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A native of Nashville, Laura Cantrell has been based out of NYC these past few years, performing there and around the country. Her most recent Americana release is No Way There From Here, and Joe Kendrick will talk with her about that, her previous release Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs Of The Queen of Country Music, and her radio host work as well. She plays Asheville Thursday night, and Spartanburg Friday night.
Springsteen released two classic albums in 1973, Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ (his debut), and this 5-star LP of seven songs that stand the test of time. Multi-instrumentalist David Sancious (who lived on E. Street, hence the band's name) spearheaded this session that was rounded out by Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Vini Lopez, and the rest of the band. As others have said, The Boss would later make different albums, but he never made a better one.
Granted, a lot of us here at WNCW already have a soft spot for the innovative sounds of the late 1960's music renaissance -- the tight harmonies of the Beach Boys or CSN, the swirling keyboards of the Doors, the jangly, fuzzy guitars of pretty much all the great acts from then.... But the young band of L.A. surfers that make up the Allah-La's are exceptionally good at both recreating this sound, and adding further innovation and originality to it. Check out their latest, Worship the Sun, on Thursday night. It'll be the perfect follow-up to Kim Clark's 8-9pm hour of flashbacks. Dig?
As part of WNCW’s 25th anniversary celebrations, we are giving away access to a pre-party before The Wood Brothers show this Saturday, September 20th at The Orange Peel. The pre-party includes access to the sound check and a meet and greet where Mellow Mushroom pizza will be provided. **TICKETS TO THE SHOW ARE NOT INCLUDED** Contest ends Thursday, September 18 at 4pm
Listener-powered WNCW marks 25 years of broadcasting this fall and it`s time to throw a party. WNCW will celebrate our 25th Anniversary at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain Saturday, September 27th with a free concert from 4 to 11pm.
We`ll close down the Pisgah outdoor stage for the season with a day of great music from Shane Pruitt and Friends, Phuncle Sam, and Acoustic Syndicate. Non-profit groups, FATE and Habitat for Humanity will be there, along with food trucks, and a music memorabilia silent auction.
If by chance you think the blues has stopped evolving or isn't being invigorated with fresh new energy and inspiration, it's time for you to know Jarekus Singleton. Hip-hop wordplay, rock energy and R&B grooves are blended with contemporary and traditional blues on his great 2014 breakthrough Refuse to Lose. "I want to create something for today's audience that is as original and new as those blues masters were when they first started making records.