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12:44 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Spoonful of Blues Giveaway Thursday - Chase Away the Blues

Tune in on Thursday for an opportunity to get a pair of VIP tickets to Chase Away the Blues this Saturday, February 2nd at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

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1:58 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

ME on Thur 1/31: Nationally Known Humorist To Headline at Rutherford Regional 'Women Together' Event

Nationally known humorist Jeanne Robertson inspires women to use humor to succeed.

JEANNE ROBERTSON WILL HEADLINE AT RUTHERFORD REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION'S ANNUAL 'WOMEN TOGETHER' EVENT

This year's 'Women Together' event is a unique and funny fund-raising event put together by women, showcasing women and benefiting women.  Jill Miracle, executive director of the Regional Health Foundation, says, "Each year, Rutherford Regional Health Foundation strives to offer a unique event for the enjoyment of our women..."

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Studio B
5:34 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Live on Wednesday the 30th: AMY RAY

As one half of the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray has been one of the most prominent forces in Southern folk-rock, women's music, and well, music in general since she and Emily first started in the '80's.  Amy started the not-for-profit Daemon Records in 1990, with a mission to support local artists at a grassroots level, to teach young artists how to further their own careers, and to keep the independent spirit alive.  She's released 5 solo records since 2000, and Joe Kendrick will talk with her about all this and more in Studio B.  She plays Charlotte Tuesday nigh

Studio B
5:30 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Live this Thursday the 31st at 11am: JOHN DRISKELL HOPKINS & BALSAM RANGE

John Driskell Hopkins has been enjoying great success with the Zac Brown Band out of Atlanta these past few years, but has also recently recorded an album with Haywood County bluegrass hand Balsam Range.  They play a live session in Studio B this Thursday morning, before their Asheville show Friday night. 

Studio B
5:24 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Live this Friday at 1pm: SOLAS

Since 1994, Solas (a Gaelic word for "light") has been breathing new life into traditional Irish music.  Their latest project Shamrock City is an interesting spotlight on a turn-of-the-century Montana town that was powered by Irish-American immigrants.  Seamus Egan, Winifred Horan, and the rest of the band return to Studio B for a live radio ceilidh with Joe Kendrick.  They play Thursday evening in Charlotte and Friday evening in Asheville. 

Studio B
5:23 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Live this Friday at 3pm: CASEY DRIESSEN

Fiddler extraordinaire Casey Driessen has been involved in various projects this year: in addition to a recent presentation at TedX Asheville, Casey has kicked off his "Fiddle/Sticks: The Drummer Project" collaboration, which followed his "Singularity Tour" mix of his signature percussive fiddle style with digital loops and effects.  He talks and plays with Scotty Robertson in Studio B before his evening performance in Asheville with Carrie Rodriguez. 

New Tunes at Two
5:20 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

New Releases Featured Jan. 28-31 between 2-3pm:

Mon: ROBBEN FORD - Bringing It Back Home (available Feb. 18th)

Tues: RICHARD THOMPSON - Electric (available Feb. 5th)

Wed: JIM JAMES - Regions of Light and Sound of God (available Feb. 5th)

Thur: SAMANTHA CRAIN - Kid Face (available Feb. 19th)

Peak of the Week
5:19 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Thursday the 31st between 8pm & Midnight: BEN HARPER & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE - Get Up!

Ben Harper is back, this time with harmonica blues great Charlie Musselwhite, and on the soulful Stax record label!  No Depression magazine calls it "the first great album of 2013...I mean, it’s Ben Harper.  It’s Charlie Musselwhite.  Do the math."  We'll add it all up together with the rest of our Thursday night mix on the last day of the first month.  

programming
4:36 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

ME on Tuesday, Jan. 29: NEWMAN'S OWN ORGANICS, THE SECOND GENERATION

Nell Newman, founder and president of Newman's Own Organics: The Second Generation.

The Greenville, SC Upstate Forever ForeverGreen Annual Awards Luncheon will be held on Feb. 21st.  Upstate Forever is a non-profit organization promoting sensible growth and protecting special places in the Upstate region of South Carolina.  The ForeverGreen Awards honor individuals and organizations for significant contributions in the fields of land conservation, water quality, air quality, sustainable development, public service and volunteer work.

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Spindale Cycle
3:30 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Monday, January 28th at 8pm: JEFFERSON AIRPLANE - Surrealistic Pillow

We celebrate Marty Balin's birthday Monday with this gem from the Summer of Love.  Released in February 1967, the album went gold after spending over a year on the Billboard 200 chart, thanks to "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit."  Also on here are Jorma Kaukonen's Fahey-esque "Embryonic Journey", and Balin's driving "Plastic Fantastic Lover."  The name, by the way, comes from the album's "Spiritual Advisor" (a.k.a. uncredited Producer) Jerry Garcia, who said the album sounded "as Surrealistic as a pillow is soft." Feed your head with this one Monday night...

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