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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.

 

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.

Read more about Clarence Bucaro.

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.

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