Rifkin Welcomes LILLIAN CHASE & LEILA WEINSTEIN Sunday, Sept. 23rd to WNCW

Lillian Chase is a 14-year old old-time and bluegrass fiddler and ballad singer with an album produced by John Doyle. The 6th generation native of Western North Carolina found the fiddle at the age of 6, and has a strong interest in the local and regional old-time music that goes with our mountain history. This spirited youngster also plays the stand-up bass, and enjoys playing classical violin in one of the Asheville Symphony Youth orchestras. Lillian appeared at Merlefest 2018 and also...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, September 24th

Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions

Tuesday, September 25th

John Hiatt – The Eclipse Sessions

Wednesday, September 26th

Cordovas – That Santa Fe Channel

Thursday - September 27th

Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great

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

Thursday, September 27th -The War & Treaty – Healing Tide

Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount Trotter were one of the most talked about acts at this month’s AmericanaFest. Love’s healing power is the theme.

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Friday Feature- Film Festival Fun in Tryon, NC

Sep 21, 2018

The Annual Tryon International Film Festival returns October 5th-7th.  On this Friday Feature Interview from Sept. 14, 2018 - Festival Member Kirk Gollwitzer talks about what to expect.  This includes that over 70 films from around the world, quality independent movies, will be shown at numerous venues.  Filmmakers, breakout sessions, a gala event and more will also be a part of the festivities.

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

She's sold more than 12 million records, won 27 Grammys, nine Country Music Association Awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards AND two Gospel Music Association Awards. We've been playing her music on WNCW for almost three decades! She'll be in Cherokee, NC this Friday, September 21st at Harrah's. Showtime is 9pm. More Info

Wednesday morning we'll be airing our Barrel House Session recorded LIVE at the Wicked Weed Funkatorium in Asheville, NC. WNCW's Spencer Jones braved the storm and hosted the show Saturday, September 15th. In this session he brings us music from the Songs From The Road Band. Stay with us, the show airs right after NPR Headline News at 10am!

We're really looking forward to Carolina In The Fall Festival, hosted by the Kruger Brothers! It's happening this Friday and Saturday - Sept. 21-22. Many of our DJs will be emceeing at the downtown Wilkesboro, NC event, including Program Director Joe Kendrick, Jasmin Melton, Renee Denton and Carol Rifkin! The lineup is incredible as you can see from the poster. Come to Carolina In The Fall Fest. Enjoy great music. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. 

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Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

Many of today’s outstanding old-time and bluegrass musicians carry on longstanding family traditions. One such artist is multi-instrumentalist and flatfoot dancer Marsha Bowman Todd. A musician all her life, Marsha is one of the leading lights of the legendary musical community of Mount Airy, North Carolina.

She's from Kentucky, but you might hear influences of a variety of places in Dawn Landes' Americana sound: the first few years of her music career were spent in France, and she now lives in Brooklyn. She's currently on a radio station tour in support of her new release "Meet Me at the River", from which we've been spinning a number of great tunes.

Our friends Jens, Uwe, & Joel return for a live session, this time in Studio B with Joe Greene. They're excited about this weekend's "Carolina In the Fall" festival in Wilkesboro that they started in 2015, and we'll get up to date with their various other projects, including the Roan Mountain Suite and collaborations with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

Band playing on stage in Brevard NC
Vicki Dameron

Wind and rain? No problem... we're taking a walk through The Tall Grass, no matter what the weather. This Sunday, we'll hear new music from Steep Canyon Rangers, the O'Connor Band, Nu-Blu, Billy Strings and more! Get in touch with music from the roots up - Join Host Joe Greene every Sunday at 6pm for The Tall Grass.

We celebrate the birthday of the father and one of the chief architects of Bluegrass, Bill Monroe, this weekend. Also, we'll play tunes in honor of the birthdays of Lou Reid, Bill Harrell and others... Plus we'll feature the new CD by TURNING GROUND titled "Old Country Store." Get on board and ride the Bluegrass train today, from 11am 'til 7pm with Host Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin!

Vicki Dameron

This Sunday, mark your calendar to stay home, stay out of the storm and listen to amazing music from Samantha Fish and Cicada Rhythm on WNCW. If you like blues and great harmonies... this session is for you! Members from both groups are professionally trained musicians. We are thrilled to bring these amazing sessions to you. Listen to WNCW. Stay home. Save gas. Eat hurricane snacks. Look out for your neighbors. Join Host Kim Clark every Sunday at 7pm for Studio B Rewind, brought to you by Sierra Nevada.