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 band that struck big with their '09 debut's instant hit "Home" is back with another collection of (potential) sing-alongs like "I Don't Wanna Pray" and "Man On Fire".  Alex Ebert remains at the helm of this dozen-or-so psychedelic/folk-inspired collective, but take note of the increasing presence of fellow singer Jade Castrinos, especially on songs like "Fiya Wata". 

The former fiddler for Nickel Creek has a new solo release that is her strongest one yet.  Featuring her brother Sean, plus Benmont Tench, Jackson Browne, & Fiona Apple, Sun Midnight Sun also features some great new collaborative songwriting from Sara and producer Blake Mills.  Tune in as we track through the entire album Thursday night!  


One of our favorite new, "undiscovered" voices these last few years, Ryan Montbleau has a new release called "For Higher."  This time, the Boston singer/songwriter/bandleader went down to a New Orleans studio to record with George Porter Jr. on bass, Ivan Neville on keys, Anders Osborne on guitar and Simon Lott on drums.  It's our feature on this Thursday evening's music mix.



This Thursday evening on Peak of the Week, tune in for Sugarman 3 What the World Needs Now.






Produced by Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach, this new release from The Night Tripper is for sure one of his best in years!  Tune in as we feature it throughout the Thursday night music mix.  






Catch the tunes from one of the best blues releases of 2012 throughout Thursday evening's music mix.  




This Thursday, on Peak of the Week, we'll samples Chuck Prophet's latest CD Temple Beautiful.








This Thursday on Peak of the Week, we'll sample Joan Osborne's Bring It On Home.







This Thursday on Peak of the Week, we'll sample Carolina Chocolate Drops Leaving Eden.