on the way up

WNCW’s celebrated its new music podcast by celebrating Independence Day this episode, with the feature “DJ For A Day” telling you how we put our July 4th and other holiday music mixes together. Our music mix will be pretty bright and breezy, maybe even a little bit hot and hazy at times. Two regional favorites and a pair of local legends get spins, we feature both music that won’t be released until September and music that hasn’t been released since it was recorded live in 1974. Plus, many of the facets of the WNCW sound including country, bluegrass, jazz and rock and roll.

AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS
Susannah Elliott

In this episode we spin local favorites Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, now with a new moniker and a new lineup, some classic country sounds from New York City -- yes, you heard right -- some good grooves and pop to start your summer, plus some great gospel blues and a Segue Of The Week featuring some prime Staten Island Afro-Soul.

Playlist:

Alvin Youngblood Hart “Folsom Prison Blues” from Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records

In this episode we feature styles ranging from Celtic stomp to gospel blues, and from artists hailing from west Africa and western North Carolina. There’s both heartbreak and redemption in the show, and we’ll drop some knowledge about music promotion and publicity with our DJ For A Day segment when I interview Nelson Wells, founder of Team Clermont from Athens, GA. Plus our Segue Of The Week is a gem featuring a host of master musicians from Mali alongside Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame.

Playlist:

On The Way Up
Designed by Kate Johnson

Our spectrum of music in this episode runs from latin to jazz, to pop and rock, and our segue of the week pairs a lesser known bluegrass classic with the debut from a banjo prodigy. Also, for our “DJ For A Day” segment, we return to our Purple Prose theme in a new way, pondering whether some of these hyperbolic press releases could be art after all.

On The Way Up
Designed by Kate Johnson

This episode features two longstanding favorite local artists in David Childers and Stephanie Morgan, and one new to our area in Christopher Paul Stelling, and the mood will go from sunny to downright gritty at times.

On The Way Up | Episode 14

May 9, 2017
On The Way Up
Designed by Kate Johnson

This week on "On The Way Up", we will feature music ranging from electronica to blues.  Hear a Bob Dylan cover from Old Crow Medicine Show and new tunes from Jon Stickley Trio and Justin Townes Earle.  In the DJ for a Day segment, Joe Kendrick talks about DJ pet peeves.

1.    Old Crow Medicine Show “Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat” from 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde

2.    Jon Stickley Trio “Almost With You” from Maybe Believe

On The Way Up | Episode 13

May 2, 2017

On this weeks' new music podcast "On The Way Up", Joe features new tunes from Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, The Meltdown, Malcolm Holcombe, and Timothy Seth Avett.  The DJ for a day interview is with Jim Liverett, who works at Isothermal Community College.  Jim is WNCW's former station engineer and he talks about the world of radio engineering. 

Playlist:

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm “You Must Believe In Yourself” Self Titled

The Meltdown “Don’t Hesitate” Self Titled

On The Way Up | Episode 12

Apr 25, 2017
Image of Music Host Joe Greene Sitting In Radio Station Control Room
Vicki Dameron

During this 12th episode of "On The Way Up," we hear tunes from Jeb Loy Nichols, Paris Combo, Kasey Chambers, and the Snyder Family Band.  Also, Music Host Joe Greene discusses the difference between commercial and public radio and how they get music on the air.

Jeb Loy Nichols "That's How We're Living" from Country Hustle

The Big Takeover "Love Understands" from Silly Girl

Taarka "Retreat" from Fading Mystery

Paris Combo "Je Suis Partie" from Tako Tsubo

Kasey Chambers "Ain't No Little Girl" from Dragonfly

On The Way Up | Episode 11

Apr 18, 2017

This week Joe talks with WNCW's Business and Development Specialist, Vicki Dameron.

Pokey LaFarge “Riot In The Streets” from Manic Revelations

Joseph Huber “16-10” from The Suffering Stage

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit “Hope The High Road” from The Nashville Sound

I Draw Slow “Maria” from Turn Your Face To The Sun

Vieux Farka Toure “Homafu Wawa” from Samba

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra “Weeding Song”

(interview with Vicki Dameron)

Happyness “Anytime” from Write In

On The Way Up | Episode 10

Apr 11, 2017

This week Joe showcases tunes representing rock and roll (or AAA), jazz, and blues.  Also, music writer and editor Fred Mills of Blurt and Capital At Play magazine joins Joe as DJ for a day.

The Wild Reeds “Only Songs” from The World We Built

Guided By Voices “Overloaded” from August By Cake

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge “Bone Collector” from Mount Royal

Laura Marling “Next Time” from Semper Femina

(interview with Fred Mills)

On The Way Up | Episode 9

Apr 4, 2017

This week Joe syncs up tunes from Bluegrass, Reggae, Americana, and Pop for episode 9 of "On the Way Up".  He also talks to afternoon host and "Rhythm Theorem" host, Scotty Robertson about the state of funk and soul.

Sarah Siskind & Sunliner “By You” from Love

Andrew Combs “Better Way” from Canyons Of My Mind

Tim O’Brien “Where The River Meets The Road” from Where The River Meets The Road

Dailey & Vincent “Gimme All The Love You Got” from Patriots & Poets

Dangermuffin “Waves” from Heritage

Greetings and welcome to episode eight of WNCW’s new music podcast, On The Way Up. Today we get in the time machine for a trip back to the 1960s, jazz style, we make a couple stops in North Carolina, dive into one of our perennial favorites Tedeschi Trucks Band and their new live double disc, and for our “Segue Of The Week”, we go from new Canadian soul to some latter day doo-wop and glam. It really works, just wait for it.

On The Way Up
Designed by Kate Johnson

In this episode, we get to a couple of great regional releases, dive into the latest from one of our all-time favorites in Marty Stuart, plus get an ear for the return of iconic indie band The Feelies, and we’ll go back to the early 1970s for a big hit on our “Segue Of The Week”. There’s also the segment “DJ For A Day” where I show a bit of what life behind the microphone is like, this week going back to the Purple Prose theme with a juicy promotional piece to give you a case of the old eye-rolls.

Alexa Rose “Traveling Heart” from Low and Lonesome

On The Way Up | Episode 5

Mar 7, 2017
On The Way Up
Designed by Kate Johnson

On The Way Up | Episode 4

Mar 1, 2017
On The Way Up
Designed by Kate Johnson

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