Willie Nelson

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Vicki Dameron

"We have arrived at a milestone: this is the first time we have brought in another producer to not only research the music we’re sharing here, but also to choose that music," said WNCW's Joe Kendrick.  "A big thank you goes out to our intern Lauren Wasmund, whom you will get to hear from in our conversation on "DJ For A Day. This latest batch of new songs includes well known artists like Anders Osborne and Willie Nelson, as well as newcomers like Middle Kids and Jade Bird.

Check out some albums that have recently risen to the top here at WNCW - We've also listed one of our favorite tunes on each disc. Click on the song title to hear a preview on iTunes. We hope you're enjoying these tunes as much as we are, and thanks for listening to grassroots radio on WNCW! Click on title and then click on the link on this page to see the fabulous new releases and tunes. New Releases Link

Luck Reunion Reveals 2019 Festival Lineup

Feb 14, 2019

Luck Reunion, the flagship festival of Luck Productions, is pleased to announce the 2019 lineup

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Vicki Dameron

The Amazing Cosmic American Music Show is known worldwide! We have so many super Cosmic fans and they are making their voices heard through pledging support to 88.7. Make your voice hear now as well, and get one of these amazing new Cosmic Shirts! Call us 800 245 8870 or pledge online at wncw.org

Thanks to Brad Watson for hosting the shows for nine years and thanks to Nate Tadlock for being one of the best volunteers in western North Carolina!

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.

Willie Nelson has announced he will return with special guests to PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on June 20 to play for fans who missed his scheduled performance on May 26.  Tickets purchased for May 26 will be honored night of show, no exchange necessary. 

The Outlaw Music Festival Tour Is Coming To NC!

Mar 13, 2018

Willie Nelson & Family,  Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, Delta Rae, and more together for the summer 2018 tour.

Tickets on sale Friday, March 16 at noon.

Willie Nelson will come to the Peace Center on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30pm.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 26 at 10:00am and range from $65-$95.  Visit the Peace Center online.