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Live Monday, April 22nd just past 1pm: Rising Appalachia

"We’re folk singers and we consider this a folk album, so there’s a lot in there. There’s word of politics, of being women in the music industry, as well as a lot about our lives on the road", says Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia, describing their new album released on May 3rd. Leylines also draws on African and urban influences, with David Brown (bass, guitar), Biko Casini (world percussion, n’goni), Arouna Diarra (n’goni, talking drum) and Duncan Wickel (fiddle, cello) joining Chloe and...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, April 22nd

The Mountain Goats – In League With the Dragons

Tuesday, April 23rd

Justin Townes Earle – The Saint of Lost Causes

Wednesday, April 24th

Josh Ritter – Fever Breaks

Thursday, April 25th

Bruce Hornsby – Absolute Zero

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

Thursday, April 25th - Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – Gnomes & Badgers

Karl’s tight band is augmented here by Chuck Leavell, Ivan Neville, Lukas Nelson & others.

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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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We're excited to be getting to know this new swing jazz band out of Asheville, and they've got a CD release party at Isis in West Asheville on Saturday the 27th. Queen Bee & the Honey Bees sing songs rich in Asheville history; in fact every song on their new one is set in different place or event in 1920's through '40's Asheville  (Beacham's Curve, Beaucather, Hominy Creek, a secret tunnel under Pack Square!). Check out their fun new videos.

This award-winning trad-meets-rock 5-piece from the Scottish Highlands has a fresh, exciting take on keeping traditional Celtic music modern and new. Consider them one of the "traditional-plus" acts Doc Watson talked about for MerleFest; the all-instrumental band represents the Isles there this week for some dance sets on Saturday, before returning home for a number of great European festivals.

Live Monday, April 22nd just past 1pm: Rising Appalachia

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"We’re folk singers and we consider this a folk album, so there’s a lot in there. There’s word of politics, of being women in the music industry, as well as a lot about our lives on the road", says Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia, describing their new album released on May 3rd. Leylines also draws on African and urban influences, with David Brown (bass, guitar), Biko Casini (world percussion, n’goni), Arouna Diarra (n’goni, talking drum) and Duncan Wickel (fiddle, cello) joining Chloe and her sister Leah Smith.

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.

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