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Vicki Dameron

We thought you might like to see a few images from our Studio B Session with Amanda Shires and her band. They dropped by Friday morning and shared amazing tunes from Shires's new album "To The Sunset." They headed up to Asheville, NC to play at The Orange Peel the same day. Shires will be back in the general area rockin' at The Ramkat (formerly Ziggy's) in Winston Salem, NC - November 8th, and The Neighborhood Theater in Charlotte, NC - December 2nd.

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.

We recently aired an interview Martin Anderson did with Richard Thompson - RT as he is known to his many fans, remains one of WNCW's most revered songwriters and guitarists. We've created a podcast so you can listen to it again or check it out if you missed it. His new music will be featured on Peak of the Week, Thursday night, at 9pm with Renee Denton.

We would like to take a moment to welcome Steve Bohn to our WNCW family. Bohn is a student in the Broadcast Production Technology Department at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC – the home of WNCW. Last summer he interned with the Programming Department at the station, working closely with Joe Kendrick. His main responsibilities, while interning, were to capture video footage of all the Studio B live performances, edit them to the audio produced by WNCW Sound Engineer Sean Rubin, and then post them to our WNCW YouTube Channel.

Image of Lula and Glenn Bolick
NC Arts Council

Glenn and Lula Bolick of Caldwell County are 2018 winners of the N.C. Heritage Award, the state’s highest honor for traditional artists. Lula is a member of the Owens family of Piedmont potters. Glenn grew up in a family whose heritage of music-making, sawmilling, and storytelling goes back generations. He carries on all three arts today, in addition to the pottery-making that he learned from Lula and her family.

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