Southern Songs and Stories With Joe Kendrick

Collage of images of Charley Crockett
Photos By Ben Christensen and Bobby Cochran

Southern Songs And Stories - Running Horses And Reinventing Country: Charley Crockett

Charley Crockett loves to ride horses almost as much as he loves to play music. 2020 was going to be the year that I got to see him play his music live not once, but twice — first at MerleFest in spring, and next at Cold Mountain Music Festival in summer. Of course, the pandemic struck both of those appearances for Charley, and made every venue and festival reschedule or cancel the year’s events. The silver lining is that, most likely, I got to speak with him for far longer than I would have...

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New Releases 2020

New Releases Featured on WNCW Mid August 2020

Here are some albums that have recently risen to the top at WNCW. A few times a month, Music Director Martin Anderson compiles lists of the top ten current album releases and we list them under Programming and New Releases. If you want to access the list, learn more, see the albums and listen to the music, click on the link below. Thanks so much for listening to Grassroots - Listener Powered Radio! We hope you're enjoying the tunes, the news and all the other great info that is featured on...

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Pandemic Arts Series 2020

Pandemic Arts Series Episode 3 With Balsam Range's Darren Nicholson & His Wife Jennifer

Pandemic Arts is a streaming series featuring performing artists talking about how the global pandemic has affected their careers, their creativity, their finances, and their plans for the future. This episode features Balsam Range mandolinist and vocalist Darren Nicholson and his wife, Jennifer, a musician and vocalist who also teaches high school music courses. Pandemic Arts is a production of Will & Deni Films for the Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation, and is made possible by the...

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WNCW Outback Opry Drive-In Summer Concert Series

Poster for Outback Summer Series
Graphic By Brenda Craig

WNCW Outback Opry Drive-In Series Sat. Sept. 5th With Chatham Co. Line, Dom Flemons, & Anna Lynch

We had so much fun at our last WNCW Summer Outback Opry Drive-in Concert, we are doin' it again! We have another stellar lineup of musicians scheduled to perform Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 7pm in the parking lot of The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC. "The series continues as we partner with our friends at the Earl Scruggs Music Festival to present a sampling of the amazing lineup of talent slated to perform at the festival, happening...

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WNCW Multi at 88.7 FM

How Live Music Is Coping, And What The Near Future Will Bring

Colin Pate was toiling away at his North Philadelphia recording studio in late June when he received an unbelievable text message: "Secret show at Johnny Brenda's tonight, 6:30." Like so many places, the beloved Philly music venue has been shuttered since the Covid-19 pandemic first flared up in March. The 250-person venue, a staple of the local music scene that served as an early stage for Philly acts like Kurt Vile and The War on Drugs, used to host shows almost every night. While locals...

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Monday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Kendrick

Tuesday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Greene

Wednesday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Greene

Thursday - New Tunes at Two With Joe Greene

Peak of the Week With Ross O'Neal Thursdays at 8pm

Various Artists -- On the Road: A Tribute to John Hartford - August 13

Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, Todd Snider, Fruition, & others in this eclectic tribute

News

A Prophet Of Soil Gets His Moment Of Fame

More than 40 years ago, in Nigeria, a young scientist named Rattan Lal encountered an idea that changed his life — and led, eventually, to global recognition and a worldwide movement to protect the planet's soil. Lal was fresh out of graduate school, recruited to join the newly established International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, and given an assignment that, in hindsight, seems ridiculous in its ambition. "I was 25 years old, in charge of a lab, given the mandate of improving quality...

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Dear World, You're Not Going To Have The Year You Thought You'd Have

"You aren't going to have the year you thought you'd have." That's what a nurse told my wife and me after my wife was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. The cancer news came as a shock, as it often does. There were no warning signs. The tumor was picked up on a routine mammogram. It was hard to take in what the nurse was telling us. We had plans and projects and dreams for the months ahead. Then suddenly — surgery, chemotherapy and radiation were the top items on our agenda. We were mad....

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WNCW Podcasts & Music

Southern Songs and Stories - BJ Barham and American Aquarium: It All Starts With Just One Word

From WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick: This is the first of a two episode series on BJ Barham, front man of NC band American Aquarium, with in depth conversations with BJ as well as guests Ronda Chollock, a music promoter from Charlottesville, Virginia, and music artist Tyler Boone, who grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, but now calls Hollywood, CA home. We get into topics like how Barham articulates the dark history of the South so that people will start having conversations about...

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Outback Opry Drive-in Concert at The Foundation at ICC

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Earl Scruggs Music Festival

Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC September 3-4 2021

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Collage of images of Charley Crockett
Photos By Ben Christensen and Bobby Cochran

Charley Crockett loves to ride horses almost as much as he loves to play music. 2020 was going to be the year that I got to see him play his music live not once, but twice — first at MerleFest in spring, and next at Cold Mountain Music Festival in summer. Of course, the pandemic struck both of those appearances for Charley, and made every venue and festival reschedule or cancel the year’s events. The silver lining is that, most likely, I got to speak with him for far longer than I would have in person at either of those festivals when I called him while he was staying in Taos, New Mexico.

First-time claims for state unemployment benefits dropped below 1 million last week for the first time since the pandemic hit the economy in March. Claims under a special pandemic program for gig workers and others who are typically not eligible for unemployment also fell.

The drop may signal an improvement in the job market. Jobless benefits have also become less valuable, since a $600 per week federal supplement expired at the end of July.

New Releases Featured on WNCW Mid August 2020

Aug 13, 2020

Here are some albums that have recently risen to the top at WNCW. A few times a month, Music Director Martin Anderson compiles lists of the top ten current album releases and we list them under Programming and New Releases. If you want to access the list, learn more, see the albums and listen to the music, click on the link below. Thanks so much for listening to Grassroots - Listener Powered Radio! We hope you're enjoying the tunes, the news and all the other great info that is featured on WNCW 88.7 FM and streaming online at wncw.org

Colin Pate was toiling away at his North Philadelphia recording studio in late June when he received an unbelievable text message: "Secret show at Johnny Brenda's tonight, 6:30."

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