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Perhaps what the world needs now, is a group that weaves European, Middle Eastern, and American folk music together into a beautiful tapestry that simultaneously showcases tradition and innovation. Enter The Resonant Rogues, an Asheville ensemble that returns to Studio B with songs from their new release "Autumn of the World." Their hometown album release show is at The Mothlight on Friday the 31st.

Live Friday, May 17th between 1 & 2pm: Jamie McLean

May 10, 2019

When not working with Aaron Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and others as their lead guitarist, Jamie McLean is busy churning out his own songs and recordings of New Orleans soul, Delta blues, middle America roots and New York City swagger. He plays Knoxville on Thursday, Asheville on Friday, and Charlotte on Saturday!

Live Friday, May 3rd between 4 & 5pm: Jonathan Scales

Apr 28, 2019

The innovative steel pannist has his 6th release out now, this time with bassist E’Lon JD and drummer Maison Guidry. The cast of special guests on "Pillar" includes bassists Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge and MonoNeon, trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, saxophonist Jeff Coffin, keyboardist Shaun Martin, percussionist Weedie Braimah and banjo pioneer Béla Fleck! Scales & Co. play his hometown of Asheville, NC on Saturday the 4th and in Charlotte, NC on the 29th.

We're excited to be getting to know this new swing jazz band out of Asheville, and they've got a CD release party at Isis in West Asheville on Saturday the 27th. Queen Bee & the Honeylovers sing songs rich in Asheville history; in fact every song on their new one is set in a different place or event in 1920's through '40's Asheville, NC ...  Beacham's Curve, Beaucatcher, Hominy Creek, a secret tunnel under Pack Square! Check out their fun new videos.

Friday Feature: The Connect Beyond Festival

Apr 11, 2019

You may have missed this year's Connect Beyond Festival in Asheville that was just held.  However, by listening to this WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week - get a recap of this growing event to provoke thought and ideas, while touching on the arts, music, documentary film, and much more.  Our conversation is with the Founder of Connect Beyond, thats been compared to South By Southwest, Jessica Tomasin.  Plan to be a part of 2020's event! The interview originally aired March 29, 2019.

The Friday Feature: The Climate Listening Project

Apr 3, 2019
Woman and man in radio station on-air studio
Vicki Dameron

Are you familiar with The Climate Listening Project of Western North Carolina? It just so happens that this edition of WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week provides all the details on the group and their latest event, 'The Same Soil- A Portraiture by Artist/Biologist Shannon Bodeau.'  Dayna Reggero, Climate Listening Project Director, is our guest.  This interview first aired on March 22, 2019.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and NPR Morning Edition Regional Host.

Band in front of WNCW sign
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.

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.

Richard Shindell
Paolo Brillo

He was one of the premiere singer/songwriters during that genre's prolific era of the '90's (including great collaborations like Cry Cry Cry with Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplansky), and he's continued to release wonderful albums since then, from his homes in both New York and Argentina. He's back in the area for a show in West Asheville on Thursday night, and in Charlotte on Sunday March 3rd.

Learn more about Richard Shindell.

Asheville's fun Empire Strikes Brass comes from the New Orleans Brass Band tradition of second-line parades and deep moving grooves reminiscent of old school funk. So let's get WNCW's Mardi Gras party started a week early! They play Isis in West Asheville on Friday the 1st.

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