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"Penetrative & excitingly melodic ... Intimate literate lyrics & velvet vocals," says Rolling Stone about Clarence, and we agree. This prolific singer/songwriter originally from Ohio consistently delivers quality albums, and this year's Passionate Kind is no exception. He plays The Grey Eagle in Asheville Tuesday night.

Read more about Clarence Bucaro.

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.

We enjoyed getting to know Brooklyn's great Afrobeat band Super Yamba when they visited Studio B in 2017. Now they've teamed up with Benin's Leon Ligan-Majek, a.k.a. Kaleta, who fronts this otherwise all-instrumental ensemble. Kaleta spent his teen years in Nigeria, playing with both Fela Kuti AND King Sunny Ade, the two greatest legends of Nigerian Afrobeat music. It's a mighty big sound, filling up Studio B and then The Mothlight in West Asheville Wednesday night.

The Asheville Citizen-Times - Casey Blake, Opinions and Community Engagement Editor, updated WNCW's More to the Story about an investigation on internal ratings for the Charles George VA Medical Center Nursing Home (Asheville) and the number of Western N.C. popular water fall sights leading to several drowning deaths.  The interview first aired on July 11, 2018.

Posted by Producer and Host of More To The Story- Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

 

Jeff Sipe's little big band with Mike Barnes at Wicked Weed's Funkatorium
Photo by Joe Kendrick

This past weekend, our staff were on site at Wicked Weed's Funkatorium in downtown Asheville.  As part of the Barrell House Sessions, Jeff Sipe's Little Big Band with Mike Barnes performed.  WNCW was a media sponsor.  Tune into 88.7FM on Wednesday, July 25 during the 12 noon hour for the broadcast of this live session.

This is the first concert as part of the Barrell House Sessions.  Stay tuned for details on more shows that will be part of this series.

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