Paula Broadwell, the woman whose extramarital affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation Friday from the post of CIA director, is a major in the Army Reserve who specializes in counterterrorism issues. She's also the author of All In: The Education of General David Petraeus, a biography of the former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Scrapomatic returns to Studio B for another cool session before heading to Asheville. Paul Olsen and David Yoke join Mike Mattison (vocalist/songwriter for the Tedeschi Trucks Band) for a great blend of blues, soul, and rock on their latest release I'm a Stranger and I Love the Night.
Ol' 74 Jazz Band is an 18-member (!) jazz ensemble from right here in Rutherford County that focuses on 1940's swing, but branches out into rock and other styles too. They are often found at the Barley's Taproom in Spindale on Thursdays, and we are excited to have them pile in to Studio B for their first live radio session with us!
This Thursday we feature Black Mountain-based Seth Kauffman and his lo-fi, groove-heavy project Floating Action. Their (his) 5th album Fake Blood is being trumpeted by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), and is getting national exposure thanks to him and Asheville-based Harvest Recordings. Even if you're not one of the lucky 500 who received a limited edition LP version, you can feel the vinyl warmth of this one -- perfect for this chilly Thursday night.
Neil Young is as busy this year as any other: two 2012 releases with Crazy Horse (Americana, and his brand new Psychedelic Pill), a huge autobiography (Waging Heavy Peace), and various ongoing projects from designing an electric car, to inventing a new listening format, to caring for his son and ranch. We celebrate his birthday today by revisiting his 1974 album "On the Beach" for your Spindale Cycle. Not a favorite among critics back then, but one of Neil's favorites, and nowadays a favorite of his hardcore fans.