NPR/World Cafe Sense Of Place Asheville: Joe Kendrick's Local Picks

Joe Kendrick is the program director at WNCW, World Cafe's affiliate in Spindale, N.C. The station's wide geographic coverage (North Carolina, South Carolina and into Tennessee) is matched by the breadth of the music it features. WNCW dives into Americana, blues and bluegrass, and even broadcasts a Sunday-afternoon old-time show.

We asked Kendrick for an equally wide-ranging view of the local music scene for our Sense Of Place trip to Asheville, N.C. During the on-air World Cafe broadcast each day this week, he presents a different local artist. Below, hear and download all five songs.

The Marcus King Band - "I Won't Be Here"

The Marcus King Band, from upstate South Carolina, is led by a young singer-songwriter who's just been signed to a big label. King's debut album is due soon.

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