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Spindale Cycle
4:36 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Monday Night January 13th at 8pm: LUCINDA WILLIAMS - (self-titled)

It was her third album (2nd one of original songs), but in many ways this 1988 release was a breakthrough for her, and set the stage for Sweet Old World and Car Wheels on a Gravel Road that followed.  A remastered version is being released on 1/14, with an accompanying collection of live material from The Netherlands in 1989, and other bonus tracks.  We'll celebrate it with  "Changed the Locks", "Passionate Kisses", "Crescent City", and the rest of this great Rough Trade reissue Monday night. 

Peak of the Week
4:35 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Thursday Night the 16th between 8pm and Midnight: BILLIE JOE + NORAH - Foreverly

In one of the more surprising collaborations of late, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has teamed up with Norah Jones.  Equally surprising is the material they decided to focus on: standards of The Everly Brothers canon -- some of their darker, more powerful songs.  And as fate would have it Phil Everly passed away on the 3rd of this month, age 74.  In what may have been his final interview just weeks before his death, Phil gave his approval for the project: “In the beginning of rock & roll, there was always innovation.

Programming
10:34 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Amos Lee Ticket Giveaway - Jan 8-14

Tune into WNCW between January 8-14 for details on how you can win a pair of tickets to see Amos Lee at Ovens Auditorium on April 12 at 8pm. 

Studio B
4:26 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Live this Friday the 10th at 2pm: HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

The hot trio of Western swing and more from Austin, TX put out Rendezvous in Rhythm last year, which features songs from the great Gypsy Jazz/Hot Club of France era of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.  It's been far too long since they visited Studio B, so we're elated to welcome Elana James, Whit Smith, and Jake Erwin back before their Asheville show!

Studio B
4:25 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Live this Thursday the 9th at 4pm: LERA LYNN

Some of us first heard of Georgia-bred, Nashville-based Lera Lynn in 2011, when she won that year's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest.  She is back with a new release (Lying in the Sun) and a tour that includes Asheville Thursday night.  "...she is an Americana act of promise, who can do slow smoldering honkytonk and fleet Western Swing, plus with a band that can upend roots-music expectations." - Philly.com

Programming
2:28 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

WNCW Celebrates The Life and Music of Earl Eugene Scruggs This Weekend

Earl Eugene Scruggs

To celebrate the January 6th birthday of Earl Scruggs, tune in this weekend for the annual celebration of the life and music of the most important 5-String Bluegrass banjo player and native of Flint Hill, NC on Goin' Across The Mountain Saturday and

New Tunes at Two
2:27 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

New Releases Featured This Week, January 6th-9th, 2-3pm

Monday the 6th: TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAIN KILLERS - The Devil You Know

Tuesday the 7th: IKE STUBBLEFIELD - Righteous!

Wednesday the 8th: DAMIEN JURADO - Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

Thursday the 9th: BRANDY CLARK - 12 Stories

Spindale Cycle
2:26 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Monday Night January 6th at 8pm: TOM WAITS - The Heart of Saturday Night

This 40-year-old classic was Waits' second release, and picks up right where his critically acclaimed Closing Time debut leaves off.  We celebrate his December 7th birthday a night early on WNCW this week.

Peak of the Week
2:26 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Thursday Night the 9th between 8pm and Midnight: BLUE RODEO - In Our Nature

After a quarter-century of turning out great Americana roots-rock, Greg Keelor, Jim Cuddy and the rest of Blue Rodeo return with this, their 11th album.  The Toronto band's latest is perhaps a little more contemplative and introspective than their previous releases -- perfect for a Thursday winter's night? 

Top 100
12:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

WNCW's 2013 Top 100 - Staff Picks

Martin Anderson:
1.    Steep Canyon Rangers – Tell the Ones I Love (Rounder)
2.    Richard Thompson – Electric (New West)
3.    Tedeschi Trucks Band – Made Up Mind (Masterworks)
4.    Wood Brothers – The Muse (Southern Ground)
5.    Grateful Dead – Sunshine Daydream (Rhino)
6.    Donna the Buffalo – Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday (Sugar Hill)
7.    Various: Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War (ATO)
8.    James Hunter Six – Minute By Minute (Fantasy)

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