With the support of Concord, North Carolina's Ramseur Records (Avett Brothers, Langhorne Slim), Bombadil has become one of the most intriguing indie-rock acts to follow these past few years. We hear some cool similarities between the shared label-mates; see for yourself when they visit Studio B Thursday in advance of shows in Asheville, Charlotte, and Carrboro.
Whether through his lyrically rich songs, the stories he shares between songs, or his one-man plays, Michael Reno Harrell truly represents much of the culture of Southern Appalachia that we love. A regular at house concerts, music venues, and storytelling festivals, Michael returns to WNCW to share songs from his new release "Then There's Me."
Weaverville's own Malcolm Holcombe returns to Studio B for a live session with host Spencer Jones. Among his fans are Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, and numerous WNCW listeners who routinely rank him high on our annual Top 100 lists. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Malcolm Holcombe is one of our region's most gifted songwriters.
From the folk & jugband sounds of her first recordings, through a great classic country focus (including her tribute album to Loretta Lynn), to a '60s UK garage rock and Chicago blues sound on "Sea of Tears", Boston-based Eilen Jewell has tastefully crafted a variety of styles to match her beautiful voice and delivery. "The Queen of the Minor Key" returns to Studio B Thursday before her evening show in Asheville.