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  • WNCW’s Sean Rubin and Joe Kendrick traveled to the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre in Asheville, NC recently to record a session and interview with dobro legend Jerry Douglas as he played his first show in over a year. The Jerry Douglas Band gave us a performance of “From Ankara to Izmir”, an instrumental going back to Jerry’s album Skip, Hop & Wobble with Russ Barenberg and Edgar Meyer. Joe got to talk at length with the dobro master, and he gave the backstory for that song as well as a primer on the origin of dobro guitars (or resonator guitars as they are often called), why he thinks roots and acoustic music is so long lived and vital, and more. Much more of this conversation will be the centerpiece for an upcoming podcast episode of Joe’s music documentary series Southern Songs and Stories.
  • Evans plays banjo for the Slocan Ramblers, and Plotnick is the fiddler for The Fretless as well as Oliver the Crow. A wonderful blend of traditional and modern string-band styles on this all instrumental album.
  • This folksinger was raised in Quebec by her mother who was a folk troupe dancer, and her father who was a folk singer in the ‘60s. Emily also incorporates a lot of Southern American influences into her songs.
  • The bassist for NRBQ feels the love from Los Lobos, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, & others who cover his songs on this Sweet Relief Musicians Fund collection.
  • Greenville News, Macon Atkinson, City Watchdog Reporter shared with WNCW's More to the Story details on some of her latest stories. This included a moratorium the City of Greenville tried to pass, an infrastructure bond to invest in a number of upgrade projects, and a Mill Village Housing Project that should boost property values. This conversation first aired on May 26, 2021.
  • The Earl Scruggs Center, located in historic Uptown Shelby will soon kick off its Summer Concert Series and Dom Flemons hosts a show honoring the music of Sonny Terry and the Piedmont Boys. Those were some of the things discussed when the Center's Executive Director - Mary Beth Martin spoke with WNCW's Paul Foster. This Friday Feature Interview of the Week originally aired on May 21, 2021.
  • The man behind that Louisiana swamp rock sound died in 2018, but Dan Auerbach et al at Easy Eye Sound have surprised us with these newly released tunes. You will not believe these were originally lost home demos of White’s!
  • The singer and multi-instrumentalist with Birds of Chicago and Our Native Daughters has her first solo album out. She was recently nominated for Emerging Act of the Year by the Americana Music Association!
  • Shannon’s soulful, husky alto, along with guests Buddy Miller, Lukas Nelson, Jessi Coulter, and Rodney Crowell, breathe new life into these outlaw Country gems of the late Waylon Jennings.