Music

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

Band members posing for photographer in Studio B
Vicki Dameron

This Sunday, Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark will bring us the pop/classical sounds of the Berlin, Germany-based ensemble the Trouble Notes in a fascinating Studio B session from this past November.

Two men laughing and playing music
Vicki Dameron

Former NASCAR driver, and now broadcaster Kyle Petty joined WNCW's Friday Feature as he was preparing for a concert with Musician David Childers.  Kyle talks about his love for music, singing and songwriting, but the heart of this interview was his long-time charity work that includes Victory Junction, a camp for children with disabilities.  No one is turned away. We hope you'll have a listen to this feature from January 11, 2019.

For almost a quarter of a century, lovers of music, the arts, nature, camping and the power to strengthen community, have gathered together in Black Mountain, NC for the Spring and Fall Festivals at Lake Eden. WNCW has been a long time friend and supporter of LEAF. This year, our DJs Martin Anderson and Renee Denton will be emceeing at the event - and, as always, we'll have amazing volunteers at our WNCW tent. Come by, say hi, sign up to win a WNCW Gift Grab Bag and pick up on some swag!

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

image of man with banjo strapped across his back walking on country road in tall grass
Photo By Vicki Dameron

Host Joe Greene brings us music from the roots up with tunes from Jerry Douglas, Love Canon, Circus No.9 and more. In this new WNCW program, we explore the progressive side of music, spotlighting artists that reach beyond traditional Bluegrass music. Plus, we get into songs and sounds from the younger generation of pickers adding their feelings and flavor to our roots music traditions. Hope you can take a stroll in The Tall Grass with us, Sunday evenings at 6pm.

 

Martin Anderson on stage at the Warren Haynes Christmas Pre-Jam in 2016.
Photo by Vicki Dameron

On this episode of On The Way up, we spotlight Christmas themes with some of the best new music to come our way this season, like The Minus 5, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Decemberists, Lowland Hum and more. On “DJ For A Day”, I’ll talk with WNCW morning host and music director, Martin Anderson, about our top 100 of 2017, as voting for that yearly best-of list is going on right now at wncw.org. Plus we’ll spin you a “Segue of the Week”, pairing a newly reissued and practically unheard of soul tune from 1983 with another funky gem from our stacks of Christmas discs.

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Carolyn Young filming for NPR's Night Owl series
Joe Kendrick

In this episode, we sample some of the many different styles of music WNCW loves to play, including some tasty covers by the likes of Infamous Stringdusters, Charley Crockett,  Dori Freeman and newcomer Elise LeGrow. Plus, a Doo Wop “Segue Of The Week”, and on DJ For A Day, a conversation with Isothermal Community College broadcast instructor Carolyn Young about our mini adventure with NPR filming videos for their Night Owl series, and more.

Fiddlers’ conventions have been going on in the South for over a century. Today you can find some of the very best fiddlers’ conventions here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since 1972, musicians have been converging on the town of Mount Airy during the first weekend in June, for the world-famous Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention.

The mountains of North Carolina are rich in music traditions, both old and new, but no other musical community’s roots reach as far back in this region’s heritage as those of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. To their ancient ceremonial music, the Cherokee have added new traditions in bluegrass, old-time, and gospel music.

3 CD Grab Bags Available Monday and Tuesday

Mar 27, 2017

We have several special offers this week.  For Monday, March 27 we are offering a three CD grab bag to everyone who donates $100 or more.  When you contribute at the $100 pledge level, you will automatically pick up a Gold Member Card giving you 2-for-1 discounts, the thank you gift of your choice, and these three grab bag CDs!  

I am a drama queen...anyone who knows me knows that. But not in the sense that is always bad. I just love theatre and the arts. So, when I heard that Flat Rock Playhouse - the State Theatre of NC - was in need of funds, I just had to share the information with the world. For WNCW, I'm Pam Bunch.