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Brushfire Stankgrass Wednesday, August 22nd, 11-11:30 am

Aug 21, 2018

In our 2nd "Wicked Wednesday" Barrel-House Session from Wicked Weed Brewing's Funkatorium in Asheville, Martin Anderson talks with the band Brushfire Stankgrass, who's back and has some new songs to share with us -- including a great new state anthem for NC!

A part of Isothermal Community College is The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center, where each season a fantastic lineup of guest performers visit the area to perform.  WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week had a visit from Foundation Director- Russell Wicker on August 3, 2018.  Listen as Wicker goes over the 2018-19 lineup, featuring some familiar names in the music business. 

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.

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.

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