45 years ago saw this debut of one of the most promising English singer-songwriters, though he only made three full-length albums before dying in 1974. And he went relatively unnoticed while alive, but he's gathered a veritable cult following since then --and yes it started well before his song "Pink Moon" showed up on that popular TV commercial. After being discovered at a rare live performance by a member of Fairport Convention, Drake won the support of producer Joe Boyd, and also got assistance from Fairport guitarist Richard Thompson and Pentangle bassist Danny Thompson (no r
Aired May 30, 2014 - Listen in to WNCW's recent conversation with David Weintraub, executive director of the Center for Cultural Preservation in Hendersonville, N.C. David talks about the Center's efforts to preserve Western North Carolina's stories and heritage though his most recent project, Mountain Elder Wisdom. Information was also provided about a gallery event at Higher Art Studio in support of the project. Learn more about the center at save culture.org or phone (828) 692-8062. Every month there is a new oral history excerpt posted online.
WNCW's This Old Porch host John Fowler is also the author of a book about a fascinating character of Upstate SC history, Spartanburg's Trotting Sally. Little was known about this African-American fiddler of the early/mid 20th Century, until now. Join Martin Anderson and John Fowler, right after our "Ten O'Clock Doc" set.
Ray LaMontagne's epiphany moment in which he knew what he wanted to do with his life came while working at a shoe factory in Maine one day, when Stephen Stills' "Treetop Flyer" came on the radio. If that's what it takes to inspire talents like him to become musicians, we'll keep playing tunes like that... LaMontagne picked up a Grammy for his last album, and this fifth full-length from him has Dan Auerbach on board for a fairly complex departure from his previous four.
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