James and Ian Felice are two of seven kids that grew up in Upstate NY that began jamming and busking at an early age, and nowadays are joined by Greg Farley on fiddle, Josh Rawson on bass, and David Estabrook on drums for Favorite Waitress, their 5th official release, yet first one to be recorded in a proper studio. "Favorite Waitress is about fantastic escape from the terrifying realities of modern life." They join Martin for a live interview before heading to Asheville for a show with Robert Ellis.
Brevard's Shannon Whitworth and Asheville's Barrett Smith make some sweet music together, and they return from Colorado to visit with Joe Kendrick here at WNCW in advance of their Saturday evening show at Isis in Asheville.
His legacy may not be as memorable as that of Coltrane, Rollins, or Young, but Hank Mobley's work as tenor saxophonist and bandleader was one of the most solid of the swing and bop eras of the 50's and 60's. After playing with Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, and Max Roach among others, he started fronting his own tight quartet, as can be heard on this 1960 classic with Art Blakey on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wynton Kelly on piano. Hank Mobley, born 7/7/30 in Eastman, GA, and still revered here on WNCW.
Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Taj Mahal, Widespread Panic, Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, and more than a dozen others paid tribute to the songs and voice of Gregg and The Allman Brothers Band at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on January 10th. We'll feature this live CD (which accompanies a great DVD) Thursday night.
Aired June 13, 2014 - WNCW's Friday Feature interview from June 13th featured Minister Carolyn Reed-Smith, who talked about the significance of Juneteenth. This Spartanburg, S.C., resident talked about how the date of June 18 was monumental in our country's history, as a day slavery would come to an end. Reed-Smith also discussed Spartanburg's Juneteenth Celebration that took place over several days as a way for all races to come together in recognition of this occasion. The event involved the participation of numerous religious groups and the City of Spartanburg.
The Asylum Street Spankers were originally formed with the help of singer/songwriter Guy Forsyth back in the day, and now he and various Spankers are back together, this time as The Hot Nut Riveters - Texas’s Original Recession Era String Band. Roland welcomes them to WNCW as they make their way towards their Grey Eagle show Thursday night in Asheville.