News

Pages

Studio B
9:57 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Live Wednesday the 13th at 3pm: WILLY MASON

Willy Mason is a fascinating songwriter with a fascinating family tree (a direct descendant of the 19th-century philosopher William James, the brother of novelist Henry James.)  His first big break came in 2004 when Conor Oborst fell in love with his work, which has drawn comparisons to Springsteen's Nebraska, or Salinger's Holden Caulfield.  He's been on a big tour supporting Mumford & Sons this year, but plays Asheville with the great Laura Marling Wednesday night.

New Tunes at Two
9:56 am
Mon November 11, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, November 11th-15th, 2-3pm

Monday the 11th: VARIOUS ARTISTS - Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War

Tuesday the 12th: PINK MARTINI - Get Happy

Wednesday the 13th: BLUE RODEO - In Our Nature

Thursday the 14th: VARIOUS ARTISTS - Rockin' Here Tonight: Songs For Slim (Dunlap)

Spindale Cycle
9:56 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Monday Night November 11th at 8pm: MOSE ALLISON - Your Mind is On Vacation

Is he a jazz artist?  Is he a blues singer?  Is he a singer-songwriter?  Yes.  And it really shouldn't matter whether he's one or all of the above, but this "category problem" has unfortunately meant that not enough people are familiar with the great Mose Allison.  We have his 1976 album, which oddly was his only one between '73 and '81, for your Monday night as we celebrate his birthday. 

Peak of the Week
9:56 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Thursday Night the 14th between 8pm & Midnight: ANDERS OSBORNE - Peace

He grew up in Sweden, the son of a jazz drummer.  But Osborne has been one of our favorite New Orleans-based  blues-rock guitarists and singer-songwriters of the last 10 or more years, and this new one on Alligator Records quickly became a staff favorite around here.  Intensely passionate one moment, emotionally fragile the next, Peace is his most multi-dimensional and honest snapshot to date. 

Studio B
7:50 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Live this Friday the 8th at 11am: KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE

This just in!  Karl Denson and band return to Studio B this Friday morning, in between their Thursday Charlotte and Friday Asheville shows.  The co-founder of The Greyboy Allstars and currently a member of dub reggae band Slightly Stoopid, Denson is a powerful force.  His 6-piece band has a tight, full sound that is anything but tiny. 

Programming
7:47 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Midatlantic Music Conference - Interview with Joe Kendrick on Friday after 1pm

Tune in on Friday, November 8th around 1pm as Joe Kendrick talks with James Caldwell, conference manager of the Midatlantic Music Conference.  Joe will be taking part in the largest conference in the midatlantic region that evening in the conference's opening Panel 6-7p.m.

Read more
Studio B
10:16 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Live Friday the 8th at 2pm: SONS OF FATHERS

Dalton Campbell

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. 

New Tunes at Two
10:06 am
Mon November 4, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, November 4th-7th, 2-3pm

Monday the 4th: MIPSO - Dark Holler Pop

Tuesday the 5th: JIM LAUDERDALE - Old Time Angels

Wednesday the 6th: WYNTON MARSALIS - The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis

Thursday the 7th: CHRIS BLESTERFELDT - Urban Mandolin

Spindale Cycle
10:04 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Monday Night November 4th at 8pm: GUY CLARK - Texas Cookin'

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." 

Peak of the Week
10:04 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Thursday Night the 7th between 8pm & Midnight: BOB DYLAN - Another Self-Portrait (1969-71)

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.

Pages