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.

“War, sufferings/tornadoes and hurricanes/ temperamental!

One of our favorite more unusual collaborations is the piano of Bruce Hornsby and the hard-drivin' bluegrass of Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.  They're back with a live album, released this past week.  It's our Peak of the Week Thursday night.  

Singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks are on fire these days!  The sweet couple's band, both in the studio and on the road, is tight and powerful, and they have what has got to be considered by many their strongest album yet, Made Up Mind.  Join us as we feature this great collection of blues, soul, rock, and killer jams on Thursday night. 

Though he is a singer/songwriter and a wonderful guitar luthier, Guy Clark might best be compared to a wood carver, the way he whittles the lyrics of his songs down to the bare essentials of what is needed to tell the story with the most detail and clarity possible.  The West Texas artist is certainly one of WNCW's favorites, and his brand new release, in large part a moving tribute to his late wife, is getting terrific accolades from all corners of the Americana world.  We'll feature it for you throughout this Thursday night.

The frontman for blues band Omar and the Howlers  pays homage to another Mississippi native who influenced him and a generation of blues players: Chester Burnett, better known as Howlin’ Wolf.  Riding that fine line between channeling the original and adding his own stamp of originality, Dykes delivers big on standards like "Spoonful", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Back Door Man", and "Smokestack Lightnin'."  Spotlight on Howlin' Wolf's legacy this Thursday night, all night long!