Tyler Childers

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.

Large group of people in audience at MerleFest
Vicki Dameron

It's hard to believe the 31st Annual MerleFest begins Thursday, April 25th - Yes! Are you going? We'll be there most certainly. The lineup, as usual, is FANTASTIC. You can find out more about the artists on the link below.

Asheville's "Hard-drivin' Carolina String Band" likes to take their strong bluegrass roots and branch out into influences from the likes of Waylon, Willie & Merle, great covers from the Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen, and contemporaries like Tyler Childers, Railroad Earth, and Jim Lauderdale. We're pleased to report Town Mountain has a great new album on the way called New Freedom Blues, and we'll catch up with them Friday amidst their shows in Boone on Thursday, Charlotte on Friday, and Asheville on Saturday.