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Phish Phriday 8/20

It’s a Phlashback Phriday! The WNRN Wayback Machine is taking us to August, 20th 1993 to enjoy two Rift album songs performed at Red Rocks. It’s a joyous occasion for Phish Phriday brought to you by Surfside Sustainable Seafood.

SET 1: Divided Sky, Harpua[1], Poor Heart > Maze, Bouncing Around the Room > It’s Ice > The Wedge, Ginseng Sullivan[2], Rift, Run Like an Antelope[3]

SET 2: Also Sprach Zarathustra > Slave to the Traffic Light > Split Open and Melt, The Squirming Coil, My Friend, My Friend[4] > Chalk Dust Torture, You Enjoy Myself > Purple Rain[5] > Hold Your Head Up, Cavern

ENCORE: The Mango Song, Free Bird

2021-08-20T13:04:05-04:00August 20th, 2021|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 8/14/21

Fresh Roots New Blues on WNRN

Air Date:        8/14/21, Saturday  6-8 PM


Set 1

  • Johnny Tucker & The AllStars feat. Kid Ramos – All Night Long, All Night Wrong                     (75 & Alive)   (HighJohn)
  • Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – Somewhere     (A Bluesman Came To Town)                      (Alligator)
  • Lea McIntosh – Blood Cash  (Blood Cash)  (Shark Park)
  • Law & Chaos – Now All I Do Is Pay The Blues        (single)           (Self)

Set 2

  • Tito Jackson – Wheels Keep Turning / Rock Me Baby       (Under Your Spell)    (Gulf Coast)
  • Freddie King – Help Me Make It Through The Day            (Woman Across The River)              (The Right Stuff)        1973

Set 3


  • You Can Call Me Country      (I Know My Blues Are Different)     (Southland)    1976
  • D.U.I.   (Round Two)             (Ichiban)        1991
  • They Can’t Make You Hate Me         (Ichiban)        1991
  • Stormy Monday Blues           (The Blues Doctor)    (Ichiban)        2006

Set 4

  • GA-20 – It’s Alright   (Try It…You Might Like It – GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor)       (Alligator)
  • Asleep At The Wheel – Half A Hundred Years        (Half A Hundred Years)                    (Thirty Tigers)
  • Wee Willie Walker & The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra – A Word From Willie / Don’t Let It Get In Your Way / What Is It We’re Not Talking About            (Not In My Lifetime)             (Blue Dot)

Set 5

  • Altered Five Blues Band – Guilty Of A Good Time              (Holler If You Hear Me)        (Blind Pig)
  • Chris Daniel, Hazel Miller & Dana Marsh – Cheek To Cheek         (What We Did)          (Self)
  • Eddie Turner – Whoa, Whoa, Whoa            (Change In Me)          (Self)
  • Big Bill Morganfield – Help The Bear          (Bloodstains On The Wall)   (Black Shuck)

Set 6

  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Rock & Roll            (662)  (Alligator)
  • Mick Kolassa – Wasted Youth          (Wasted Youth)         (Endless Blues)
  • Sean Chambers – Louise       (That’s What I’m Talking About – A Tribute To Hubert Sumlin)  (Quarto Valley)
  • Paul Thorn – You Mess Around & Get A Buzz        (Never Too Late To Call)
  • Johnny Tucker & The Allstars feat. Kid Ramos – What’s The Matter       (75 & Alive)               (HighJohn)
2021-08-17T13:09:18-04:00August 14th, 2021|

Read Now: Conor Oberst Reveals His Favorite American Band & More in WNRN Guest DJ Set

Earlier this month Conor Oberst connected with WNRN via Zoom to talk about some of of his favorite songs of the moment. . Scroll down to see his picks and thoughts on each song. Transcript lightly edited for length and clarity.


