One of WNCW's favorite songwriters, Steve Earle releases The Low Highway on April 16th. We'll give you a great preview of it this Thursday as we spin each tune from it throughout the evening's mix. Technically "Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses)", this is Earle's 15th studio album. If there's a theme on this one, it's endless road traveling. As he writes in the liner notes, "I've been on every interstate highway in the lower forty-eight states by now and I never get tired of the view."
We are excited to spark up Studio B Friday with our favorite Portland, OR old-time group, the Foghorn Stringband! Actually they're one of our favorites regardless of home. They play the old way, the way stringbands played on Southern radio stations back in the '30s. Caleb Klauder and company come back to Spindale on their way to play Asheville Friday and Knoxville Saturday.
To celebrate the birthday of the Queen of Soul, The Spindale Cycle is proud to play Aretha Franklin`s Young, Gifted and Black. A top 10 gold-certified album released in 1972, it takes its title from the Nina Simone song. With an All Star band which included Dr.
If you're a music fan you've likely been part of one of those debates that take place in Nick Hornby's novel "High Fidelity" (or the 2000 John Cusack film version). "That was the idea behind all of this - give the bar talk a stage," says Joe Kendrick, host of "What It Is," a live streaming web series on Asheville's iamavl.com.