Kevin Abernathy covers a lot of ground playing gigs in his native East Tennessee (originally from Madisonville, now living in Knoxville), especially following the release of his 2012 collection "Some Stories". He crosses the border to play Spartanburg Friday night, and we look forward to welcoming him to WNCW for his first visit at 1pm.
Angel Snow (yes that's her real name) has been gaining a lot of attention lately with her latest album, thanks in part to strong collaborations with producer Viktor Krauss (and high praise from Viktor's sister Alison.) Her Georgia childhood, her move to California, acting school, psychology degree, faith....these are some of the experiences she draws from for her songwriting. She plays Friday night in Black Mountain with The Black Lillies.
David Childers, his son Robert, and Bob Crawford (Avett Brothers bassist) formed The Over Mountain Men in 2010, near the famous 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain that was won by the ragtag revolutionary soldiers they take their name from. Their 2nd album, "The Next Best Thing" will be released on January 22nd on Ramseur Records. We look forward to hearing some of these songs live in Studio B when David & Robert, guitarist Randy Saxon, and bassist Dale Shoemaker visit.
We discovered The Revivalists a couple months ago, thanks to Warren Haynes and his booking of this cool New Orleans act for last month's Christmas Pre-Jam. They return to Asheville for a Friday night show, and we're excited to get to know them in Studio B on their way there. Rock, soul, funk, folk...this 7-member band lays it all down!
Asheville's bluegrass band Town Mountain returns to Studio B for another live session, this time with Scotty Robertson. Their 2012 release Leave the Bottle is a favorite among WNCW listeners, and we'll hear what else is new among Phil Barker, Robert Greer, Jesse Langlais, Bobby Britt, and Jon Stickley before they head to The Grey Eagle in Asheville for their Friday night show (with The Shawn Camp Band, who were in Studio B last month for one of our favorite sessions of the year!)
The fun trio Dangermuffin can jump from a calypso beat to a ska rhythm to an Americana flavor, sometimes in one song. But the setting they conjure up the most might be a sunny, mellow day on Folly Beach, SC, where they hail from. Joe Kendrick hosts them in Studio B for what is sure to be another fun interview/session this Friday, before they play Asheville Friday night and head back to the Carolina coast.