Though he is a singer/songwriter and a wonderful guitar luthier, Guy Clark might best be compared to a wood carver, the way he whittles the lyrics of his songs down to the bare essentials of what is needed to tell the story with the most detail and clarity possible. The West Texas artist is certainly one of WNCW's favorites, and his brand new release, in large part a moving tribute to his late wife, is getting terrific accolades from all corners of the Americana world. We'll feature it for you throughout this Thursday night.
April 5, 1931 - August 8, 2013 - Whimsical maverick Jack Clement — singer, producer, ringleader, writer of classic songs, discoverer of stars and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame — died this morning at his Nashville home. He was 82, and suffered from liver cancer.
April 5, 1931 - August 8, 2013 Whimsical maverick Jack Clement â€" singer, producer, ringleader, writer of classic songs, discoverer of stars and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame â€" died this morning at his Nashville home. He was 82, and suffered from liver cancer.
It hasn't even been 11 full months since released The Carpenter, the North Carolina's band's most recent collection of poignant and infections, blugrass-inflected folk-rock. And, given the lengthy touring cycle that each major album release generally spawns - the Avetts of last month's Newport Folk Festival with songs from The Carpenter - fans had no reason to expect new music this year.
WNCW is proud to partner with the Foundation Performing Arts Center to present "Goin' Across the Mountain Live." WNCW's acclaimed bluegrass show "Goin' Across the Mountain" is a favorite of traditional and contemporary bluegrass fans across the region every Saturday afternoon.
One of the most tragic things that can ever happen is a child getting hurt through abuse of one type or another. Children are the victims of predators, members of their own family, people they trust or people they don't know. When times are rough a parent or parents take it out on the children.
It's August, and that means it's time for the third annul round of Facebook Community Action Grants. It's also time to make it official that Rutherford County's own Keven McKammon has been named the site manager for the Facebook Forest City Data Center. On Monday, I spoke with Keven, who I have known from my previous life as a print journalist for the Daily Courier, and who has helped Rutherford County become more connected ever since I first met him several years ago.
We like to celebrate the life of Jerry Garcia (8/1/42 - 8/9/95) around this time of year, and on Monday night we are pleased to bring you this 1976 release of his. His 3rd "solo" release, Reflections includes all of the (then) members of the Grateful Dead helping out, as well as JGB mates John Kahn, Nicky Hopkins, Ron Tutt, and Larry Knechtel. Check out the fine studio versions of "Mission in the Rain", "They Love Each Other", "Comes a Time", and other favorites of the road. Thanks for the memories, Jerry!
The frontman for blues band Omar and the Howlers pays homage to another Mississippi native who influenced him and a generation of blues players: Chester Burnett, better known as Howlin’ Wolf. Riding that fine line between channeling the original and adding his own stamp of originality, Dykes delivers big on standards like "Spoonful", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Back Door Man", and "Smokestack Lightnin'." Spotlight on Howlin' Wolf's legacy this Thursday night, all night long!
Congratulations to Greer Gunby from Brevard, NC for designing the winning graphic that will be featured on WNCW's next Station T-shirt. This new station shirt will be made available to new and renewing WNCW Members in the coming weeks.
Thank you to all the wonderful designers and artists who took time to create great designs that represent WNCW. Thank you for your participation!