jim lauderdale

Check out some albums that have recently risen to the top here at WNCW - We've also listed one of our favorite tunes on each disc. Click on the song title to hear a preview on iTunes. We hope you're enjoying these tunes as much as we are, and thanks for listening to grassroots radio on WNCW! Click on title and then click on the link on this page to see the fabulous new releases and tunes. New Releases Link

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.

The Spring Albino Skunk Festival is open for music, food, camping, and - as they say at the Skunk Farm, "FES - TAA - VUUL"  fun! The dates are April 11th through April 13th. It's happening in Greer, SC at the Skunk Farm.  WNCW's Program Director Joe Kendrick will be emceeing at the event and friends Tim and Ann Southard will be hanging out at our WNCW tent with other incredible volunteers. Come to the farm, see your friends, pick up swag at our tent, enjoy Spring and have fun listening to spectacular music.

We officially have our new Crowd Around The Mic Volume 22 in our hands... you can have it in your hands too by making a pledge today! It's an amazing compilation of many of our Studio B performances from artists that dropped by WNCW in 2018. We hope you like it - we do! If you click on the slideshow in this post you can see all the artists that are featured in this incredible collection.

Asheville's "Hard-drivin' Carolina String Band" likes to take their strong bluegrass roots and branch out into influences from the likes of Waylon, Willie & Merle, great covers from the Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen, and contemporaries like Tyler Childers, Railroad Earth, and Jim Lauderdale. We're pleased to report Town Mountain has a great new album on the way called New Freedom Blues, and we'll catch up with them Friday amidst their shows in Boone on Thursday, Charlotte on Friday, and Asheville on Saturday.

We're really looking forward to Carolina In The Fall Festival, hosted by the Kruger Brothers! It's happening this Friday and Saturday - Sept. 21-22. Many of our DJs will be emceeing at the downtown Wilkesboro, NC event, including Program Director Joe Kendrick, Jasmin Melton, Renee Denton and Carol Rifkin! The lineup is incredible as you can see from the poster. Come to Carolina In The Fall Fest. Enjoy great music. Eat. Drink. Be Merry. 

WNCW’s celebrated its new music podcast by celebrating Independence Day this episode, with the feature “DJ For A Day” telling you how we put our July 4th and other holiday music mixes together. Our music mix will be pretty bright and breezy, maybe even a little bit hot and hazy at times. Two regional favorites and a pair of local legends get spins, we feature both music that won’t be released until September and music that hasn’t been released since it was recorded live in 1974. Plus, many of the facets of the WNCW sound including country, bluegrass, jazz and rock and roll.