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Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist – 5/15/22

7 a.m.

  • Jeremy Garret – What’s That You’re Doing
  • Eddy Raven – All Grassed Up
  • Deer Creek Boys – Loves Raining Down
  • Tina Adair – Why You Been Gone So Long
  • Darren Beachley – New Ballard Branch
  • Echo Valley – My Prayer
  • Cole Brook Road – Hindsight Is 2020
  • Volume Five – What I Didn’t Say
  • Jaelee Roberts – Something You Didn’t Count On
  • Lonesome River Band – Mary Ann Is A Pistol
  • Lost & Found – Johnston’s Grocery Store
  • The Grascals – Maybelle
  • Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys – Don’t Point Your Finger


8 a.m.

  • Bob Manner & Vince Gill – Church street Blues
  • Terry Baucoms Dukes Of Drive – Hello Blues
  • Marty Raybon – Down The Road
  • Dolly Parton – Rocky Top
  • Jaelee Roberts & Vince Gill – Landslide
  • Junior Sisk – Patches On My Heart
  • Gerald Smith – Bluegrass Is Legal Everywhere
  • Gena Britt & Alecia Nugent – Get Up In Jesus’ Name
  • Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome – Old Kentucky Moon
  • Kenny & Amanda Smith – Everything To Me
  • Carolina Blue – Black Knob Breakdown
  • The Price Sisters – Singing My Troubles Away
  • Irene Kelley – Lonely
  • Josh Williams – The Last Song
  • Hot Rize – Walkin’ The Dog
  • Starlett & Big John – True Life Blues
  • John Duffey – Heaven

9 a.m.

  • Milan Miller – Talking To Myself
  • Kim Robins – Hurricane
  • Dailey & Vincent – Cumberland River
  • Appalachian Roadshow – Goin’ To Bring Her Back
  • Jaelee Roberts – Sad Songs
  • The Boxcars – Hurting’ Inside
  • Lonesome River Band – Give The Devil An Inch
  • Unspoken Tradition – Lookout Mountain
  • Shannon Slaughter – Common Ground
  • Blue Highway – Orvilles Webb
  • Sister Sadie – Don’t Tell Me Stories
  • David Stewart – Climbin’ The Walls, Walkin’ The Floor
  • Tim Raybon Band – Leaving Cleveland
  • Goff Buell – West Virginia
  • Flatt Lonesome – Where Do You Go

10 a.m.

  • Tommy Webb – Amber
  • Buddy melton – A Diamond Took My Place
  • The Bluegrass Champs – Tequila
  • Valerie Smith – Blame It On The Bluegrass
  • Dave Adkins – Thing About Kindness
  • JR. Williams – Lord I Hope This Day Is Good
  • Missy Armstrong – Buttons
  • Po’Ramblin Boys – Blues Are Close At Hand
  • Nothin Fancy – I Met My Baby In The Porta Jon line
  • The Seldom Scene – Through The Bottom Of The Glass
  • Jaelee Roberts – The Best Of Me
  • Andrew Crawford & Josh Shilling – Had My Share Of Heartbreak
  • Alan Bibey & Grasstowne – Messin’ With Sasquatch
  • Woody Platt- One Last Goodbye
  • Del McCoury Band & Vince Gill – Honky Tonk Nights
  • Osborne Bros – Roll Muddy River
  • Ronnie Bowman – Truck Driver’s Queen
  • The Gospel Plowboys  – When I Wake Up To Sleep No More
  • Amanda Cook – Another Highway This Time
  • Band Of Ruhks – Heartstrings
  • Jim & Jesse – Diesel On My Tail
2022-05-18T10:55:56-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Fresh Roots New Blues Playlist – 5/14/22

Fresh Roots New Blues on WNRN

BMA, IBC and More!

