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Songsmith Gathering

SONGSMITH GATHERING "A Springtime Sister" To Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, NC

Mountain Song Productions, LLC is proud to present the Second Annual Songsmith Gathering - Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC.

“Songsmith Gathering is being developed as the springtime version of Mountain Song Festival but featuring performing songwriters and the bands that support them. I think of it as the springtime sister of Mountain Song Festival,” says Mountain Song Productions’ John Felty. Like Mountain Song, Songsmith Gathering will benefit the...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, April 15th

Will Kimbrough – I Like It Down Here

Tuesday, April 16th

Wynton Marsalis – Bolden (Original Soundtrack)

Wednesday, April 17th

The Lee Boys – Live on the East Coast

Thursday, April 18th

Caleb Elliott – Forever to Fade

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

Thursday, April 18th Sugaray Rayford – Somebody Save Me

His powerful voice and larger-than-life persona make this one of the strongest of new releases in blues/soul (of which there are many!)

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New Releases Currently Featured On WNCW

Apr 16, 2019

Click here on our NEW RELEASES page to learn more about some albums that have recently risen to the top at WNCW.  We've also listed one of our favorite tunes on each disc. When you go to the site you can also sample the songs via preview on iTunes. We hope you're enjoying these tunes as much as we are, and thanks for listening!

Songsmith Gathering

Mountain Song Productions, LLC is proud to present the Second Annual Songsmith Gathering - Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Brevard Music Center in Brevard, NC.
 
“Songsmith Gathering is being developed as the springtime version of Mountain Song Festival but featuring performing songwriters and the bands that support them.  I think of it as the springtime sister of Mountain Song Festival,” says Mountain Song Productions’ John Felty. Like Mountain Song, Songsmith Gathering will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania Co.

Musicians in Studio B Smiling under banner
Vicki Dameron

This weekend, Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark will bring us archival audio from sessions with Jane Kramer, along with Chris Rosser and Elliot Wadopian, playing songs from Jane's brand new album “Valley of the Bones.” She says we'll also rock out with Daniel Ramano and his band, who performed live for us this past January, and we'll rewind all the way back to 1999 when the legendary Clarence Gatemouth Brown stopped by for a visit. It's all on Studio B Rewind, this Sunday, and every Sunday, at 7pm on WNCW.

Raymond Fairchild Creates His Own Style of Playing the Banjo

Bluegrass banjo player Raymond Fairchild of Haywood County, North Carolina, embodies the spirit of originality found in many of the best mountain musicians. He has always done things his own way. His “Fairchild” style has gained countless admirers over the course of a long music career. Raymond has played many times at the Grand Ole Opry, and recorded more than 20 albums—two of which have sold more than a million copies each.

Friday Feature: The Connect Beyond Festival

Apr 11, 2019

You may have missed this year's Connect Beyond Festival in Asheville that was just held.  However, by listening to this WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week - get a recap of this growing event to provoke thought and ideas, while touching on the arts, music, documentary film, and much more.  Our conversation is with the Founder of Connect Beyond, thats been compared to South By Southwest, Jessica Tomasin.  Plan to be a part of 2020's event! The interview originally aired March 29, 2019.

The Spring Albino Skunk Festival is open for music, food, camping, and - as they say at the Skunk Farm, "FES - TAA - VUUL"  fun! The dates are April 11th through April 13th. It's happening in Greer, SC at the Skunk Farm.  WNCW's Program Director Joe Kendrick will be emceeing at the event and friends Tim and Ann Southard will be hanging out at our WNCW tent with other incredible volunteers. Come to the farm, see your friends, pick up swag at our tent, enjoy Spring and have fun listening to spectacular music.

Vicki Dameron

We want to say a HUGE thank you to our listening community! Thank you to our members, volunteers, food donors, musicians, business supporters, and local partners for your support. It takes a community to keep the station strong. Thank you!

With your support we have raised $173,611  You can still help us reach our goal of $200,000 when you choose to contribute online here.

Congratulations to our winners:

Bonnaroo: Ray N.

Liquidlogic kayak: Greg E.

French Broad Riverfest: Arthur W.

New Tunes at Two & Peak of the Week April 8-12

Apr 6, 2019

And now back to our regularly scheduled, non-fund drive programming!

(No live guests scheduled yet though.)

 

Monday: Steve Earle & the Dukes – Guy

 

 

Tuesday: Lee Fields & the Expressions – It Rains Love

Wednesday: Norah Jones – Begin Again

 

Thursday: Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward – Music! Music! Music!

 

Peak of the Week:

Man smiling wearing WNCW ball cap
VIcki Dameron

How many times have you worn your WNCW Ball Cap and had someone walk up to you and tell you they love the station?  Lots... we know, we know, it happens to us all the time. You feel a connection. Well, here's our latest design and you can add it to your collection! The all new WNCW ball cap features the mountain logo at the base of WNCW. The hat is navy with white embroidery. This is a medium profile, six panel, structured cap.  It's a cotton hat with a fabric strap that has an antique brass sliding buckle.

The Friday Feature: The Climate Listening Project

Apr 3, 2019
Woman and man in radio station on-air studio
Vicki Dameron

Are you familiar with The Climate Listening Project of Western North Carolina? It just so happens that this edition of WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week provides all the details on the group and their latest event, 'The Same Soil- A Portraiture by Artist/Biologist Shannon Bodeau.'  Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project Director, is our guest.  This interview first aired on March 22, 2019.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and NPR Morning Edition Regional Host.

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