From Mark Keefe, GM & Programming Director, WNRN:
In 2020, we were all faced with answering questions and solving problems that, a year earlier, would have been absurd. For example: How do you have an in-studio session when there’s no one in the studio? It’s an important question considering that these sessions provide the source material for the CDs we create for you each year. The answer? Conduct these sessions the same way we did everything else – from home. Through our revamped home studio sessions, we virtually visited with the bands and musicians who couldn’t stop by and play live. But they kept playing, just like we kept playing their music, and you kept listening — and donating. Thank you for your support, which allowed us to continue doing the things that you tune in for – making great independent music radio happen no matter what happens around us. I want to make sure to acknowledge all of our staff for their hard work and dedication to WNRN and you, our members. We hope to see you, soon.
Paul Thorn connects with Bob Mosolgo from home in Tupelo, MS on the eve of his fall tour to perform songs from latest album Never Too Late to Call. In addition to performing the title track, written for Thorn’s late sister, he talks about performing at the Grand Ole Opry with his wife, and lets us in on the inspiration for the title of “Sapalo” from the new album. Click on the player above to stream the full session including performances of “Never Too Late to Call” and “Breaking Up for Good Again”!
Virginia native and recent Nashville transplant Will Overman returns to the Commonwealth to kick off his tour in support of debut album The Winemaker’s Daughter. He talks about sharing the personal songs on this new album, throwing himself in the Nashville music scene, and how it feels to finally hit the road in support of the album which was released in February, plus he performs live in this In Studio Session.
Fresh Roots New Blues on WNRN
Air Date: 8/28/21, Saturday 6-8 PM
- Johnny Turner with Kid Ramos & The Allstars – Can’t You See (75 And Alive) (HighJohn)
- Mojo Parker – Let It Ride (single) (The Mojo Parker Express) (Self)
- Ericson Holt – Clever Girl (99 Degrees) (Conch)
- Eric Bibb – Emmett’s Ghost (Tell Yourself) (Provogue)
- Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps – All You Ever Bring Me Is The Blues (Rose-Colored Glasses, Vol. 1) (Blue Heart)
- John Mayall – I’m Good As Gone (single) (Forty Below)
- The Rolling Stones – Back Of My Hand (A Bigger Bang) (Polydor) 2005
- BLAST – Roy Gaines – Hell Of A Night (Gainelining) (Red Lightnin’) 1982
- BLAST – Mike Finnigan – Rainy Day, Still Dreaming (Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland) (Reprise) 1968 / Cry No More (Danielle Nicole – Cry No More) (Concord) 2018 / I Got The News For You (with Bonnie Raitt Live – Slipstream tour) 2013
- Tony Holiday – She’s Tuff (with Victor Wainwright) / Recipe For Love (with Bobby Rush) / Cake Walk (with Mark Hummel and Dennis Gruenling) (Porch Sessions, Vol. 2) (Blue Heart)
- Bernard Allison – I Can’t Get You Off Of My Mind (Songs From The Road) (Ruf) 2020
- Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans – I’ll Be Sittin’, I’ll Be Rockin’ / The Music Gets Us Thru (The Music Gets Us Thru) (ManHat Tone)
- Colin Linden – Until The Heat Leaves Town (bLOW) (Thirty Tigers/Hwy 20)
- Charlie Musselwhite – Cheatin’ On Me (Signature) (Alligator) 1991
- Johnny Ray Jones – Way Down South (Way Down South) (MoonDogg)
- Altered Five Blues Band – Big Shout Out (Holler If You Hear Me) (Bind Pig)
- Malcolm Wells & The Two-Timers – Call My Name (Hollerin’ Out Loud) (Self)
- Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Not Gonna Lie (662) (Alligator)