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Dave Desmelik and An Army of Love: Creating Awareness For Pediatric Illness Through Music

On Tuesday, December 4th, one of Brevard, North Carolina's favorite singer/songwriters, Dave Desmelik, returned to WNCW, this time with an Army of Love! Laura Blackley, Jane Kramer, Alexa Rose, Mike Guggino, & Mike Ashworth joined him for a very special session, to play music and talk about the band's benefit concert to help raise awareness about pediatric illness. The event will be held at 7:30pm - Sunday, December 9th at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. This weekend, Desmelik, will also...

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Live Tuesday, December 11th between 1 & 2pm: The Suffers

Get to know this great Gulf Coast Soul band from Houston! The 8-piece band has been busy these last couple years, playing 300+ gigs including NPR's Tiny Desk, The Daily Show, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. They pile in to Studio B for a session (weather permitting!) before playing in Asheville Tuesday and Wednesday, supporting Thievery Corporation at The Orange Peel.

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Top 100 - 2018 VOTE HERE!

TOP 100 Of 2018 - It’s that time again! Time to vote for your 10 favorite WNCW releases of 2018 , and help us create the Top 100 for our end of year countdown at the end of December. You will also qualify to win a complete set of the WNCW Top 10 discs, as compiled by fellow listeners and programmers! We have compiled one large list that includes Bluegrass, Blues, Regional, and all the other styles we cover. View a PDF COPY of the LIST here The deadline to cast your vote is at 12:00pm on...

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Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 9pm sample a new release with Host Renee Denton

Thursday, December 13th: Elvis Costello - Look Now

Elvis Costello & the Imposters – Look Now – After a cancer scare earlier this year, this first new one with the Imposters in 10 years is especially rewarding to hear.

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World Cafe Looks Back: Jazz Greats

Oct 17, 2011

Throughout the month of October, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe. Each day, we'll revisit some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

World Cafe Looks Back: Robert Plant

Oct 14, 2011

Throughout the month of October, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe. Each day, we'll revisit some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

World Cafe Looks Back: Elvis Costello

Oct 10, 2011

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

World Cafe Looks Back: The Beatles

Oct 7, 2011

Throughout the month of October, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of World Cafe by revisiting some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

World Cafe Looks Back: Guitar Greats

Oct 5, 2011

Over the years, World Cafe has seen its share of guitar gods.

Elton John And Leon Russell On World Cafe

May 30, 2011

From his start with the band Bluesology in 1961, multi-award winner Elton John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight) has time and time again proven himself to be one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of our day. Rising to international fame by the 1970's with the hit "Your Song," Elton has since released an overwhelming number of studio albums, many of which have climbed their way to the top of the charts.

Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Feb 3, 2011

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died in 2012. A year earlier, he'd stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

Mac Arnold & Friends INTERVIEW Pt1

Apr 28, 2010

Interview with Mac Arnold & Friends in Studio B on April 28, 2010.

The Watts INTERVIEW

Mar 4, 2010

Roland Dierauf's interview with The Watts in Studio B on March 4, 2010.

This segment, from Jan. 18, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances. Here, we remember an Americana legend and drummer for the '60s rock group The Band, Levon Helm, who died in 2012.

Levon Helm first picked up a guitar at age 8, but soon switched to drums. Though best known as the famous drummer for the rock group The Band, Helm continued to influence music with his collaborations and solo works.

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