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Win Tickets To See Matchbox Twenty & The Wallflowers Sunday, Aug 2, in Charlotte, NC

WNCW is offering a ticket giveaway to see Matchbox Twenty and The Wallflowers in Charlotte, NC this summer! To enter, just shoot us an email at this address, pledge@wncw.org and put Matchbox in the subject line. Contest ends Monday - January 27, at Midnight. Winner will be notified Tuesday - January 28. Good Luck! Tell your friends! Here's more info: From Live Nation: Matchbox Twenty , the multi-platinum, hit-making pop rock band, recently announced a 50+ date summer tour. Produced by Live...

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WNCW Promo

Studio B Rewind SUNDAY, January 26 - DAVID OLNEY Plus TRAVERS BROTHERSHIP at 7pm with Host Kim Clark

From Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark: "This week on SBR, we remember the late David Olney, who passed away just over a week ago while doing what he loved - performing on stage," said Clark. "We were fortunate enough to have David here several times, and we're going to listen to an interview and performance from the very first time he visited our studio, way back in 1997, right after the release of his now-classic album Real Lies . We'll also feature a recent session featuring the soul, jazz,...

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WNCW Live Music

Live Monday, January 27th between 3 & 4pm: Christopher Paul Stelling

After moving around for a number of years, Christopher Paul Stelling has been settling down some in Asheville. But he's just about to embark on a national tour for his new album Best of Luck , produced by one of his biggest fans and mentors, Ben Harper. “I really believe this record is the intersection where folk and soul meet,” Harper says. He visits us before hitting about 28 states in two months, culminating with an Asheville show on March 21st (and then Europe a week later!) “His...

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FEATURED MUSIC PODCASTS

John Gillespie

Getting Ruened with Henry and Rupert Stansall of the Ruen Brothers

This episode takes a detour from the very South-centric array of artists and history heard previously on the series with a show on The Ruen Brothers, from England. Their music is inspired by a lot of pioneering Southern artists, however: The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Muddy Waters and Johnny Cash, among others, are all acknowledged as being key to their sound.

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NEW TUNES AT 2 with Joe Greene during the 2pm Music Mix

Monday, January 27th

John Moreland - LP5

Tuesday, January 28th

Possessed By Paul James – As We Go Wandering

Wednesday, January 29th

The Haden Triplets – The Family Songbook

Thursday, January 30th

Pinegrove -- Marigold

PEAK OF THE WEEK Jan. 30th: Marcus King – El Dorado

Greenville, SC’s own has moved to Nashville, and recruited Dan Auerbach to help propel one of our favorite blues rockers to national attention! Dig in with Ross O'Neal Thursday from 8 - 9pm.

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After moving around for a number of years, Christopher Paul Stelling has been settling down some in Asheville. But he's just about to embark on a national tour for his new album Best of Luck, produced by one of his biggest fans and mentors, Ben Harper. “I really believe this record is the intersection where folk and soul meet,” Harper says.

Ram Mandelkorn  (The Digs, other Asheville bands) has a great sounding squad that will join him in Studio B  before their album release show at The Mothlight in Asheville Friday the 31st. Get ready for an Earthquake of cool grooves!

From producer Joe Kendrick: In our last podcast, on Mac Arnold, the takeaway was that there was much more about the artists and history of Upstate South Carolina than I had figured on, so I gave it another go. I sought out artists who were born across a span of forty years — Marshall Chapman, and Niel Brooks and Lisa Stubbs, who make up the duo Mourning Dove — and uncovered more rich history, and a vibrant current scene.

Conversation With N.C. Bookwatch Host DG Martin

Jan 6, 2020
DG Martin at Isothermal Community College with staff members
UNC-TV

It was an exciting time just before the holidays when UNC-TV  was on the campus of Isothermal Community College to tape episodes of their program 'North Carolina Bookwatch' with host DG Martin.  DG sat down with WNCW for this episode of the Friday Feature Interview.  On-air originally January 3, 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

Isothermal Community College Update

Jan 6, 2020

President of Isothermal Community College, Walter Dalton was guest on this segment of 'The Friday Feature' to recap 2019 at the school and look ahead to the future.  Dalton discusses ongoing studies and expansion with new buildings here in Rutherford County and new growth coming to the Polk campus.  This interview originally aired Dec. 20, 2019.

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

 

Professional Soccer Coming to Charlotte

Jan 6, 2020

It was announced in December that MLS (Major League Soccer) is coming to Charlotte.  Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper was instrumental in making this happen.  All the details are provided on this edition of WNCW's 'More To The Story' with WFAE Charlotte Reporter Steve Harrison.

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

Music so often gives you more than you bargained for. Talk to anyone with an interest in music, and it will lead to discovery. You find out about great artists you did not know about; you trace whole branches of the tree of song. To discover Mac Arnold is to realize that not only does his branch of the song tree have much more substance to it than you might have expected, but also that it directly touches so much more of this mythological and historic giant.

Photo of Mary Jane Queen playing banjo
digitalheritage.org

The "Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina" podcast highlights bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina. Hosted by Laura Boosinger and produced by Kim Clark of WNCW, the podcast is a joint effort of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, the North Carolina Arts Council, and WNCW.

While Earl Scruggs is often credited as the originator of bluegrass banjo, he was actually an innovator within a broader tradition of three-finger banjo playing. Predating bluegrass, it was made famous by banjo players from the hills and mountains of the Carolinas, all of whom had their own personal takes on the style. In addition to Scruggs, these pioneers included Wade Mainer, Smith Hammett, Snuffy Jenkins, and Don Reno. 

Photgraph of Asheville Firefighters
wlos.com

This edition of WNCW's 'More To The Story' discussed some of the hot topics recently featured in the Asheville Citizen-Times.   WNCW's Paul Foster talked with the Citizen-Times' Casey Blake on Dec. 11, 2019 about a new mixed-use apartment complex located in Asheville's "opportunity zone", the recent death of an Asheville Fire Department employee which raised concerns about that line of work increasing cancer risk, and more.    

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