New Tunes at Two
8:59 am
Sat March 16, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, 2-3pm - March 18-21:

Monday, March 18: MADELEINE PEYROUX - The Blue Room

Tuesday, March 19: THE GIDDENS SISTERS (feat. Rhiannon Giddens): I Know I've Been Changed

Wednesday, March 20: PHOSPHORESCENT - Muchacho

Thursday, March 21: BLACK LILLIES - Runaway Freeway Blues

Spindale Cycle
8:58 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Monday Night the 18th at 8pm: PINK FLOYD - Dark Side of the Moon

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the most revered rock albums of all time.  Brilliantly engineered by Alan Parsons, and featuring songs that would become staples of Pink Floyd's shows, it is without a doubt a cult classic and masterpiece.  What other albums have been covered in their entirety in electronica, dub reggae, a capella, string quartet, bluegrass, and other styles? Turn it up Monday at 8.  Starting The Wizard of Oz on mute at the same time is your choice...

Peak of the Week
8:51 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Thursday Night the 21st between 8pm & Midnight: SON VOLT - Honky Tonk

After basically establishing the subgenre of alt-country in 1990 with the Uncle Tupelo release of No Depression, Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar went their separate ways, Tweedy bringing his more rock-oriented influence to Wilco, and Farrar keeping the twangy side for his new band Son Volt.  This country influence has culminated in Honky Tonk, a strong homage to the Bakersfield sound (think Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.)  Tune in as Friday's Cosmic American Music Show comes 24 hours early this week!

12:30 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Congratulations To WNCW's Bonnaroo Winner

Congratulations to Ben from Omaha, NE for winning the Bonnaroo Prize Package.

11:43 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day - Sunday, March 17 Noon to 3pm with Celtic Winds

Tune in Sunday, March 17th from noon to 3pm and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Celtic Winds.

1:38 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Releases You'll Hear On WNCW This Month - March 2013

Here are some albums that have really risen to the top here at WNCW. We hope you're enjoying them as much as we are.

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Air Studio
7:38 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Friday the 15th at 3pm: HOWARD LEVY & JOE CRAVEN

Howard Levy: a harmonica and piano virtuoso, most known for his great work with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, but he's also involved with Lebanese Oud player/composer Rabih Abou Khalil, avant-garde jazz Riessler/Levy/Matinier Trio, and the Latin/jazz group  Chévere de Chicago.  Joe Craven: brilliant on the fiddle, mandolin, and especially a world of various percussion instruments, most known for some 17 years with the David Grisman Quintet, plus work with Jerry Garcia, Stephane Grappelli, Alison Brown, Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, & more.  After jamming together for an unrehearsed eveni

New Tunes at Two
7:37 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, 2-3pm:

Monday, March 4th: CHARLES BRADLEY - Victim of Love

Tuesday, March 5th: JESSE DEE - On My Mind / In My Heart

Wednesday, March 6th: STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (& DUCHESSES) - The Low Highway

Thursday, March 7th: NORA JANE STRUTHERS & THE PARTY LINE - Carnival

Spindale Cycle
7:36 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Monday Night the 11th at 8pm: JESSE FULLER - San Francisco Bay Blues

Though a native of Georgia (Jonesboro, March 12, 1896), Jesse Fuller gained fame as the face and voice of West Coast Blues in the '50's and '60's, especially with his "San Francisco Bay Blues".  By the time this album came out in 1963, the title track was already a hit, and he was performing for a wide variety of gigs and record labels.  This album captures his one-man-band prowess on guitar, harmonica, kazoo, ... and his own home-made "footdella". 

Peak of the Week
7:33 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Thursday Night the 14th between 8pm & Midnight: JAMES HUNTER SIX - Minute By Minute

One of our favorite British soul singers is back after a 5 year absence!  James Hunter has a new release of all original material that definitely summons the souls of James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, etc., but is no doubt just as fresh sounding as anything else out there.  Produced and engineered by Daptone Records co-founder Gabriel Roth, this is a staff favorite here at WNCW.