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Wednesday, September 25th just past 11am: Yola

Sep 20, 2019

The UK'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. We'll hear a couple of new recordings from her too, from Sound Stage Studios there.

Compass Graphic Showing WNCW Fall Fundraiser Dates October 13-19, 2019
Vicki Dameron

Wow. It's hard to believe it's been almost three decades since WNCW first went LIVE - on the air, back in 1989. In just a few weeks, we'll open our Fall Funder on our "Big Three-Oh." The station actually went on the air for the first time on October 13, 1989 - Friday The 13th to be exact, and we haven't stopped yet thanks to our listeners and the thousands of supporters of great public radio. Speaking of...

Life Like Water is the brainchild of David Matters, with bandmates Megan Drollinger and Charles Furtado, all of whom call Asheville home. Listen for some intriguing African and Middle Eastern influences in this folk/newgrass trio's sound. They played Sunday the 15th at Bold Rock Hard Cider in Mills River.

Band members posing in Studio B
Vicki Dameron and Steve Bohn

"We've got a very cool Afrobeat session this week, with Kaleta and the Super Yamba Band, said Host Kim Clark.

It's being called a one of a kind festival for the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It's the first annual Chow Chow Festival taking place in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina - September 12th-15th.  Chow Chow is a 501c non-profit organization - a culinary experience featuring great food, panel discussions, and chef demonstrations.  One of the leading chefs and organizers of the event, Katie Button, is our guest on the Friday Feature Interview of the Week from Sept. 6, 2019.

Alex knows how to combine some of the best area musicians, and also knows how to combine blues, rock, and folk into a compelling blend. They have an album release show for "Sleeping On the Woodlands" at Ambrose West in West Asheville on Sunday evening.

Dave Creaney

One of the hottest trios to come out of Austin, Texas - and that's saying somethin'! - Elana James, Whit Smith and Jake Erwin have played music “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent) since the mid-90's. They play The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC Tuesday night, and the Newberry, SC Opera House Thursday.

From Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark - "We'll listen to Rich Mahan and his band live in Studio B back in August playing songs off Rich's latest album, “Hot Chicken Wisdom” We'll also dive into some straight-ahead bluegrass with Jim and Lynna Woolsey, who played live for us during Goin' Across the Mountain, and the cherry on top of this show will be a sampling from a recent live session with the Felice Brothers, who were here recently in support of their new album "Undress.

Two bands posing for photographer
Lauren Wasmund

This week, Host and Producer Kim Clark brings us Studio B sessions with two bands who have "tossed out the rule book" and are forging their own musical paths - the Resonant Rogues and Horse Feathers. "The Resonant Rogues weave together European, Middle Eastern, and American folk music on their new release Autumn of the World, said Clark.

Band members playing music in studio at WNCW
Photos by Kim Henson

"We're jammin' this week, with the Marcus King Band recorded live in Studio B this past July when they were back in Greenville for their “Hometown Throwdown," said Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark. "Marcus has spent a lot of time the last few years hanging out with the Tedeski-Trucks Band so we'll to take the opportunity to dip into the archives for a 1998 session with Derek Trucks as well." Studio B Rewind, every Sunday evening at 7pm on Grassroots, Listener Powered radio WNCW - 88.7 FM and streaming online at wncw.org.

Since the day it was announced, western North Carolinians and music lovers nationwide have been anxiously awaiting the kick off of the innaugural Strings & Suds Festival, as have WNCW friends, fans and staff members. Now, the wait is over - the festivities begin on Friday, August 23 at 7pm at The Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Yes please.

Friday Lineup - Taproom Stage:

Danny Burns, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, and Ashley Heath and her Heathens

Two bands posing in studio at WNCW
Vicki Dameron

"When he was 14 years old, Kev Russell found his father's guitar under his bed, along with a sewing machine and a billy club. Lucky for us it was the guitar that captured his attention, because here at WNCW we totally dug the records he made with the Gourds, and his latest band Shinyribs has become a favorite as well. Shinyribs recently played live in Studio B, and we'll listen to that session. We'll also hear music from Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Aaron Neville lead guitarist Jamie McLean, who has been busy touring and recording with a band of his own." ~ Kim Clark

Live Saturday, July 27th between Noon & 1pm: Backline

Jul 23, 2019

More live bluegrass coming your way from Studio B, as this 5-piece Spartanburg, SC band pays us a visit. As most of the band members grew up in "Mill Hill Towns" such as Pacolet, Glendale, Spartanburg etc., they took their name from a term often used during the booming textile era of our region. Learn more about it, and the band, this Saturday on "Goin' Across the Mountain!"