Nashville

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.

This Alabama native sure has a lot of the Nashville scene that we love backing her up: from regular appearances at the legendary Bluebird Cafe songwriters-in-the-round series, to greats like Kenny Vaughan & the other Fabulous Superlatives, and Chris Scruggs adding to her 2019 release MECO. Get to know her, and stories about Nashville, her fascination with space travel, and more when she visits us before her show at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville, NC Wednesday evening.

Live Thursday, August 1st between 3 & 4pm: Rich Mahan

Jul 27, 2019

Rich Mahan blends "outlaw country" and rock, and has a lot of fun with it. You can tell he likes to have fun, with songs like "Daydrinking" "Stoned as a Roman Slave" and "Hippie in the City." And, you can tell the California native has found his natural home in Nasheville, with the naming of his new release "Hot Chicken Wisdom," and his previous one "Blame Bobby Bare." Rich and band play The Salvage Station in Asheville, NC Thursday, and Barley's Taproom in Knoxville Friday.

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Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says the focus on this week's show is on domestic bliss and acoustic roots music. "We'll listen to The Appalucians, two talented Western NC couples who met at their kids' preschool, in Studio B playing songs from their debut album Bright Hills plus the husband-and-wife duo Birds of Chicago, said Clark. "They got together in Chicago, now live in Nashville, and stopped by our studio as part of their tour in support of the new release Love In Wartime."

Studio B Rewind - Sundays at 7pm With Kim Clark.

Live Wednesday, November 28th at 1:30: Elise Davis

Nov 23, 2018
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Nashville singer/songwriter Elise Davis released a compelling album this year called "Cactus." She'll play songs from it in a solo session with Joe Greene interviewing, before playing Asheville Wednesday night and Charlotte on Thursday.

Paul Cauthen is one of Americana's best new singer/songwriters. We first got to know him when he was a member of the band Sons of Fathers. WNCW 's Music Director Martin Anderson spoke with Cauthen at September's AmericanaFest in Nashville, Tennessee during a morning spent at SoundStage Studios, following a late night showcase with a dozen or more other WNCW favorites musicians. We originally aired the interview on Wednesday, October 3rd, and now you can listen to the PODCAST.

Wednesday, October 3rd at 10am: Paul Cauthen

Sep 28, 2018

One of Americana's best new singers and songwriters is Paul Cauthen, whom we first got to know with the band Sons of Fathers. Martin Anderson spoke with Paul at September's AmericanaFest in Nashville during a morning spent at SoundStage Studios (following a late night showcase with a dozen or more other WNCW favorites.) Tune in as they discuss working with the Texas Gentlemen, listening to producers, tackling "the cancer of Top 40 radio", and some of the songs on his "Have Mercy" EP.

We recently aired an interview Martin Anderson did with Richard Thompson - RT as he is known to his many fans, remains one of WNCW's most revered songwriters and guitarists. We've created a podcast so you can listen to it again or check it out if you missed it. His new music will be featured on Peak of the Week, Thursday night, at 9pm with Renee Denton.

Live Friday, September 28th around 10:30am: Amanda Shires

Sep 21, 2018
Thomas Liddell

Yes she's the Texan fiddler married to Jason Isbell with her latest album recorded in Nashville by producer Dave Cobb. But throw out all your presumptions of what she'll sound like, because Amanda likes to keep you on your toes, which is one of the things we love about her. "I wanted the songs to have atmosphere,” Shires says. “That the album was going to be sort of poppy, and that I was doing that to bring some sunshine into the world, cause it’s pretty dark right now.” Her busy tour schedule rolls her through Asheville on Friday night.

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The Duhks

Music from the roots up and this week, catch tunes from Casey Driesen, The Duhks, new music from Ray Cardwell, The Wooks and much more as we venture in to The Tall Grass. Join Host Joe Greene and take a walk through all different kinds of grass, be it blue, new or jamgrass, it happens every Sunday evening at 6pm on listener-powered roots radio WNCW.