Live this Wednesday the 20th at 11am: SWEET CLAUDETTE

Nov 18, 2013

Sweet Claudette is an Asheville quartet made up of members of The Honeycutters (Amanda Platt), Now You See Them, and The Moon and You.  They describe themselves as a country Motown band, who formed out of a women's songwriter showcase in 2009.  They make their first WNCW appearance this Wednesday morning with Martin Anderson.

You know'em, you love'em, you'll hear'em.  They're not one but TWO of WNCW's favorite singer/songwriter/pickers, and they play not one but TWO nights in Asheville this week.  Songs from their new collaboration Memories and Moments, and funny jokes, and matching bowler hats, live in Studio B this Thursday.

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This Thursday the 21st at 3pm: SUSAN WERNER

Nov 18, 2013

Leave it to Susan Werner to successfully weave both humor and serious passion into an album that centers around agrochemicals, climate change, and sustainable agriculture.  The singer/songwriter with deep Iowa farm roots does so on her latest project Hayseed, and she'll talk with us about it this Thursday afternoon in advance of her Asheville concert. 

Monday the 18th: TRAMPLED BY TURTLES - Live at First Avenue

Tuesday the 19th: INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS W/ BRUCE HORNSBY - Road to Boulder


Thursday the 21st: THE HENRY GIRLS - December Moon

This '72 album is truly "Dedicated To a Brother: Duane Allman", and captures the band both shortly before Duane's untimely death in October of '71, and with some choice recordings made by the surviving members in the following months.   Somehow, they were able to not only come back together and continue hittin' the note, but put together some of their strongest material, in loving tribute to Gregg's, and the rest of the band's, brother.  Celebrate Duane's birthday this week. 

Amos Lee's insightful songwriting and soulful vocals are as strong as ever on this, his fifth release.  He moves in more of an Americana direction on this one, which was in fact recorded in Nashville, and features a number of local heavyweights like Jerry Douglas, Alison Krauss, and Patty Griffin.  No question his soul, jazz, and rock influences will come through in our eclectic Thursday night mix too, though! 

Live Friday the 15th at 11am: KIM RICHEY

Nov 11, 2013

She's co-written a big hit for Trisha Yearwood, and shown up on Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but frankly, we love singer/songwriter Kim Richey for her own catalog of terrific albums.  She plays Greenwood, SC on Thursday, and Asheville on Saturday, and spends Friday morning on the air with Martin Anderson. 

Live Thursday the 14th at 3pm: BASIA BULAT

Nov 11, 2013

Armed with autoharp, charango, guitar, percussion, and various assorted keyboards (pianoette??), Basia Bulat's new album Tall Tall Shadow was made in collaboration with members of Arcade Fire.  You may have heard her interview on The World Cafe last week, or read any number of rave reviews in the NY Times, SPIN, Mother Jones, or Pitchfork.  The Toronto native visits us for the first time on her way to her Asheville show Thursday night. 

Live Wednesday the 13th at 3pm: WILLY MASON

Nov 11, 2013

Willy Mason is a fascinating songwriter with a fascinating family tree (a direct descendant of the 19th-century philosopher William James, the brother of novelist Henry James.)  His first big break came in 2004 when Conor Oborst fell in love with his work, which has drawn comparisons to Springsteen's Nebraska, or Salinger's Holden Caulfield.  He's been on a big tour supporting Mumford & Sons this year, but plays Asheville with the great Laura Marling Wednesday night.