If you can maybe picture Roy Orbison as a Cuban-American, fronting a band that draws from Hank Williams as much as the Sir Douglas Quintet, with a fresh new release, then you get an inkling of what our Thursday night music mix has in store for you. Raul Malo and The Mavericks are back after a 10 year hiatus, and their new album In Time is your Peak of the Week.
Bluegrass great Don Rigsby joins Dennis Jones in the Noon hour of Goin’ Across The Mountain for a very special visit. He will be debuting his new “Doctor's Orders: A Tribute to Ralph Stanley” and talk about all that is going on in his very busy life.
The April Sessions is a quartet of familiar Asheville musicians, essentially a jazz piano trio with Dobro. Billy Cardine, Chris Rosser, Zack Page and River Guerguerian came together for a benefit concert a couple years ago (The Odyssey Community School in Asheville), and were subsequently inspired to record an album that April that was, according to their liner notes, "imaginative, live, and without the use of a click track." No question they'll feel right at home during their live session in Studio B! Their CD release show is Saturday night at The Altamont.
Chimney Rock State Park will be all a-buzz on Saturday, April 27th as Bee City USA comes to spend the day. Phyllis Stiles, Director of Bee City USA, a program of the Center for Honeybee Research and the Rutherford County Beekeepers Association, will provide a day of fun activities and information about honeybees, their dwindling numbers and what you can do to help these vital members of the insect population. Tune in Thursday to hear about a fun day for the whole family at Chimney Rock and an ecological issue that we all have to face.
On Wednesday, April 24th, it's Denim Day in Haywood County. No, it's not just another 'casual' day. It's a day dedicated to remember the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The story of how it came to be referred to as "Denim Day" is truly amazing. This is not a story for the very young, but it's a story that has to be told. Tune in Monday, April 22 at 8:50 am to hear this very important interview with Buffy Queen, Community Educator with Reach of Haywood.