Singer/songwriter/violinist CAITLIN CARY returns to WNCW on Friday for another live session. In addition to her solo work and her time spent in Whiskeytown, she has collaborated with Thad Cockrell, Tres Chicas, and most recently, Small Ponds (a duet with Matt Douglas.) She/they play Asheville and Charlotte this weekend.
RED JUNE is the acoustic Americana trio of Natalya Weinstein, Will Straughan, and John Cloyd Miller. Blending old-time, bluegrass, traditional country, and folk, the Asheville band was the #1 WNCW listeners' pick for favorite regional release in 2010 for "Remember Me Well". Their new CD is "Beauty Will Come."
SARA WATKINS has just released her 2nd album, Sun Midnight Sun, with help from Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Benmont Tench, and her brother/fellow Nickel Creek bandmate Sean Watkins. We're excited to welcome her back to Studio B!
The California-based quartet DAWES has quickly made a name for themselves with their great harmonies and songwriting. With roots in the great Laurel Canyon sound of Gram Parsons, David Crosby, and others, bandmates Taylor Goldsmith, Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber and Tay Strathairn join us in Studio B for performance and talk about Middle Brother, Robbie Robertson, and of course their own great releases.
A truly independent-minded artist when it comes to his songwriting, grass-roots promotion, and life path, Joe Pug really caught our attention a few years ago among the numerous other talented "unknowns" out there. “Unless your surname is Dylan, Waits, Ritter or Prine, you could face-palm yourself to death trying to pen songs half as inspired as the 10 tracks on Joe Pug’s debut full-length.” (Paste Magazine)
Made up of members from Morganton, Moravian Falls, Todd, & Wilkesboro, The ToneBlazers truly represent the Foothills region of NC, with their unique blend of bluegrass and Americana styles. With a collective work history that also includes playing with The Country Gentlemen, The Kruger Brothers, running a recording studio, & teaching high school music classes, some interesting stories are sure to be shared during their first live session.