Air Date:        5/14/22, Saturday  6-8 PM


Set 1

  • Selwyn Birchwood – I’d Climb Mountains  (Living In A Burning House)            (Alligator)
  • Rich Chorne – Voodoo Woman        (Bringin’ In The Blues)         (Montrose)
  • Levee Town – Outside Child             (Trying To Keep My Head Above Water)    (Hudtunes)
  • Janiva Magness – Don’t You Forget About Me        (Hard To Kill)            (Label Logic)


Set 2

  • The NcNaMarr Project – Save It Till I See You        (Run With Me)           (Bahool)
  • Charlie Musselwhite – Blues Gave Me A Ride         (Mississippi Son)       (Alligator)
  • Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames – Now She’s Gone / Don’t Ever Change Your Ways (Nightwalk)   (Delmark)


Set 3

  • BLAST – Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell – How Long How Long Blues            (The Essential Leroy Carr)   (Columbia/Legacy)            2014   orig – (Vocalion)       1928
  • Albert Castiglia – Take My Name Out Of Your Mouth        (I Got Love)    (Gulf Coast)
  • Mike Zito – Evil          (Resurrection)           (Gulf Coast)


Set 4


  • Eric Ramsey – Hurricane Woman Blues     (Right, Raw Or Wrong: Live)            (Self)   2019
  • The Wacky Jugs – Mingle Wood/Cypress Grove Blues      (Wired, Wild & Wicked)       (Compaignie des musiques tetues) 2020
  • CROS – Cry No More (Reborn In The Blues)          (Mack 9 Music)          2019


Set 5

  • Zac Harmon – Long As I Got My Guitar       (Long As I Got My Guitar)     (Catfood)
  • The Love Light Orchestra – Come On Moon           (Leave The Light On)            (Blue Barrel)
  • Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder – Hooray Hooray   (Get On Board)          (Nonesuch)


Set 6

  • Kenny Neal – Mount Up On The Wings Of The King / Bon Temps Rouler           (Straight From The Heart)   (Ruf)
  • Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – Somewhere     (Tommy Castro Presents: A Bluesman Came To Town)   (Alligator)
  • Sue Foley – Pinky’s Blues     (Pinky’s Blues)          (Stony Plain)
2022-05-16T13:21:27-04:00May 16th, 2022|

Phish Phriday 5/13

For this Phish Phriday we bring it back to August 2017 where Phish performed a baker’s dozen run of shows at Madison Square Garden. From this run, we spotlight “Leaves,” performed 8/1/2017 on their 9th night, written by Tom Marshall. This week Tom Marshall met up with Tad Abbey and a group of WNRN members before jumping on stage with Charlottesville’s Kendal Street Company.

2022-05-13T12:51:50-04:00May 13th, 2022|

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist – 5/8/22

7 a.m.

  • Alison Krauss & Union Station – Momma Cried
  • J.R Williams – Lord I Hope This Day Is Good
  • Greg Blake – I’ll Be Lovin’ You
  • Kenny & Amanda Smith – Everything To Me
  • Big Country Bluegrass – Mamas Radio
  • Junior Sisk – Patches On My Heart
  • Dale Ann Bradley – Will I Be Good Enough
  • Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle – Aim High
  • Larry Sparks – Momma
  • Milan Miller – Talking To Myself
  • Dixie Bee Liners – She’s My Angel
  • Kristy Cox – Moonlight, Moonshine, & Blue Moon Of Kentucky

8 a.m.

  • Irene Kelly, Rob Ickes & Ronnie Bowman – Lonely
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road – Who’s Gonna Tell The Story
  • Rhonda Vincent & Sonny Osborne – Mama tried
  • Merle Haggard – Mama’s Hungry Eyes
  • Casey Penn – Chasing Rainbows
  • Shannon Slaughter – Common Ground
  • Lonesome River Band – Stray Dogs & Alley Cats
  • Billy Strings – Hellbender
  • Mohavisoul – Breakin’ Down
  • Buddy Melton – A Diamond Took My Place
  • The Churchmen – Jesus, My Mother, & Me
  • Ralph Stanley II – Mom’s Are The Reason Wild Flowers Grow
  • Laura Orshaw – Hank
  • The Kody Norris Show – Virginia Bound
  • Austin Lounge Lizards – Forty Years Old &  I’m Living In My Mom’s Garage
  • Carley Arrowood – Dear Juliana

9 a.m.

