The frontman for blues band Omar and the Howlers pays homage to another Mississippi native who influenced him and a generation of blues players: Chester Burnett, better known as Howlin’ Wolf. Riding that fine line between channeling the original and adding his own stamp of originality, Dykes delivers big on standards like "Spoonful", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Back Door Man", and "Smokestack Lightnin'." Spotlight on Howlin' Wolf's legacy this Thursday night, all night long!
Congratulations to Greer Gunby from Brevard, NC for designing the winning graphic that will be featured on WNCW's next Station T-shirt. This new station shirt will be made available to new and renewing WNCW Members in the coming weeks.
Thank you to all the wonderful designers and artists who took time to create great designs that represent WNCW. Thank you for your participation!
An inspiration to MLK with her family band during the Civil Rights Era, a show-stealer for The Band's star-studded The Last Waltz, near-fiancee to Bob Dylan.... Mavis Staples remains an icon of change, and one of the best voices of America's conscience. She made some changes once again in 2010 when she collaborated with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy for the Grammy-winning You Are Not Alone, and she continues that great partnership with this new release.
WNCW relies on volunteers to take our booth to various festivals and represent the station while attending the festivals. Are you interested in helping WNCW in this way? Contact Stephanie Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The August issue of Our State magazine takes a look at the things that make North Carolina southern. It features grits, tobacco barns, screen doors, kudzu, swamps, Cheerwine, and Rulfton - otherwise known as Rutherfordton, NC - the county seat of Rutherford County.