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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.

One of the most revered storyteller/singer/songwriters of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and one whom we've loved playing and hosting at WNCW since our first years, Michael Reno Harrell returns to Studio B before his Saturday show in Asheville and a number of assorted appearances throughout the South this Fall. Consider this one of our first mini-celebrations of the station's 30th anniversary! Perhaps he'll have some "Southern suggestions" for us....

One of our WNCW Woodstock Day Giveaways on Friday, August 16, includes a $1500 gift certificate for a stay at The Vendue, in Charleston, South Carolina. The Vendue is a boutique, art hotel that has been named by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the Top Five Hotels in Charleston. Take a break, enjoy the magic of this historic coastal city, while staying at an award winning hotel located on the corners of East Bay and Vendue Range - A place where tradition meets modern elegance.

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John Gillespie

Dan Lotti once said, “For me, the whole artistic process is rooted in a sort of spiritual practice. I’m not outwardly yogic, but every single day I’m involved in a yogic practice of meditation and stretching. I think that practice inevitably breathes and inspires the music. It opens you up to a lot of different perspectives.” For Dan and his band Dangermuffin, the music they make is meant for both fun and for healing. Their songs are both for bringing community together, and for letting loose and enjoying a tight jam. Here, those jams are mostly acoustic.

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!"

Featuring Del McCoury Band, Billy Strings, Keller Williams, and more

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Vicki Dameron

Studio B Rewind Host Kim Clark says we'll be listening to former New York Dolls guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan, and his band, this Sunday. The group's latest album, Karma For Cheap, was one of our favorites from 2018 and came in at #46 in our Top 100. Our host will also share music from a session recorded last summer - a stellar performance and interview with Upstate South Carolina legends David Ball & That Carolina Sound... keeping the music of Uncle Walt's Band alive.

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NPR

WNCW and NPR bring you the results for South Carolina's Midterm 2018 Elections!

Howdy SkunkFest Fans! Albino Skunk Music Festival is happening in just a few days in Greer, SC and we are READY for some skunk action - We hear The Farm is in fabulous shape and the lineup is equally fantastic! We'll be there in full force... we'll have a WNCW tent run by The Southards and many other awesome volunteers. And, Joe Kendrick and Jasmin Melton will be emceeing and representin! Come out and see why many people call it "one of the best festivals in South Carolina." Enjoy live music, great food & drink, friends and WNCW family!

 David Ball and that Carolina Sound re-create the magic of Uncle Walt's Band, the legendary Spartanburg outfit that became one of the most popular bands on the Austin Texas scene in the late 1970s and early 80s. Plus, singer/songwriter, and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Clarence Bucaro plays tunes from his latest album Passionate Kind, a record that has prompted Rolling Stone magazine to name him one of its “Ten Artists To Watch.” Join Host Kim Clark every Sunday Evening at 7pm on Studio B Rewind.

 

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It's being called one of the largest, most ambitious redevelopment plans in the history of Greenville, South Carolina and its downtown.  Business Reporter for the Greenville News, Anna Mitchell covers all the details in this More to the Story report from July 18, 2018.

Posted by Host and Producer of More to the Story- Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

Mac Arnold and Renee Denton standing outside WNCW's Studio.
Courtesy of Renee Denton

Renee Denton will be airing an interview with legendary blues man, Mac Arnold on Local Color Monday evening, July 16th, at 8pm to talk about a show benefiting his "I Can Do Anything Foundation" to support the preservation of music education in public schools. The event, Mac's Cornbread Festival, will be held Saturday, July 21st in Travelers Rest, SC at the Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom - 12-10pm.

CALLING ALL NC & SC RESIDENTS - The Tryon International Equestrian Center is so thankful for your support that tickets for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ are ON SALE NOW just for you in advance of the public launch on October 16 at 10am EST! They are expecting a sold out event!

Panthers Training Camp At Wofford College

Aug 3, 2017
By Kevin Washington