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We've loved getting to know Dori's work over the past few years, including through some of our live remote broadcasts from area venues when she's passed through our area. Now we get to welcome her to Studio B, on the release date of her wonderful new album Every Single Star.  She plays West Asheville, NC on Thursday, Knoxville, TN on Friday, and Vilas, NC on Saturday.

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.

Tune in as we welcome two of our all-time favorite songwriters to Studio B, for a song swap in advance of their Asheville show Friday night. The Grey Eagle concert is a fundraiser for Beloved Asheville, which provides opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to use their voices, skills and unique gifts to transform their lives and communities.

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

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says we have a few of our long-time favorite musicians featured this week. The Tim O'Brien Band was in our studio back in May, playing tunes from the group's recent self-titled album. We'll share music from that multitalented band's session. Plus, we'll feature the music of former Band of Horses lead guitarist and awesome singer-songwriter Tyler Ramsey, who has just released his first solo album in eight years. Stay with us! It all begins at 7pm on Sunday.

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.

Live Wednesday, May 15th between 3 & 4pm: Alexa Rose

May 10, 2019
Ken Voltz

We fell in love with Alexa Rose's blend of folk and Americana mountain roots music in 2017 when her Low and Lonesome album came out. The Asheville musician won the "General" category in last month's MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest for her new song "Medicine For Living", and she promises to include it in her live session with us on Wednesday. She plays Sunday the 19th in Asheville, and then May 30th in Charlotte.

Live Monday, April 22nd just past 2pm: Rising Appalachia

Apr 19, 2019

"We’re folk singers and we consider this a folk album, so there’s a lot in there. There’s word of politics, of being women in the music industry, as well as a lot about our lives on the road", says Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia, describing their new album released on May 3rd. Leylines also draws on African and urban influences, with David Brown (bass, guitar), Biko Casini (world percussion, n’goni), Arouna Diarra (n’goni, talking drum) and Duncan Wickel (fiddle, cello) joining Chloe and her sister Leah Song.

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.

Two men and one woman smiling sitting in air studio at radio station
Vicki Dameron

WNCW's Martin Anderson spent an hour with Rodney Dillard and Beverly Cotten-Dillard, who were in the area for a rather rare show with their bandmates, carrying on the tradition of The Dillards. First, they co-hosted our weekly "Ten O'Clock Doc" set, as Beverly and Rodney have many great stories about pickin' and dinin' with Doc & Merle back in the day.

Live Thursday, March 21st between 3 & 4pm: Tony Eltora

Mar 16, 2019

Tony helped put Taylorsville, NC on the musical map for us a couple years ago with his nice collection of blues, folk and rock, "Between Love & Tragedy." He's got a new one coming out, and a release show on Saturday in Morganton. Aside from his music, we like that Tony helped found the Hickory Music Factory in 2012, a non profit organization in Hickory, NC with the mission to build futures through music by teaching, performance and community outreach.

Man mixing sound in audio studio
Vicki Dameron

This Sunday evening we have a stellar Studio B Rewind lineup scheduled for your listening pleasure. Host Kim Clark says WNCW will feature The Kruger Brothers in a session from this past September, when they were here to preview their “Carolina In The Fall” festival. We'll feature Amanda Shires and her band performing their live session in our studio, also in September, playing songs from the band's new album TO THE SUNSET.  Studio B LIVE Sessions are produced by WNCW Sound Engineer Sean Rubin. 

Photos from The Kruger Brothers Studio B Session

Nov 30, 2018
Man smiling holding banjo
Vicki Dameron

We thought you might like to see a few images from our session with the Kruger Brothers. They're booked for one more concert in December in Chapel Hill, NC before they head to Switzerland for performances in the month of January 2019. They'll be back in Newton, NC in February, as well as in Raleigh, NC the same month. Bon Voyage and safe travels to our friends, The Kruger Brothers!

Band happy to be in studio B smiling and waving to camera
Vicki Dameron

Studio Be Rewind Host Kim Clark is bringing us two sessions this weekend, both produced earlier this year by WNCW Sound Engineer Sean Rubin. On Sunday, Nov. 25th at 7pm, catch the music of the honky tonk - roots group, Yellow Feather. The group is based in Old Fort, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains. One of the incredible recordings from this session ended up being featured on our 2018 Crowd Around The Mic CD Set.

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