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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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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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Vicki Dameron

We've got vocal powerhouse Hannah Gill in a live session spotlighting her latest EP Lost in Words and we'll rock out with the National Reserve playing songs from their new album “Motel La Grange.”

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Vicki Dameron

Time goes on, life moves forward, roots grow, leaves sprout and branches grow up and out reaching for new heights... new places.  That's what The Tall Grass is all about... roots music that grows and morphs into many different kinds of sound and song. This week Joe Greene brings us music from Claire Lynch, Slocan Ramblers, Love Canon, David Benedict and lots more. Take a stroll in The Tall Grass, every Sunday at 6pm, on WNCW 88.7 and

We're workin' it on our Bluegrass get-together this week with the Labor Day weekend show - Celebrating the working folks. We're also proud to welcome the King James Boys to Studio B to pick some tunes and talk about their new CD, "Time To Go Home." Grab your seat on the train-every Saturday from 11am 'til 7pm with Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin.

More to the Story- Wastewater Treatment, Asheville

Aug 29, 2018

Asheville and Buncombe County continues growing.  A large population, which leads to more apartments and other needs not only for water, but then what becomes wastewater. Some residents ask should they be concerned. The Asheville Citizen-Times John Boyle has all the answers in this More To The Story from August 22, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story- Paul Foster, Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Live Music Calendar Recordings

Aug 28, 2018
Joseph Llanes

We're glad to hear one of our favorite exports out of Knoxville has a new album on the way (September 28), and glad they're into stopping by WNCW in between gigs in Kentucky and Winston-Salem. Cruz Contreras founded this band about ten years ago following Robinella & the CC Stringband, and it's now a quartet featuring Sam Quinn, formerly of The Everybodyfields. They play "Live on the Green" in Charlotte's First Ward Park on 9/15.

Rod is a Rutherford County native, now living in Winston-Salem, with a new double-disc recorded in Charlotte. Wyatt has extensive experience in Nashville's music scene, as an executive with the likes of Keith Urban and Paul Thorn, which probably adds to his reputation as a great storyteller. They both are accomplished singer-songwriters and acoustic guitarists, and they both perform Wednesday evening at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall.

Banjo Nickaru

It may have been the name that first caught our attention, but it was their wide variety of styles we love here at WNCW that really drew us in (which they list here.) And there's the passion and sentiment on the title track to their new album "Get Us Out of Fearland."

 David Ball and that Carolina Sound re-create the magic of Uncle Walt's Band, the legendary Spartanburg outfit that became one of the most popular bands on the Austin Texas scene in the late 1970s and early 80s. Plus, singer/songwriter, and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Clarence Bucaro plays tunes from his latest album Passionate Kind, a record that has prompted Rolling Stone magazine to name him one of its “Ten Artists To Watch.” Join Host Kim Clark every Sunday Evening at 7pm on Studio B Rewind.