Spindale Cycle™

Mondays at 8pm

A classic album played in its entirety, because some albums are meant to be played all the way through. (Regrettably, due to Recording Industry Association of America restrictions, The Spindale Cycle is not available online)

"Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass"!  It just rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?  And it flowed effortlessly when the jamband Leftover Salmon brought their self-described style to packed venues, most notably in their home state of Colorado, and in our Southeastern Appalachian corner of the country.  This album from 1992 was their recording debut for their fans, having first formed in 1989 when Vince Herman's band the Salmon Heads asked some members of the Left Hand String Band (mandolinist Drew Emmitt and the late banjo pioneer Mark Vann) to sit in.  Join us for this 21-year-old flashback, as we ge

Drugs, spirituality, politics,  urban living...Topics that are certainly relevant in today's world, but they became heavy themes of the late '60's and early '70's, for sure.  And they loom large in Stevie Wonder's 1973 masterpiece, Innervisions, with memorable songs like "Too High", "Living For the City", "Higher Ground", and "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing".  Hey Stevie!  Happy Birthday to ya!  We'll be celebrating all day on WNCW. 

We take you back to this legendary NYC venue on Feb. 21st, 1954, between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.

"The King of Broken Hearts", "No Show Jones", "Possum"....whatever you call him, George Jones was one of the greatest singers in country and any genre of music, with #1 hits from the '50's through the '90's.  As he was known for such outstanding duets with other great singers over the years (most notably his former wife Tammy Wynette), we continue our tribute to Jones Monday night with his 1979 album of duets with Waylon, Willie, Emmylou, Mavis, and others that you'll recognize and/or be surprised to recognize.  The album was reissued in a 2-CD set in 2005; we've got the original LP, plus s

Monday night we revisit one of the premier bluegrass bands for your Spindale Cycle, especially so we can celebrate the birthdays of members Pat Enright (Monday) and Roland White (Tuesday).  This 1990 release features their takes on Stephen Foster, Johnny Cash, and Hank Sr. standards, alongside more traditional bluegrass numbers.  Stuart Duncan, Alan O'Bryant, and Gene Libbea round out the lineup.