Peak Of The Week™

Thursdays at 9pm
Brad Watson

A new release - handpicked by WNCW's Programming Staff - is sampled throughout Brad Watson's Music Mix on Thursday evenings.

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Peak of the Week
3:37 pm
Wed July 4, 2012

Thursday, July 12th: EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS - Here

The band that struck big with their '09 debut's instant hit "Home" is back with another collection of (potential) sing-alongs like "I Don't Wanna Pray" and "Man On Fire".  Alex Ebert remains at the helm of this dozen-or-so psychedelic/folk-inspired collective, but take note of the increasing presence of fellow singer Jade Castrinos, especially on songs like "Fiya Wata". 

Peak of the Week
3:31 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Thursday, July 5th beginning at 8pm: SARA WATKINS - Sun Midnight Sun

The former fiddler for Nickel Creek has a new solo release that is her strongest one yet.  Featuring her brother Sean, plus Benmont Tench, Jackson Browne, & Fiona Apple, Sun Midnight Sun also features some great new collaborative songwriting from Sara and producer Blake Mills.  Tune in as we track through the entire album Thursday night!  


Peak of the Week
3:01 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 28th, beginning at 8pm: RYAN MONTBLEAU - For Higher

One of our favorite new, "undiscovered" voices these last few years, Ryan Montbleau has a new release called "For Higher."  This time, the Boston singer/songwriter/bandleader went down to a New Orleans studio to record with George Porter Jr. on bass, Ivan Neville on keys, Anders Osborne on guitar and Simon Lott on drums.  It's our feature on this Thursday evening's music mix.



Peak of the Week
3:32 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 14th beginning at 8pm: SUGARMAN 3 - What the World Needs Now

This Thursday evening on Peak of the Week, tune in for Sugarman 3 What the World Needs Now.






Peak of the Week
4:28 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 31st beginning at 8pm: BONNIE RAITT - Slipstream

Peak of the Week
2:53 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Thursday, May 24th, beginning at 8pm: DR. JOHN - Locked Down

Produced by Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach, this new release from The Night Tripper is for sure one of his best in years!  Tune in as we feature it throughout the Thursday night music mix.  






Peak of the Week
10:14 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 17th, beginning at 8pm: THE HERITAGE BLUES BAND - And Still I Rise

Catch the tunes from one of the best blues releases of 2012 throughout Thursday evening's music mix.  




Peak of the Week
8:26 am
Sat May 5, 2012

Thursday, May 10th beginning at 8pm: CHUCK PROPHET - Temple Beautiful

This Thursday, on Peak of the Week, we'll samples Chuck Prophet's latest CD Temple Beautiful.








Peak of the Week
12:16 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Thursday, May 3rd at 8PM: JOAN OSBORNE - Bring It On Home

This Thursday on Peak of the Week, we'll sample Joan Osborne's Bring It On Home.







Peak of the Week
9:58 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 19th at 8PM: CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS - Leaving Eden

This Thursday on Peak of the Week, we'll sample Carolina Chocolate Drops Leaving Eden.