Tuesday is the release of our own Steep Canyon Rangers' new album Tell the Ones I Love, and we're celebrating with a live session from them in Studio B! Working with Larry Campbell at Levon Helms' barn in Woodstock, working with Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, working on their Mountain Song Festival in Brevard this weekend that they host....we'll have lots to talk about.
Asheville's great singer/songwriter/guitarist Tyler Ramsey has been working on another solo album, in and amongst his busy schedule as guitarist for Band of Horses. We're excited to welcome him back to Studio B for a live session before shows in Charlotte and Asheville this weekend.
Greenville, SC resident C. Michael Forsyth has indeed had many interests in life, and many accomplishments as well. Growing up in NYC, the son of an Episcopal Minister, he developed an interest in classic horror movies, telling stories and drawing comic strips. He received his degree in English Literature from Yale and went on to get his MFA from NYU.
It was supposed to be the beginning of a terrific new chapter in Otis Redding's career: a monumental leap in depth and success, as evidenced by the title track, recorded just days before his death (and that of 4 members of his band The Bar-Kays) in a plane crash on December 10, 1967. Instead, the album became a posthumous closure for one of the greatest voices in Southern Soul. The other songs were a mix of singles and B-sides gathered together by producer/guitarist Steve Cropper going back to '65, giving it little cohesion. And, it remains one of his most revered albums, 45 years later.
We in the U.S. have had to wait an extra year for its release (due to record label legal red tape), but now we finally have this new double album from the former Dire Straits' frontman. It features impeccable musicianship from such greats as Kim Wilson, Richard Bennett, Guy Fletcher, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, and Tim O'Brien: “This is the band I have been working toward my whole life,” says Knopfler himself.
WNCW has many new Thank You Gifts, including handmade mugs (by Mangum Pottery), pint glasses, and shirts. Crowd Around the Mic, Volume 17 is available for pre-ordering. It's still in production, but when you pre-order your copy, you will be among the first to receive it once it is complete. Click here to see all of our new Thank You Gifts.
Wild Ponies is the band comprised of singer/songwriting duo Doug & Telisha Williams. Formerly from the mountains of Virginia, they have recently moved to Nashville, and released a fine new collection of songs. They play Charlotte Thursday night. "Doug & Telisha Williams have the old-time, pre-70s country, mountain & honky-tonk road house music all blended together into their own whiskey - open the jar and have a pull." — Darrell Scott.
Warren Hood was just in Studio B last May, as part of Hayes Carll's backing band. His own trio has singer/pianist Emily Gimble and guitarist Willie Pipkin, and the spotlight's on them this time before heading to shows in Black Mountain Thursday, Spartanburg Friday, and Saluda Sunday. Warren, the son of the late Champ Hood from Spartanburg and Austin's Uncle Walt's Band, also plays regularly with his band The Waybacks; he's one of the most dynamic, expressive fiddlers in Americana.