On The Way Up

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Synopsis

Open the door to a world of music from WNCW with On The Way Up, our new music podcast hosted by Joe Kendrick. Each episode features some of the best tunes that are either fresh out of the shrink wrap or just making their way into the hearts of WNCW listeners. Along with the new songs is the feature DJ For A Day, where we give you a glimpse into life as a music host and into the broader music industry. Also included is the Segue Of The Week, with a new song paired with a classic track. For newcomers to WNCW, here is your introduction. For longtime fans who would like to keep up to date, this podcast is for you too.

Episodes

  • On The Way Up | Episode 50 - WFAEs Joni Deutsch: Making Radio During COVID Crisis PLUS New Music

    On The Way Up | Episode 50 - WFAE's Joni Deutsch: Making Radio During COVID Crisis PLUS New Music

    31/03/2020 Duration: 01h02min

    In this episode, you will hear the latest from New Zealand’s Tami Neilson, Canada’s Corb Lund, we will get to some wonderfully twisted roots music from artists like Danny Barnes and Sierra Hull, and turn it up a notch with new rock from Best Coast, Maya De Vitry and Greg Dulli. We also welcome Joni Deutsch to our segment “DJ For A Day”, as we have a conversation about how Joni and her colleagues at WFAE in Charlotte are still making radio happen amidst all the upheaval from the coronavirus. All that and more, plus a Segue Of The Show from De La Soul’s watershed debut.

  • On The Way Up | Episode 49 - Joshua Meng Shares The Music of Wood Bros, The Stanley Bros  More!

    On The Way Up | Episode 49 - Joshua Meng Shares The Music of Wood Bros, The Stanley Bros & More!

    24/02/2020 Duration: 46min

    WNCW Intern Joshua Meng takes a turn at the wheel with this episode, hosting and producing our latest collection of standout new music here. From weekday favorites like The Wood Brothers and Keller And The Keels to artists you can hear on our ARC Overnight shows, like Nicolas Godin, Joshua presents an eclectic mix, including a Segue Of The Show with bluegrass pioneers The Stanley Brothers.

  • On The Way Up | Episode 48 - 2019 Review, Marcus King Sneak Peek  Interview with Intern Josh Meng

    On The Way Up | Episode 48 - 2019 Review, Marcus King Sneak Peek & Interview with Intern Josh Meng

    12/01/2020 Duration: 01h03min

    WNCW's new music podcast reviews 2019 with songs that have not been featured before on the show, drawing from WNCW DJs’ Top 10s. From lesser known acts to acclaimed newcomers to established favorites, the playlist has something for everyone. In the segment DJ For A Day, you will get a peek behind the curtain in an interview with our new intern Joshua Meng. We cap it off with a preview of 2020 and a song from the new Marcus King solo album.

  • On The Way Up | Episode 47 - Novembers New Releases + NPRs Shankar Vedantam on Music and the Brain

    On The Way Up | Episode 47 - November's New Releases + NPR's Shankar Vedantam on Music and the Brain

    01/12/2019 Duration: 53min

    WNCW’s new music podcast features songs from artists Marco Benevento, Kacy & Clayton, Billy Strings and Allah-Las. In the segment “DJ For A Day” host Joe Kendrick talks with NPR’s Shankar Vedantam about how our brains are so geared towards music, and in our “Segue Of The Show”, you get a goth classic from Siouxsie and the Banshees paired with the latest from Angel Olsen.

  • On The Way Up | Episode 46 - Rodney Crowell, Los Coast, Sunny War + Kim Clark is DJ For The Day

    On The Way Up | Episode 46 - Rodney Crowell, Los Coast, Sunny War + Kim Clark is DJ For The Day

    12/09/2019 Duration: 01h02min

    WNCW’s new music podcast features a number of Texans in this episode, ranging from all time WNCW favorites like Rodney Crowell to newcomers like Los Coast," said WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick. "We get to one of our go-to western North Carolina outfits as well, with Seth Kauffman’s band Floating Action. Plus, we drop in on several women artists who are new to the scene, with songs from Sunny War, Esther Rose and Madison Cunningham. This show also sees the return of the segment “DJ For A Day” where we'll talk with Kim Clark about WNCW’s upcoming 30th anniversary, and especially our live compilation, Crowd Around The Mic, which expands to three discs from the usual two this year. And, we get cinematic in our “Segue Of The Show” pairing up a David Axelrod song from the late 1960s with the reunion of Calexico and Iron & Wine.

