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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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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There have been numerous 50th anniversary musical commemorations lately, and among them the self-titled double-LP release commonly refered to as "The White Album." As you'd expect, the vaults of this classic have been reopened, with demos & such finally released, and WNCW host Kim Clark guides you through many of the tunes, with interview snippets from John, Paul, George, & Ringo, as well as Eric Clapton and producers George Martin and Giles Martin.

WFAE Public Radio Charlotte's Steve Harrison (Reporter) is following the current voter fraud story that involves North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District - Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready.  It seems like with every new day comes a new addition to this incredible and alarming story.  The biggest issue in this story is what took place in Bladen County.  Harrison provides everything he knew at the time of Dec. 12, 2018 when this edition of More To The Story aired.

Diana Wortham Theatre

Each year thanks to The Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville,  young artists within Buncombe County have the opportunity to receive scholarship's through The YES - Youth Education Scholarship Fund.  WNCW spoke with the person instrumental in starting YES, Rae Geoffrey, Managing Director at the Diana Wortham Theatre, who provides all the details.  This interview was orginally aired Dec. 7, 2018.  Have a listen.

Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says the focus on this week's show is on domestic bliss and acoustic roots music. "We'll listen to The Appalucians, two talented Western NC couples who met at their kids' preschool, in Studio B playing songs from their debut album Bright Hills plus the husband-and-wife duo Birds of Chicago, said Clark. "They got together in Chicago, now live in Nashville, and stopped by our studio as part of their tour in support of the new release Love In Wartime."

Studio B Rewind - Sundays at 7pm With Kim Clark.

You may have heard about the on-going developments between the United States and China on Automotive Manufacturing Tariffs.  Does this mean that the BMW Manufacturing Plant in Upstate South Carolina (Spartanburg/Greenville) will have the company's earnings trimmed?  And what about job layoffs, etc.?  Business Reporter with The Greenville News- Anna Mitchell recaps her stories on this topic during this More to the Story (originally aired Dec. 5, 2018).

Goin' Across The Mountain Host Joe Greene welcomes members of Carolina Blue Saturday, December 15th in the One O'clock hour to talk about, and premiere, songs from the bluegrass band's new album, "I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me." They'll also talk about a very special event coming up next month - Carolina Blue is part of the lineup for our Annual LIVE Goin' Across The Mountain Show, January 18th 2019, at the Isothermal Community College Foundation Performing Arts Center, in Sp

1968 was a transformative year for both America and American music. The social, cultural, and political upheaval that year was captured well by the artists and recordings of Stax Records. From Otis Redding's tragic death in December of '67, through the chaos sparked by the assassinations of MLK and RFK, Stax was a beacon of musical harmony in the midst of a segregated era.

2018’s crop of new music is almost all harvested, but there are plenty of good songs to cook up and put on your podcast plate in this, episode 37 of the show. We’ll feature a couple of retrospective releases, with one from the late Charles Bradley, and another bootleg from Bob Dylan, who is up to volume 14 in that series. We serve up a punk cover by Ty Segall and a segue of the week from the Mekons, a set of new Christmas tunes, and much more.

This week we're going to reach back into the archives to listen to some past sessions with artists who currently have new albums on our playlist. We'll hear the late great Charles Bradley performing live for us in 2013, Nikki Hill from 2014, and the Bottle Rockets in our studio in a 2015 session. Join host Kim Clark every Sunday at 7pm for a look back at amazing sessions recorded in Studio B at WNCW.

John Payne

We love it when we can bring some Holiday cheer to Studio B each year around this time, and this year it's Morganton jazz guitarist Joseph Hasty, who promises a festive selection of seasonal songs with what sounds like a great group of fellow jazz greats. They play the Purple Onion in Saluda on Thursday evening.