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Alexandra Brennan

Live Wednesday, June 19th between 2 & 3pm: Horse Feathers

This indie-folk-rock band may be out of Portland, Oregon, and frontman Justin Ringle from Idaho, but they've got some Southern and specifically Asheville influences as well. Get to know them Wednesday afternoon when they visit on their way to their show at the Mothlight in West Asheville.

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Alex Boerner

Live Friday, June 21st between 11am & Noon: Chatham Rabbits

Austin & Sarah Osborne McCombie: a sweet couple who make some sweet music. Their beautiful blend of old-time, bluegrass, and folk roots include some warm harmonies, and we'll get to know them Friday morning before they play the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC Friday evening.

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Studio B Rewind

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Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind SUNDAY, June 23rd Host Kim Clark Pays Homage To The Late Dennis Jones

"This week on Studio B Rewind, we'll remember former Studio B Engineer and longtime WNCW Bluegrass and Gospel Music Host Dennis Jones by listening to him not only engineer sound, but also conduct interviews with some of the bluegrass legends that have graced our studio including Tut Taylor, Doyle Lawson, Charlie Waller, and the Lonesome River Band," said Host Kim Clark. It's a special Studio B coming your way at 7pm Sunday - a show created to honor Walter "Dennis" Jones who passed away Friday...

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WNCW 30th Anniversary Logo Contest Continues Until June 22nd and We Need Your Ideas!

We're sending out a big thank you to folks who have already submitted graphics for consideration for our WNCW 30th Anniversary Logo Contest. We're happy for the response and feedback! It's open to everyone, no age limit. We'd greatly appreciate your ideas... we know we have a lot of super creative listeners out there who can help us come up with a special design to celebrate our BIG THREE O! Here’s how it works: Create a design with our call letters and frequency - WNCW FM 88.7 Make sure 30...

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Vicki Dameron

Long Time WNCW Bluegrass and Gospel Music Host Dennis Jones Passes Away

"It is with great sadness that we share the news of former WNCW Technical Director and Goin' Across The Mountain Host Dennis Jones' passing. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends. ~ David Kester - WNCW Director of Radio Operations For more info please click on this headline, then click on this link: Walter Dennis Jones Funeral Arrangements and Life Tribute Page

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Joe Kendrick

WNCW's Joe Kendrick and Joey Burns of Calexico Talk Music and Accordians

WNCW's Joe Kendrick sat with Joey Burns of Calexico at a rare North Carolina appearance recently at the Cold Mountain Music Festival, at Lake Logan Conference Center in Canton, NC and talked about their new record with Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, the things that Burns would like yet to accomplish in his nearly quarter century career, musicians he admires, how both he and founding member John Convertino have a soft spot for the accordion, and more.

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, June 17th

Shinyribs – Fog & Bling

Tuesday, June 18th

Jakob Dylan & Various Artists – Echo in the Canyon (soundtrack)

Wednesday, June 19th

Studio B LIVE Session With Horse Feathers

Thursday, June 20th

Matt Hebert – Where the Heart Beats Slow

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

Thursday, June 20th - Anders Osborne – Buddha and the Blues

The soul and spirit(s) of New Orleans - including the late Dr. John in particular - can be felt in yet another great bluesy collection from Osborne.

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Collage of images of a WNCW DJ who passed away
Vicki Dameron

"This week on Studio B Rewind, we'll remember former Studio B Engineer and longtime WNCW Bluegrass and Gospel Music Host Dennis Jones by listening to him not only engineer sound, but also conduct interviews with some of the bluegrass legends that have graced our studio including Tut Taylor, Doyle Lawson, Charlie Waller, and the Lonesome River Band," said Host Kim Clark. It's a special Studio B coming your way at 7pm Sunday - a show created to honor Walter  "Dennis"  Jones who passed away Friday, June 14th in Shelby, North Carolina. Rest in peace Dennis Jones.

The group, Partners Behavioral Health Management serves eight counties in North Carolina; Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Surry, and Yadkin.  Fixing to be added to their list is Rutherford County. Joining WNCW on this Friday Feature from June 14, 2019 was Partners CEO Rhett Melton, who covers this groups mission, offerings, and what's to come with the addition of a Rutherford office.

Band members playing music on outdoor stage
Joe Kendrick

WNCW's Joe Kendrick sat with Joey Burns of Calexico at a rare North Carolina appearance recently at the Cold Mountain Music Festival, at Lake Logan Conference Center in Canton, NC and talked about their new record with Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, the things that Burns would like yet to accomplish in his nearly quarter century career, musicians he admires, how both he and founding member John Convertino have a soft spot for the accordion, and more.

Alex Boerner

Austin & Sarah Osborne McCombie: a sweet couple who make some sweet music. Their beautiful blend of old-time, bluegrass, and folk roots include some warm harmonies, and we'll get to know them Friday morning before they play the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC Friday evening.

Live Wednesday, June 19th between 2 & 3pm: Horse Feathers

Jun 17, 2019
Alexandra Brennan

This indie-folk-rock band may be out of Portland, Oregon, and frontman Justin Ringle from Idaho, but they've got some Southern and specifically Asheville influences as well. Get to know them Wednesday afternoon when they visit on their way to their show at the Mothlight in West Asheville.

DJ smiling wearing headphones
Vicki Dameron

"It is with great sadness that we share the news of former WNCW Technical Director and Goin' Across The Mountain Host Dennis Jones' passing. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

~ David Kester - WNCW Director of Radio Operations

For more info please click on this headline, then click on this link:

Walter Dennis Jones Funeral Arrangements and Life Tribute Page

Collage of musicians playing music in Studio B and posing on the streets
Queen Bee Images By Vicki Dameron/Other Images Courtesy of Eli "Paperboy" Reed

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says we're going old school this week with the classic soul sounds of Eli Paperboy Reed and his band playing songs from their latest album “99 Cent Dreams.”  "We'll also dive into 1930s era jazz and get schooled on some local history in a session with Queen Bee & the Honey Lovers," said Clark. "They'll be spotlighting their new release titled simply “Asheville.” It's all here at grassroots radio WNCW 88.7 FM. You can also stream it LIVE at wncw.org or ask your Smart Speaker to play WNCW!

Bonnaroo 2019 is here! Are you going to the farm? We know lots of our WNCW friends and fans are going to Bonnaroo. Better get your tickets now if you have not done so already... they're going quick! Here's some basic info you need to know about camping and directions. Ticket info is at the bottom of this post.

Festivals dates are June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Info from Bonnaroo folks at the fest:

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Stephanie Janard

The Alternative Radio Coalition Was There - Still Corners in Paris:

The mandolinist for Balsam Range released a wonderful solo release this year called "Fret a Spell" (get it?), and he stops by for a visit with Jasmin Melton before Balsam Range plays the Cherry Bounce Festival in Forest City, NC  Friday night. Darren's own band, which draws from a variety of styles, plays Bearwaters Brewing in Canton, NC on Saturday, as well as the Folkmoot Center in Waynesville, NC on Sunday the 23rd.

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