On The Road With Southern Songs and Stories: Tales From Colorado To Carolina

From the desk of WNCW Program Director and Producer of Southern Songs and Stories, Joe Kendrick: Happy summertime, y’all. It is the time of year to go places and take in some live music. And, in this episode of Southern Songs and Stories, we tag along with several artists as they tell us some of their tales from being on those highways and byways. You will hear new stories from bands featured on previous episodes, like Town Mountain and Jon Stickley Trio, and from artists like Hiss Golden...

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On The Way Up | Episode 44 - Music From The Fruit Bats, Shinyribs, Dylan LeBlanc & Julian Pinelli

We're excited to share our latest On The Way Up Podcast with you this week! It's hosted by Lauren Wasmund, our WNCW summer intern. She'll take us on a true Americana musical journey with songs from artists like the Fruit Bats from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, to the funkalicious sounds of Kev "Shinyribs" Russell from Austin Texas, followed by a DJ For The Day Segment featuring Ashevillian Julian Pinelli, a local North Carolina master fiddler and free style violinist. There's also new...

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FloydFest 19 VOYAGE HOME - July 24-28 in the Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia

The Blue Ridge Parkway is known as "America's Favorite Drive," and in a few days, one of America's favorite events, located right off the Parkway in Floyd, Virginia, begins. FloydFest 19 organizers will open the gates July 24th and welcome fans from all of the world. They'll enjoy a five-day celebration of music and art, while basking in the beauty of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Oh yeah... they'll be entertained by 100 performers, musicians, storytellers, and...

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Down The Road On The Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

Male and female musicians singing in front of mic
David Simchock

Down The Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC - Zoe & Cloyd: Family Traditions & Mountain Music

The husband-and-wife duo of Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller perform under their middle names. Zoe and Cloyd represent not only the partnership between Natalya and John, but a coming-together of two families’ musical traditions. Natalya is the daughter of a jazz pianist, and the granddaughter of a Russian klezmer musician. She herself plays klezmer and classical as well as mountain music. John is the grandson of Jim Shumate, a North Carolina Heritage Award recipient who made...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, July 15th

Jake Xerxes Fussell – Out of Sight

Tuesday, July 16th

Jade Jackson - Wilderness

Wednesday, July 17th

David Wax Museum – Line of Light

Thursday, July 18th

Mike Galbraith – Here Elsewhere

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

Thursday, July 18th

Ian Noe – Between the Country - Likely our favorite new singer/songwriter! From Beattyville, KY, produced by Dave Cobb. Get to know him, especially you Prine fans.

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What is a serious food safety violation and just how do restaurant inspections work these days in South Carolina?  In recent years, officials have toughened food restrictions in the state. The process involves S.C. DHEC.  The Greenville New's - Lillia Callum Penso wrote several stories on the topic and discussed them on this More To The Story interview from July 10, 2019.

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

Friday Feature- Summer at The Earl Scruggs Center

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His name, his music, his banjo-pickin' style are all legendary and a center in honor of his memory and accomplishments is located in Shelby, N.C.  On this Friday Feature, WNCW presents 'The Earl Scruggs Center' during a conversation with Executive Director, Mary Beth Martin. Hear all the details and find out about what's called Pickin' on the Porch.  This originally aired July 5, 2019.

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

From the desk of WNCW Program Director and Producer of Southern Songs and Stories, Joe Kendrick:

 

We're excited to share our latest On The Way Up Podcast with you this week! It's hosted by Lauren Wasmund, our WNCW summer intern. She'll take us on a true Americana musical journey with songs from artists like the Fruit Bats from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, to the funkalicious sounds of Kev "Shinyribs" Russell from Austin Texas, followed by a DJ For The Day Segment featuring Ashevillian Julian Pinelli, a local North Carolina master fiddler and free style violinist.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is known as "America's Favorite Drive," and in a few days, one of America's favorite events, located right off the Parkway in Floyd, Virginia, begins. FloydFest 19 organizers will open the gates July 24th and welcome fans from all of the world. They'll enjoy a five-day celebration of music and art, while basking in the beauty of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Oh yeah...

Live Monday, July 15th between 3 & 4pm: Marcus King Band

Jul 15, 2019
David McClister

We are so proud of Upstate native Marcus King, and the great and mighty band and success he has amassed these last few years. Their latest release: "Carolina Confessions."  They're busier than ever nationwide nowadays; their one gig in our area is their "Hometown Throwdown" at the Peace Center in Greenville on Saturday the 13th.

Two bands featured in Studio B
Lauren Wasmund and Nate Tadlock

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says we have a few of our long-time favorite musicians featured this week. The Tim O'Brien Band was in our studio back in May, playing tunes from the group's recent self-titled album. We'll share music from that multitalented band's session. Plus, we'll feature the music of former Band of Horses lead guitarist and awesome singer-songwriter Tyler Ramsey, who has just released his first solo album in eight years. Stay with us! It all begins at 7pm on Sunday.

The Steel Wheels present the seventh annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival on July 12, 13 & 14, 2019, brought to you by Blue Mountain Brewery and WNRN.

Three days, four stages and 40 bands at the beautiful Natural Chimneys Park and Campground in Mt Solon, VA, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.

Collage of images of mountains and events at Highland Games
Vicki and Penn Dameron

Scottish clans, Celtic fans and festival lovers worldwide are gearing up for the 64th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, a four-day event celebrating Gaelic culture, heritage, music, athletics and dance. Some claim it’s one of the largest gathering of clans in the world and it begins in western North Carolina, Thursday, July 11 at 4:30pm.

Wednesday, July 10th just past 1pm: Shovels & Rope

Jul 9, 2019

As the Brontë sister wrote, “The ties that bind us to life are tougher than you imagine.” Shovels & Rope, the musical duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, embody that bond. Married for a decade, their covenant extends to blood and beyond: as parents, bandmates, and creative collaborators who can now add the pursuits of festival curators, film subjects, and children’s book authors to that mighty list. Tune in as Joe Kendrick talks with them in Studio B about all of this, and their latest release "By Blood" (New Tunes at 2 on Monday).

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