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Here are some albums that have recently risen to the top here at WNCW. A few times a month, Music Director Martin Anderson compiles lists of the top ten current album releases and we list them under Programming and New Releases. If you want to access the list, learn more, see the albums and listen to the music, click on the link below. Thanks so much for listening to Grassroots - Listener Powered Radio! We hope you're enjoying the tunes, the news and all the other great info that is featured on WNCW 88.7 FM and streaming online at wncw.org

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Newly updated data from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA predicts when South Carolina will reach its peak for coronavirus cases.  Greenville News Reporter Elizabeth LaFleur is the guest on this segment of 'More to the Story.'  LaFleur talks about cases in the Upstate and what's happening in Greenville County, SC. The conversation first aired on WNCW April 8, 2020.

Posted by Host and Producer of More To The Story- WNCW's Paul Foster, Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host

This Charlotte band started off as a solo project of singer/guitarist and SC native Jeremy Davis, but their sound has morphed to the great fiddle/mandolin/bass lineup they have today. And their indie-rock roots still show with a new cover of My Morning Jacket's "Golden". We welcome them back to Studio B in advance of their Friday the 13th show at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.

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In this powerful More to the Story segment, Greenville News Reporter Carol Motsinger shared details about a series she and her colleagues worked on concerning individuals who made history and the progress of public education 50-years after desegregation of Greenville Co. Schools.  This included a story by Carol titled, 'When Integration Finally Arrived in Greenville, It Brought Progress at a Cost.'  This conversation first aired on Feb. 12, 2020.

We're giving tickets away again and we love doing it for our spectacular listeners! Shoot us an email at pledge@wncw.org and put WinterSkunk in the subject line. Contest ends Monday, February 3,  at Noon. Tell your friends!

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This edition of More To The Story features a special investigation by the Greenville News.  The series was about Veterans Investment Schemes - Complicated and Confusing and how it not only involves victims in Upstate South Carolina but also courtrooms in Greenville seeking justice.  The reporters behind the story, Kirk Brown and Carol Motsinger are interviewed.  This conversation originally aired on Nov. 6, 2019.

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

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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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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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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!

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