OK, so this quartet is EVERYWHERE these days: Letterman, The Colbert Report, and House of Cards this month; Asheville, Charlotte & Atlanta this week, ...and WNCW this Thursday! They'll talk with Joe Kendrick between Noon and 1pm about their latest release blending jazz, R&B, and pop, Bad Self Portraits (which also happens to be our Peak of the Week between 8pm and Midnight.) La
Spartanburg storyteller and musician John Fowler, known to most WNCW fans as longtime host of Sunday's This Old Porch show, is also an author. He has just published Trotting Sally: The Roots & Legacy of a Folk Hero, after spending the last two decades studying this elusive and fascinating turn-of-the-century fiddler. "Trotting Sally", a.k.a. George Mullins, was born a slave and became the first freed African-American in his family at age 9 when the Civil War ended.
WNCW recognizes the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this national holiday. We will include songs that touch on the work of King and others during our eclectic music mix, including your requests.
WNCW will be in the music kitchen all day long this Thanksgiving, cooking up a mix of songs covering every taste and course. Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant Masacree” airs at Noon with Joe Kendrick, and again at 8pm with Rob Daves. It might be our favorite day of programming, and we’ve got a place at the table for you! Join us all day long, and help yourself to some fine appetizers we'll be serving up in the days leading up to it. We at WNCW are very thankful for your support and community.
Daniel Coston will join Joe Kendrick as a guest DJ on Tuesday, November 19th at noon. They will discuss his most recent book release and spin some music from the artists included in North Carolina Musicians.
She's co-written a big hit for Trisha Yearwood, and shown up on Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but frankly, we love singer/songwriter Kim Richey for her own catalog of terrific albums. She plays Greenwood, SC on Thursday, and Asheville on Saturday, and spends Friday morning on the air with Martin Anderson.
Let's just call this "Wood Brothers Week" here at WNCW: They play Asheville Sunday night, they visit us Monday morning as Guest DJ's, and we'll spin all the songs from their beautiful release The Muse throughout this Thursday evening for the Peak of the Week. Each of our music library's sections -- jazz, blues, country, rock, and others -- are subject to being mined by them as they pick out favorite artists of theirs to play for you. Maybe we can coax them to play one of their own, too?
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion return to our area for shows in Charlotte on Wednesday and Asheville on Friday. They will pay us a visit in the 3 o'clock hour to talk about their latest release Wassaic Way, things that inspire them these days, and maybe a tale or two of the beloved Guthrie family.
The question has been raised: "Is David Olney the Leonard Cohen of the Americana movement?" His songs have been recorded by great artists like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Del McCoury, Tim O’Brien, and Ann Rabson, earning him the title of one of those "songwriter's songwriters" so many of our favorites love. He and his longtime friend Sergio Webb will join us to talk about their thematic series Body of Evidence. They play Spartanburg on Friday night.
One of WNCW DJs' favorite artists of late is British R&B powerhouse James Hunter. “He’s one of the best voices and best kept secrets in British R&B and soul", says Van Morrison, who hired him to be his backup singer. His first two albums earned him two Billboard Blues #1′s and tours with Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Etta James, and Willie Nelson. This year's album, Minute By Minute, is a brilliant collaboration with Daptone Records cofounder Gabriel Roth.