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West Virginia Flood Victim Relief


Our VIP member, Laura, is collecting items to deliver to those in need in West Virginia. Her goal is to fill up at 15 foot truck with items listed below by Friday evening. Drop off locations include here at the WNRN from 9am to 5pm until Friday or The Pavilion at North Grounds from 10am to 7pm in Charlottesville.
Here is a full list of high-priority needs:
· Water
· Cleaning supplies
· Large trash bags
· Toiletries
· Diapers
· Pillows
· Blankets
· Non-perishable food
· Mops and brooms
· Pet food/supplies
· Bleach
· Work gloves
· Mops and brooms
· Non-perishable food
· Scrub brushes and buckets

By |June 29th, 2016|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Take 2@2 Wednesday, June 29, 2016

hound odg sun

Take 2@2 for Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 we pay tribute to the life of Scotty Moore.

scotty mooreScottyMoore, the influential guitarist who played on Elvis Presley’s earliest recordings, died Tuesday in Nashville. He was 84.

Moore, along with bassist Bill Black, was part of Elvis’ first band, known as the Blue Moon Boys. He played on the King’s Sun Records releases and continued to work with him when he moved on to RCA Records.

The longtime member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was elected to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame last November, but couldn’t attend due to his poor health.

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards accepted the award for Moore and praised his influence, saying, “I started out on an acoustic guitar, then I heard Scotty Moore and I went electric. He opened up avenues musically in the way he worked with [bassist] Bill Black, and Elvis, of course. That was the kick-off for me and a lot of guys.”

Funeral services for Moore are set for Thursday in his hometown of Humboldt, Tennessee.

scotty moore and elvis presley

Elvis and Scotty recorded “Hound Dog” sixty years ago, next month. The song was originally recorded by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton in 1952. Elvis thought his song would be more of a parody of the original rather than the break through Rock and Roll song it became. In his book, co-written with James L. Dickerson, Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train Scotty Moore recalled: “We thought the song would be a good one for us to do as comic relief when we were on stage. We loved the way they did it.

The cover of “Hound Dog” is from Eric Clapton’s release in 1989.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey


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Take 2@2 Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Take 2@2 for Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 we say goodbye to Bernie Worrell. On April 14th, 1944 Bernie came into the world. He was classically trained at the Julliard School of Music and later at the New England Conservatory of Music. Worrell rose to fame as the keyboardist and one of the founding members of Parliament Funkadelic. He co-wrote some of the bands biggest hits including, “Flashlight,” “Atomic Dog,” and “Aqua Boogie” just to name a few.


Following his career with Parliament, Worrell joined a revamped lineup of The Talking Heads. He worked with David Byrne and company on the albums The Name of This Band is Talking Heads, Speaking In Tongues and the concert film, Stop Making Sense.


Worrell went on to be a hired gun of sorts. He collaborated with The Pretenders, Snoop Dogg, De la Soul, Keith Richards, Dee-Lite, Jack Bruce, Ice Cube, Gov’t Mule, and even joined Les Claypool and guitarist Buckethead for the group Colonel Claypool’s Bucket of Bernie Brains.

Bernie is a two-time member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was inducted with Parliament Funkadelic in1997, and with The Talking Heads in 2002.

In 2002, Bernie Worrell and his group the Woo Warriors released a live album Live: True Dat. It was around this time I got to interview Bernie. To this day it was one of the best hours of my career. Bernie and his wife, Judie, were very kind, sweet, and genuine people.

Today we are playing two versions of “Burning Down the House.” The first live version is from that live album with the Woo Warriors. The second version is from the Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues release. The story goes that David Byrne enjoyed how Bernie would shout “Burning!” during the takes which increased the tempo and funky nature of the song.

Bernie Worrell passed away at the age of 74 on Friday, June 24th, 2016.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey


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Culture Connection: June 27th- July 3rd

Piedmont Virginia Community College Galleries in Charlottesville continue with their Annual Student Exhibition throughout the summer. The work ranges from ceramics to drawings and shows a range of technique and styles.

McGuffey Art Center, also in Charlottesville presents Peter Allen in the Smith Gallery and the annual McGuffey Summer Group Exhibit throughout the rest of the galleries.

The Fralin Museum in Charlottesville presents Warhol:Icons. The exhibition will pay special tribute to the concept of the icon, and the fluid definition of that term in contemporary society. Warhol often played on notions of celebrity through the use of a singular iconic image—repeated, reproduced, and reversed.

The VMFA in Richmond has an on-going exhibit, Expanding the Narrative: Women Artists and Abstract Expressionism. Notably, it includes four Virginians: Theresa Pollak, Nell Blaine, Dorothy Gillespie, and Judith Godwin.

Culture Connection is a service of Hear Together on WNRN. If you have an interesting event coming up in the next month or so, send Beryl Solla an email at Culture@wnrn.org and let us share your WNRN culture Connection.

