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Woman laughing in interview in Studio B at WNCW
Vicki Dameron

Olivia Chaney's Studio B performance of “Arches” this past July is now one of the tracks on our brand new Crowd Around The Mic Vol. 22. We'll listen to the entire Olivia Chaney session and catch up with our old friend Malcolm Holcombe, who was in Studio B about a month ago to play songs from his new album Come Hell or High Water.

Woman laughing in interview in Studio B at WNCW
Vicki Dameron

Olivia Chaney's Studio B performance of “Arches” this past July is now one of the tracks on our brand new Crowd Around The Mic Vol. 22. We'll listen to the entire Olivia Chaney session and catch up with our old friend Malcolm Holcombe, who was in Studio B about a month ago to play songs from his new album Come Hell or High Water.

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.

Tune to 88.7fm or stream us at wncw.org and check out Seth Kaufmann's band Floating Action. We'll be broadcasting the "Wicked Wednesday" session recorded at the Wicked Weed Funkatorium  last Thursday in Asheville, NC. Program Director Joe Kendrick will talk with Kaufmann, between songs, about the band's new release "Heartache Essentials." It's Floating Action on WNCW, Wednesday, October 10th at 4pm during the Music Mix with Roland Dierauf.

Image of band members posing having fun
Vicki Dameron

We'll revisit a couple of recent sessions by bands that have brand new albums: 

The bluegrass super group Songs From The Road Band will be playing tunes from their latest Road To Nowhere and our friends from Knoxville, TN, the Black Lillies, will be showcasing their evolution into a full-blown rock band when they play songs from their new album Stranger To Me. Sunday with Kim Clark at 7pm.

 

Soul/rock/dance band The Fritz settled in Asheville in 2011, after forming in college in Florida. They have a new EP out Friday, and a show in Asheville Saturday night the 13th, and we're glad to have them serve up a funky, soulful lunch in Studio B  on Wednesday. Check out this new video of theirs here.

Brent Baxter/Giulia De Gregori

Singer/songwriter Vanessa Peters seems to be really hitting her stride with a new album called Foxhole Prayers. "I'm a literature geek at heart and for years I've wanted to do an album somehow influenced by The Great Gatsby, but the idea seemed much to nerdy and abstract. But after I re-read it last year, it dawned on me that we were literally reliving the Gatsby years."  She plays Wednesday in Charlotte, and Thursday in Knoxville (and Italy a week later!)

Tune in as Seth Kaufmann's band brings us a live "Wicked Wednesday" with this session from the Wicked Weed Funkatorium in Asheville. Joe Kendrick will talk with Seth from the stage, between songs, about the new release "Heartache Essentials." Floating Action plays a full set later in the evening.

The poster says it all... there's LOTS of great music in the mountains of western North Carolina to enjoy this weekend, including this festival - Check out the amazing lineup at the "Reunion." It's going to be a super cool, fall weekend at Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain at The Marcus King Family Reunion. We'll be there - drop by our tent and say hello - after all, it is a family reunion. And, WNCW's Music Director Martin Anderson will be emceeing Saturday!

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Album Cover Art - Scott Avett

Brandi Carlile is a top charting singer/songwriter from the west coast. She grew up in Ravensdale, a small town about 40 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington. We're big fans of her music and we've been sharing it with our listeners for as long as we can remember.

She's sold more than 12 million records, won 27 Grammys, nine Country Music Association Awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards AND two Gospel Music Association Awards. We've been playing her music on WNCW for almost three decades! She'll be in Cherokee, NC this Friday, September 21st at Harrah's. Showtime is 9pm. More Info

Vicki Dameron

This Sunday, mark your calendar to stay home, stay out of the storm and listen to amazing music from Samantha Fish and Cicada Rhythm on WNCW. If you like blues and great harmonies... this session is for you! Members from both groups are professionally trained musicians. We are thrilled to bring these amazing sessions to you. Listen to WNCW. Stay home. Save gas. Eat hurricane snacks. Look out for your neighbors. Join Host Kim Clark every Sunday at 7pm for Studio B Rewind, brought to you by Sierra Nevada.

We're workin' it on our Bluegrass get-together this week with the Labor Day weekend show - Celebrating the working folks. We're also proud to welcome the King James Boys to Studio B to pick some tunes and talk about their new CD, "Time To Go Home." Grab your seat on the train-every Saturday from 11am 'til 7pm with Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin.

Banjo Nickaru

It may have been the name that first caught our attention, but it was their wide variety of styles we love here at WNCW that really drew us in (which they list here.) And there's the passion and sentiment on the title track to their new album "Get Us Out of Fearland."

 David Ball and that Carolina Sound re-create the magic of Uncle Walt's Band, the legendary Spartanburg outfit that became one of the most popular bands on the Austin Texas scene in the late 1970s and early 80s. Plus, singer/songwriter, and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Clarence Bucaro plays tunes from his latest album Passionate Kind, a record that has prompted Rolling Stone magazine to name him one of its “Ten Artists To Watch.” Join Host Kim Clark every Sunday Evening at 7pm on Studio B Rewind.

 

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