Appalachian Vibes

Series produced by WNCW

Caption: Amanda Bocchi, Credit: Jaimie Phillips
Image by: Jaimie Phillips 
Amanda Bocchi 

Long form interviews of artists and creatives featuring original music and conversation surrounding the artists life and art. Appalachian Vibes is a show dedicated to challenging the expectations and celebrating the diversity of music and art in Appalachia.

Appalachian Vibes is a show dedicated to challenging the expectations and celebrating the diversity of music created in and around the Appalachian region. Host and producer Amanda Bocchi interviews artists and writers with a story to tell; compelling personal narrative interviews lead to deep conversations about the depth of an artist's work and the path it took to get there.


38 Pieces

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Salem Langowski is Roanoke, Virginia’s rising star. At 14 year old she's been writing songs for a year and just recorded her first EP.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2024
  • Length: 08:00
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Baxter Briefly is a New Alt Funk slap/tap bassist from Roanoke, VA! We discuss his unique style of playing bass, the breakups that inspired his so...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2024
  • Length: 58:37
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Today we explore the art of broadcasting with Joe Kendrick, WNCW’s program director, as well as the creator and host of Southern Songs and Stories-...

  • Added: May 01, 2023
  • Length: 58:26
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Dusty Ray Simmons, the multi-instrumentalist and soul singer-songwriter hailing from Richmond, VA, joins me as my esteemed guest. During our conver...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Amanda Bocchi, Credit: Jaimie Phillips
The Snozzberries are a hi-energy psychedelic rock band based in Asheville, NC. Their story took a dark turn when their drummer suddenly passed a fe...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2023
  • Length: 58:55
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Patti Frye Meredith is a Southern fiction, Galax, VA born and raised novelist, currently residing in Chapel Hill, NC. She discusses her latest nove...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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The James Lagueux Band is a progressive and experimental rock from Roanoke, Va. We discuss their inspiration behind the music and Ben Epperly’s cha...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2023
  • Length: 58:07
Caption: Amanda Bocchi, Credit: Jaimie Phillips
Cody Christian is an Americana artist from Powhatan, VA.

  • Added: Jan 26, 2023
  • Length: 58:00
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Jonah Carden is an Americana rock and metal inspired singer/songwriter from Southern West Virginia. We discuss the songwriting group that gave Jona...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2023
  • Length: 59:42
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Matt Mullins and the Bringdowns come from Beckley, West Virginia with howling harmonicas, a raw blues guitar, and bone chilling vocals. Matt Mull...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2023
  • Length: 58:12
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From the Blushin Roulettes, an appaacahin swing duo who got their start on a farm in Mandescendo CA to Dr. Bacon, an appalacahin grass 6 piece from...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2023
  • Length: 58:01
Caption: Amanda Bocchi, Credit: Jaimie Phillips
For the past 3 months I’ve been working with Galax tourism to discover and uncover the treasures hidden in Galax Virginia, a small town deep in sou...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2022
  • Length: 56:43
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The Loose Strings Band is an all women bluegrass quartet from Galax, VA. Comprised of Lindsey Nale (mandolin), Channing Combs (guitar), Grace Dav...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2022
  • Length: 59:29
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Colin Cutler is an Americana and roots, guitar and banjo driven singer-songwriter based in Greensboro, NC. We discuss the juxtaposition between h...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2022
  • Length: 58:22
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Lindsey Nale is a Galax, VA bluegrass, singer-songwriter and Brandon Reeves is an Atlanta based country, folk blues player.

  • Added: Nov 17, 2022
  • Length: 59:03
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Small Reactions is a new age, soul, four piece that plays situational pop songs, with equal parts post-punk, drone and surf music. We discuss what ...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Last week I took a trip to Fainting Goat Studios in Bedford, VA to meet indie Americana artist Griffin Haley, studio musician Camry Harris and the ...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2022
  • Length: 01:00:58
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This week I took a trip to Fainting Goat Studios in rural Bedford Virginia to meet with a couple of indiepndednt artists from Appalachia. Karlee R...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:54
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This week we dive into the history of quilting in Appalachia with Stories of the Stitch, a quilt show from Galax, VA And...Funk You is a spicy hot...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2022
  • Length: 59:02
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This week my guests are the hip-hop and punk duo High-Low Audio from Bedford Virginia. We discuss the difficulty this duo has experienced breaking ...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: 59:58