Following his side project work with Derek & the Dominos, and fight against a heroin addiction, Slowhand took residence in this house in Golden Beach, Florida for a month or so in 1974 to work on his second studio album.
The new weekly feature during WNCW's Morning Edition, "More to the Story", airing each Wednesday at 8:51, featured a discussion on the serious need for more housing in Asheville. From the low percentage of available housing to its high cost and possible solutions - listen to this segment from March 11 with Joel Burgess, government accountability reporter for the Asheville Citizen Times.
A Vermonter raised by folk musician parents, banjoist/guitarist/fiddler Sam Amidon has a deep background in various folk traditions, but is making a name for himself through his innovative blending of these styles with free jazz and indie-rock. We fell in love with his album of last year, Lily-O, which features guitarist Bill Frisell and Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurdsson, with some modern interpretations of old traditional tunes.
This North Carolina-based trio makes some of the most unique, quirky, hard-t0-define music we've encountered over the years. No wonder we like them! They stop by the station on Wednesday to talk with Scotty about their latest Ramseur Records collection of songs, Hold On. Bombadil's upcoming shows in our area include Horizon Records and the Bohemian Cafe in Greenville on Thursday, Legends in Boone on April 1st, and the Altamont Theatre in Asheville on April 23rd.
The music of the 80's got off to a promising start with the debut release from this sideman/bandleader for Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon, Crosby & Nash, and particularly Jackson Browne. Fortunately for us, Elektra Records gave David Lindley a chance to shine in the spotlight, and he did not disappoint. Check out his arrangements on these different interpretations of tunes by Bobby Fuller, Smokey Robinson, Huey "Piano" Smith....you need to catch his version of the "Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas and the Sinus Blues".
That great late '50's/early '60's rockabilly and R&B sound has been brought back with a fresh twist thanks to JD McPherson and band, on this 2nd album of his that we love. You'll hear his influences of Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and even some spaghetti Western inspiration too, but these are all original tunes from the guy who burst on the scene with "North Side Gal" a couple years ago. Mark Neill (Black Keys, Old 97's) co-produced this one with him.