musicians

Wednesday, July 10th just past 1pm: Shovels & Rope

Jul 9, 2019

As the Brontë sister wrote, “The ties that bind us to life are tougher than you imagine.” Shovels & Rope, the musical duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, embody that bond. Married for a decade, their covenant extends to blood and beyond: as parents, bandmates, and creative collaborators who can now add the pursuits of festival curators, film subjects, and children’s book authors to that mighty list. Tune in as Joe Kendrick talks with them in Studio B about all of this, and their latest release "By Blood" (New Tunes at 2 on Monday).

Photo Collage - WNCW Tribute to Musicians We Lost in 2017
Vicki Dameron

Join WNCW Music Director Martin Anderson as he celebrates the lives of those who died last year by filling the morning with many of our favorites. Rock, country, funk, bluegrass,  jazz, Afropop, and more will be covered throughout the morning on Friday, beginning at 9am. Among the many to honor, in order of when they died:

Being a regional musician isn't easy for those living and working in Asheville and Western North Carolina.  One of the negatives for these artists is having adequate and affordable places to practice and in some cases record.  Musicians in their own right, Claude Coleman and Brett Spivey are trying to change this problem by creating what they call Sound Space.  Coleman and Spivey talked all about it during the Friday Feature that originally aired October 27, 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer of The WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster