WNCW recognizes the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this national holiday. We will include songs that touch on the work of King and others during our eclectic music mix, including your requests.
They're one of our favorite acoustic trios, and we're excited to welcome them back to WNCW. The Hot Club plays Charlotte Thursday, the Django Reinhardt birthday celebration in Asheville Friday, and Johnson City on Saturday.
Dobro master Rob Ickes, of Blue Highway and countless other great projects, has teamed up with Grand Ole Opry singer Trey Hensley for a great new collaboration of bluegrass-meets-Golden-Era-of-Country. They join us Monday morning while in the area for shows this week in Asheville, Johnson City, and Valdese. It may only be January, but Rob & Trey are bound to show up on our Top 100 at the end of the year!
Brooklyn singer/songwriter Michaela Ann has a wonderful voice that conjures up Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstandt, and a fine collection of songs she released last year. She visits us Friday morning while in the area this week for shows in Charlotte Thursday and Asheville Friday.
Mardi Gras is getting closer: February 17th. And this Wednesday the 21st is the birthday of what his hometown New Orleans called "The Human Jukebox", so we'll celebrate this Monday night with Snooks Eaglin's R&B album Teasin' You. His earlier recordings, going back to 1958, were formidable ones showcasing his folk-blues side. But perhaps deep down, he wanted to play in a soul/R&B setting with a plugged in band like this one, which had George Porter, Jr. on bass and Herman Ernest III on drums.
He may have been technically born in Texas, but you would be justified in assuming David Lowery was a true-blue Californian. Camper Van Beethoven has recorded a pair of concept albums about California (La Costa Perdida, about NoCal, and El Camino Real, centered around SoCal.) And now his other band Cracker has released this double-album, with Berkeley focusing on the bohemia-meets-boomtown dichotomy of the Bay Area, and inland Bakersfield celebrating the West's country music Ground Zero.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which made perfect sense to conduct a conversation with Kristy Capp, who serves as an expert in this area for Pardee Hospital, Hendersonville, NC. We urge any female out there to take time to listen to good advice and helpful reminders when it comes to this serious subject matter. The interview
This Friday Feature Interview of the Week from Oct. 10 was about the new NOAA Weather Station that was placed on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Rutherford County. A spokesperson from NOAA's Asheville headquarters talked about the need for another
station and how it benefits a portion of Western NC.