One of our favorite regional bands, and in fact one of WNCW listeners' favorite acts of all time, Acoustic Syndicate is back with a new Little King Records release, Rooftop Garden. Steve, Bryon, and Fitz McMurry, Jay Sanders, and Billy Cardine are proud of this new one, as well they should be! We'll spin all the tunes from it throughout this Thursday night.
We won't settle for just one honky-tonk-flavored act this week. Miss Tess blends it in with early jazz, country, and blues styles to make a tight, rhythmic mix of Americana. She brings her band to Studio B for the first time before playing Asheville Friday night, and the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and Knoxville after that.
Big Sandy is celebrating 25 years with his Fly-Rite Boys, with a new all acoustic album “What A Dream It’s Been”, as well as a tour that brings him to Charlotte & Asheville this week. His blend of rockabilly, honky-tonk, R&B, soul, and more are the perfect sound for his incredible voice and unforgettable stage presence. Tune in!
Amanda Ripley, journalist and writer for the Times, has written her latest book about education, but this one is based on a different way of looking at things. Ripley knew through her research that there were countries where education was important and the students 'got it'. She also knew that there were others where nobody seemed to get it. And, right in the middle of all of them was the United States.