Bluesy folk-rocker (and former WNCW host) Laura Blackley won first place in the NC Piedmont Blues Society's Blues Challenge last October. They travel to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge at the end of the month. She and her band (Ian Harrod, Josh Gibbs, Dorsey Parker, & Gabe Rohmann) return to Studio B before a few upcoming shows in Asheville and Spartanburg.
Krissy Mabry was the lucky winner of the WNCW swag bag give-away held Friday, January 13th at the Goin' Across The Mountain LIVE show at the Foundation Performing Arts Center in Spindale, NC. She's pictured here, on the right, with Membership Coordinator Kim Henson. Go Krissy!
This Sunday evening on Merlefest Radio Hour, we'll feature tunes from the Avett Brothers, Mandolin Orange, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy and Chatham County Line - Steve sits down to talk with MerleFest veterans Terry and Cindy Baucom and we'll hear some new music from Terry and the Dukes Of Drive. We'll also dole out our usual dose of Doc and Merle! It's Merlefest Radio Hour with hosts Joe Greene and Steve Johnson - Sundays at 6pm on WNCW!
It's the old school soul pop of St. Paul and the Broken Bones in a live session from the stage of the Peace Center in Greenville, SC just before their show there last month, and we'll go back to 2011 for a session with the Steel Wheels, who brought their Shenandoah Valley roots music to Studio B when they were in the area for a series of house concerts. Join Kim Clark for Studio B Rewind at 6pm Friday the 13th. Nothin' but good luck at WNCW.
Tonight, we'll be diggin' the Yardbirds, Revolver-era Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Small Faces, the Music Machine, Jackie Wilson, Year 2000, Tintern Abbey, Margie Hendrix, the Tee-Set, the Move, and a dozen more swingin' '60s records.