Magic Sam Maghett was known for his blistering guitar work, able to fire off notes with the speed and precision of a machine gun. But there hasn't been much known about live recordings of his, because he died at the young age of 32 from a heart attack in 1969. But a quality reel-to-reel tape from a dynamic show at of all places a coffee shop in Milwaukee showed up last year, and we've got it for you Monday night. Recorded June 22nd, 1968, this'll get your summer off to a blistering hot start!
With festival season in full swing, we now turn our attention to the infamous Red, White and Bluegrass Festival in Morganton on June 26-28th. WNCW is seeking volunteers to staff our booth at the festival, and we thought of you!! If you have the time for a shift or two over the weekend, please shout out and we`ll get you into this amazing event.
Daniel Coston will join Joe Kendrick in the Air Studio on Wednesday as a guest DJ. Tune in as they play music from North Carolina's (and especially Charlotte's) musical past and present. Joe and Daniel will also discuss Daniel's latest book, There Was A Time: Rock & Roll In The 1960s In Charlotte, And North Carolina (second edition). The big release party and Charlotte 60s Reunion concert will be at the Neighborhood Theatre on June 21st.
45 years ago saw this debut of one of the most promising English singer-songwriters, though he only made three full-length albums before dying in 1974. And he went relatively unnoticed while alive, but he's gathered a veritable cult following since then --and yes it started well before his song "Pink Moon" showed up on that popular TV commercial. After being discovered at a rare live performance by a member of Fairport Convention, Drake won the support of producer Joe Boyd, and also got assistance from Fairport guitarist Richard Thompson and Pentangle bassist Danny Thompson (no r
WNCW's This Old Porch host John Fowler is also the author of a book about a fascinating character of Upstate SC history, Spartanburg's Trotting Sally. Little was known about this African-American fiddler of the early/mid 20th Century, until now. Join Martin Anderson and John Fowler, right after our "Ten O'Clock Doc" set.
Ray LaMontagne's epiphany moment in which he knew what he wanted to do with his life came while working at a shoe factory in Maine one day, when Stephen Stills' "Treetop Flyer" came on the radio. If that's what it takes to inspire talents like him to become musicians, we'll keep playing tunes like that... LaMontagne picked up a Grammy for his last album, and this fifth full-length from him has Dan Auerbach on board for a fairly complex departure from his previous four.
If you love WNCW and festivals, then consider volunteering at WNCW's Festival Booth this summer. We have several events coming up and could use your help representing the station. Please contact Scotty Robertson for more information: email@example.com