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.

They've made great music with their own respective bands (Medeski, Martin & Wood, and King Johnson), but for the last 8 or so years Chris and Oliver Wood have "reunited" for a trio with percussionist Jano Rix.  This new one, produced by Buddy Miller, is without a doubt a Top 10 favorite of ours here at 'NCW.  Jazzy honky tonk gospel blues throughout this Thursday evening, courtesy of The Wood Brothers!

Check out Neko Case's first couple records, and you might consider her a honky-tonk/country singer.  She actually got her start playing drums in a punk band.  ....No wonder we love her.  Case's latest album comes following a series of rough spots, including the loss of both parents, and a grandmother she was even closer to.  And then there's the mother she overheard in the Honululu airport.... This new one has been getting a tidal wave of great reviews, as both her strongest and her strangest. 

Two of our favorite songwriters have united together for the third time.  This time, Tim and Darrell spent a good stretch of time in Darrell's cabin in the Tennessee countryside, writing and recording these new songs with a broad variety of acoustic instruments.  We'll play all the tunes from it throughout the course of your Thursday night music mix.  And you can ask for this CD to be sent your way as a thank-you gift for your pledge of support to WNCW this week!

The duo of Luther and Cody Dickinson keep their great groove of North Mississippi blues fused with hip-hop, alt-rock, and more going with this, their 7th release, and probably one of their best.  "World boogie is coming" was one of the favorite blessings of their father, producer Jim Dickinson, and his spirit is all over this one, along with the help of long-time friends, Lightnin' Malcolm, Duwayne and Garry Burnside,  Alvin Youngblood Hart, Robert Plant, Chris Chew, and others.

One of our favorite regional bands, and in fact one of WNCW listeners' favorite acts of all time, Acoustic Syndicate is back with a new Little King Records release, Rooftop Garden.  Steve, Bryon, and Fitz McMurry, Jay Sanders, and Billy Cardine are proud of this new one, as well they should be!  We'll spin all the tunes from it throughout this Thursday night.