It's our 2nd week in a row to feature an '80's Athens, GA favorite for our Spindale Cycle. This time it's the premier Southern rock/jamband, with their debut full-length. Revered as their best -- or at least an essential collection -- by many fellow Spreadheads, Space Wrangler was released in 1988 on the tiny Landslide Record label, before graduating to Capricorn. Celebrate John Bell's 4/14 birthday with an hour of Panic this Monday!
This week, JJ Grey & Mofro release their 7th album, and they're tighter than ever. Call it southern rock, swamp funk, Memphis soul, North Florida blues....or maybe they've coined a new one here, the Florabama sound. As for the stories in the songs, Grey says: “Many of the new songs are about being your own worst enemy, and about normal folks pushing themselves over the edge.” We'll spin each of the tunes over the course of Thursday night.
April 18-20, 2013: Listen for your opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues 7th Annual Cornbread & Collard Greens Festival on Saturday, April 27 at The Handlebar in Greenville, SC.
Join Dennis Jones for a special visit with Bluegrass greats Marshall Wilborn and Ron Shuffler at Noon on Goin’ Across The Mountain. It’s two of the best up-right bass players in the air studio on the celebration of Ron’s older brother George’s birthday.
On Tuesday, April 9th, Chris McGill, an energy supply expert and vice-president of Policy Analysis for the American Gas Association, announced the results of a two year study of the nation's supply of natural gas. This report shows that supplies of natural gas are at an all-time high. I spoke with McGill on Thursday, and talked about some of the things which were revealed in the report. I also asked him about 'frakking', and whether there is any way to be sure that this practice of getting to natural gas is not harming the environment. Tune it to hear our conversation.
Having wrapped up a full year of touring on the road (in a Chevy van paid for by Kickstarter fans), Asheville's Nikki Talley and her husband Jason Sharp return home, stopping by Studio B for another fun session featuring her sweet Appalachian voice and roots. Their most recent release is Live At The Altamont Theatre recorded in Asheville. They'll be on 8 area stages in the next 11 days: Asheville, Brevard, Saluda, Greenville, & Morganton.
This 5-piece band is made up of veterans of James Brown's Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Neville Brothers Band, The Radiators, & Outformation. They wowed us when they last came to WNCW (and showed up on Crowd Around the Mic Vol. 16). Join us in welcoming The New Orleans Suspects back before they head to their show in Black Mountain!