This 5-piece band is made up of veterans of James Brown's Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Neville Brothers Band, The Radiators, & Outformation. They wowed us when they last came to WNCW (and showed up on Crowd Around the Mic Vol. 16). Join us in welcoming The New Orleans Suspects back before they head to their show in Black Mountain!
Shane Pruitt, Freddie Vanderford, Brandon Turner and Matthew Knights are four well-known figures in the blues, roots, and rock music scene of the SC Upstate for the past few years, and they have now united to form a quartet of some smokin' hot blues, Mill Billy Blues. They've got a new release out, and we'll hear 'em live before they play with the Sparkletones at The Chapman Cultural Center on Saturday.
Erin McKeown returns to WNCW before shows in Asheville and Knoxville this weekend. In addition to her great release Manifestra (her 7th), McKeown has been busy working with various music and other organizations such as the Berkman Center For Internet & Society at Harvard University (she's a fellow there), the Future of Music Coalition (she's a boardmember), and the Media Action Grassroots Network. Lots to talk about with Erin this Friday, tune in!
We are excited to spark up Studio B Friday with our favorite Portland, OR old-time group, the Foghorn Stringband! Actually they're one of our favorites regardless of home. They play the old way, the way stringbands played on Southern radio stations back in the '30s. Caleb Klauder and company come back to Spindale on their way to play Asheville Friday and Knoxville Saturday.