2021-08-25T10:05:10-04:00August 12th, 2021|

Listen Now: Bryan Elijah Smith In Studio Session

Virginia singer-songwriter Bryan Elijah Smith talks about musical influences and learning on the job as a producer for fellow artists and on his latest release, a 7-song collection called Apocalyptic Blues, plus he teams up with collaborator Gia Ray for a song ahead of the pair’s performance August 13th at the SummerStage series at the Blackburn Inn in Staunton, VA. (Playlist: “In Through the Dark”, “Sweetheart June”, and “Givin’ Up on You” featuring Gia Ray).

2021-08-31T15:00:01-04:00August 11th, 2021|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 8/7/21

Fresh Roots New Blues on WNRN

Air Date:        8/7/21, Saturday    6-8 PM


Set 1

  • Allman Betts Band – Magnolia Road           (Bless Your Heart)    (BMG) 2020
  • Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method – You Better Think             (50)    (Self)
  • Cros – My Kind Of Woman   (single)           (Mack 9)
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor – If That Ain’t A Reason         (single)           (Sony)

Set 2


  • Keb’ Mo’ – Sunny & Warm    (single)           (Rounder)
  • Steve Marriner – Somethin’ Somethin’       (Hope Dies Last)        (Stony Plain)
  • Mick Kolassa – My Mind Doesn’t Wander   (Wasted Youth)         (Endless Blues)
  • Samantha Fish – Twisted Ambition             (Faster)          (Rounder)


Set 3

  • Mike Zito – In My Blood        (Resurrection)           (Gulf Coast)
  • Lindsay Beaver & Brad Stivers – One Condition    (single)           (VizzTone)
  • BLAST – Dusty Hill (ZZ Top) – Waiting For The Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago     (Tres Hombres)         (Warner Bros.)          1973 / Gimme All Your Lovin’                      (Eliminator)   (Warner Bros.)          1983



Set 4

  • Blues Traveler – Trouble In Mind / Sittin’ On Top Of The World             (Traveler’s Blues)     (Round Hill)
  • Deborah Coleman – The Day It Comes        (Soft Place To Fall)    (Blind Pig)      2000
  • Clay Melton – Excuses          (Back To Blue) (EP)              (Watchtower)



Set 5


  • Johnny Ray Jones – Don’t Burn The Bridge            (Way Down South)    (MoonDogg)
  • Paul Thorn – Here We Go     (Never Too Late To Call)      (Perpetual Obscurity)
  • The Jujubes – Why Don’t You Do It Right?  (You’re Gonna Be Sorry)      (Faversham)
  • Bob Corritore & Friends – Sleeping With The Blues          (Spider In My Stew)  (VizzTone)

Set 6

  •  Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – She Calls Me Kingfish / That’s What You Do      (662)  (Alligator)
  • Altered Five Blues Band – Holler If You Hear Me   (single)           (Blind Pig)
  • Eddie 9V – Reach Into Your Heart               (Little Black Flies)     (Ruf)
  • Johnny Tucker & The Allstars feat. Kid Ramos – Have A Good Time Tonight/Play Your Soul, John     (75 And Alive)           (HighJohn)
2021-08-11T10:39:55-04:00August 7th, 2021|

Fresh Roots, New Blues Playlist – 7/31/21

50 Years Of Alligator Records

Air Date:        7/31/21, Saturday  6-8 PM

Set 1

  • Tommy Castro & The Painkillers – Make It Back To Memphis     (orig – Killing It – Live)         2019
  • Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers – Give Me Back My Wig             (orig – Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers)    1971
  • Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women – Sloppy Drunk           (orig – Hot Flash)       1991
  • Little Charlie & The Nightcats – Jump Start            (orig – The Big Break!)         1989

Set 2

  • The Kinsey Report – Corner Of The Blanket           (orig – Edge Of The City)      1987
  • Corey Harris & Henry Butler – Why Don’t You Live So God Can Use You?          (orig – Vu-Du Menz) 2000
  • Koko Taylor – I’m A Woman            (orig – The Earthshaker)      1978
  • Big Walter Horton with Carey Bell – Have Mercy  (orig – Big Walter Horton With Carey Bell)            1972
  • Albert Collins – Blue Monday Hangover     (orig – Frostbite)       1980