  • On The Way Up | Episode 45 - Tyler Childers, Robert Randolph, Eilen Jewell  more

    On The Way Up | Episode 45 - Tyler Childers, Robert Randolph, Eilen Jewell & more

    08/08/2019 Duration: 42min

    Welcome to episode 45 of WNCW’s new music podcast, On The Way Up, where you can hear some of the best new tunes now, on our airwaves, as well as get a bit of a recap of music doing well here in the first half of 2019," said Producer Joe Kendrick. "You'll hear the latest from artists like Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Eilen Jewell and Tyler Childers, and we'll bring you up to speed on the new albums we played the most this year. We'll also note the sad passing of David Berman with a song from his excellent new album from the band Purple Mountains, and feature both the original and the new version of a famous trumpet riff in our “Segue Of The Show.”

  • On The Way Up | Episode 44 - Music From The Fruit Bats, Shinyribs, Dylan LeBlanc  Julian Pinelli

    On The Way Up | Episode 44 - Music From The Fruit Bats, Shinyribs, Dylan LeBlanc & Julian Pinelli

    18/07/2019 Duration: 46min

    We're excited to share our latest On The Way Up Podcast with you this week! It's hosted by Lauren Wasmund, our WNCW summer intern. She'll take us on a true Americana musical journey with songs from artists like the Fruit Bats from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, to the funkalicious sounds of Kev "Shinyribs" Russell from Austin Texas, followed by a DJ For The Day Segment featuring Ashevillian Julian Pinelli, a local North Carolina master fiddler and free style violinist. There's also new songs from Dylan LeBlanc, Steel Wheels, Andy Thorn, House and Land, Eleni Mandell, Seratones, and Carole King on this episode. Yes - so much goodness in one podcast! Take a listen and share new tunes and this podcast with your friends! Wasmund, who was our DJ For A Day on Episode 43, is wrapping up her internship here at WNCW, and will continue on to her final year at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. in the fall. We thank her for her hard work and willingness to try anything, no matter how

  • On The Way Up | Episode 43 - Host Joe Kendrick  WNCW Intern Lauren Wasmund Share New Music

    On The Way Up | Episode 43 - Host Joe Kendrick & WNCW Intern Lauren Wasmund Share New Music

    19/06/2019 Duration: 45min

    "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. Our "Segue Of the Show" pairs San Francisco quartet and go-to ARC Overnight band Thee Oh Sees with avante-Celtic band Boiled In Lead. All that and more is in store for you here on episode #43 of On The Way Up."

  • On The Way Up| Episode 42 - Host Joe Kendrick with Scythians Dan Fedoryka, DJ For A Day

    On The Way Up| Episode 42 - Host Joe Kendrick with Scythian's Dan Fedoryka, DJ For A Day

    28/05/2019 Duration: 51min

    "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. Dan Fedoryka of Scythian tells a great story about how his brother Alex got this instrument, so stick around for that as well as our Segue Of the Show, which goes for a nautical theme with a new tune from Old Man Luedecke paired with an out of print record from 1992. We have Buddy & Julie Miller, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and a whole lot in between here on this edition of WNCW’s new music podcast On The Way Up."

  • On The Way Up | Episode 41 Tyler Ramsey, Rising Appalachia,  DJ For A Day with Amy McCarley

    On The Way Up | Episode 41 Tyler Ramsey, Rising Appalachia, & DJ For A Day with Amy McCarley

    16/05/2019 Duration: 54min

    WNCW's new music podcast has lots of great new music featured here, with regional favorites from western NC like Tyler Ramsey and Rising Appalachia, and our segue of the show pairing songs written decades ago which have been covered many times, one of which is a brand new version from Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward. Many of the songs on this podcast are also available on one of our Spotify playlists, titled “WNCW New Music.” This episode was produced in part by our intern Lauren Wasmund, who comes to us from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where she is a rising senior majoring in public relations and journalism. We hope to bring Lauren on as a guest on our “DJ For A Day” segment sometime soon, as well. Speaking of which, our guest on this episode is Amy McCarley, the former NASA contractor turned full time musician, who talks to me about the first time she heard her music on the radio.

