live music

This Alabama native sure has a lot of the Nashville scene that we love backing her up: from regular appearances at the legendary Bluebird Cafe songwriters-in-the-round series, to greats like Kenny Vaughan & the other Fabulous Superlatives, and Chris Scruggs adding to her 2019 release MECO. Get to know her, and stories about Nashville, her fascination with space travel, and more when she visits us before her show at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville, NC Wednesday evening.

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.

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.

Live Monday, September 9th between 11am & Noon: Si Kahn

Sep 3, 2019

Longtime Charlotte singer/songwriter Si Kahn is known worldwide for his songs supporting labor rights -- some two dozen at least. This past year, he received the Joe Hill Lifetime Achievement Award from the Labor Heritage Foundation, a recognition shared by Cesar Chavez, Hazel Dickens, Pete Seeger, & Utah Phillips among others.  He is also known for composing musical theatre ("Mother Jones in Heaven"), and collaborating recently with German bluegrass band The Looping Brothers. Si has a concert at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville with Joe Jencks this Sunday evening.

Not your momma's Argentinian bluegrass band... She didn't have one, did she?! Actually, this string band out of Argentina, Mexico, and North Carolina incorporates a lot of great Latin American styles into their shows as well as bluegrass and old-time, and we're excited to welcome to 'NCW for their first appearance. They play the Mountain Song Festival in Brevard on Saturday.

Two bands posing for photographer
Lauren Wasmund

This week, Host and Producer Kim Clark brings us Studio B sessions with two bands who have "tossed out the rule book" and are forging their own musical paths - the Resonant Rogues and Horse Feathers. "The Resonant Rogues weave together European, Middle Eastern, and American folk music on their new release Autumn of the World, said Clark.

We are happy to welcome back this Asheville-based bluegrass/Americana band, with a brand new collection of great songs called "Waiting On a Ride". Sam Wharton, Mark Schimick, James Schlender, Ryan Cavanaugh, and Charles R. Humphrey III make up SFTRB. Their gigs this week include the Transylvania County Library in Brevard this Friday, and French Broad Outfitters at Hominy Creek in Asheville on Sunday the 1st.

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.

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.

We'll have LIVE music coming your way Saturday afternoon when Goin' Across The Mountain Host Todd Baldwin welcomes Carolina Divide to WNCW. The band members hail from both North Carolina and South Carolina, and as they say - "hence the name." They're known for their love of traditional, gospel and bluegrass tunes. We're excited to share a live session featuring these multitalented, local artists whose sound is unmistakenly deeply rooted in the south and in Appalachian music.

Live Thursday, August 1st between 3 & 4pm: Rich Mahan

Jul 27, 2019

Rich Mahan blends "outlaw country" and rock, and has a lot of fun with it. You can tell he likes to have fun, with songs like "Daydrinking" "Stoned as a Roman Slave" and "Hippie in the City." And, you can tell the California native has found his natural home in Nasheville, with the naming of his new release "Hot Chicken Wisdom," and his previous one "Blame Bobby Bare." Rich and band play The Salvage Station in Asheville, NC Thursday, and Barley's Taproom in Knoxville Friday.

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...

These two Georgia-based singer/songwriter/guitarists are on a "Kickin' & Singin'" tour together, for shows in Asheville Friday and Charlotte Saturday. We can't disagree with what's said about Michelle: "raucous and jubilant - somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Shelby Lynne comes Malone alternating between soulful ballads and rowdy, riffy blasters."- ROLLING STONE

Live Monday, June 24th between 4 & 5pm: Hayes Carll

Jun 22, 2019

He's certainly one of WNCW's favorite Americana singer/songwriters these last few years... Hayes Carll returns for another live session! He plays the Visulite Theatre in Charlotte Sunday, the Greenville Zoo on Friday, and the Grey Eagle's 25th Anniversary celebration at Lake Eden on Saturday. 

Pages