Sample a new release each week during Peak of the Week on Thursday nights starting at 9:00pm.  

This week we feature Old Crow Medicine Show – 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde – You already figured Ketch and the guys in Old Crow were Dylan fans, especially with their “co-write” of his “Wagon Wheel.” But they immersed themselves further in his epic double-album, reworking arrangements and recording most of them live in Nashville to celebrate its 50th anniversary. 

The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" -- We wrap up our longtime tradition of Monday Spindale Cycles with what many consider the greatest rock album of all time. It was indeed the first rock LP to receive an Album of the Year Grammy, and is widely considered a first for concept albums, Art Rock, Progressive Rock, and the Album Era. June 1st marks the 50th anniversary of its release, and we’ll mark it as the kickoff to our 50th anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love, too (stay tuned for details on that!) 

DAVID CHILDERS Live Thursday, May 25th at 1pm

May 18, 2017
Kevin Bridges

Our favorite Mt. Holly lawyer-turned-musician has a new release that is seriously one of his best -- and we've been following him since at least 1999. On Run Skeleton Run he has a lot of help from Bob Crawford and Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers, and producer Don Dixon, in addition to his fellow regular bandmates. History and literature feature prominently through his great songs, and he'll perform live in Studio B in advance of shows in Charlotte on May 28th and June 8th, among others.

Visit David Childers' website.

We're keeping it close to home this week: Mipso, who came together in Chapel Hill but whose members are from Morganton, Greensboro and High Point, have just released their 4th album—and we'll go back to May, 2015 to hear them in their impressive Studio B debut. On the other end of the musical spectrum but still right here in our region, we'll listen to the innovative jazz of Asheville's Jason DeChristifaro in a session from just last month. 

Grammy-Winning Band’s Summer Tour Collaboration to benefit
Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation