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Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind SUNDAY, April 14th JANE KRAMER, CHRIS ROSSER & ELLIOT WADOPIAN Plus DANIEL ROMANO

This weekend, Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark will bring us archival audio from sessions with Jane Kramer, along with Chris Rosser and Elliot Wadopian, playing songs from Jane's brand new album “Valley of the Bones.” She says we'll also rock out with Daniel Ramano and his band, who performed live for us this past January, and we'll rewind all the way back to 1999 when the legendary Clarence Gatemouth Brown stopped by for a visit. It's all on Studio B Rewind, this Sunday, and every Sunday, at...

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Spring Skunk Music Fest Opens Thursday, April 11th in Greer SC

The Spring Albino Skunk Festival is open for music, food, camping, and - as they say at the Skunk Farm, " FES - TAA - VUUL " fun! The dates are April 11th through April 13th. It's happening in Greer, SC at the Skunk Farm. WNCW's Program Director Joe Kendrick will be emceeing at the event and friends Tim and Ann Southard will be hanging out at our WNCW tent with other incredible volunteers. Come to the farm, see your friends, pick up swag at our tent, enjoy Spring and have fun listening to...

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New Tunes At Two

New Tunes At Two

Monday, April 15th

Will Kimbrough – I Like It Down Here

Tuesday, April 16th

Wynton Marsalis – Bolden (Original Soundtrack)

Wednesday, April 17th

The Lee Boys – Live on the East Coast

Thursday, April 18th

Caleb Elliott – Forever to Fade

Peak of the Week: Thursdays at 9pm sample a new release with Host Ross O'Neal

Thursday, April 18th Sugaray Rayford – Somebody Save Me

His powerful voice and larger-than-life persona make this one of the strongest of new releases in blues/soul (of which there are many!)

Down The Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC PODCAST - Raymond Fairchild's Banjo Style

Raymond Fairchild Creates His Own Style of Playing the Banjo Bluegrass banjo player Raymond Fairchild of Haywood County, North Carolina, embodies the spirit of originality found in many of the best mountain musicians. He has always done things his own way. His “Fairchild” style has gained countless admirers over the course of a long music career. Raymond has played many times at the Grand Ole Opry, and recorded more than 20 albums—two of which have sold more than a million copies each. The ...

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Vicki Dameron

In the past few years Fireside Collective has been invited to perform at almost every major festival that exists, including MerleFest, Mountain Song, FloydFest and Telluride. There's a reason - they are fantastic, fun musicians. Our Sound Engineer, Sean Rubin, saw their magic last July when they played LIVE in Studio B, and immediately asked them to work on a WNCW Fundraiser Project.

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Vicki Dameron

This weekend Kim Clark will share music from Asheville, North Carolina's Empire Strikes Brass in a super funky session from last month, plus the “folkicana” music of The Contenders, who were at WNCW a few weeks ago in support of their album “Laughing With The Reckless.” Click on headline to see slideshow of images. Studio B Rewind is produced by Host Kim Clark and airs every Sunday at 7pm. Studio B is recorded and mixed by Sean Rubin.

Our Bluegrass get-together this week will include birthday music from Bluegrass Boy Benny Williams, John Rigsby, Paul Williams and others. We're also excited to welcome the Warren Wilson College Bluegrass Band to the on-air studio during the one o'clock hour. Live music and birthday celebrations with Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin, this weekend on Goin' Across The Mountain from 11am until 7pm.

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Vicki Dameron

WNCW's Martin Anderson spent an hour with Rodney Dillard and Beverly Cotten-Dillard, who were in the area for a rather rare show with their bandmates, carrying on the tradition of The Dillards. First, they co-hosted our weekly "Ten O'Clock Doc" set, as Beverly and Rodney have many great stories about pickin' and dinin' with Doc & Merle back in the day.

Opinions Editor and Columnist with The Asheville Citizen-Times- Casey Blake recapped recent stories from the region - including Bill Murdock, who has now resigned as CEO of Eblen Charities, one of the largest non-profit groups based in Western NC, due to something from his past.  Blake also spoke about a legal matter involving Conservative Activist James O'Keefe.  This interview originally aired March 20, 2019 on More to the Story.

Vicki Dameron

The non-profit Rutherford Housing Partnership's 'Women Roofers' have been around for a while now, putting new roofs on the homes of needy citizens in their local region. This unique group has received national exposure in the past, but after Mike Rowe showed up at one of their job locations, their name and mission really blew up.  Rowe, known for such national cable programs like Dirty Jobs, filmed the ladies for his 'Returning The Favor' Facebook series.

Two packages of super good Dynamite Roasting Co coffee
Vicki Dameron

Our Spring Fundraiser is almost here and many of our thank you gifts are already available online at wncw.org - One of them is our spectacular WNCW Mountain Morning Coffee Blend made by Dynamite Roasting Company located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Image of Swannanoa Tunnel
Ken Bigger

In 1941, famed folklorist and field recorder Alan Lomax recorded a banjo player from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. His name was Bascom Lamar Lunsford. One of the songs Lomax captured for posterity was “Swannanoa Tunnel.” It tells an important and historical local story about a universal theme – the human cost of progress. Check out the podcast to learn more about this much written about tunnel in Buncombe County, NC.

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Live Monday, March 25th at 10:15am - Rodney Dillard

Mar 22, 2019

He was a musician and actor on the beloved Andy Griffith Show, he's been inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame, and he's revered as a cornerstone of both country rock and progressive bluegrass. Rodney Dillard still keeps quite a busy schedule, which includes a show with his band at The Grey Eagle on Monday night. Rodney visits with Martin on Monday morning following the Ten O'Clock Doc spotlight on Doc Watson.

Opening Day for Major League Baseball is next week and in celebration of this beloved and anticipated event, WNCW's Music Host Sander Morrison will pay homage with a special baseball-themed show airing Monday, March 25, at 9pm. We'll hear favorite baseball tunes featuring Paul Simon, Dr John, Bob Dylan, Nat "King" Cole, Todd Snider, Chuck Brodsky, Dan Bern and many more. Join us for a very special Monday Evening Music Mix. Take time to celebrate our national pastime. We know Sander will put a "super spin" on this show. Play ball!

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