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Studio B
9:29 am
Mon November 18, 2013

This Thursday the 21st at 3pm: SUSAN WERNER

Leave it to Susan Werner to successfully weave both humor and serious passion into an album that centers around agrochemicals, climate change, and sustainable agriculture.  The singer/songwriter with deep Iowa farm roots does so on her latest project Hayseed, and she'll talk with us about it this Thursday afternoon in advance of her Asheville concert. 

New Tunes at Two
8:54 am
Mon November 18, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, November 18th-21st, 2-3pm

Monday the 18th: TRAMPLED BY TURTLES - Live at First Avenue

Tuesday the 19th: INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS W/ BRUCE HORNSBY - Road to Boulder

Wednesday the 20th: KELLER WILLIAMS WITH MORE THAN A LITTLE - Funk

Thursday the 21st: THE HENRY GIRLS - December Moon

Spindale Cycle
8:53 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Monday Night November 18th at 8pm: ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Eat a Peach

This '72 album is truly "Dedicated To a Brother: Duane Allman", and captures the band both shortly before Duane's untimely death in October of '71, and with some choice recordings made by the surviving members in the following months.   Somehow, they were able to not only come back together and continue hittin' the note, but put together some of their strongest material, in loving tribute to Gregg's, and the rest of the band's, brother.  Celebrate Duane's birthday this week. 

Peak of the Week
8:52 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Thursday Night the 21st between 8pm & Midnight: AMOS LEE - Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song

Amos Lee's insightful songwriting and soulful vocals are as strong as ever on this, his fifth release.  He moves in more of an Americana direction on this one, which was in fact recorded in Nashville, and features a number of local heavyweights like Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, and Patty Griffin.  No question his soul, jazz, and rock influences will come through in our eclectic Thursday night mix too, though! 

Air Studio
9:58 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Live Friday the 15th at 11am: KIM RICHEY

She's co-written a big hit for Trisha Yearwood, and shown up on Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but frankly, we love singer/songwriter Kim Richey for her own catalog of terrific albums.  She plays Greenwood, SC on Thursday, and Asheville on Saturday, and spends Friday morning on the air with Martin Anderson. 

Studio B
9:58 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Live Thursday the 14th at 3pm: BASIA BULAT

Armed with autoharp, charango, guitar, percussion, and various assorted keyboards (pianoette??), Basia Bulat's new album Tall Tall Shadow was made in collaboration with members of Arcade Fire.  You may have heard her interview on The World Cafe last week, or read any number of rave reviews in the NY Times, SPIN, Mother Jones, or Pitchfork.  The Toronto native visits us for the first time on her way to her Asheville show Thursday night. 

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. 

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