Poster celebrating a Christmas Concert that will benefit Habitat For Humanity in Asheville, NC
Design by Brenda Craig

Holidaze For Habitat - A WNCW Musical Event to Raise Funds For Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity

For many years WNCW staff members in Spindale, North Carolina have made it a top priority to work with the Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity - a local non-profit with a simple idea: To envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Traditionally, WNCW has worked with Warren Haynes and his Christmas Jam and Pre-Jam concert events that have helped raise funds that directly provide families with a process allowing them to help build their own home and make their own mortgage...

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Featured Music Podcasts

Mipso - The Unlikely Story Of A Band With A Lot To Like

From Southern Songs and Stories Producer and WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick : "The band Mipso never anticipated being as successful or as long-lived as they became. It is a band that mandolin player Jacob Sharp called unlikely, because none of the members studied music when they met in college at UNC-Chapel Hill, and none of them thought music was going to be a career -- nothing beyond their initial love of other bands, and of playing together. If Mipso is an unlikely band, it is also...

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STUDIO B - PRESENTED BY SIERRA NEVADA

Live Thursday, November 21st between 11am & Noon

Maya DeVitry spent 7 years as a member of the Stray Birds, before launching a solo career this year with her own album, and now another one set for 2020 release. Anna Tivel has four full-length albums out on Portland’s well-loved Fluff & Gravy Records, with her latest considered " one of the most ambitious folk records of 2019" by NPR . Together they play Carrboro, NC on Tuesday, and West Asheville, NC on Thursday.

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NEW TUNES AT 2: Check 'em out with Joe Greene during the 2pm Music Mix

Monday, November 18th

The Deer – Do No Harm

Tuesday, November 19th

Steep Canyon Rangers - North Carolina Songbook

Wednesday, November 20th

Van Morrison - Three Chords & The Truth

Thursday, November 21st

Chris Luquette - The Way I View The World

Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 8pm sample a new release with Host Ross O'Neal

Thursday, November 21st - Billy Strings – Home

This year’s IBMA New Artist AND Guitar Player of the Year, certainly one of the leaders in the progressive bluegrass movement.

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Muddy Sneakers is thrilled to host Mountainfilm on Tour for its third annual appearance in Asheville, North Carolina. Join the fantastic Muddy Sneakers team at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville, NC, Saturday, November 23, for what is sure to be an incredible night of community and film as like minded folks celebrate a shared passion for the outdoors. The featured films are a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held annually in Telluride, Colorado.

Poster celebrating a Christmas Concert that will benefit Habitat For Humanity in Asheville, NC
Design by Brenda Craig

For many years WNCW staff members in Spindale, North Carolina have made it a top priority to work with the Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity - a local non-profit with a simple idea: To envision a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Traditionally, WNCW has worked with Warren Haynes and his  Christmas Jam and Pre-Jam concert events that have helped raise funds that directly provide families with a process allowing them to help build their own home and make their own mortgage payments.

NPR's Shankar Vedantam
NPR

 

WNCW’s new music podcast features songs from artists Marco Benevento, Kacy & Clayton, Billy Strings and Allah-Las. In the segment “DJ For A Day” host Joe Kendrick talks with NPR’s Shankar Vedantam about how our brains are so geared towards music, and in our “Segue Of The Show”, you get a goth classic from Siouxsie and the Banshees paired with the latest from Angel Olsen. 

 

 

Mipso - The Unlikely Story Of A Band With A Lot To Like

Nov 12, 2019

From Southern Songs and Stories Producer and WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick: "The band Mipso never anticipated being as successful or as long-lived as they became. It is a band that mandolin player Jacob Sharp called unlikely, because none of the members studied music when they met in college at UNC-Chapel Hill, and none of them thought music was going to be a career -- nothing beyond their initial love of other bands, and of playing together.

Musician smiling in front of blue door wearing a hat
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

On this podcast of Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina, learn how the much beloved musician, writer, photographer, singer-songwriter, songcatcher and television personality David Holt came to the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina from Santa Barbara, California.

pink rose on empty swing
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The organization Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina joined WNCW for this edition of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week on Nov. 1, 2019. The battle to prevent and decrease statistics of child abuse in this state is a top priority.  President and CEO for the group, Sharon Hirsch was interviewed about this, as she also talked about a new public awareness campaign. Preventable measures can not cease in the life of a child.

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Asheville Citizen Times Reporter- Jennifer Bowman has been following and writing about a grievance allegation by Asheville Fire Department Division Chief, Joy Ponder.  At the time of this interview, presented Oct. 3o, 2019, Bowman shared that Ponder's allegations would not be moving forward involving the Civil Service Board.  Listen to this 'More To The Story' to hear the full details, including Ponder's side of the story and response by the city. 

Promo for David Gray 2020 Tour
Live Nation

Exciting News From Live Nation:

Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated, British singer-songwriter David Gray has announced plans for a 2020 North American tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his seminal album, WHITE LADDER.

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Check out our New Releases on WNCW! You can access the New Releases under the Programming Tab on our home page, or click on the title above, and then click here: New Releases - You can access iTunes on the page and take a listen. We hope you enjoy the music!

Musicians Greg Greenway and Reggie Harris are known for traveling across the country and performing songs that deal with race in America.  Greg is white.  Reggie is African-American.  They have a unique relationship that has enabled them to write and share passionate songs on the topic of race-relations.  Called "Deeper Than The Skin" A Musical Presentation on Race in America, the program and concert comes to Tryon on Nov. 13th.  Guest of this Friday Feature is Robin Edgar, writer and workshop facilitator, an organizer of the program.

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