20 years ago, Southern Culture on the Skids recorded their Ditch Diggin' album. Later this month, they're releasing a re-recording of it! That's right, a dozen classic countrified surf-psych-swamp-pop tunes, from the three same, original members: Rick Miller on guitar, Mary Huff on bass, and Dave Hartman on drums. Says Rick, "These new versions take off where the old ones left off, and they sound terrific. I think old fans and new are gonna DIG THIS album!"
Two of our favorite songwriters have united together for the third time. This time, Tim and Darrell spent a good stretch of time in Darrell's cabin in the Tennessee countryside, writing and recording these new songs with a broad variety of acoustic instruments. We'll play all the tunes from it throughout the course of your Thursday night music mix. And you can ask for this CD to be sent your way as a thank-you gift for your pledge of support to WNCW this week!
Thank you to all the volunteers, who are helping during the Fall Fund Drive. Thanks to Smoky Mountain Living Magazine, volunteers can receive a free subscription to as a thank you for volunteering. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Stephanie Webb at 828-287-8000 ext 1618.
Watch out: this Friday we let the Rev. Billy C. Wirtz loose on the airwaves again! The native of Aiken, SC returns for a show in Greenville on Saturday. Expect some killer boogie-woogie piano blues, R&B, and adult-strength hilarity.
The duo of Luther and Cody Dickinson keep their great groove of North Mississippi blues fused with hip-hop, alt-rock, and more going with this, their 7th release, and probably one of their best. "World boogie is coming" was one of the favorite blessings of their father, producer Jim Dickinson, and his spirit is all over this one, along with the help of long-time friends, Lightnin' Malcolm, Duwayne and Garry Burnside, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Robert Plant, Chris Chew, and others.