Blues

Mac Arnold and Renee Denton standing outside WNCW's Studio.
Courtesy of Renee Denton

Renee Denton will be airing an interview with legendary blues man, Mac Arnold on Local Color Monday evening, July 16th, at 8pm to talk about a show benefiting his "I Can Do Anything Foundation" to support the preservation of music education in public schools. The event, Mac's Cornbread Festival, will be held Saturday, July 21st in Travelers Rest, SC at the Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom - 12-10pm.

image of singer songwriter Chuck Brodsky sitting, smiling and holding guitar
Vicki Dameron

One of our favorite singer/songwriters, Chuck Brodsky, plays songs from his new album “Them and Us.” We'll also catch a 2006 session with the ragtime/hillbilly swing outfit the Wiyos, and we'll reach way back in the vaults to listen to bluesman John Hammond playing live for us in 1998.

Playback: Mac Arnold Interview with Renee Denton

Mar 5, 2018
Mac Arnold and Renee Denton standing outside WNCW's Studio.
Courtesy of Renee Denton

Mac Arnold recently visited the station for an interview with Renee. This interview originally aired during Local Color on February 26!

Chicago native Frank Bang was Buddy Guy's guitarist, and now plays with his band the Cook County Kings. He and Black Mountain's Dan Johnston stop by for a live "Spoonful of Blues" before playing White Horse Black Mountain Thursday evening.

Nick Moss
Michael Heeschen

Let's kick off September with a blast of live blues! We will be live on the air with the Nick Moss Band from Charlotte's Neighborhood Theatre on Friday, September 1.  Moss explains his band's passion: "While modern and progressive blues has been an element to explore and incorporate into our shows, everything we do is based on traditional blues. Blues is first and foremost an American African art form and is America's gift to the world. Whether or not people realize it or acknowledge it, the root of all popular music goes back to the blues.”

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