On Wednesday, April 24th, it's Denim Day in Haywood County. No, it's not just another 'casual' day. It's a day dedicated to remember the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The story of how it came to be referred to as "Denim Day" is truly amazing. This is not a story for the very young, but it's a story that has to be told. Tune in Monday, April 22 at 8:50 am to hear this very important interview with Buffy Queen, Community Educator with Reach of Haywood.
The word "Comas" translates from Irish Gaelic as "Power," and it describes their own driving power coupled with a fine sensitivity for the inner strands of magic that is inherent in Irish music. This quartet has been making music for ten years now, especially in various venues throughout Ireland, Brittany, Belgium, and the US, from which they each hail. Tune in for a powerful session Thursday morning before they play Asheville that evening!
Monday night we revisit one of the premier bluegrass bands for your Spindale Cycle, especially so we can celebrate the birthdays of members Pat Enright (Monday) and Roland White (Tuesday). This 1990 release features their takes on Stephen Foster, Johnny Cash, and Hank Sr. standards, alongside more traditional bluegrass numbers. Stuart Duncan, Alan O'Bryant, and Gene Libbea round out the lineup.
The Knoxville band featuring the formidable songwriting of Cruz Contreras, singer Trisha Gene Brady, multi-instrumentalist Tom Pryor, bass player Robert Richards and drummer Jamie Cook is back with its third strong release. Dynamic, lyrical, multi-dimensional...no doubt one of the strongest regional albums this year, and well worth featuring throughout our Thursday night mix!
U.S. hospitals have been urged to be on the lookout for symptoms of bird flu among patients who have recently traveled to China, where a new strain of the virus has killed 17 people and infected more than 70.
The last few years have found Mark Oliver Everett of Eels doing more than a bit of summing up. That includes an autobiography, Things the Grandchildren Should Know, as well as an anthology of the band's past work — all while putting out an inter-related trilogy of new studio albums.