Howard Levy: a harmonica and piano virtuoso, most known for his great work with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, but he's also involved with Lebanese Oud player/composer Rabih Abou Khalil, avant-garde jazz Riessler/Levy/Matinier Trio, and the Latin/jazz group Chévere de Chicago. Joe Craven: brilliant on the fiddle, mandolin, and especially a world of various percussion instruments, most known for some 17 years with the David Grisman Quintet, plus work with Jerry Garcia, Stephane Grappelli, Alison Brown, Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, & more. After jamming together for an unrehearsed eveni
Though a native of Georgia (Jonesboro, March 12, 1896), Jesse Fuller gained fame as the face and voice of West Coast Blues in the '50's and '60's, especially with his "San Francisco Bay Blues". By the time this album came out in 1963, the title track was already a hit, and he was performing for a wide variety of gigs and record labels. This album captures his one-man-band prowess on guitar, harmonica, kazoo, ... and his own home-made "footdella".
One of our favorite British soul singers is back after a 5 year absence! James Hunter has a new release of all original material that definitely summons the souls of James Brown, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, etc., but is no doubt just as fresh sounding as anything else out there. Produced and engineered by Daptone Records co-founder Gabriel Roth, this is a staff favorite here at WNCW.
Tedeschi Trucks Band has just confirmed their show at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on May 2 at 8pm. Call 1-800-245-8870 to be the first to get tickets to this show...ask about the 1 pair of front row tickets available.
It's been some 40 years since they met, when Rodney lent his song "Blueberry Wine" to one of Emmylou's early albums. Now, we finally have a full-length collaboration from them, Old Yellow Moon. Harris has a great history of duets, from Gram Parsons, Linda Rondstadt and Mark Knopfler, to countless artists she's supported as guest vocalist; this one is no exception. Produced by Brian Ahern (Harris’ ex-husband and early producer) and featuring members of Harris' original Hot Band (which included Crowell), this is sure to be a WNCW favorite for 2013. And, the CD is