Following two previous solo albums, and time spent in The Brilliant Inventions before that, Georgia native Eliot Bronson is back with a new, self-titled release. This one was recorded in Nashville with acclaimed producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Nikki Lane.) Bronson has won songwriting awards/finalist slots at Merlefest, Kerrville, and the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest. He plays Asheville on Thursday the 20th and Charlotte on Friday the 21st.
Jackson Browne has been consistent in his craft since his 1972 self-titled debut, in which he hit the ground running with "Doctor My Eyes", "Take It Easy", "Rock Me On the Water", and "Jamaica Say You Will". His career goes back to the late 60's, too, with songwriting for Tom Rush, Nico, Linda Rondstadt, and The Byrds. He is not afraid to sing his opinions, either. You may say he's a dreamer....but he is also an activist: an artist who walks his talk.
November 17th marks the anniversary of The Kinks' release of their 1967 album Sunny Afternoon, and 1986's Think Visual. But tonight, it's Muswell Hillbillies, as it has been remastered and reissued this month, with a 2nd disc "Katalog" of 17 tunes from 1972 to 1984. When it was released in 1971, Muswell Hillbillies didn't receive great reviews -- especially compared to the previous year's hitmaking Lola. But in the decades since, it has become one of the most revered among Kinks fans.
SPINDALE (Nov. 13, 2014) - Broadcasting legend Woody Durham, most well-known as the Voice of the Tarheels for more than four decades, will return to the airwaves in December on WNCW 88.7 FM. "Woody Durham's Great Moments in Sports History" will air weekday mornings during WNCW's morning news program featuring National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."
Released on this date in 1976, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' self-titled debut was fresh and brash enough to be considered punk, but they were just as much influenced by The Byrds, and boy did they know how to write radio hits. "Rockin' Around With You", "Breakdown", "American Girl"....what an introduction for a band that obviously had what it takes to be more than just an underground Southern garage-rock band of a few years. The band's roots go back to 1970, when most of the band formed under the name Mudcrutch in Gainesville, Florida.
From 1978 until 1990, Tim O'Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Forster, and the late Charles Sawtelle blazed trails as one of the hardest working bluegrass bands. While always maintaining their sincere respect for the traditions of Flatt, Scruggs, and Monroe that inspired them, they were one of those rare bands that could also forge progressive sounds and innovations, which acts like Nickel Creek and fellow Coloradans The String Cheese Incident proudly attest to.
WNCW presents Goin' Across The Mountain LIVE with Balsam Range and guests Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Mountain Faith on January 16, 2015 at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and the performance will be at the Foundation Performing Arts Center in Spindale, NC. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.