  • Tommy Webb – Amber
  • Tim Raybon Band – Leaving Cleveland
  • The Farm Hands – I O U
  • Blue Ridge Thunder – Some Old Day
  • Mohavisoul – Squirrels In My Car
  • Missy Armstrong – Buttons
  • Gibson Bros. – I Know Whose Tears
  • Woody Plant & The Duck Band – One Last Goodbye
  • Del McCoury Band & Vince Gill – Honky Tonk Nights
  • Dewey & Leslie Brown – Mother’s Day
  • Valerie Smith – Heaven Is Holding You
  • Po’ Ramblin’ Boys – Blues Are Close At Hand
  • Mason Via – Gettin Gone
  • Doc Watson – Mama Don’t Allow No Music
  • The Grascals & George Jones – Don’t Tell Mama

10 a.m.

  • Andrew Crawford &  Joshua Shilling – Hold My Share Of Heartache
  • Donna Ulisse – The End Of Crazy
  • Larry Stephenson – Every Day Is Mothers Day
  • Ralph Stanley – A Mothers Prayer
  • Volume Five – What I Didn’t Say
  • Jeremey Garrett – What’s That You’re Doin’
  • Mountain Faith – If You Are Ever Down In Dallas
  • Danny Paisley &  The Southern Grass – Don’t Throw Mamas Flowers Away
  • Mohavisoul – Lonesome Evening Blues
  • Lonesome River Band – Mary Ann Is A Pistol
  • Rhonda Vincent – Medals For Mothers
  • The Crowe Bros.  – Angel Mother
  • Seth Mulder & Midnight Run – My My My
  • Terry Baucom’s Dukes Of Drive – Hello Blues
  • Shannon Wright – Hand Me Down
  • Tina Adair – Why You Been Gone So Long
  • The Grascals – My Virginia Mama
  • The Seldom Scene – The Sweetest Gift
  • Earls Of Leicester – Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep
  • Bradley & Adair – Mommy Please Stay Home With Me
2022-05-11T11:17:30-04:00May 11th, 2022|

Fresh Roots New Blues Playlist – 5/7/22


Fresh Roots New Blues on WNRN


Air Date:        5/7/22, Saturday    6-8 PM


Set 1

  • Mick Clarke – I Ain’t Got You            (single)           (Telegram)     (BGO)
  • Robbin Kapsalis & Vintage #18 – Silver Spoon      (Soul Shaker)             (Bird Song)
  • Kathy Lyon – Favorite Fantasy        (Texas Highway)       (Montrose)
  • Regina Bonelli – Truth Hurts           (Truth Hurts)             (Truth Groove)


Set 2

  • Kilborn Alley – Do Your Dance        (Takin’ Time)             (Run It Back)
  • Jim Dan Dee – Weep For Me             (Real Blues)   (Self)
  • The Hogtown Allstars – I Just Think Of You / Mr. Lucky   (Hog Wild)     (Stony Plain)
  • Peter Veteska & Blues Train – Low Down Dirty Blues      (So Far So Good)       (Blue Heart)


Set 3

  • Horojo Trio – A Little Goes A Long Way     (Set The Record)       (Stony Plain)
  • Tinsley Ellis – Don’t Bury Our Love             (Devil May Care)       (Alligator)
  • BLAST – Bumble Bee Slim – B&O Blues  (Bumble Bee Slim, Vol. 1:  1931-1934)           (Document)   2005 / When The Music Sounds Good   (Bumble Bee Slim, Vol. 9:  1934-1951)       (Document)   2005


Set 4

EDGAR WINTER (BROTHER JOHNNY) SET            (Quarto Valley)

  • Lone Star Blues (with Keb’ Mo’)
  • Memory Pain (with Warren Haynes)
  • Stormy Monday Blues (with Edgar Winter & Robben Ford)
  • Got My Mojo Working (with Bobby Rush)


Set 5

  • Mizz Lowe (feat. Bobby Rush) – Take My Love      (Take My Love)         (Self)
  • Delbert McClinton – Sweet Talkin’ Man / Stagger Lee      (Outdated Emotion)  (Hotshot)


Set 6

  • Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters – Coal Train Blues / Please Send Me Someone To Love         (Mercy Me)    (Stony Plain)
  • Edgar Winter – Rock & Roll Hoochie Coo   (Brother Johnny)       (Quarto Valley)
2022-05-11T10:35:09-04:00May 7th, 2022|

Adam’s Plastic Pond In Studio Session

Charlottesville’s Adam’s Plastic Pond join us in studio to perform songs from new EP Confident Melancholy. Stream the full session above, including a Q&A with WNRN’s Patrick Coman and performances of “Mission Report”, “Finish Line”, and “Won’t Change A Thing”.

