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On The Way Up | Episode 41 PODCAST With Host Joe Kendrick - Tyler Ramsey, Amy McCarley & More

WNCW's new music podcast has lots of great new music featured here, with regional favorites from western NC like Tyler Ramsey and Rising Appalachia, and our segue of the show pairing songs written decades ago which have been covered many times, one of which is a brand new version from Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward. Many of the songs on this podcast are also available on one of our Spotify playlists, titled “WNCW New Music.” This episode was produced in part by our intern Lauren Wasmund,...

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STUDIO B - PRESENTED BY SIERRA NEVADA

Live Wednesday, May 22nd between 1 & 2pm: The Resonant Rogues

Perhaps what the world needs now, is a group that weaves European, Middle Eastern, and American folk music together into a beautiful tapestry that simultaneously showcases tradition and innovation. Enter The Resonant Rogues, an Asheville ensemble that returns to Studio B with songs from their new release "Autumn of the World." Their hometown album release show is at The Mothlight on Friday the 31st.

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, May 20th

Mike Strauss Band – Escalating Blues

Tuesday, May 21st

Buddy & Julie Miller – Breakdown on 20th Ave. South

Wednesday, May 22nd

Blue Moon Rising – After All This Time

Thursday, May 23rd

Keller Williams - Add

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

Thursday, May 23rd - Yola – Walk Through Fire

If “country soul” could be distilled down to one artist, it might be this 2017 UK Americana Artist of the Year recipient.

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Perhaps what the world needs now, is a group that weaves European, Middle Eastern, and American folk music together into a beautiful tapestry that simultaneously showcases tradition and innovation. Enter The Resonant Rogues, an Asheville ensemble that returns to Studio B with songs from their new release "Autumn of the World." Their hometown album release show is at The Mothlight on Friday the 31st.

Live Friday, May 24th between 4 & 5pm: Tim O'Brien Band

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We're excited to welcome back one of 'NCW's favorites, this time with his bluegrass band! After first hitting the scene fronting Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize in the '80's, Tim O'Brien has proven to be one of the most versatile, talented, and prolific of roots music leaders, be it Celtic, old-time, or his own singer/songwriter originals. He's back to his bluegrass roots these days, and Tim & co. play the Grey Eagle on Sunday the 26th.

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Vicki Dameron

It's hard to believe... Cosmic has turned ten years old. Thanks to the hard work of host Brad Watson, who came up with the concept in 2009, and the fans who have flocked to the airwaves on Friday night to get their Cosmic American Show fix, it's become one of WNCW's most popular programs.

WNCW's new music podcast has lots of great new music featured here, with regional favorites from western NC like Tyler Ramsey and Rising Appalachia, and our segue of the show pairing songs written decades ago which have been covered many times, one of which is a brand new version from Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward.  Many of the songs on this podcast are also available on one of our Spotify playlists, titled “WNCW New Music.”

Nikki Robinson, Communications and Outreach Associate, with Blue Ridge Conservancy, located in the N.C. high country talked with WNCW about helping to save the lives of the endangered Virginia big-eared bat, who calls the North Carolina Mountains home.  This led to a documentary film by the Conservancy and other partners.  The Grandfather Mountain region is one of the locations the bat's habitate. This segment originally aired May 10, 2019.

Spartanburg Herald-Journal Reporter Bob Dalton was responsible for a gripping story called 'Victims of Child Abuse - Walk Unnoticed Among Us Every Day.'  Dalton came to the mic during this edition of WNCW's More to the Story from May 8, 2019.  In South Carolina, Spartanburg County is one of the leading counties in the state for cases of child sex abuse.

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

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Vicki Dameron

The Annual Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival in Rutherfordton, a family event, was May 4th.  We invite you to listen back to WNCW's Friday Feature from May 3, 2019 that painted the picture of the event's history and current status. Rutherford Town Manager Doug Barrick and Rutherford Town Revitalization President Ashley Lowery were guests.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Regional Host of NPR's Morning Edition

Mulography - Anthony Mulcahy

Matt Lorenz, a.k.a. The Suitcase Junket, is a one-man-band of guitar & drums, plus an arsenal of instruments built of broken bottles, thrift store forks, dried bones, gas cans, shoes, saw blades, a toy keyboard, salvaged instruments, and an overhead compartment’s worth of luggage. The New Englander is known for  his "lo-fi, low-tuned, low-down blast of end-times folk blues. Matt Lorenz ... incants and intones like a cross between Hound Dog Taylor and a Tuvan throat singer who has swallowed a bird.

"This week, two singer/songwriters who, combined, have written nearly twenty #1 bluegrass songs: Milan Miller and Thomm Jutz, " said SBR Host Kim Clark.

LEAF

It's Spring LEAF time friends - the festival of great music, fun, food, drink, dance and world culture! The theme this year is "Breaking Ground" and LEAF's Artistic Director Ehren Cruz explains it best:

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