  • On The Way Up | Episode 40 With Host Joe Kendrick and Guest DJ Reed Foehl

    On The Way Up | Episode 40 With Host Joe Kendrick and Guest DJ Reed Foehl

    15/03/2019 Duration: 46min

    Hello and welcome to WNCW’s new music podcast, On The Way Up. Get set for some of the best new music to be featured here on grassroots radio, from acoustic to electric, from our daytime mix to ARC Overnight, and a whole lot in between. You’ll get another DJ For A Day when I talk with singer songwriter Reed Foehl about the first time he ever heard his own music on the radio, a theme which will continue into Episode 41 when we have a similar conversation with Amy McCarley. Playlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band Claypool Lennon Delirium Patty Griffin Leyla McCalla Della Mae It’s spring fund drive season already, too, and that deserves a special mention here. You can enter a number of prize drawings whenever you become a member at WNCW, and the first up is our MerleFest prize package including admission for four, backstage access, food, parking, and more. You don’t have to pledge to enter the drawings, but we sure hope you will consider what WNCW means to you when you consider becoming a key part

  • On The Way Up | Episode 39

    On The Way Up | Episode 39

    12/02/2019 Duration: 50min

    It’s new music time again here at grassroots radio WNCW. This is episode 39 of On The Way Up, where we take a break from our DJ For A Day feature, but manage to work in more songs along the way. You’ll hear new songs from our daytime, nighttime and overnight mix, with both WNCW favorites like Hayes Carll and newcomers like Nikki & The Phantom Callers making it into the podcast. You will also get a Segue Of The Week matching up a new tune from Sharon Van Etten with an indie classic from the band Pylon. Most all of the artists in this podcast are also on WNCW’s Spotify playlist titled “WNCW New Music” , with a couple of songs substituted for what is available there.

  • On The Way Up | Episode 38

    On The Way Up | Episode 38

    23/01/2019 Duration: 51min

    We say hello to the year 2019 with our first batch of new music for the podcast, almost all of which has a direct connection to the states of North Carolina and Texas. A nice coincidence, really. We bring back DJ For A Day with music historian and rare vinyl hunter Ken Friedman who produced the Tobacco Au-Go-Go series, and Ken has a mysterious 45 from Spindale that we are trying to figure out. We will also share some stories and some songs from his Tobacco Au-Go-Go compilations.

  • On The Way Up | Episode 37 With Host Joe Kendrick and New Music On The WNCW Podcast Plate

    On The Way Up | Episode 37 With Host Joe Kendrick and New Music On The WNCW Podcast Plate

    13/12/2018 Duration: 51min

    2018’s crop of new music is almost all harvested, but there are plenty of good songs to cook up and put on your podcast plate in this, episode 37 of the show. We’ll feature a couple of retrospective releases, with one from the late Charles Bradley, and another bootleg from Bob Dylan, who is up to volume 14 in that series. We serve up a punk cover by Ty Segall and a segue of the week from the Mekons, a set of new Christmas tunes, and much more. Most of this show’s music in now on the playlist titled “WNCW new Music” on Spotify too, so check us out there - we update that playlist regularly and post special holiday music mix playlists too.

  • On The Way Up | Episode 36 With Host Joe Kendrick and Guest DJ - WNCW Sound Engineer Sean Rubin

    On The Way Up | Episode 36 With Host Joe Kendrick and Guest DJ - WNCW Sound Engineer Sean Rubin

    14/11/2018 Duration: 59min

    WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick is back with his popular podcast On The Way Up. Each episode features some of the best tunes that are either fresh out of the shrink wrap, or just making their way into the hearts of WNCW listeners. Kendrick said in this episode, we'll go back and look at some of the songs that were played the most on WNCW for the first ten months of 2018. "We are almost set to begin voting for the top releases of the year in making our top 100," said Kendrick. "That voting will begin after Thanksgiving. "Plus, in our DJ For A Day segment, we welcome Sean Rubin, our new sound engineer, who joined our staff right about the time that On The Way Up went "radio silent" over here. It has been a while since we made a new episode, and we’ll explain why in this new music podcast!"

