Peak Of The Week™

Thursdays at 9pm
Brad Watson

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

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Peak of the Week
3:46 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 27th beginning at 8pm: DEL MCCOURY & DAVID GRISMAN: Del & Dawg

It's "Hardcore Bluegrass in the Dawg House" on Thursday night when we feature this fine new release of 1990's recordings from Grisman's studio.  Del & The Boys join Dawg for such bluegrass standards as "John Henry", "Hit Parade of Love", and "Save It!  Save It!."  McCoury and Grisman have known each other for 50 years now! 

Peak of the Week
11:03 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Thursday, Sept 20th : CORB LUND, "Cabin Fever"

Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Curb Lund's song craft covers it all . Visit with the new album, "Cabin Fever", tonight, beginning at 8:00

Peak of the Week
8:59 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Thursday, September 13th, 8pm : I DRAW SLOW - Redhills

I Draw Slow are an Irish five-piece who have conjured a brand of indie bluegrass that fits impeccably into the raditional American canon, while also bearing a stamp all their own. I Draw Slow play and sing with a real sense of Joy, never letting the virtuosity get in the way of delivering delicious performances.

Tune in Thursday night beginning at 8 pm as we feature this new one throughout the evening's mix.

Peak of the Week
7:42 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Thursday, September 6th beginning at 8pm: MALCOLM HOLCOMBE - Down the River

Asheville/Weaverville's own Malcolm Holcombe is one of WNCW's favorite regional -- make that national -- songwriters.  Darrell Scott spearheaded the musicianship on this release, and Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris take part as well.  Tune in Thursday night as we feature this new one throughout the evening's mix. 

Peak of the Week
6:20 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 30th: JIMMY CLIFF - Rebirth

The man behind the soundtrack for "The Harder They Come" is back with one of the strongest reggae releases of the year!  We'll feature it throughout your Thursday night music mix. 

Peak of the Week
6:09 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 23rd, beginning at 8pm: DAN BERN - Drifter, and Doubleheader

It's not one but TWO new releases we feature for you this Thursday evening, as Los Angeles singer/songwriter Dan Bern has issued two new albums simultaneously.  "Drifter" is his first studio release in 6 years, and "Doubleheader" is  an 18-song tribute to the great American pastime and one of his greatest passions, baseball.  Both feature the Brooklyn trio Common Rotation as his band.

Peak of the Week
6:36 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Thursday, August 16th beginning at 8pm: LEFTOVER SALMON - Aquatic Hitchhiker

Join us on Thursday evening  during Peak of the Week as we spin Leftover Salmon's latest release Aquatic Hitchhiker.

Peak of the Week
5:22 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Thursday, August 9th beginning at 8pm: LITTLE FEAT - Rooster Rag

One of WNCW's favorite bands is
back with a number of new songs
written by Paul Barrere, Fred
Tackett, Bill Payne, and the Dead's
Robert Hunter. 

It's their first since the loss of
founding member Richie Hayward,
but they've still got that Little
Feat sound! 

Peak of the Week
3:46 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

Thursday, August 2nd beginning at 8pm: KELLER WILLIAMS & THE TRAVELIN' MCCOURYS - Pick

Following his appropriately titled "Bass" release, and his collaborations with Larry & Jenny Keel and others, loopmaster Keller Williams is back, this time with the members of The Del McCoury Band (sans Del.) 

On "Pick", Keller and The Boys delve into such quintessential American topics as mullets, American cars, and Elvis impersonators. 

Peak of the Week
5:00 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Thursday, July19th beginning at 8pm: JERRY DOUGLAS - Traveler

Recognized by pretty much everyone as the world’s most renowned Dobro player, Flux is back with a new one that includes Eric Clapton, Mumford & Sons, Paul Simon, Sam Bush, and his bandmates from Union Station.  "Traveler" also features Douglas' lead vocal debut!  Tune in as we feature it throughout the Thursday evening mix.