Yo Mamma's Big Fat Booty Band has gone through some wild changes since they began shakin' booties in Asheville in 2002. The current lineup has a new release: Lee Allen (drums), Mary Frances (keys, vocals), Greg Hollowell (tenor sax, bari sax, flute), Al Al Ingram (bass, vocals), Derrick Johnson (trombone), and JP Miller (guitar, vocals).
A unlikely coalition failed to derail the government's practice of holding terror suspects for indefinite periods of time.
Some Democrats and Tea Party Republicans put the issue to a vote through an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have ended the practice but it ultimately failed, today, in the GOP-controlled house by a vote of 238 to 182.
Fans of traditional Irish music are required to check out this trio: singer/guitarist John Doyle, fiddler Martin Hayes (six All-Ireland fiddle championships), and flutist Kevin Crawford (longtime member of Lunasa) make up The Teetotallers, playing the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville Thursday evening.
It's always a treat when the incredible guitarist Geoff Achison is back in our area. A favorite among WNCW blues fans, he's back in Studio B in advance of shows in Asheville, Tryon, and elsewhere in the Southeast these next couple weeks.
Born in Rock Hill, SC in 1939, moved to Memphis in 1959, followed by stints in Chicago, New Orleans, L.A., Europe....Ironing Board Sam has been around. Tune in for some incredible stories centered around boogie-woogie blues, Beale Street, Chess, innovative keyboard inventions, and more. He plays Greer Friday night as part of their Blues Ramble series.
Some of the world's fastest growing economies are in Africa. But hunger is still a widespread reality there, and will be a major topic at this weekend's G8 summit. Host Michel Martin discusses efforts to fight hunger on the continent with USAIDs Tjada McKenna and Mwiza Munthali of the advocacy group TransAfrica.