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Vincent Neil Emerson In Studio Session

Texas singer/songwriter Vincent Neil Emerson talks about his influences, the recording of his new self-titled album, and performs live including “High on Getting By” and an updated version of the Roy Acuff classic “Wabash Cannonball”. Stream the full session in the player above.

2021-11-17T09:15:39-05:00November 17th, 2021|

Watch Shakey Graves debuts new songs for WNRN

In an intimate in studio session from In Your Ear studios in Richmond, Shakey Graves debuted two new songs in a stripped down trio format with Alejandro Rose Garcia joined by bandmates Taylor Craft and Cameron Neal on keyboards and guitar respectively.


Early in the session he announced his desire to try out new material before kicking off with the dreamy new number “Evergreen”. Moments later he followed up with another new song entitled “Ready or Not”, before closing with a delicate acoustic rendition of 2018 song “Kids These Days”.

Watch the full session including a Q&A with WNRN’s Desiré Moses below. Audio and video production Paul Bruski and Andrea Bucheit for In Your Ear studios.

2021-11-16T14:57:34-05:00November 16th, 2021|

Listen Now: Dori Freeman Live In Studio

Galax, Virginia native Dori Freeman stopped by the WNRN studios to play songs from her new album Ten Thousand Roses and talk about how they were written and more in this in studio session with WNRN’s Bob Mosolgo hosting.

2021-11-16T09:18:57-05:00November 15th, 2021|

Visit the Taps & Tunes Trail to score WNRN prizes!

Just Announced: Starr Hill Richmond Dec. 10th!

We’ve added one more Taps & Tunes showcase to the schedule! Join us for our Dead Air III pre-party at Starr Hill Richmond and we’ll share some of our favorite performances from Dead Air and give you a chance to win VIP passes to this year’s show at The National on January 21st, plus live music from Woody Woodworth & the Piners and the release of Dank Air – a beer collab inspired by our Saturday morning Grateful Dead & Phriends show. This series is presented with support from Rockingham Insurance.

WNRN Taps & Tunes Trail

Did you miss any Taps & Tunes shows? It’s not too late to join in the fun. Stop by any of the breweries below and tag us on social media w/hashtag #cheersWNRN and we’ll send you a prize like our new 25th anniversary pint glass, tickets to Dead Air III.  Thanks for spreading the love when you travel the WNRN Taps & Tunes trail this holiday season! 

Castle Hill Cider Nov. 11th

Thursday November 11th, WNRN brings Taps & Tunes to Castle Hill Cider in Keswick from 6-9pm. Live music from Erin Lunsford and your first chance to sample our Listener Supported Cider collaboration with Castle Hill, plus you could win prizes like our new pint glass or tickets to Dead Air III!

Three Notch’d Richmond Nov. 3rd

Wednesday November 3rd, WNRN brings Taps & Tunes to Richmond and Three Notch’d Brewery’s Collab House from 6-9pm. Live music from Paulo Franco & The Freighliners duo plus your chance to sample our Richmond signal namesake Eighty Eight Five IPA and win prizes like our new pint glasses or tickets to Dead Air III!

Pale Fire Brewing Oct. 28th

Thursday October 28th, WNRN brings Taps & Tunes to Harrisonburg’s Pale Fire Brewing from 6-9pm. Sample our new Over-Nite SMaSH beer brewed in collaboration with Pale Fire and JMU’s Madison Academic Brewery. The beer nods to Frank Zappa’s classic album Over-Nite Sensation and features Zappa hops. Named for the man himself, these hops will bring a pretty wild mixture of tropical fruit, mint, & spice to the party. Dogwood Tales will bring the tunes!

Rockfish Brewing Co. Oct. 21st

Thursday October 21st, WNRN brings Taps & Tunes to Charlottesville’s Rockfish Brewing Company from 5-8pm. Longtime WNRN afternoon host Tad Abbey will be on hand to hang out with members and sample his namesake Tad Abbey Ale plus music from Boxed Lunch!

Blue Toad Cider Oct. 16th

Saturday October 16th, WNRN’s Taps & Tunes series comes to Blue Toad Cider in Roseland. Hear Reverend Bill and Molly Murphy of The Judy Chops perform and sample our new 96er cider (named after the year the station signed on in 1996) from 1-4pm.

Stable Craft Brewing Oct. 8th

Friday October 8th, WNRN kicks off the Taps & Tunes series at Stable Craft Brewing in Waynesboro. Join us starting at 6pm to sample our collaborative beer release for  I.M.P.A. (Independent Music Pale Ale naturally) and hear live music from Kai Crowe-Getty of Central Virginia band Lord Nelson.

2021-11-16T09:40:04-05:00November 12th, 2021|

Watch Matthew E. White play live from Spacebomb!

This Wednesday November 10th WNRN joins our fellow public stations across the country in celebrating national Public Radio Music Day! We’ll mark the occasion by premiering our livestream concert with Matthew E. White from Spacebomb studio in Richmond at 8pm right here at WNRN.org (tune in to catch it on the air at 5pm as well). In addition to performing live at Spacebomb, the recording studio and label he co-founded, White talks with WNRN’s Desiré Moses about the making of his new album K Bay and the growth of Spacebomb over the past decade and the differences between producing and performing. (photo by Dave Parrish). 

2021-12-20T10:41:45-05:00November 9th, 2021|

Listen Now: The Steel Wheels In Studio

The Steel Wheels dropped by the WNRN studios on Friday to play songs from their latest album Everyone A Song Volume 2, reminisce on favorite Red Wing Roots performances, and announce their appearance at WNRN’s Dead Air III! Stream the full session above for three live performances plus Q&A with host Tad Abbey.

2021-11-08T10:38:24-05:00November 8th, 2021|

Celebrate WNRN’s 25th Anniversary All Year Long!

WNRN is celebrating 25 years of great independent music radio in Central Virginia with a years worth of amazing events, on air specials, and opportunities to connect! Click on one of the events below to learn more and join us for our 25th anniversary celebration, made possible with support from Rockingham Insurance.

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2021-11-18T12:55:58-05:00November 5th, 2021|