  • On The Way Up | Episode 35

    On The Way Up | Episode 35

    27/03/2018 Duration: 46min

    This episode includes a couple of our favorites in the Americana world, Courtney Marie Andrews and Kim Richey, plus some Chicago blues from the Nick Moss Band and an archival release from Jimi Hendrix with Stephen Stills on vocals, the return of my favorite trio from Hoboken, NJ, Yo La Tengo. We also welcome WNCW’s Paul Foster to our DJ For A Day segment, as we dive into what it’s like to be on the radio early (and I mean early!) every day, and what’s important and what’s not in the news world. Plus, a Segue Of The Week with a nugget from Nilsson. Playlist: Courtney Marie Andrews “Kindness Of Strangers” from May Your Kindness Remain Kim Richey “ Chase Wild Horses” from Edgeland Jimi Hendrix “$20 Fine” from Both Sides Of The Sky The Nick Moss Band “The High Cost Of Low Living” from The High Cost Of Low Living Western Centuries “Earthly Justice” from Songs From The Deluge Horseshoes & Hand Grenades “Steer True” from The Ode [DJ For A Day with Paul Foster] Yo La Tengo “Shades Of Blue”

  • On The Way Up | Episode 34

    On The Way Up | Episode 34

    13/03/2018 Duration: 48min

    In this episode, you’ll hear the return of The Mammals, who have expanded their musical palette considerably since their last release 12 years ago, folk music with a punk sensibility from The Tillers, Peter Rowan returning to bluegrass, plus captivating debuts from Vivian Leva and Lauren Ruth Ward, and more. We also have a DJ For A Day conversation with WNCW’s Rhythm Theorem and midday host Scotty Robertson about our recent programming moves, and we’ll wrap it up with an international set, including our Segue Of The Week.

  • On The Way Up | Episode 33

    On The Way Up | Episode 33

    27/02/2018 Duration: 43min

    On this episode we feature some of the artists making a big splash on our airwaves lately. Tunes include a live 1963 album from the late great Doc Watson, R&B from England’s James Hunter Six, and newer voices as well, with a new spin on reggae from Holly Cook, hypnotic desert soundscapes from 3hatttrio, thick jazz grooves from Charlie Peacock and much more. We’ll also get to a Segue Of The Week with a band that seemed poised to break out into international stardom, only to vanish from our sight just five years ago -- the good news is that we’re expecting something new from them this year. Playlist: Doc Watson “Train That Carried My Girl From Town” from Live At Club 47 Sunny War “With The Sun” from With The Sun 3hattrio “Dust Devil” from Lord Of The Desert First Aid Kit “It’s A Shame” from Ruins James Hunter Six “I Got Eyes” from Whatever It Takes Hollie Cook “Stay Alive” from Vessel Of Love Curtis Roush “Real Love” from Cosmic Campfire Music Treetop Flyers “Things Will Change” from

  • On The Way Up | Episode 32

    On The Way Up | Episode 32

    13/02/2018 Duration: 42min

    Welcome to Episode 32 of our exploration of some of the most notable songs to arrive in our mailboxes and inboxes lately here at grassroots radio. We’ve got everything from favorites like Wood Brothers and Calexico to the long-awaited return of North Carolina’s (and now more New Orleans’) own Squirrel Nut Zippers, several instrumental stand outs, and a Segue Of The Week with a dark classic from the band Portishead. Playlist: Tommy Emmanuel “C-Jam Blues” from Accomplice One Squirrel Nut Zippers “Karnival Joe (From Kokomo)” from Beasts Of Burgundy H.C. McEntire “Red Silo” from Lionheart Wood Brothers “Sky High” from One Drop Of Truth Calexico “Under The Wheels” from the Thread That Keeps Us Matt Stubbs and the Antiguas “Fistfull” from Matt Stubbs and the Antiguas Khruangbin “Maria Tambien” from Con Todo El Mundo Moby “Like A Motherless Child” from Everything Was Beautiful Portishead “Only You” from Roseland NYC Live

  • On The Way Up | Episode 31

    On The Way Up | Episode 31

    30/01/2018 Duration: 52min

    In this show we play some heavy hitting favorites, with western NC’s Steep Canyon Rangers showing up in the playlist, and a new and decidedly different approach from The Decemberists, plus one of our favorite Americana bands from Brooklyn, with a new single from Yarn. We’ll also get to some nifty jazz and violin tunes as well as feature an up and coming old time band from the high country here in the old north state. Martin Anderson joins me for DJ For A Day, as we talk about how many more songs reflecting the political and cultural divides of our day are coming to us at WNCW, and how that impacts our audience. Playlist: Steep Canyon Rangers “Let Me Out Of This Town” from Out In The Open Strictly Strings “Say Darlin’ Say” from High on A Mountain Yarn “Undone” from Lucky 13 series Marie/Lepanto “Inverness” from Tenkiller Decemberists “Severed” from I’ll Be Your Girl [Bob Dylan “Political World” intro to DJ For A Day including an excerpt of Tony Eltora “Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes