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Band members playing bluegrass music
By Joe Kendrick

"Trout Steak Revival is based out of Denver, with members from their home state as well as Wisconsin, Michigan and New York," said WNCW's Joe Kendrick. "They formed in 2008 and have won several prestigious awards, including an Emmy for their soundtrack to a Rocky Mountain PBS documentary, the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition, as well as having been nominated as a Momentum Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association."

Two bands playing bluegrass music
By Joe Kendrick

We've got two sessions recorded at the International Bluegrass Music Association's annual festival in Raleigh, NC for "Goin' Across the Mountain." At Noon Host Joe Greene will share music featuring Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers; they won the Entertainer Of The Year award at this year’s IBMA as well as Collaborative Recording Of The Year for “The Guitar Song” with Del McCoury. Then, at 5pm, we bring you our Fireside Collective session. Jesse laquinto, Carson White, Tommy Maher, Joe Cicero, and Alex Genova comprise one of Western NC's most exciting young string bands.

Band in Studio B with WNCW Staff
Vicki Dameron

We'll rewind Sunday evening with a session from Grain Thief, a string band from Boston, Massachusetts that sounds a whole lot like Appalachia, playing songs from their album “Stardust Lodge” live in Studio B back in early March 2019. We'll also share a session - a toast to this past MerleFest, with Elephant Sessions. Kim Clark says we'll celebrate a great interview and performance recorded at WNCW with this rockin' Celtic band the day after they departed the stage in Wilkesboro, NC. It's all on Studio B Rewind on Grassroots Radio, WNCW FM 88.7.

 

Female musician in Studio B
Vicki Dameron

This weekend Kim Clark will share music from Asheville, North Carolina's Empire Strikes Brass in a super funky session from last month, plus the “folkicana” music of The Contenders, who were at WNCW a few weeks ago in support of their album “Laughing With The Reckless.” Click on headline to see slideshow of images. Studio B Rewind is produced by Host Kim Clark and airs every Sunday at 7pm. Studio B is recorded and mixed by Sean Rubin.

Band in Studio B smiling
Vicki Dameron

We'll hear the ethereal songs and extraordinary harmonies of the Shook Twins, who were here in support of their new album “Some Good Lives,” said SBR Host Kim Clark. "Then we'll come down to earth with the blues rock of Frank Bang & the Secret Stash with good friend and musician Dan Johnston." We're always havin' a good time in Studio B at WNCW and we like to relive/revive/rewind and share those musical moments with you every Sunday evening at 7pm on Studio B Rewind.

Band members posing in studio with DJ and Engineer
Vicki Dameron

SBR Host Kim Clark says we'll take a trip back in time and listen to Chatham County Line during this week's show. The band's session was recorded in November of 2018 at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, NC. The Raleigh, NC based group played songs from its traditional/roots music catalog and previewed an upcoming all-covers album.

Band posing in Studio B
Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says we've got a super lineup for our show this Sunday. We'll revisit a session with Matt Walsh, who has played with blues greats Bob Margolin and Hubert Sumlin. Walsh's latest album is “The Midnight Strain.” He and his band mates played songs from it, live in Studio B, on the eve of its release last year. We'll also feature a session from singer/songwriter Elise Davis, showcasing her new album “Cactus,” in our studio this past November. Studio B Rewind airs every Sunday at 7pm with your Host Kim Clark.

 

Musician posing in a cool animal print coat
Vicki Dameron

Here are a few shots from our time with Aaron Lee Tasjan and his band members. They dropped by Studio B November 13th and Music Mix Host Joe Greene talked to the "Americana Troubadour" about the band's 2018 release KARMA FOR CHEAP. We'll have that session airing again soon on a Studio B Rewind show with Kim Clark. We're getting ready to post our Annual Top 100 Contest next week... could this be one of your top albums played on WNCW in 2018?

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

Nov 23, 2018
Jamie Hernandez

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.

Two men smiling at camera sitting in a radio production room
Vicki Dameron

WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick is back with his popular podcast On The Way Up. Each episode features some of the best tunes that are either fresh out of the shrink wrap, or just making their way into the hearts of WNCW listeners. Kendrick said in this episode, we'll go back and look at some of the songs that were played the most on WNCW for the first ten months of 2018. "We are almost set to begin voting for the top releases of the year in making our top 100," said Kendrick. "That voting will begin after Thanksgiving.

image of beer turning into microphone
Wicked Weed

Mountain Heart began as an inventive, original bluegrass band back in 1998, and that inventiveness has only grown over the years. The group's 2018 release "Soul Searching" adds New Orleans jazz, soul, and more to its bluegrass roots. On Wednesday morning, November 7th, we'll share the latest "Wicked Weed Barrel-House Session" from Wicked Weed's Funkatorium. It was recorded by our Sound Engineer Sean Rubin last Friday, and the event was hosted by Martin Anderson. Stay with us all day and check out this special session at 10am.

We officially have our new Crowd Around The Mic Volume 22 in our hands... you can have it in your hands too by making a pledge today! It's an amazing compilation of many of our Studio B performances from artists that dropped by WNCW in 2018. We hope you like it - we do! If you click on the slideshow in this post you can see all the artists that are featured in this incredible collection.

Image of band members smiling and holding musical equipment
By Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark will share the "philosphunk" style of local singer-songwriter Samara Jade, along with her fellow musicians, this Sunday on SBR, at 7pm. We'll hear harmonious tunes from Jade's new album Wave of Birdsong. And, Kim Clark has chosen another fantastic session out of the WNCW Studio B Vault. We'll go all the way back to 2001 and listen to music from Modereko - a band led by Bruce Hornsby's and Phil Lesh's drummer John Molo. Our host says it's gonna be smokin' good!