roots music

Welcome to episode 45 of WNCW’s new music podcast, On The Way Up, where you can hear some of the best new tunes now, on our airwaves, as well as get a bit of a recap of music doing well here in the first half of 2019," said Producer Joe Kendrick. "You'll hear the latest from artists like Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Eilen Jewell and Tyler Childers, and we'll bring you up to speed on the new albums we played the most this year.

Alex Boerner

Austin & Sarah Osborne McCombie: a sweet couple who make some sweet music. Their beautiful blend of old-time, bluegrass, and folk roots include some warm harmonies, and we'll get to know them Friday morning before they play the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC Friday evening.

Live Friday, June 7th between Noon & 1pm: Matt Andersen

May 31, 2019

You're forgiven if you haven't yet heard of New Brunswick Americana artist Matt Andersen, but his latest album Halfway Home By Morning is actually his 10th release, and it's time we all start getting to know him and his work. After all, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and six Maple Blues Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year. He performs Wednesday in Charlotte, Friday in Asheville, and Saturday in Carrborro.

WNCW's new music podcast has lots of great new music featured here, with regional favorites from western NC like Tyler Ramsey and Rising Appalachia, and our segue of the show pairing songs written decades ago which have been covered many times, one of which is a brand new version from Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward.  Many of the songs on this podcast are also available on one of our Spotify playlists, titled “WNCW New Music.”

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Vicki Dameron

WNCW listeners voted Tellico's latest album "Woven Waters,” produced by John Doyle, all the way up to #9 in last year's Top 100... and the Asheville, NC-based band played tunes from it live in Studio B last month," said Host Kim Clark. "You'll hear that session on this week's Studio B Rewind.

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Vicki Dameron

The multiple Grammy-winning and genre-stretching bluegrass band Mountain Heart recorded at Wicked Weed's Funkatorium in Asheville, NC, in early November 2018, as part of the WNCW and Funkatorium Barrell House Sessions. Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark will share tunes from that event. We'll also revisit a session produced in Studio B with singer/songwriter Vanessa Peters, whose latest album was inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. Click on slideshow icon to see more images! Studio B Rewind, every Sunday at 7pm with Kim Clark.

 

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Vicki Dameron

Studio Be Rewind Host Kim Clark is bringing us two sessions this weekend, both produced earlier this year by WNCW Sound Engineer Sean Rubin. On Sunday, Nov. 25th at 7pm, catch the music of the honky tonk - roots group, Yellow Feather. The group is based in Old Fort, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains. One of the incredible recordings from this session ended up being featured on our 2018 Crowd Around The Mic CD Set.

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Vicki Dameron

Our great friend, multi-instrumentalist, singer, storyteller and TV host David Holt returned to WNCW earlier this month to talk about his new, third season of his television series that highlights great roots music from our region.

Thursday, November 1st, 10-11am: David Holt

Oct 28, 2018

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, storyteller, and TV host David Holt returns to WNCW to talk about his new, 3rd season of great roots music from our region, "David Holt's State of Music." He and Martin Anderson will spin tunes from some of the musicians in this series' spotlight.

Speak with a volunteer at 800-245-8870! Each CD is available at the $60 membership level.

Loretta Lynn – Wouldn’t It Be Great (Legacy)

Tellico – Woven Waters (Organic)

Town Mountain – New Freedom Blues

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Vicki Dameron

It’s nearly impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, the 14-year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Madisonville, TN. While the music of this “modern-day Janis Joplin” has been described as “old-timey,” she adds her own unique, contemporary blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, and country, with a sprinkling of blues, delivering vivid emotion with every spirited yet haunting note. She'll be at the Isothermal Community College Performing Arts Center, Saturday, October 6th. Showtime is at 7:30pm  

By Vicki Dameron

We've got bluegrass all the way from Ontario, Canada in a session with the Slocan Ramblers, who were in the area last month for Jam in the Trees. Reed Turchi and the Kudzu Choir were at Jam in the Trees, too, and they joined us in Studio B to play tunes from the new album Just A Little More Faith. Join Kim Clark this Sunday at 7pm for Studio B Rewind.

  

By Vicki Dameron

Take a stroll and enjoy some music from the roots up today including tunes from Wood & Wire, the Kruger Brothers, Ray Cardwell, Mile Twelve and more. Join Host Joe Greene for a Sunday stroll through The Tall Grass on the second day of fall 2018. 

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Vicki Dameron

Time goes on, life moves forward, roots grow, leaves sprout and branches grow up and out reaching for new heights... new places.  That's what The Tall Grass is all about... roots music that grows and morphs into many different kinds of sound and song. This week Joe Greene brings us music from Claire Lynch, Slocan Ramblers, Love Canon, David Benedict and lots more. Take a stroll in The Tall Grass, every Sunday at 6pm, on WNCW 88.7 and wncw.org.

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