americanafest

Bobby Rush has been playing the blues and R&B chitlin' circuit for some 70 years now, and shows no sign of slowing down. The recent Grammy winner talks about music over the years, his new album, oh and an upcoming Eddie Murphy blaxploitation film he costars in... WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with him and other artists we love playing. We'll hear a couple of solo tunes too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

AmericanaFest Interview/Session Podcast with Andrew Bird

Nov 28, 2019

WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, Tenneesee and recorded interviews with Andrew Bird and other artists we love playing. Andrew shed some light on the inspirations behind his latest album "My Finest Work Yet," as well as what new instruments he's been into lately. Check out the versions of "Sisyphus" and "Manifest" he laid down too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

The United Kingdom's new "Queen of Country Soul" has got to be Miss Yola! Get to know her as she talks about hearing Aretha Franklin for the first time, working with Dan Auerbach, & more. WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with her and other artists we love playing.

Thursday, September 26th just past 11am: Bobby Rush

Sep 20, 2019

Bobby Rush has been playing the blues and R&B chitlin' circuit for some 70 years now, and shows no sign of slowing down. The recent Grammy winner talks about music over the years, his new album, oh and an upcoming Eddie Murphy blaxploitation film he costars in... WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with him and other artists we love playing. We'll hear a couple of solo tunes too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

Molly Tuttle is one of the brightest stars in bluegrass, and among any styles of guitar players these days. WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with her and other artists we love playing. We'll hear a couple of solo tunes too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

Wednesday, September 25th just past 11am: Yola

Sep 20, 2019

The UK's new "Queen of Country Soul" has got to be Miss Yola! Get to know her as she talks about hearing Aretha Franklin for the first time, working with Dan Auerbach, & more. WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with her and other artists we love playing. We'll hear a couple of new recordings from her too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

Tuesday, September 24th just past 11am: Andrew Bird

Sep 20, 2019

Tune in for a session with Andrew Bird, as he talks about his new album and latest inspirations. WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with him and other artists we love playing. We'll hear a couple of new recordings he laid down too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

Wednesday, October 3rd at 10am: Paul Cauthen

Sep 28, 2018

One of Americana's best new singers and songwriters is Paul Cauthen, whom we first got to know with the band Sons of Fathers. Martin Anderson spoke with Paul at September's AmericanaFest in Nashville during a morning spent at SoundStage Studios (following a late night showcase with a dozen or more other WNCW favorites.) Tune in as they discuss working with the Texas Gentlemen, listening to producers, tackling "the cancer of Top 40 radio", and some of the songs on his "Have Mercy" EP.

We recently aired an interview Martin Anderson did with Richard Thompson - RT as he is known to his many fans, remains one of WNCW's most revered songwriters and guitarists. We've created a podcast so you can listen to it again or check it out if you missed it. His new music will be featured on Peak of the Week, Thursday night, at 9pm with Renee Denton.

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By Danny Clinch

The four time Grammy Award winning Jason Isbell will be playing for audiences in The Queen City tonight! The multitalented musician and his band also won mulitple awards, a few weeks ago, at AmericanaFest 2018. American Aquarium, a hugely popular, folk-infused, Southern rock-and-roll band from Raleigh, NC will open for Isbell. Happy second day of fall!

Live Friday, September 28th around 10:30am: Amanda Shires

Sep 21, 2018
Thomas Liddell

Yes she's the Texan fiddler married to Jason Isbell with her latest album recorded in Nashville by producer Dave Cobb. But throw out all your presumptions of what she'll sound like, because Amanda likes to keep you on your toes, which is one of the things we love about her. "I wanted the songs to have atmosphere,” Shires says. “That the album was going to be sort of poppy, and that I was doing that to bring some sunshine into the world, cause it’s pretty dark right now.” Her busy tour schedule rolls her through Asheville on Friday night.