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The group, Partners Behavioral Health Management serves eight counties in North Carolina; Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Surry, and Yadkin.  Fixing to be added to their list is Rutherford County. Joining WNCW on this Friday Feature from June 14, 2019 was Partners CEO Rhett Melton, who covers this groups mission, offerings, and what's to come with the addition of a Rutherford office.

Live Wednesday, June 19th between 2 & 3pm: Horse Feathers

Jun 17, 2019
Alexandra Brennan

This indie-folk-rock band may be out of Portland, Oregon, and frontman Justin Ringle from Idaho, but they've got some Southern and specifically Asheville influences as well. Get to know them Wednesday afternoon when they visit on their way to their show at the Mothlight in West Asheville.

DJ smiling wearing headphones
Vicki Dameron

"It is with great sadness that we share the news of former WNCW Technical Director and Goin' Across The Mountain Host Dennis Jones' passing. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

~ David Kester - WNCW Director of Radio Operations

For more info please click on this headline, then click on this link:

Walter Dennis Jones Funeral Arrangements and Life Tribute Page

Bonnaroo 2019 is here! Are you going to the farm? We know lots of our WNCW friends and fans are going to Bonnaroo. Better get your tickets now if you have not done so already... they're going quick! Here's some basic info you need to know about camping and directions. Ticket info is at the bottom of this post.

Festivals dates are June 13-16 in Manchester, Tennessee.

Info from Bonnaroo folks at the fest:

The mandolinist for Balsam Range released a wonderful solo release this year called "Fret a Spell" (get it?), and he stops by for a visit with Jasmin Melton before Balsam Range plays the Cherry Bounce Festival in Forest City, NC  Friday night. Darren's own band, which draws from a variety of styles, plays Bearwaters Brewing in Canton, NC on Saturday, as well as the Folkmoot Center in Waynesville, NC on Sunday the 23rd.

DVD cover for documentary Guardian of our Troubled Waters
David Weintraub

On this segment of the Friday Feature Interview of the Week we're proud to share The Center for Cultural Preservation's new documentary on the river hereos of the South called "Guardians Of Our Troubled Waters."  Award Winning Documentary Film Director and Executive Director for the Center, David Weintraub, is our guest. He'll be discussing the new film and announcing when it will be debuting in cities across Western North Carolina.  SaveCulture.org  provides full information or... just go ahead and listen.  Originally broadcast on WNCW June 7, 2019.

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

In early June this year, our Program Director Joe Kendrick attended the Cold Mountain Music Festival at the Lake Logan Conference Center in beautiful Canton, NC. He had the opportunity to chat a bit with J.S. Ondara about music and the meaning of Ondara's song “Master O’Connor.” They also talk about the importance of writing one's own music and why the Kenyan/American musician rarely plays covers.  Finally... you'll hear Ondara's observations on American culture.

We're sending out a big thank you to folks who have already submitted graphics for consideration for our WNCW 30th Anniversary Logo Contest. We're happy for the response and feedback! It's open to everyone, no age limit. We'd greatly appreciate your ideas... we know we have a lot of super creative listeners out there who can help us come up with a special design to celebrate our BIG THREE O!

Here’s how it works:

Musicians in Studio B
Martin Anderson and Jasmin Banner

It's Rising Appalachia on the next Studio B Rewind, with sisters Leah and Chloe Smith playing songs from their latest album “Leylines.” Also, Edward David Anderson, formerly of Backyard Tire Fire, performing tunes from his “Chasing Butterflies” release. Studio B Rewind - mini sessions just for you, every Sunday at 7pm with Kim Clark.

Live Friday, June 7th between 3 & 4pm: Darrell Scott

May 31, 2019

If you gauge your potential interest in an artist based on "one degree of separation", consider the following (in no particular order) for one of our absolute favorites: Guy Clark, Robert Plant, the Dixie Chicks, Tim O'Brien, Malcolm Holcombe, Travis Tritt, Patty Loveless, Bill Frisell, Zac Brown.... Experience the great Darrell Scott if you haven't already! He returns to Studio B before performing Friday in Asheville and Saturday in Charlotte.

Live Friday, June 7th between Noon & 1pm: Matt Andersen

May 31, 2019

You're forgiven if you haven't yet heard of New Brunswick Americana artist Matt Andersen, but his latest album Halfway Home By Morning is actually his 10th release, and it's time we all start getting to know him and his work. After all, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and six Maple Blues Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year. He performs Wednesday in Charlotte, Friday in Asheville, and Saturday in Carrborro.

Live Wednesday, June 5th between Noon & 1pm: Shinyribs

May 31, 2019

Kev Russell continues his musical path that began along the “Arklatexabamassippi” borders, coalesced with 18 years of records, tours, & fun times with The Gourds, and is now wonderfully expressed through Shinyribs. The band includes Winfield Cheek on Keyboards, Keith Langford on Drums, Jeff Brown on Bass, the Tijuana Trainwreck Horns, and The Shiny Soul Sisters - Kelley Mickwee & Alice Spencer. They play Wednesday in Charlotte and Friday in Asheville. We got your medicine! The sacred & profane!

Band playing on stage in a purple haze
Joe Kendrick

"Get set for another round of songs that are just becoming or are already classified as bona fide earworms here at grassroots radio on this episode, said WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick. "Our feature DJ For A Day takes a bicycle trip to a little country store with the band Scythian, for the tale of how they were given a 19th century fiddle on the spot.

Beautiful blue mountains in North Carolina
Jesse Thurston

Smoky Mountain News Staff Writer- Cory Vallincourt poured his heart in to the story "Without Hesitation - The Life and Legacy of Riley Howell."  Howell, a native of Waynesville was one of the students killed by the actions of a gunman at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in late April.  Riley's immediate actions, without hesitation, saved others lives.  Vallincourt joined WNCW on More to the Story, May 15, 2019.

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

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