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The Tryon Fine Arts Center in western North Carolina has a unique program called the Pacolet Junior Appalachian Music Program. PacJAM provides an opportunity for area youth to experience community through the joy of participating in traditional music. During this Friday Feature which aired July 24, 2020 we learned about the Arts Center and the PacJAM Program from Marianne Carruth, Tryon Fine Arts Center Executive Director, and PacJAM Director Julie Moore.

Actors being interviewed by news producer in production room at WNCW
Photo by Vicki Dameron

Described as a funny story of love and redemption, BRIGHT STAR, the Steve Martin, yes that Steve Martin, and Edie Brickell musical is being presented by Tryon Little Theatre.  The same musical that's been on Broadway and presented by theatre groups across the nation, now takes the stage in Western N.C. - near the actual location where the story is depicted.  TLT lead actors in the show, Hannah Searcy (Alice) and Ryan Holub (Jimmy Rae) were interviewed.  Aired originally on Feb. 28, 2020. Showtimes for BRIGHT STAR are as follows:


Collage of guitar parts and WNCW sign
Vicki Dameron

Greetings! It's that time again - Spring Fundraiser 2020 is right around the corner! We have some incredible thank you gifts lined up for our funder from some super talented artists and business owners residing in, and around, the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Jay Lichty is one of those folks, and one of the best guitar and ukulele luthiers in the country. We're lucky to call him a friend of the station. Lichty has graciously donated this guitar to WNCW in celebration of our 30th Anniversary. We'll be giving it away during our Spring Fundraiser, March 29 - April 4, 2020.

Band laughing and posing - young man smiling at photographer
Hogslop String Band Image By David McClister

"We're having an old-time throwdown this week with the Hogslop String Band, the Nashville-based string band who arrived replete with a genuine washtub bass played by a guy named Pickle and a partying, fun-loving attitude," said Host Kim Clark, adding "We'll also share music from Young Mister, the Tryon, NC singer/songwriter whose album Sudden Swoon turned a lot of ears when we started playing it late last year."

Relax, unwind and enjoy WNCW live session highlights on Studio B Rewind, every Sunday at 7pm!

WNCW will broadcast live from The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh, NC for one of this year's Bluegrass Ramble showcases at the International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass Festival. Among the acts scheduled: The Barefoot Movement, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, and the Po' Ramblin' Boys, who are expected to be joined by a number of familiar guests! Expect many of these acts to announce that they'll be at the Inaugural Earl Scruggs Music Festival coming to the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC over Labor Day Weekend 2020!

Nina Simone became one of the iconic singers of jazz and soul of the 1960s and a strong voice for Civil Rights. She got her start in her hometown of Tryon, N.C., playing piano and singing in her church choir. The "Down the Road on the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina" podcast highlights bluegrass and old-time music stories, performers, and traditions across the mountain and foothills counties of Western North Carolina.

Friday Feature- Film Festival Fun in Tryon, NC

Sep 21, 2018

The Annual Tryon International Film Festival returns October 5th-7th.  On this Friday Feature Interview from Sept. 14, 2018 - Festival Member Kirk Gollwitzer talks about what to expect.  This includes that over 70 films from around the world, quality independent movies, will be shown at numerous venues.  Filmmakers, breakout sessions, a gala event and more will also be a part of the festivities.

Posted by Host and Producer of the Friday Feature, Paul Foster- WNCW Senior Producer, News Director, and Morning Edition Regional Host