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In Studio session with M.Ward at VA Arts Recording

We had an In Studio session at VA Arts Recording Studio in Charlottesville with M.Ward. We aired this session on May 17th, 2016 on WNRN. You can see M.Ward perform songs, “Rave On”, “I’m Listening”, “Confession” and “Little Baby”on our YouTube page.

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Take 2@2 Friday, May 27, 2016


Take 2@2 for Friday, May 27th, 2016 we highlight Josh Ritter’s return to Charlottesville. Ritter is performing tonight at The Jefferson Theater.

John Prine is one of America’s best songwriters. In 1973, Prine released Sweet Revenge. In 2010, a wonderful list of musicians paid tribute to Prine with the compilation Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine. The album features Prine songs done by The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket, Drive-By Truckers, and Josh Ritter. Ritter covers “Mexican Home” from Prine’s Sweet Revenge.

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

– Tad Abbey


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Have a Safe & Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Listen this weekend for some of our specialty shows including The Grateful Dead and Phriends, Fresh Roots – New Blues, Bluegrass Sunday, Country Feedback, and Les Temps Perdu. On Monday at 11pm we will air a special Commonwealth of Music featuring WNRN in-studio sessions from Virginia artists.

Stream here.


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Take 2@2 Thursday, May 26, 2016

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Take 2@2 for Thursday, May 26th, 2016 we travel back in time a bit in WNRN history. In 2012 we launched a series called Operation Cover Band. The premise was simple, have bands coming in the studio cover songs we like. Each group was presented the list ahead of time with the knowledge that each song on the list would only be covered once.

Carl Anderson saw the list and decided to take on Ryan Adams’ “When the Stars Go Blue.” Here’s a video of that performance:

You can see Carl perform this Saturday night at The Southern Café’ & Music Hall. Carl does have a new song out, “Not Forgotten You” which you can learn more about by clicking the image to the left.

Ryan Adams released “When the Stars Go Blue” for his 2001 album Gold. Adams is returning to Charlottesville to play the Sprint Pavilion on Tuesday, July 19.

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

– Tad Abbey

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Starr Hill Cheers For Charity in May

This month WNRN spent Thursday nights in the lovely taproom at Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet for Cheers For Charity. During the month of May, for every pint sold, $1 of the proceeds supports this radio station. Each Thursday was a little bit different, we really enjoyed the audience participation for the WNRN Music Meeting night! It was great to see people voting, getting excited about a song (or not so much…) and voting accordingly! We gave away tickets to LOCKN’, had a Steal the Pint night featuring our new 20th anniversary pint glass, and gave away lots of great vinyl and other prizes! We would like to thank everyone that joined us or had a beer to support WNRN in May, we had a great time with you at Starr Hill Brewery listening to tunes from, David Tewksbury, Sam Cregger, Gina Sobel, and The Central VA Blues Society.
It’s not too late to show your support, include a pint at Starr Hill Brewery in your Memorial Day Weekend plans, CHEERS !

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Take 2@2 Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Take 2@2 for Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 today we are highlighting two celebrations with one ageless song. Tomorrow marks the 90th birthday of Miles Davis. Truth be told it is rare when I do not have a Miles Davis song on my phone’s playlist. To call Davis only a jazz musician is an extreme disservice to his art and legacy. Miles Davis certainly transformed jazz but he also worked in rock, classical, African rhythms, and was one of the first musicians to understand the potential in electronic music.

Miles also helped launch the careers of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Herbie Hancock just to name a few. Now Miles is the subject of the biopic Miles Ahead starring Don Cheadle. You can see the trailer below:

In 1985, Davis released You’re Under Arrest. The album is laced with Davis’ political thoughts and covers of two pop songs Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” and Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.”

The second cover of “Time After Time” is from Willie Nelson’s 2002 album The Great Divide. Tonight, Willie Nelson returns to Charlottesville to perform at the Sprint Pavilion.

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

– Tad Abbey


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