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Appalachian Vibes

Dedicated to challenging the expectations and celebrating the diversity of music, art and ideas created in and around the Appalachian region. Created by Amanda Bocchi, Appalachian Vibes podcasts air every other Tuesday during Morning Edition at 7:51AM; full episodes air 6 to 7AM Saturday mornings.

Latest Episodes
  • The late Logan Michael was a guitar player, producer, singer-songwriter and father.Host Amanda Bocchi speaks with the mother of his child, Moriah McCowan who has turned his loss into The Lion Blues, a recording space in Roanoke, VA that serves the community through recording services, music lessons and music therapy.
  • A shorter broadcast version of the full hour episode available on podcast platforms everywhere
  • In this condensed episode from the series that airs 6-7 a.m. Saturday mornings, hear conversation with Sol Roots, a DC based funky, blues and roots inspired singer-songwriter who traveled extensively recording legendary blues and roots artists for posterity.
  • In this mini episode, host Amanda Bocchi talks with Isaac Hadden, a jazz guitar performance major at UNC Asheville, who just dropped his debut album, The Glue.
  • Rob Slusser, a banjo driven bluegrass singer-songwriter from Clifton Forge, Virginia discusses his debut album, Drifting and his single, "My Last Love Letter"
  • This week our guest is Mark Brine, an Americana folk and blues singer-songwriter creating art that is “pure and rootsy, and brimming with emotion harkening back to Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family.”We discuss the evolution of country music and the underbelly of Nashville on this hour of Appalachian Vibes Radio Show from WNCW.You can learn more about Mark Brine at Vibes Radio Show from WNCW is listener nominated, you can nominate an artist by emailing Amanda at Appalachian Vibes Radio Show is created and produced by Amanda Bocchi, a neo soul singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist and journalist hailing from the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.