By |June 27th, 2016|Culture Connection, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Join WNRN at Red Wing Roots Music Festival IV

Join WNRN at Red Wing Roots Music Festival at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, Virginia on July 8, 9 & 10th. We are excited to be teaming up with South Street Brewery at the festival and offering TWO South Street Beer Gardens this year! In addition to Fire in The Sky, a new Red Wing Roots Fest Light Lager, We’ve collaborated on a new brew, the In-Studio Session IPA. Come visit the WNRN crew in the beer garden during the festival, we’d love to see you at Red Wing IV!

Three day and single day tickets are still available, click here to get your tickets now!  Don’t miss out on performances by, Dawes, The Steel Wheels, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Shovels & Rope, Aoife O’Donovan and many more. Click here for the full artist lineup.

Photos from Red Wing II & III, taken by WNRN photographer, Ashley Travis.

By |June 27th, 2016|Featured, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Take 2@2 Monday, June 27, 2016


Take 2@2 for Monday, June 27th, 2016 it happened 45 years ago today. The Allman Brothers Band played the final concert at New York City’s Fillmore East.

The venue had previously been a Yiddish Theater located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In 1968, Bill Graham reopened it as the Fillmore East. ABB didn’t actually play until after midnight but the bill of the final concert was pretty stacked. The night featured performances by The J. Geils Band and Albert King (who’d also played the theater’s opening night) as well as special guests Edgar Winter’s White Trash, Mountain, Country Joe McDonald and The Beach Boys.

Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts on on the Fillmore East being a special place to play.

“All the Fillmore East dates, for some reason they were just the very top show to do in rock ‘n’ roll. And it wasn’t that the Fillmore East was that elegant, or the crowd was any different kind of people or whatever. But the way Bill Graham put the show together and the way he presented it and the publicity that the building got and the people who had played there and just the whole aura about the place. You felt like you were making history every time you played there.”

The Allman Brothers’ closing night set from the Fillmore East was issued on CD in 2014, as part of the six-CD set The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings. The set includes this fantastic version of “One Way Out.”

The cover is from blue guy, Rip Lee Pryor. You can find his version of “One Way Out” on his 2014 album Nobody But Me.

I hope you enjoy today’s Take 2@2, sponsored by Brown Automotive Group.

– Tad Abbey


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Les Temps Perdue playlist for June 26th, 2016.

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions- Perfect Skin
R.E.M. Pretty Persuasion
Smashing Pumpkins- Rocket
Pearl Jam- Jeremy
Goldfinger- Here In Your Bedroom
Cake- Never There
Everclear- Everything to Everyone
The Fixx- Stand Or Fall
Local H- All The Kids Are Right
Tom Waits- I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
David Bowie- Blue Sean
INXS- Devil Inside
Lenny Kravitz- Let Love Rule
The Cure- Lovesong
Public Image Ltd.- Rise
Oasis- Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
Silverchair- Pure Massacre
No Doubt- Just A Girl
Daft Punk- Around The World
Sponge- Molly
The Mountain Goats- The Coroner’s Gambit
Soul Coughing- Circles
Spacehog- In The Meantime
Better Than Ezra- Good
Nine Inch Nails- March Of The Pigs
Matthew Sweet- Girlfriend
The Cramps- Bikini Girls w/Machine Guns
Stone Temple Pilots- Vasoline
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Bluegrass Sunday Morning playlist for June 26th, 2016.

