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Vicki Dameron

 It's Amanda Anne Platt playing some tunes in a solo session and catching us up on the latest with her band the Honeycutters, and a new discovery of ours, Blue Yonder from Charleston, West Virginia, who were in the area last month for a show in Asheville.

 

Adams Bluegrass, LLC has announced that the 44th Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival will again be held at Tom Johnson Camping World Resort at 1885 U.S. Highway 70 West in Marion, NC.

The three-day event begins Thursday, August 16th at 12:00 noon and goes until 10:00 p.m. daily.  Open Stage daily from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

WNCW 88.7 FM and The Foundation will again present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live” in honor of WNCW’s acclaimed Saturday afternoon bluegrass show. Headlining this year will be Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. Opening the show will be Carolina Blue, a Brevard, NC based, traditional bluegrass and gospel band.

Renee Denton and Marcus King
Courtesy of Renee Denton

Renee recently caught up with Marcus King in Charlotte on the Tedeschi Trucks Band's Wheels of Soul Tour to talk about The Marcus King Band's new album "Carolina Confessions", their upcoming tour, the Greenville music scene and The Marcus King Band Family Reunion at Pisgah Brewing October 5th & 6th.

Hear the interview on WNCW-FM's Local Color Monday, July 30 between 8-9pm.

Among the new-to-us names of 2018 for WNCW's music roster is Hannah Gill, a 20-year-old singer mostly from Maryland and NYC (though born in NC), with a booming voice and nice blend of soul, blues, and 70's-inspired lo-fi pop. Let's get to know her and her duomate (guitarist/songwriter/arranger Brad Hammonds) Thursday afternoon before their show at Ambrose West in West Asheville that evening. 

Read more about Hannah Gill and The Hours.

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