Music

Poster for Outback Summer Series
Graphic by Brenda Craig

We had so much fun at our last WNCW Summer Outback Opry Drive-in Concert, we are doin' it again! We have another stellar lineup of musicians scheduled to perform Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 7pm in the parking lot of The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC.

 

From WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick: This is the first of a two episode series on BJ Barham, front man of NC band American Aquarium, with in depth conversations with BJ as well as guests Ronda Chollock, a music promoter from Charlottesville, Virginia, and music artist Tyler Boone, who grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, but now calls Hollywood, CA home. We get into topics like how Barham articulates the dark history of the South so that people will start having conversations about racial and class divides, however uncomfortable those conversations might be.

Here are some albums that have recently risen to the top here at WNCW. A few times a month, Music Director Martin Anderson compiles lists of the top ten current album releases and we list them under Programming and New Releases. If you want to access the list, learn more, see the albums and listen to the music, click on the link below. Thanks so much for listening to Grassroots - Listener Powered Radio! We hope you're enjoying the tunes, the news and all the other great info that is featured on WNCW 88.7 FM and streaming online at wncw.org

Man standing holding musical instrument with mountains in the background
Courtesy of Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

For more than a hundred years, folklorists and other scholars have been visiting the community of Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Perhaps the most prolific collector of the community’s music and stories was himself a native of Old Beech. In the 1960s, Jack Guy began selling mountain handcrafts and folk toys to tourists, helping local artists make a living through their heritage crafts.

The albums pictured above represent releases that have recently risen to the top here at WNCW. A few times a month, Music Director Martin Anderson compiles lists of the top ten current album releases and we list them under Programming and New Releases. If you want to access the list, learn more, see the albums and listen to the music, click on the link below. Thanks so much for listening to Grassroots - Listener Powered Radio!

Radio Antenna
Photo By Vicki Dameron

From WNCW Director of Radio Operations, Dave Kester:

Here are some albums that have recently risen to the top here at WNCW. A few times a month, Music Director Martin Anderson compiles lists of the top ten current album releases and we list them under Programming and New Releases. If you want to access the list, learn more, see the albums and listen to the music, click on the link below. Thanks so much for listening to Grassroots - Listener Powered Radio! We hope you're enjoying the tunes, the news and all the other great info that is featured on WNCW 88.7 FM and streaming online at wncw.org

Here are some albums that have recently risen to the top here at WNCW. A few times a month, Music Director Martin Anderson compiles lists of the top ten current album releases and we list them under Programming and New Releases. If you want to access the list, learn more, see the albums and listen to the music, click on the link below. Thanks so much for listening to Grassroots - Listener Powered Radio! We hope you're enjoying the tunes, the news and all the other great info that is featured on WNCW 88.7 FM and streaming online at wncw.org

Kayak
COLOR MAY VARY

Good day! Today is Thursday and that means it's Dagger Kayak giveaway day!  A "Roam 9.5 Kayak" is being donated to WNCW from our friends at Confluence Outdoor in Greenville, South Carolina. Those who have already made a donation, and those who make a tax-deductible donation before the end of the day today are automatically entered to win! The drawing will be held Thursday evening, May 21 at 6pm. Pre-drive donations are counted in this drawing. Note: Color may vary on kayak.

Gloria Williams

A message for WNCW friends, fans, listeners and musicians: Beginning today, April 16, WNCW will be giving shout outs, free of charge, to our musicians who are streaming live music. 

Folks worldwide are looking for ways to help and we want to help too. We've come up with a cool plan: Give free announcements to our phenomenal musicians, who are streaming live sessions. There are a lot of creative music-makers out there and we need to support them! They have been there for us more than 30 years; Without them, there would be no WNCW. So, let's get to it - Help spread the word!

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