Ralph Stanley tribute
Stanley Brothers – Angels Are Singing in Heaven Tonight
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – The Lowlands
Flatt Lonesome – Mixed Up Mess of a Heart
Detour – Lovin’ Liza Jane
Larry Sparks – John Deere Tractor
Stanley Brothers – How Mountain Girls Can Love
Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass – Uncle Ned
The Boxcars – Familiar With the Ground
Larry Stephenson – The Blues Don’t Care Who’s Got Em
Lester Flatt – Drink That Mash & Talk That Trash
Don Rigsby – Tennessee Truck Driving Man
Stanley Brothers – How Far to Little Rock
Edgar Loudermilk – It Must Be Love
Merle Haggard – Big City
Ralph Stanley & Buddy Miller – I Am the Man Thomas
Earls of Leicester – Big Black Train
John Hartford String Band – Royal Box Waltz
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – Sadie’s Got Her New Dress On
Joe Diffie – Hard to Handle
Jim Hurst – Gadget Daddy
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice – Longneck Blues
Dwight Yoakam & Ralph Stanley – Down Where the River Bends
Ralph Stanley – O Death
The Grascals – Sweet Little Mountain Girl
Deer Creek Boys – Dallas
Don Reno – Follow the Leader
Unspoken Tradition – Been in Love Before
Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs – Dream of a Miners Child
Ralph Stanley – Man of Constant Sorrow
Flashback – Foxhounds & Fiddles
James King – 30 Years Farming
Patty Loveless – Daniel Prayed
Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II – I’ve Still Got 99
The Boxcars – I’m Dreaming of You
Lonesome River Band – Thunder & Lightning
Rhonda Vincent – Last Time Loving You
Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys – A Born Ramblin’ Man
Jimmy Martin – Uncle Pen
Bluegrass Brothers – Stanley Tradition
Ralph Stanley – Sharecroppers Son
Curtis Wright – Going Through California
Buddy Melton & Milan Miller – Adeline
Circa Blue – Cold Frosty Morning
Blue Highway – Find Me Out On a Mountaintop
Dark Hollow – Lonesome Night
Ralph Stanley – Little Birdie
Terry Baucom & the Dukes of Drive – Around the Corner
The Spinney Brothers – Living the Dream
Don Rigsby – The Mountain Doctor
Ralph Stanley & Dierks Bentley – I Only Exist
Irene Kelly – Carolina Wind
Mountain Faith – Let My Life Make a Difference
Shotgun Holler – I Should Have Started Yesterday
Town Mountain – Comin’ Back to You
Country Gentleman – Teach Your Children
MD Mallory – Is It True
Stanley Brothers – Rank Strangers
Volume Five – I Am a Drifter
Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers – Tonight I’m Gonna Ride
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – Dismal Nitch
Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley – She’s Looking At Me
Ralph Stanley – Little Maggie
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen – Leaving On a Jet Plane
Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers – All Dressed Up
Osborne Brothers – White Lightning
Jack Cooke – That’s How the Cookie Crumbles
Ralph Stanley & Patty Mitchell -Little Willie
Newtown – Castaway

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Country Feedback playlist for June 26th, 2016

Ralph Stanley – Lonesome and Blue – Room At The Top Of The Stairs – 1986
Cornell Hurd Band – A Bad Year For Love – A Bad Year For Love – 2010
Aubrie Sellers – New City Blues – Dreaming In The Day – 2016
Dallas Wayne – Blessed Be The Bad Ones – Texas Tornado – 2013
Shinyribs – Okra Candy – Red Quasar – 2015
Little Feat – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now – 1974
Terry Allen – Salivation – Southern Comfort – 1999
Malcomb Holcombe – Another Black Hole – Another Black Hole – 2016
Wilco – A.M. – I Thought I Held You – 1995
Wynnona and The Big Noise – Wynnona and The Big Noise – Jesus and A Jukebox – 2016
Derek Hoke – Southern Moon – Hold Me Tight – 2016
The Continential Drifters – Vermillion – Watermark – 1999
Jared Deck – Jared Deck – 17 Miles – 2016
ZZ Top – Tres Hombres – Move Me On Down The Line – 1973
Tony Joe White – Rain Crow – The Middle of Nowhere – 2016
The Del Fuegos – Night On The Town – Boston, Mass – 1985
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Grateful Dead & Phriends playlist for June 25th, 2016.

Grateful Dead-First Hour
Around and Around-Fox Theatre- 10/19/72
Might as Well- Hampton Coliseum- 3/26/88
Me & Bobby Mcgee- Rockin’ The Rhein w/The GD- 1972
Eyes of the World- Roosevelt Stadium- 8/1/73
Hard To Handle-Fillmore Auditorium-San Francisco, CA- 1969
Blow Away-Miami Arena, Miami, FL- 10/26/89
One More Saturday Night-Live at Springfield Civic Center-1977
Hey Pocky Way- Greensboro Coliseum, NC-3/31/89
Second Hour
Quinn The Eskimo- Live at Alpine Valley Music Theatre-1979
Morning Dew- Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA- 1970
Help On The Way > Slipknot- Live at Autzen Stadium, U. Of Oregon-1993
Nobody’s Fault But Mine-Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa FL-1993
Dancing In The Street- Winterland, San Francisco, CA- 1970
You Ain’t Woman Enough- Roosevelt Stadium-1973
Beat It On Down The Line- Rockin’ The Rhein w/The GD-1972
Phriendlier Hour
String Cheese Incident- Panama Red- Carbondale, IL-2003
Phish- Maze- Deer Creek, Noblesville, IN-1996
Phish- Reba- Hampton Coliseum- Hampton, VA- 2009
MOE-Captain America- Warts & All Vol. 1- 2003
Lettuce- Chief- Live at Red Rocks-2015
Gary Clark Jr.- Third Stone from the Sun/If You Love Me Like You Say-2014
WSP- Blue Indian- Live in the Classic City, Athens, GA- 2000
Rusted Root- Food & Creative Love- Rusted Root Live-2004
By |June 25th, 2016|Grateful Dead and Phriends, Miscellaneous|0 Comments