bluegrass

Live Thursday, July 25th between 3 & 4pm: Town Mountain

Jul 23, 2019

One of Asheville's best bands has a few more gigs in our area! Town Mountain is Phil Barker on mandolin, Robert Greer on guitar, Jesse Langlais on banjo, Bobby Britt on fiddle, and Zach Smith on bass. They'll be in Charlotte at The Visulite Theater on July 25, at Charleston Pour House on July 26, and at The Orange Peel on July 27.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is known as "America's Favorite Drive," and in a few days, one of America's favorite events, located right off the Parkway in Floyd, Virginia, begins. FloydFest 19 organizers will open the gates July 24th and welcome fans from all of the world. They'll enjoy a five-day celebration of music and art, while basking in the beauty of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Oh yeah...

Two bands featured in Studio B
Lauren Wasmund and Nate Tadlock

A few of our long-time favorite musicians are featured this week. We'll hear the Tim O'Brien Band in our studio back in May, playing tunes from the group's recent self-titled album. Plus, we'll feature the music of former Band of Horses lead guitarist and awesome singer-songwriter Tyler Ramsey, who released a new solo album this year. 

Male and female musicians singing in front of mic
David Simchock

The husband-and-wife duo of Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller perform under their middle names. Zoe and Cloyd represent not only the partnership between Natalya and John, but a coming-together of two families’ musical traditions. Natalya is the daughter of a jazz pianist, and the granddaughter of a Russian klezmer musician. She herself plays klezmer and classical as well as mountain music.

We've got live music on Saturday during "Goin' Across the Mountain" with Jim & Lynna, an Indiana couple who are in the area for a couple of Upstate SC shows: Hillbilly Days in Mountain Rest on the 4th, and Frank's Coffee & Music in Inman on the 6th. Host Joe Greene will welcome the Woolseys to WNCW Saturday afternoon. Enjoy!

Collage of images of a WNCW DJ who passed away
Vicki Dameron

"This week on Studio B Rewind, we'll remember former Studio B Engineer and longtime WNCW Bluegrass and Gospel Music Host Dennis Jones by listening to him not only engineer sound, but also conduct interviews with some of the bluegrass legends that have graced our studio including Tut Taylor, Doyle Lawson, Charlie Waller, and the Lonesome River Band," said Host Kim Clark. It's a special Studio B coming your way at 7pm Sunday - a show created to honor Walter  "Dennis"  Jones who passed away Friday, June 14th in Shelby, North Carolina. Rest in peace Dennis Jones.

Alex Boerner

Austin & Sarah Osborne McCombie: a sweet couple who make some sweet music. Their beautiful blend of old-time, bluegrass, and folk roots include some warm harmonies, and we'll get to know them Friday morning before they play the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC Friday evening.

DJ smiling wearing headphones
Vicki Dameron

"It is with great sadness that we share the news of former WNCW Technical Director and Goin' Across The Mountain Host Dennis Jones' passing. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

~ David Kester - WNCW Director of Radio Operations

For more info please click on this headline, then click on this link:

Walter Dennis Jones Funeral Arrangements and Life Tribute Page

Live Friday, May 24th between 4 & 5pm: Tim O'Brien Band

May 18, 2019

We're excited to welcome back one of 'NCW's favorites, this time with his bluegrass band! After first hitting the scene fronting Colorado bluegrass band Hot Rize in the '80's, Tim O'Brien has proven to be one of the most versatile, talented, and prolific of roots music leaders, be it Celtic, old-time, or his own singer/songwriter originals. He's back to his bluegrass roots these days, and Tim & co. play the Grey Eagle on Sunday the 26th.

Large group of people in audience at MerleFest
Vicki Dameron

It's hard to believe the 31st Annual MerleFest begins Thursday, April 25th - Yes! Are you going? We'll be there most certainly. The lineup, as usual, is FANTASTIC. You can find out more about the artists on the link below.

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