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Spindale Cycle
3:48 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Monday Night January 27th at 8pm: UNCLE TUPELO - No Depression

Before Wilco and Son Volt, there was Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar and their late-'80's alt-country band Uncle Tupelo.  Though they didn't last long before going their separate ways, they recorded one of the most defining albums of WNCW in our first year, No Depression.  As music critic Jason Ankeny writes, "for all of the record's doleful cynicism -- virtually every cut nods toward dashed hopes, broken promises, and paralyzing fear -- there's an undeniable electricity afoot as well; by channeling the mournful clarity of country into the crackling fury of punk, No Depression

New Tunes at Two
3:45 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

New Releases Featured This Week, January 27th -30th, 2-3pm

Monday the 27th: (VARIOUS) - SWEETHEART: OUR FAVORITE ARTISTS PLAY THEIR FAVORITE LOVE SONGS (Jim James, Beck, Fiona Apple, Brandi Carlile, Sharon Jones...)

Tuesday the 28th: ERIC BRACE & KARL STRAUB - Hangtown Dancehall

Wednesday the 29th: HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF - Small Town Heroes

Thursday the 30th: CRAIG HANDY & 2ND LINE SMITH

Peak of the Week
3:44 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Thursday Night the 30th between 8pm and Midnight: HARD WORKING AMERICANS

Todd Snider's latest project is this collaboration with Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) on bass, Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood) on guitar, Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi) on keys, and Duane Trucks (Col. Bruce Hampton) on drums.  They're hard rocking guys here with covers of Hayes Carll, Randy Newman, Will Kimbrough, Kevn Kinney, and Gillian Welch & David Rawlings.  Join them this Thursday night as Brad plays tunes from this brand new release all through the evening! 

Air Studio
10:30 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Monday, January 20th -- HAPPY MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

WNCW recognizes the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this national holiday. We will include songs that touch on the work of King and others during our eclectic music mix, including your requests

New Tunes at Two
10:30 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

New Releases Featured This Week, January 20th-23rd, 2-3pm

Monday the 20th: MOLLIE O'BRIEN & RICH MOORE - Love Runner

Tuesday the 21st: LAURA CANTRELL - No Way There From Here

Wednesday the 22nd: JOHN BUTLER TRIO - Flesh & Blood

Thursday the 23rd: DIRK POWELL - Walking Through Clay

Programming
5:04 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

WNCW Celebrates the Birthday of Charlie Waller

This Saturday on "Goin' Across the Mountain" and Sunday on "The Gospel Truth" we celebrate the life, the music and the legend of Bluegrass great Charlie Waller.

Programming
5:03 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Special Programming on "Goin' Across the Mountain"

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 on "Goin' Across the Mountain" at Noon on the 42nd anniversary of this historic recording, we salute Charlie Waller and The Country Gentlemen with a new WNCW tradition. The complete CD version tracked through for your Bluegrass enjoyment.

Spindale Cycle
5:02 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Monday Night January 20th at 8pm: RICHIE HAVENS - Mixed Bag

With all the focus on the Greenwich Village Folk Scene of the early '60's of late (thanks to the Coen Bro's film Inside Llewyn Davis), we'll spend Monday evening with Richie Havens, who was born in Brooklyn on 1/21/41 and moved there in '61 to begin playing the clubs along with Dave Van Ronk, Peter Paul & Mary, Phil Ochs, and others.  The 1967 album Mixed Bag was his first on the folk-oriented Verve Forecast label, and includes a dynamic variety of styles and moods, including the anti-war anthem "Handsome Johnny" (which he co-wrote with future actor Louis Gossett, Jr.!

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Studio B
5:01 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Live Wednesday the 22nd at 5pm: JASON ISBELL

American Songwriter, NPR, Amazon, No Depression....just a few of the places where Jason Isbell's 2013 release Southeastern ranked in the Top 50 -- if not #1 -- for the best of the year.  WNCW listeners ranked it #3 in our own Top 100.  He's come a long way since starting his solo career after his time with the Drive By Truckers, and the most talked about contemporary singer/songwriter in Americana music today returns to Studio B for another moving s

Peak of the Week
5:00 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Thursday Night the 23rd between 8pm and Midnight: AMY RAY - Goodnight Tender

Indigo Girl Amy Ray has a new release that is a bit of a career first for her -- an album exploring her Southern musical roots growing up listening to country and roots music.  Recorded last spring at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, with guests Justin Vernon, Heather McEntire, Susan Tedeschi, Kelly Hogan, and members of Megafaun, the songs on the acoustic-based Goodnight Tender were written over the course of the last decade or so.  It will be released on 1/28, and Ray has a CD release show in West Asheville on Friday the 24th (Isis). 

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