live music

A part of Isothermal Community College is The Foundation Performing Arts and Conference Center, where each season a fantastic lineup of guest performers visit the area to perform.  WNCW's Friday Feature Interview of the Week had a visit from Foundation Director- Russell Wicker on August 3, 2018.  Listen as Wicker goes over the 2018-19 lineup, featuring some familiar names in the music business. 

"Penetrative & excitingly melodic ... Intimate literate lyrics & velvet vocals," says Rolling Stone about Clarence, and we agree. This prolific singer/songwriter originally from Ohio consistently delivers quality albums, and this year's Passionate Kind is no exception. He plays The Grey Eagle in Asheville Tuesday night.

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Vicki Dameron

 

People who dream of working in radio and television are told, as soon as they begin studying the intricacies of broadcasting, that they’ll need to complete an internship if they truly want to work in the business. Most station coordinators want people to have solid, real-life experience in the biz before they’ll consider taking a chance on hiring new employees.

The Avett Brothers recently announced that they will be ringing in 2019 with two shows at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Bojangles Coliseum on December 30th and December 31st.
 

Live Friday, May 11th at 3pm: Samantha Fish

May 4, 2018

“You should always get outside of the box,” Samantha Fish says while discussing her boundary-breaking new album Belle of the West. “Challenging yourself is how you grow.” And that's just what she's done, with that and her earlier 2017 release that we also love, Chills and Fever. We're delighted she can come to Studio B for her first visit, en route to LEAF in Black Mountain!

colorful art work for Toubab-Krewe Band
Toubab Krewe

Asheville's Toubab Krewe has their first album in nearly four years with “Stylo.” They played some tunes from it for us in a live session from the Ellington Underground last week. If you missed it, here's your chance to check out their amazing blend of West African and American Southern vibes. Plus, from the vaults, banjo master (and record label executive) Alison Brown, who played live in our studio back in 2006.

We're giving away a pair of VIP weekend passes to Rhythm N' Blooms happening April 6-8 in Knoxville, TN!  Enter here for your chance to win. 

VIP Weekend Passes will give you access to all Rhythm N' Blooms venues throughout the weekend as well as the VIP areas. The VIP package also includes:

Rhythm N’ Blooms Music Festival has rounded out its April 6-8, 2018 lineup. Americana roots/rock headliners Deer Tick, will join previously announced headliners Dr. Dog and Paul Thorn’s Mission Temple Fireworks Revival ft. The McCrary Sisters.

Two great musicians take the stage in West Asheville Wednesday evening, and we're excited to bring you a preview with both of them that afternoon. Phoebe Hunt showcased her great Texas/Americana jazz and swing foundation with the Belleville Outfit earlier this decade, and now she breaks out on her own with a new sound, inspired by some intensive study time in India. Dori Freeman impressed us with her first full-length album last year, and it sounds like her great Galax, Virginia foundation continues to show on her forthcoming album, too.

NOVEMBER 28 - SPECTRUM CENTER - CHARLOTTE

Tickets on Sale Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 AM

Fresh off their highly acclaimed summer tour, DEAD & COMPANY has added a fall leg to its 2017 tour beginning with two shows at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 14, and running through Friday, December 8, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

21 CITY TOUR KICKS OFF SEPT. 18 & INCLUDES CHARLOTTE ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Multi-Platinum artists Alison Krauss & David Gray will be touring together throughout the United States this fall.  They will bring their tour to PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on Friday September 29.  Tickets go on sale Friday June 23 at 10am and tickets can be purchased at livenation.com, the pavilion box office, Ticketmaster, or by phone 800-745-3000.

The Head And The Heart Comes to Asheville, NC

Jun 13, 2017

The Head And The Heart comes to the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium with special guest The Shelters on Saturday, September 30th at 8pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16th at 10am and will be available through the USCC Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

Click here to enter WNCW's contest to win a pair of free tickets!

AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS
Susannah Elliott

The talented songwriter Amanda Platt is back with a new collection of songs with her band. It's Matt Smith on pedal steel and Stratocaster, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and Telecaster. They have not one but TWO shows at The Grey Eagle in Asheville to celebrate their self-titled release, Friday and Saturday.

Learn more about Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, click here.

All Ages | $5 Donation For a Wristband
Headliner: Black Joe Lewis
Support: Travers Brothership & Coconut Cake

BLACK JOE LEWIS

Live Wednesday, May 10th at 3pm: AARON BURDETT

May 8, 2017

Saluda's favorite songwriter returns with his band, and a strong sounding new album, Refuge. Chasing dreams, getting by, finding refuge, remembering bygone days... It's easy to resonate with Aaron's reflections on life. Their CD release show is this Friday at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville. 

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