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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!

Missing concerts and festivals? Of course you are! We are missing them big time at WNCW. Just because we're keeping our distance, doesn’t mean the music has to stop. We've been playing lots of great songs at the station and we all appreciate the wonderful comments you have sent us via email and social media.

The Earl Scruggs Music Festival is proud to announce new additions to the festival lineup for the upcoming 2020 event: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jim Lauderdale, Chatham County Line, and the Earls of Leicester. 

Vicki Dameron

Twin brothers Eric & Kyle Travers have been writing and playing songs for well over half their lifetime. They met their bandmates on a school bus somewhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2007 (sounds like a good story there, huh?)  and they've been fine-tuning their soulful, bluesy, rock n’ roll and psychedelic jams quite well these past few years. 

Bobby Rush has been playing the blues and R&B chitlin' circuit for some 70 years now, and shows no sign of slowing down. The recent Grammy winner talks about music over the years, his new album, oh and an upcoming Eddie Murphy blaxploitation film he costars in... WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with him and other artists we love playing. We'll hear a couple of solo tunes too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

AmericanaFest Interview/Session Podcast with Andrew Bird

Nov 28, 2019

WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, Tenneesee and recorded interviews with Andrew Bird and other artists we love playing. Andrew shed some light on the inspirations behind his latest album "My Finest Work Yet," as well as what new instruments he's been into lately. Check out the versions of "Sisyphus" and "Manifest" he laid down too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

The United Kingdom's new "Queen of Country Soul" has got to be Miss Yola! Get to know her as she talks about hearing Aretha Franklin for the first time, working with Dan Auerbach, & more. WNCW's Martin Anderson attended the 20th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville, and recorded interviews with her and other artists we love playing.

This East Nashville songwriter (formerly from NJ and VA) confronts a number of topics with wisdom and humor on his new album Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs. “I try to write things that make me chuckle, and that chuckling is usually making peace with the existential dilemma of both the times and life in general,” Bradbury says. He visits with Martin in Studio B Friday morning in between shows at the Grey Eagle in Asheville Thursday night, and the Evening Muse in Charlotte Friday night.

Smoky Mountain News and Smoky Mountain Living Magazine  - Reporter/Journalist Garret Woodward returned to WNCW on this edition of More To The Story.  Garret recapped his travels to catch great music festivals and in some cases, conduct one-on-one artists interviews from the Carolinas to NY State.  He shares his travels and stories.  Garret also talked about the passing of the legendary Raymond Fairchild, who he called friend.  This interview was aired Oct. 23, 2019.

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