funk

Friday, May 15th at 10pm, from May, 2015: Orgone

May 12, 2020

Tune in to Scotty Robertson's "Rhythm Theorem" Friday night as he spins his fine mix of soul, funk, & jazz grooves... and includes the songs played by Orgone when they were in Studio B five years ago this month.

Wanna win tickets to see Rebirth Brass Band at The Paramount Bristol in Tennessee, Sat. Feb. 1? Sure you do! - Here's how you enter the contest: Send email to pledge@wncw.org with Rebirth in subject line! Contest ends at 5pm Thursday, Jan. 30 and will be posted Thursday evening.  Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at the band's legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf in New Orleans, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution.

Explore Asheville Arena at The US Cellular Center in Asheville, NC is welcoming the bold, feel-good, electro-funk band Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, December 31, 2019. They'll be in western North Carolina at the downtown venue celebrating New Year's Eve! All you have to do is look at the image, reminiscent of Cheech in Earache My Eye, to  know you're in for a wild ride - a guaranteed high energy show! Tell your friends, make a date, give tickets as Christmas gifts to your coolest family members and fellow Pigeon fans!

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...

Band members smiling and singing in Studio B
Vicki Dameron

Studio B rewind Host Kim Clark says we'll be covering a lot of territory on the next Studio B Rewind, from Smith County Texas all the way to Paris, France. "Representing the Lonestar State is exuberant bluesman Sugaray Rayford, who was here with his band back in May to play songs from the group's new album Somebody Save Me," said Clark.

Female musician in Studio B
Vicki Dameron

This weekend Kim Clark will share music from Asheville, North Carolina's Empire Strikes Brass in a super funky session from last month, plus the “folkicana” music of The Contenders, who were at WNCW a few weeks ago in support of their album “Laughing With The Reckless.” Click on headline to see slideshow of images. Studio B Rewind is produced by Host Kim Clark and airs every Sunday at 7pm. Studio B is recorded and mixed by Sean Rubin.

WNCW welcomes Asheville, NC-based band TRAVERS BROTHERSHIP to Spindale, NC this afternoon. The soul/funk/rock/jam emsemble will share music from the group's up coming album "Let The World Decide," which will be released December 8, 2018.  The effort was produced at Echo Mountain Recording Studio and The Eagle Room, both located in Asheville!

Stephanie and Kim looking out a window at The Orange Peel
Photo by Vicki Dameron

Host Joe Kendrick brings in a fresh batch of new music for you, including jazz, funk, bluegrass, Americana and Celtic, with a Segue Of The Week going back to British guitar legend Bert Jansch’s 1979 album Avocet. DJ For A Day sees our own Stephanie Webb and Kim Henson prepping us for our Fall Fund Drive in a conversation highlighting what weeks (make that months) of preparation go into the event, and what is new for our lineup of thank-you gifts this time around. Many of these songs featured in the episode are on our thank-you discs available during the fund drive as well.