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Vicki Dameron

Samantha Fish and her band with a dynamite, or as we like to say DYNO-MITE, session from just a couple of weeks ago, plus the Atlanta-based duo Cicada Rhythm, who turned in a well-received set at Merlefest shortly before their Studio B session.

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Vicki Dameron

Spring has sprung, the weather is getting warmer (kind of) and our semi annual fundraiser is right around the corner! We are excited, as usual, to welcome our WNCW friends and family members to Studio B, April 8-14, 2018. Long time fans and volunteers know we celebrate these events by creating a friendly, fundraising environment complete with good eats, lots of coffee and great music. During this week we need volunteers to help answer phones and take pledges from folks who wish to support WNCW. We've been doing this for 29 years and with your help, we can keep doing it!

Click here to pledge for one of these new releases online or call 1-800-245-8870.

The Decemberists -- "I'll Be Your Girl"

Jimi Hendrix -- "Both Sides of the Sky"

John Prine -- "The Tree of Forgiveness"

Margo Price -- "All American Made"

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats -- "Tearing at the Seams"

Steep Canyon Rangers -- "Out in the Open"

The Wood Brothers -- "One Drop of Truth"

Stephanie and Kim looking out a window at The Orange Peel
Photo by Vicki Dameron

Host Joe Kendrick brings in a fresh batch of new music for you, including jazz, funk, bluegrass, Americana and Celtic, with a Segue Of The Week going back to British guitar legend Bert Jansch’s 1979 album Avocet. DJ For A Day sees our own Stephanie Webb and Kim Henson prepping us for our Fall Fund Drive in a conversation highlighting what weeks (make that months) of preparation go into the event, and what is new for our lineup of thank-you gifts this time around. Many of these songs featured in the episode are on our thank-you discs available during the fund drive as well.

Molly Kummerle
Ben Mason Photography

In this episode, a bluegrass legend meets an up and coming regional act, a punk rocker of days gone by finally gets his solo debut, roots music stars mingle with Americana expatriates, and DJ For A Day returns, this time talking with Molly Kummerle of the band Paper Tiger about being a DJ -- not on the radio, but at a party, a “Molly Parti” to be exact. There’s also the Segue of The Week, which matches a lady Australian rocker with a post-punk classic.

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