STUDIO B - PRESENTED BY SIERRA NEVADA

New Crowd Around The Mic 22 - Available At Discount During Pre-Drive For Fall Fundraiser 2018

We are officially in our Pre-drive stage and ready to show you some of our thank you gifts for our fundraiser that begins October 21st and ends October 27th. Pre-drive means we are offering many of our gifts at a $20 discount for items like our new Crowd Around The Mic CD 22. It's an amazing compilation of many of our Studio B performances this year. We hope you like it - we do! You can go to wncw.org and click on donate to help listener-powered radio in its 29th year of being on the air....

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River Whyless - Van Dyke Brown - Featured on New Crowd Around The Mic Vol. 22

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Friday, October 12th at 10pm: "Tom Petty: An American Treasure" Radio Special

We all miss the great Tom Petty. Reprise Records has a new career-spanning box set of unreleased recordings from the Petty archives, as well as this hour-long radio special with Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, and of course various interview segments from Petty himself. We'll be spinning tunes from An American Treasure throughout the week(s) on 'NCW, and click here for a video of an unreleased song from 1982!

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, October 8th

Missy Raines – Royal Traveller

Tuesday, October 9th

John Scofield – Combo 66

Wednesday, October 10th

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress - Spacesuit

Thursday - October 11th

The Stray Birds – Let It Pass

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

Thursday, October 11th - Amy Ray – Holler

Indigo Girls cofounder has what’s got to be her strongest solo work to date, thanks in part to some Asheville talent on this!

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Tune in as Seth Kaufmann's band brings us a live "Wicked Wednesday" with this session from the Wicked Weed Funkatorium in Asheville. Joe Kendrick will talk with Seth from the stage, between songs, about the new release "Heartache Essentials." Floating Action plays a full set later in the evening.

The poster says it all... there's LOTS of great music in the mountains of western North Carolina to enjoy this weekend, including this festival - Check out the amazing lineup at the "Reunion." It's going to be a super cool, fall weekend at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain at The Marcus King Family Reunion. We'll be there - drop by our tent and say hello - after all, it is a family reunion. And, WNCW's Music Director Martin Anderson will be emceeing Saturday!

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Vicki Dameron

We thought you might like to see a few images from our Studio B Session with Amanda Shires and her band. They dropped by Friday morning and shared amazing tunes from Shires's new album "To The Sunset." They headed up to Asheville, NC to play at The Orange Peel the same day. Shires will be back in the general area rockin' at The Ramkat (formerly Ziggy's) in Winston Salem, NC - November 8th, and The Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte, NC - December 2nd.

  The 2018 International Bluegrass Music Award Ceremony was held last week in Raleigh, North Carolina at The Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts. The event was hosted by one of WNCW's favorite bands, HOT RIZE. Many of the IBMA musicians are long time friends of our grassroots, listener-powered radio station and we want to take time and congratulate the winners - Job well done!

 

Wednesday, October 3rd at 10am: Paul Cauthen

Sep 28, 2018

One of Americana's best new singers and songwriters is Paul Cauthen, whom we first got to know with the band Sons of Fathers. Martin Anderson spoke with Paul at September's AmericanaFest in Nashville during a morning spent at SoundStage Studios (following a late night showcase with a dozen or more other WNCW favorites.) Tune in as they discuss working with the Texas Gentlemen, listening to producers, tackling "the cancer of Top 40 radio", and some of the songs on his "Have Mercy" EP.

Asheville's "Hard-drivin' Carolina String Band" likes to take their strong bluegrass roots and branch out into influences from the likes of Waylon, Willie & Merle, great covers from the Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen, and contemporaries like Tyler Childers, Railroad Earth, and Jim Lauderdale. We're pleased to report Town Mountain has a great new album on the way called New Freedom Blues, and we'll catch up with them Friday amidst their shows in Boone on Thursday, Charlotte on Friday, and Asheville on Saturday.

We recently aired an interview Martin Anderson did with Richard Thompson - RT as he is known to his many fans, remains one of WNCW's most revered songwriters and guitarists. We've created a podcast so you can listen to it again or check it out if you missed it. His new music will be featured on Peak of the Week, Thursday night, at 9pm with Renee Denton.

We would like to take a moment to welcome Steve Bohn to our WNCW family. Bohn is a student in the Broadcast Production Technology Department at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC – the home of WNCW. Last summer he interned with the Programming Department at the station, working closely with Joe Kendrick. His main responsibilities, while interning, were to capture video footage of all the Studio B live performances, edit them to the audio produced by WNCW Sound Engineer Sean Rubin, and then post them to our WNCW YouTube Channel.

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NC Arts Council

Glenn and Lula Bolick of Caldwell County are 2018 winners of the N.C. Heritage Award, the state’s highest honor for traditional artists. Lula is a member of the Owens family of Piedmont potters. Glenn grew up in a family whose heritage of music-making, sawmilling, and storytelling goes back generations. He carries on all three arts today, in addition to the pottery-making that he learned from Lula and her family.

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By Danny Clinch

The four time Grammy Award winning Jason Isbell will be playing for audiences in The Queen City tonight! The multitalented musician and his band also won mulitple awards, a few weeks ago, at AmericanaFest 2018. American Aquarium, a hugely popular, folk-infused, Southern rock-and-roll band from Raleigh, NC will open for Isbell. Happy second day of fall!

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