After announcing their "indefinite hiatus" back in 2007, we wondered if or when Nickel Creek would reunite for another album and/or tour. This Spring we've been pleased to see both, and A Dotted Line was well worth the wait. Join us as we spotlight Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, & Sean Watkins and their new release throughout the Thursday night music mix.
It's Steve Winwood's birthday on Monday the 12th. Let's celebrate with this live Traffic show, recorded July of 1971. "Dear Mr. Fantasy", "Gimme' Some Lovin'", and some "Medicated Goo" to start things off, with more Winwood gems to round out the hour, Monday night!
The Black Keys will be at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC on Friday, December 12 and at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC on Saturday, December 13.
WNCW will be giving away tickets to these shows between May 12-16. One winner will receive a pair of Meet & Greet Passes with tickets to the show in Charlotte, NC. Four more winners will receive tickets to the show of their choice in Charlotte or Greenville.
You can take the boogie-woogie pianist/singer out of Mississippi....but why would you want to take the Mississippi out of her? Eden Brent's got a forthcoming album, Jigsaw Heart, which was recorded at Ben Folds' studio in Nashville (the historic RCA Studio A), but is soaked in the sultry blues and soul of her roots. With tributes to Joan Armatrading, Toni Price, and our own Nina Simone, it's a great new collection, and Joe Kendrick will welcome her to WNCW for a live Spoonful of Blues! She plays Hecht Fest in Charlotte May 30th.
The common thread that unites, and primary spark that inspires, Bryan Sutton, David Holt, and T. Michael Coleman is the music of Doc Watson. Holt and Coleman each toured with him for over a dozen years, and all three have each won a Grammy with him. "We bend the tradition, but we don’t break it,” said Holt.
Boston-based Jesse Dee successfully channels Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and other old-school soul greats, but the spark and fire he and his band bring to the stage and studio are anything but "old". Joe Kendrick looks forward to hosting them in Studio for a second time. “All the best soul music is based on shared experience", says Dee. "Songs have the ability to affect people, shine a light, lift them up, and push them forward. There’s hope in these songs, and people need that now more than ever.” He plays Saturday at the NC Brewers & Music Festival outside Charlotte.
Two weeks ago we featured English Folk Rock legends Fairport Convention for your Spindale Cycle. This time it's Irish legends Planxty. While not exactly Celtic Rock, Planxty definitely put a modern stamp on the traditional music of their home turf. Christy Moore, whose birthday we celebrate on Wednesday, is joined by Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Liam O'Flynn, and Chieftain and Bothy Band member Matt Molloy for this legendary lineup from 1979. The album of traditional reels, jigs and songs ends on a lively and surprising Bulgarian note -- just one example of the virtuosity these lads posses
Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles is Vega's first release in a while, and her first one on her own label (Amanuensis Productions.) She continues to explore new sounds and inspirations, while maintaining a consistent sound that has drawn and kept fans for 30 years now. Fans of tarot, Alice in Wonderland, and above all Narnia will find these tales especially intriguing. Join us as we explore this new one Thursday night.