Spindale Cycle
5:31 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Monday Night June 10th at 8pm: NORMAN BLAKE & TONY RICE - Blake & Rice

Blake & Rice

It's the soundtrack to a flatpicker's heaven on Monday night, when we spin this 1987 gem that features 14 tunes from two of the best.  Norman's traditional stylings mesh with Tony's explosive rhythm and runs on this collection of traditional tunes, Blake originals, and covers of the Monroe Brothers, the Delmore Brothers, and Gordon Lightfoot (who'll be performing in Asheville 6/16!)  Celebrate Tony's 6/8 birthday and Norman's wife Nancy's 6/11 birthday with us this week! 

Peak of the Week
5:30 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Thursday Night the 13th between 8pm & Midnight: JASON ISBELL - Southeastern

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell, formerly with his band The 400 Unit and the Drive-By Truckers before that, has a new solo release that is more intimate and emotionally revealing than his previous works.  Released on Tuesday the 11th, it captures the 34-year-old's head and heart during a time of significant transitions, including his recent marriage to fiddler/singer Amanda Shires.  Says Isbell, "If you’re honest enough with your audience over the years, you’ll see that the audience feels very similar to you.

Air Studio
12:57 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Friday, June 14th from 4-6pm: LIVE COVERAGE FROM BONNAROO!

Our annual live coverage from the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival resumes Friday afternoon when Joe Kendrick and Rob Daves bring you an eclectic mix of artists performing at this week's fest.  They'll broadcast live from the radio compound behind What Stage (or is it Which Stage?) in Manchester, TN with observations, tales, and perhaps a few surprises.  Tune in for a fun Friday afternoon!  

1:23 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Today Only - Tote, Towel, Gold Card for $100

The WNCW Tote, Towel, and Gold MemberCard Combo is available at the $100 pledge level.

When you pledge $100 or more today for the WNCW Tote, we will also send you a WNCW Towel along with the Gold MemberCard.  Click here to pledge now, or call 1-800-245-8870.

Studio B
10:06 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Live Thursday the 6th at 1pm: MARSHALL CHAPMAN

Marshall "Tall Girl" Chapman: One of Spartanburg's greatest exports, one of Nashville's finest songwriters, and a terrific author, too (Do yourself a favor and check out Goodbye Little Rock and Roller, They Came To Nashville, and regular articles in Garden & Gun among other publications.)  She plays a hometown concert Friday night in support of her latest album, released this past week.  What does her friend and fellow Nashville icon Rodney Crowell say about it?

Studio B
10:05 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Live Friday the 7th at 4pm: RANDALL BRAMBLETT

Ask Bonnie Raitt, Bill Berry (R.E.M.), or Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers Band), and they'll tell you their favorite contemporary Southern songwriter may well be Randall Bramblett.  After working closely with Steve Winwood (16 years!), Widespread Panic, Gregg Allman, Levon Helm, Gov't Mule and others all this time, he's incorporated a surprising array of styles into his own work.  Many people are calling his new album The Bright Spots (New West Records) among his strongest works yet.  Some of us here at WNCW can't argue with that. 

New Tunes at Two
10:03 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, June 3rd-6th, 2-3pm

THE CARPER FAMILY - Old-Fashioned Gal

Monday the 3rd: DONNA THE BUFFALO - Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday...

Wednesday the 5th: VARIOUS ARTISTS - Let Us In Americana: The Music of Paul McCartney...

Thursday the 6th: THE CARPER FAMILY - Old-Fashioned Gal

Spindale Cycle
10:03 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Monday Night June 3rd at 8pm: TALKING HEADS - Speaking in Tongues

Monday night we break out the New Wave/Punk dance grooves with you, as June 1st is the 30th anniversary of the release of Speaking in Tongues from the Talking Heads.  David Byrne and company made their names for themselves with this one:  "Girlfriend Is Better"!  "Swamp"!  "This Must Be the Place"!  "BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE"!  Hold tight, wait 'til the party's over...

Peak of the Week
10:02 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Thursday Night the 6th between 8pm & Midnight: IRON AND WINE - Ghost On Ghost

Iron and Wine is mostly the work of singer/songwriter/guitarist Sam Beam, but producer Brian Deck deserves a lot of the credit for his/their sound as well.  They collaborate well together again on this new release.  While this is definitely an Iron and Wine album, Beam also includes a few different moods and styles on some of these songs, and it's almost more in a jazz direction, thanks to jazz drummer Brian Blade, standup bassist Tony Garnier, and a liberal use of horns. 

1:51 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

WNCW Remembers Steve Hecht

WNCW is very sad to report the passing of one of our family; a great friend and colleague Steve Hecht, host of “The Saturday Night House Party”. He was a brave man, a fighter with no measure in the struggle against cancer.

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