This New Year's Eve Eve, we've got this cult classic of a 1971 masterpiece in its entirety. Three factors that make this a favorite: For starters, the lineup of Norman Blake on guitar, Tut Taylor on dobro, Vassar Clements on fiddle, and Randy Scruggs. Then there are the songs..."Turn Your Radio On", "Up On the Hill Where They Do the Boogie", "Back in the Goodle Days", and the title track. Finally, it's John Hartford, an artist that does a good job defining the overall WNCW sound.
The latest release from Soul/R&B revivalists Daptone Records (besides next week's release from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings!) is this anthology from a ....German band? Yes, and it's no surprise the gang at Daptone discovered them and brought them back to life for us. Tune in Thursday night!
WNCW’s New Year’s Eve tradition continues at 8pm on Tuesday, Dec. 31 with our rebroadcast of the Warren Haynes Christmas Pre-Jam. Many thanks to all the musicians, venue staff, WNCW members, and everyone else who have made this such a great year for music. Here’s to much more in 2014!
Thank you for another year of great music from emerging artists, familiar favorites, and live interview sessions from Studio B. WNCW 88.7 has enjoyed being with you every step of the way. Your generous support in 2013 accomplished a great deal. Member support provides more than a third of the funds needed to run our station. As you reflect on the past year, please take a moment to consider what WNCW means to you.
A WNCW tradition for the Monday before Christmas for over ten years now, this definitive holiday soundtrack was created in 1965 for the treasured A Charlie Brown Christmas TV special. Vince Guaraldi's piano and arrangements make the perfect soundtrack for conjuring up falling snowflakes ("Skating"), a relaxing holiday spirit ("Christmas Time is Here"), and the humor, charm, and innocence of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang. Pass your holiday joys and traditions on to the little ones around us with this one -- that is if you let them stay up this late.
Since 1990, WNCW listeners have cast their votes for their favorite albums of the year. This year's snapshot of our favorites is another eclectic list of rock, Americana, blues, bluegrass, jazz, ...and a few artists that defy categorization. Tune in Thursday, Dec. 26 as we count down from 100 to 1 with a tune from each album. Then on Friday, Dec. 27 we'll do it again with different tunes. Thanks to everyone who voted!