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.

The boys from Brevard & Asheville are back with an album that was recorded at Levon Helm's studios in Woodstock, NY, with famed producer Larry Campbell.  The arrangements, songwriting, and harmonies here show how the Rangers just keep getting better and better!  A contender for WNCW Listeners' Album of the Year, Tell the Ones I Love will make a great foundation for Brad Watson's music mix throughout this Thursday night. 

We in the U.S. have had to wait an extra year for its release (due to record label legal red tape), but now we finally have this new double album from the former Dire Straits' frontman.  It features impeccable musicianship from such greats as Kim Wilson, Richard Bennett, Guy Fletcher, Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker, and Tim O'Brien: “This is the band I have been working toward my whole life,” says Knopfler himself.

“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. 

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