Who else but Bob Dylan could release TEN volumes (and counting) of "bootleg" studio/stage recordings, and each one full of great material? This one is centered around Self-Portrait (various folk and traditional songs) and New Morning (one of his best, under-recognized albums), but also includes outtakes & such from Nashville Skyline and work with The Band. Check out the fine accompaniment too, from the likes of David Bromberg, Al Kooper, and George Harrison. Brad will fit as many of these 35 songs as he can into your Thursday night mix.
WNCW is proud to partner with the Foundation Performing Arts Center to present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live.” WNCW’s acclaimed bluegrass show “Goin’ Across the Mountain” is a favorite of traditional and contemporary bluegrass fans across the region every Saturday afternoon. Now it comes to life on stage as we bring together some of the biggest names in bluegrass music. WNCW is proud to present the legendary Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver with guests Balsam Range and Mountain Faith for a special show benefitting WNCW.
Tune in to WNCW on Halloween – and the days leading up to it – as we spin a web of tunes guaranteed to scare you into the Halloween spirit. Ghosts, zombies, black cats, haunted houses, and candy. We wouldn’t leave out the candy.
We are sad to learn of the passing of Lou Reed this past weekend. He was 71. Reed fronted The Velvet Underground, whose late '60's albums provided a counterpoint to the "Summer of Love"-flavored and AM-oriented releases of the era. The V.U. alone would have cemented his status as a rock 'n roll icon, but his solo career that followed brought many more dimensions to his legendary status of rebellious songwriter, musician, and singer. His 1989 ode to his hometown kicks off an evening and week filled with Lou Reed.
Let's just call this "Wood Brothers Week" here at WNCW: They play Asheville Sunday night, they visit us Monday morning as Guest DJ's, and we'll spin all the songs from their beautiful release The Muse throughout this Thursday evening for the Peak of the Week. Each of our music library's sections -- jazz, blues, country, rock, and others -- are subject to being mined by them as they pick out favorite artists of theirs to play for you. Maybe we can coax them to play one of their own, too?
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion return to our area for shows in Charlotte on Wednesday and Asheville on Friday. They will pay us a visit in the 3 o'clock hour to talk about their latest release Wassaic Way, things that inspire them these days, and maybe a tale or two of the beloved Guthrie family.
The question has been raised: "Is David Olney the Leonard Cohen of the Americana movement?" His songs have been recorded by great artists like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien, and Ann Rabson, earning him the title of one of those "songwriter's songwriters" so many of our favorites love. He and his longtime friend Sergio Webb will join us to talk about their thematic series Body of Evidence. They play Spartanburg on Friday night.