Nashville legend Lloyd Maines, who has produced the Sons of Fathers' latest release, describes them as “the Everly Brothers meets Neil Young and Merle Haggard and The Clash.” And we don't want to argue with Lloyd Maines... They play Knoxville Thursday and Charlotte Friday.
We celebrate the birthday of one of Americana's best songwriters this week with Guy's 2nd album, from 1976. This one features an all-star cast of guests, including Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, and Rodney Crowell -- all together on the same chorus, even! Johnny Gimble, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Tracy Nelson are here too. If Guy's skills as a top tier ballad writer weren't already established, they are with with this classic. "Take me to a barroom driver/Set me on a stool/If I can't be her man, I'm damned/If I'll be her fool."
Who else but Bob Dylan could release TEN volumes (and counting) of "bootleg" studio/stage recordings, and each one full of great material? This one is centered around Self-Portrait (various folk and traditional songs) and New Morning (one of his best, under-recognized albums), but also includes outtakes & such from Nashville Skyline and work with The Band. Check out the fine accompaniment too, from the likes of David Bromberg, Al Kooper, and George Harrison. Brad will fit as many of these 35 songs as he can into your Thursday night mix.
WNCW is proud to partner with the Foundation Performing Arts Center to present “Goin’ Across the Mountain Live.” WNCW’s acclaimed bluegrass show “Goin’ Across the Mountain” is a favorite of traditional and contemporary bluegrass fans across the region every Saturday afternoon. Now it comes to life on stage as we bring together some of the biggest names in bluegrass music. WNCW is proud to present the legendary Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver with guests Balsam Range and Mountain Faith for a special show benefitting WNCW.
Tune in to WNCW on Halloween – and the days leading up to it – as we spin a web of tunes guaranteed to scare you into the Halloween spirit. Ghosts, zombies, black cats, haunted houses, and candy. We wouldn’t leave out the candy.
We are sad to learn of the passing of Lou Reed this past weekend. He was 71. Reed fronted The Velvet Underground, whose late '60's albums provided a counterpoint to the "Summer of Love"-flavored and AM-oriented releases of the era. The V.U. alone would have cemented his status as a rock 'n roll icon, but his solo career that followed brought many more dimensions to his legendary status of rebellious songwriter, musician, and singer. His 1989 ode to his hometown kicks off an evening and week filled with Lou Reed.