Blues

Here are some albums that have recently risen to the top here at WNCW. A few times a month, Music Director Martin Anderson compiles lists of the top ten current album releases and we list them under Programming and New Releases. If you want to access the list, learn more, see the albums and listen to the music, click on the link below. Thanks so much for listening to Grassroots - Listener Powered Radio! We hope you're enjoying the tunes, the news and all the other great info that is featured on WNCW 88.7 FM and streaming online at wncw.org

Saturday, May 16 at 8pm: The Muddy Waters Reunion Band

May 15, 2020

On this week's "Saturday Night House Party", we wrap up our weeklong series of some of our favorite Studio B sessions with one of our most memorable ones. Mac Arnold, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Kim Wilson, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin... Wow. The day we hosted these four giants of the blues, who collectively have played with SO many legends over the years, was a very, very special day for us.

Check out the podcast from this session:

Bands singing and smiling in studio
Vicki Dameron

"We're covering a lot of territory this week, from Smith County Texas all the way to Paris, France," said Kim Clark.

Vicki Dameron

Twin brothers Eric & Kyle Travers have been writing and playing songs for well over half their lifetime. They met their bandmates on a school bus somewhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2007 (sounds like a good story there, huh?)  and they've been fine-tuning their soulful, bluesy, rock n’ roll and psychedelic jams quite well these past few years. 

Collage by Kim Clark

Check out our New Releases on WNCW! You can access the New Releases under the Programming Tab on our home page, or click on the title above, and then click here: New Releases - You can access iTunes on the page and take a listen. We hope you enjoy the music!

Compass Graphic Showing WNCW Fall Fundraiser Dates October 13-19, 2019
Vicki Dameron

Wow. It's hard to believe it's been almost three decades since WNCW first went LIVE - on the air, back in 1989. In just a few weeks, we'll open our Fall Funder on our "Big Three-Oh." The station actually went on the air for the first time on October 13, 1989 - Friday The 13th to be exact, and we haven't stopped yet thanks to our listeners and the thousands of supporters of great public radio. Speaking of...

Alex knows how to combine some of the best area musicians, and also knows how to combine blues, rock, and folk into a compelling blend. They have an album release show for "Sleeping On the Woodlands" at Ambrose West in West Asheville on Sunday evening.

Dave Creaney

One of the hottest trios to come out of Austin, Texas - and that's saying somethin'! - Elana James, Whit Smith and Jake Erwin have played music “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent) since the mid-90's. They play The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC Tuesday night, and the Newberry, SC Opera House Thursday.

Joe Greene hangs out with these four Nashville musicians steeped in bluegrass, blues & country. They play Isis in West Asheville Wednesday, and the Blue Bear Mountain Festival in Boone on Friday.

Band members playing music in studio at WNCW
Photos by Kim Henson

"We're jammin' this week, with the Marcus King Band recorded live in Studio B this past July when they were back in Greenville for their “Hometown Throwdown," said Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark. "Marcus has spent a lot of time the last few years hanging out with the Tedeski-Trucks Band so we'll to take the opportunity to dip into the archives for a 1998 session with Derek Trucks as well." Studio B Rewind, every Sunday evening at 7pm on Grassroots, Listener Powered radio WNCW - 88.7 FM and streaming online at wncw.org.

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