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Vicki Dameron

We're Gearing Up For Our WNCW Spring Fundraiser 2019 - March 31st to April 6th - OH YES!

Our Spring Fundraiser starts Sunday, March 31st, at 8am! We are excited to meet up with old friends, fans and WNCW Members in Studio B. We have some super cool, new thank you gifts like new ball caps, new CDs, including a limited edition of a WNCW Collaboration CD featuring Fireside Collective recorded in Studio B this year. We have lots of giveaways including a MerleFest Platinum Patron Package For Four, tickets to Bonnaroo, FloydFest and Chimney Rock State Park. We'll also be giving away a...

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Live Wednesday, March 20th between 4 & 5pm: Drunken Prayer

He's known as the guitarist for Freakwater by many, the man behind Drunken Prayer by others, and, well, Morgan Geer everywhere else. Especially Asheville and Portland, where he splits his time living. Perhaps you know him from The Unholy Trio, or touring with The Handsome Family. Whoever he is, we'll get to know him in Studio B this Wednesday! Drunken Prayer plays Saturday at the Mothlight in West Asheville.

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New Releases Currently Featured On WNCW - March 2019

On this WNCW web site home page, we have a post titled "New Releases Currently Featured On WNCW." It's located in the dropdown menu under "Programming." To learn more about the music we are currently playing, go to the drop down menu and click Programming, then New Releases. You can also click on the link below if you want to go straight to the current offerings. Another cool note: You can sample and buy most of the songs on iTunes via this page. Check it out here: New Releases Link Thanks...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, March 18

Todd Snider – Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3

Tuesday, March 19

The Infamous Stringdusters – Rise Sun

Wednesday, March 20

Durand Jones & the Indications – American Love Call

Thursday, March 21

Luther Dickinson & Sisters of the Strawberry Moon (Amy Helm, Amy Lavere, Birds of Chicago, & others) – Solstice

Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 9pm sample a new release with Host Ross O'Neal

Thursday, March 21 -Seth Walker – Are You Open?

Soulful, creative, kind… We love Seth! His new one is a great collaboration with Wood Brother Jano Rix among others.

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On this WNCW web site home page, we have a post titled "New Releases Currently Featured On WNCW." It's located in the dropdown menu under "Programming." To learn more about the music we are currently playing, go to the drop down menu and click Programming, then New Releases. You can also click on the link below if you want to go straight to the current offerings. Another cool note: You can sample and buy most of the songs on iTunes via this page. Check it out here:

New Releases Link

Image of Wild Painted Trillium with Fundraiser dates
Vicki Dameron

Our Spring Fundraiser starts Sunday, March 31st, at 8am! We are excited to meet up with old friends, fans and WNCW Members in Studio B. We have some super cool, new thank you gifts like new ball caps, new CDs, including a limited edition of a WNCW Collaboration CD featuring Fireside Collective recorded in Studio B this year. We have lots of giveaways including a MerleFest Platinum Patron Package For Four, tickets to Bonnaroo, FloydFest and Chimney Rock State Park.

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John Fowler/Connie Regan Blake

An interview with one of the most recognizable names in American storytelling, Connie Regan-Blake, will air Sunday, March 17th, on WNCW's This Old Porch. Host and Storyteller, "Johnny" Thomas Fowler will share the piece between 3 and 4:30pm on St. Patrick's Day. Regan-Blake is internationally known for her traditional storytelling and teaching.

Live Friday, March 22nd between 2 & 3pm: Bobby Long

Mar 16, 2019

Singer/songwriter Bobby Long is originally from near Manchester, England, and now calls New York City home. His latest album "Sultans" is a rather psychedelic, Beatle-esque collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Jack Dawson, and we'll get to know Bobby and the making of this new venture of his when he visits us in Studio B before his show Friday evening at New Belgium Brewing in Asheville, NC - not to be confused with the New Belgium in Colorado, where he'll play on April 5th!

Live Thursday, March 21st between 3 & 4pm: Tony Eltora

Mar 16, 2019

Tony helped put Taylorsville, NC on the musical map for us a couple years ago with his nice collection of blues, folk and rock, "Between Love & Tragedy." He's got a new one coming out, and a release show on Saturday in Morganton. Aside from his music, we like that Tony helped found the Hickory Music Factory in 2012, a non profit organization in Hickory, NC with the mission to build futures through music by teaching, performance and community outreach.

He's known as the guitarist for Freakwater by many, the man behind Drunken Prayer by others, and, well, Morgan Geer everywhere else. Especially Asheville and Portland, where he splits his time living. Perhaps you know him from The Unholy Trio, or touring with The Handsome Family. Whoever he is, we'll get to know him in Studio B this Wednesday! Drunken Prayer plays Saturday at the Mothlight in West Asheville.

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Vicki Dameron

According to Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark, we've got a blockbuster show this weekend and the action begins at 7pm. "From the archives, we'll have Robert Walter's 20th Congress in session at the old Asheville, NC Music Zone in 2001," said Clark.  "Also, in remembrance of the late Peter Tork, we'll hear him and his band Shoe Suede Blues in Studio B in 2005.

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Reed Foehl

Hello and welcome to WNCW’s new music podcast, On The Way Up, I’m your host Joe Kendrick for episode 40 of the show. Get set for some of the best new music to be featured here on grassroots radio, from acoustic to electric, from our daytime mix to ARC Overnight, and a whole lot in between.

Holly Kays representing Smoky Mountains News joined WNCW for More to the Story, where she shared details of her recent articles on "Challenges Facing Farmers in Western North Carolina" and "Tribe Votes for Plott Balsam Conservation" - about a 900-acre conservation project completed in Jackson County following funding from a Cherokee tribe. This interview originally aired March 13, 2019.

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

This Friday Feature Interview of the Week from March 8, 2019 spotlighted The Children and Family Resource Center, who co-presented an event called 'Talking to Young Children about Race.'  WNCW's guest from the group was Laura D'Angelo, a therapist and parent educator.  Laura gave background on the Resource Center and the goals and guest of the event - that was not only for children but their parents and caretakers as well.

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