Peak Of The Week™

Thursdays at 9pm

A new release - handpicked by WNCW's Programming Staff - is sampled throughout Renee Denton's Music Mix on Thursday evenings.

Mavis Staples I’ll Take You There: All-Star Concert Celebration – This birthday concert for Mavis includes Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & the late Gregg Allman.

David Childers Run Skeleton Run – Mt. Holly/Charlotte has a true gem in David Childers. His latest album, with help from heavy-hitters like Don Dixon, Bob Crawford, Scott Avett, and his regular bandmates, has got to be his best collection in years. Hope you caught his great session in Studio B last Thursday!

Todd Snider's latest project is this collaboration with Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) on bass, Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood) on guitar, Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi) on keys, and Duane Trucks (Col. Bruce Hampton) on drums.  They're hard rocking guys here with covers of Hayes Carll, Randy Newman, Will Kimbrough, Kevn Kinney, and Gillian Welch & David Rawlings.  Join them this Thursday night as Brad plays tunes from this brand new release all through the evening! 

In one of the more surprising collaborations of late, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has teamed up with Norah Jones.  Equally surprising is the material they decided to focus on: standards of The Everly Brothers canon -- some of their darker, more powerful songs.  And as fate would have it Phil Everly passed away on the 3rd of this month, age 74.  In what may have been his final interview just weeks before his death, Phil gave his approval for the project: “In the beginning of rock & roll, there was always innovation.

After a quarter-century of turning out great Americana roots-rock, Greg Keelor, Jim Cuddy and the rest of Blue Rodeo return with this, their 11th album.  The Toronto band's latest is perhaps a little more contemplative and introspective than their previous releases -- perfect for a Thursday winter's night? 

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