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AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS
Susannah Elliott

On The Way Up | Episode 19

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 Como Mamas “Move Upstairs” from Move Upstairs Dan...

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New Tunes At Two

Monday, June 26

Jim Lauderdale – London Southern

Tuesday, June 27

Steelism – Ism

Wednesday, June 28

Slaid Cleaves – Ghost On the Car Radio

Thursday, June 29

Randall Bramblett – Juke Joint at the Edge of the World

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Country music came into the American mainstream with the Carter Family, but A.P. Carter relied heavily on African-American blues guitarist Lesley Riddle of Yancey County, N.C. In 1927, Lesley met A.P. in Bristol, Tenn. and helped the Carters collect the songs across Appalachia that would become country music classics. Now Burnsville pays tribute to the blues musician with annual Riddlefest.

POKEY LAFARGE Live Monday, June 26th at 10:15am

Jun 23, 2017

“The manic revelation is the state where artists create,” says Pokey. “I got to the point in writing these songs where I felt like a house on fire that just kept burning.” Manic Revelations is the name of his new album, a new direction in many ways, but really a culmination of where he's been headed this last decade of working hard at his craft. Get to know this great artist more when he stops by to speak with Martin Anderson on Monday morning, following his Sunday night show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville.

Friday Feature: Documentary Film on Mountain Music

Jun 23, 2017

On this WNCW Friday Feature Interview of the Week, The Center for Cultural Preservation was featured, as Executive Director - David Weintraub talked about the release of a new documentary film the center created called "A Great American Tapestry, The Many Strands of Mountain Music.  The documentary tells the story of the southern mountain's musical birth and evolution.  Aired originally on June 23, 2017.

Posted by Host and Producer of The Friday Feature Interview of the Week, Paul Foster

BMW Group plant Spartanburg: paint shop (06/2017)
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BMW, the automaker based in Germany, celebrates their 25th anniversary at its location in Upstate South Carolina (Spartanburg-Greenville). Greenville News Reporter Maayan Schecter talks about the significance of what BMW has meant to the upstate, when it comes to jobs, the economy, etc., as well as being beneficial to the entire state.  Originally aired June 21, 2017. 

Posted by Host and Producer of WNCW's More to the Story, Paul Foster

More to the Story- Prison Corruption in N.C.

Jun 23, 2017

This More To The Story from June 14, 2017 featured Ames Alexander, Investigative Reporter with the Charlotte Observer, who talked about his series of articles on corruption in the North Carolina prison system.

Posted by Host and Producer of  More to the Story, Paul Foster, WNCW Senior Producer, News Coordinator, and Regional Morning Edition Host

When most people think of mountain music, banjos, ballads or bluegrass usually come to mind, but the Blue Ridge is home to a rich and distinctive blues tradition that dates back generations, and is still played today.

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

SUPER YAMBA BAND Live Thursday, June 22nd at 3pm

Jun 19, 2017

This psychedelic Afro-funk/Afro-beat band from Brooklyn was part of the All Go West Festival in West Asheville last weekend, and they return to the area for a show of their own at Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain on Thursday. The spirit of Fela Kuti and other West African greats lives on!

EMI SUNSHINE Live Friday, June 23rd at 11am

Jun 19, 2017

This 13-years-old musician has grown up in Madisonville, TN honing her old-school country style at churches, community gatherings, and festivals. An amateur video of a flea market appearance of her in 2014 went viral, garnering 14 million YouTube views and half a million Facebook followers. Following appearances on The Today Show and the Grand Ole Opry a dozen or so times, she and her family band make their debut Studio B appearance on Friday morning before heading to the Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby.

21 CITY TOUR KICKS OFF SEPT. 18 & INCLUDES CHARLOTTE ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Multi-Platinum artists Alison Krauss & David Gray will be touring together throughout the United States this fall.  They will bring their tour to PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte on Friday September 29.  Tickets go on sale Friday June 23 at 10am and tickets can be purchased at livenation.com, the pavilion box office, Ticketmaster, or by phone 800-745-3000.

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