2022-06-17T16:36:57-04:00May 5th, 2022|

Sharon Van Etten Shares 4 Songs That Influenced ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’

During a recent stop in Charlottesville to perform for a packed house at the Jefferson Theater, Sharon Van Etten joined WNRN in studio to play guest DJ. She shared 4 songs that inspired the sound and style of new album We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong and chatted in depth with Amber about its making. Scroll down to read her thoughts on each song and stream the full interview to find out which cinematic classic inspired the new album’s name (hint: it involves Babe Ruth, a giant dog, and s’mores) and more about the album which gets its full release on Friday May 6th via Jagjaguwar.

         1. Cocteau Twins “Cherry-Coloured Funk”

“…this was a song that I referenced for the band when we were starting to go over influences of what I thought the instrumentation and vibe was going to be. I didn’t want to exactly rip from them, but I wanted to give permission for my bandmates, Charlie in particular, who was playing guitar on a certain song on the record, that this is how I want it to feel, so however you interpret that. And the ethereal vocals, she has such a beautiful range, and it’s like dark but uplifting, but even though it’s slow-pulsing you feel it escalating. It’s a beautiful song.”

         2. Scott Walker “Duchess”

“I chose “Duchess” by Scott Walker because his melodies are so beautiful and they’re very classic. And his voice can change from iteration with his other projects, but there’s something very timeless about his storytelling, and he kind of sings in this operatic way sometimes, that can walk a line. But I connect with it as a singer, I feel like he’s a singer’s artist in the way that I want to sing along with him and I find it very cathartic to find those melodies or harmonies depending on how I’m singing along with him. I just like those classic arrangements and the timeless feeling of his voice.”

         3. Joy Division “Atmosphere”

“I remember describing to my drummer Jorge Balbi, my Peruvian drummer Jorge, that I wanted a lot of space in the drums, that it didn’t have to be a constant beat, and that I wanted him to just feel free in the way he played and not feel confined by a beat. Because this one song is very intentional in its space before it develops into the driving part of the song. And he connected with it immediately, and a lot of the scapes on the record are drones, synth meets strings, and mallets and air, and allowing those moments to breathe before the other instrumentation comes in. So this song was an example of what I was trying to achieve.

         4. The Cure “Plainsong”

This one is for my bass player, Devin Hoff, he’s probably the biggest Cure fan I know, and I chose this one because, similar to the Joy Division track, what I’m learning how to do is let my band create the atmosphere for me, to be able to form in. And I wrote a lot of these songs without them, before I asked them to lay down tracks and to help me flesh them out. And so finally being in a room with them again and working on these new songs, I feel like they’re giving me permission to step back for a minute and allow them to create the space for me to perform in, as opposed to them performing on top of me. It’s learning how to perform together again and lean into each other, and again own those spaces. I sing a lot, like the joke is that I have a lot of lyrics, I have a lot of words, and my friend Ben Goldberg from Bada Bing Records who put out some of my earlier work, always said ‘Well, you just have so much to say. That’s why your lyrics are so long.’ But I’m learning to try to say less and also to have moments of just music so that the listener can take a moment to reflect on all the things that I’ve said, but also to hear the layers of what’s actually happening.

2022-05-02T13:06:47-04:00May 2nd, 2022|

Jon Russell plays new The Head & The Heart songs live in studio!

Jon Russell talks about his Virginia heritage and how it helped shaped songs from the new album from The Head and the Heart Every Shade of Blue on the album’s release date, plus he performs three solo acoustic songs from the new album including the first performance of “Virginia (Wind in the Night)” in the Commonwealth and title track “Every Shade of Blue”.

2022-05-11T10:18:52-04:00April 29th, 2022|

In Studio Session with Old Crow Medicine Show

Virginia natives Ketch Secor and Mason Via of Old Crow Medicine Show stop by the WNRN studios ahead of their performance at the Ting Pavilion in Charlottesville to perform two songs from new album Paint This Town, talk about their Virginia roots, and Ketch Secor talks about his involvement in the making of Ken Burns’ award-winning documentary Country Music.

2022-04-28T16:13:42-04:00April 28th, 2022|