Set 3

  • James Cotton, Junior Wells & Billy Branch – Little Car Blues        (orig – Harp Attack!)             1990
  • Fenton Robinson – Somebody Loan Me A Dime    (orig – Somebody Loan Me A Dime)            1974
  • Katie Webster – I’m Still Leaving You         (orig – Two-Fisted Mama!)  1989
  • Cephas & Wiggins – Ain’t Seen My Baby     (orig – Shoulder To Shoulder)         2006

Set 4

  • Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King – Don’t Lose My Number          (orig – Blood Brothers)        2008
  • Marcia Ball – Party Town     (orig – Peace, Love & BBQ)  2008
  • CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band – Au Contraire, Mon Frere    (orig – The Big Squeeze)      1996
  • The Holmes Brothers – Run Myself Out Of Town      (orig – Simple Truths)          2003

Set 5

  • Roomful Of Blues – In A Roomful Of Blues             (orig – In A Roomful Of Blues)                     2020
  • Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite – Midnight Hour Blues        (orig – 100 Years Of Blues)  2020
  • Johnny Winter – Lights Out  (orig – Guitar Slinger)           1984
  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – I’m Running             (orig – Contemporary)         2019

Set 6

  • The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling – The High Cost Of Low Living                      (orig – The High Cost Of Low Living)            2018
  • Shemekia Copeland – Clotilda’s On Fire     (orig – Uncivil War)  2020
  • Chris Cain – You Won’t Have A Problem When I’m Gone              (orig – Raisin’ Cain)  2021
  • Toronzo Cannon – The Chicago Way           (orig – The Preacher, The Politician & The Pimp) 2019
  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Outside Of This Town       (orig – Kingfish)        2019
2021-07-28T13:27:45-04:00July 31st, 2021|

Phish Phriday 7/30

Tad spins a track from the first show back! It’s a joyous occasion for  Phish Phriday brought to you by Surfside Sustainable Seafood.

SET 1: I Never Needed You Like This Before[1], Tube > Free, Bouncing Around the Room, 46 Days, Limb By Limb, Wolfman’s Brother, NICU, Drift While You’re Sleeping/ SET 2: Down with Disease[2] -> Simple -> Fuego -> Plasma > Runaway Jim -> Weekapaug Groove -> Runaway Jim > Rift, If I Could > Rise/Come Together > Slave to the Traffic Light /ENCORE: Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S.

2021-07-30T17:15:20-04:00July 30th, 2021|

Watch Now: Japanese Breakfast In Studio Session

For Member Appreciation Week a group of lucky members joined us Thursday July 22nd to watch Japanese Breakfast perform a live in studio session ahead of the first concert of 2021 at The National in Richmond for WNRN Presents Japanese Breakfast! Not among the lucky few? Stream the full video session below courtesy of our friends and hosts at In Your Ear in Richmond to hear the band perform three songs from new album Jubilee and Michelle Zauner talk with WNRN’s Desiré Moses about the making of the album.


2021-08-30T14:22:32-04:00July 27th, 2021|

Listen Now: Devon Gilfillian In Studio Session

En route to Newport Folk Festival to perform Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On with an all star cast of musicians, Devon Gilfillian stopped by the WNRN studios for a surprise in studio session for Member Appreciation Week. In addition to answering questions from WNRN’s Lindsey Goldin he performed two songs solo including “Unchained” and “The Good Life” from debut album Black Hole Rainbow as well as unveiling a gorgeous new ballad “Love You Anyway”. Stream the full session above!

2021-08-30T14:23:12-04:00July 26th, 2021|

Listen Now: Illiterate Light In Studio Session

WNRN favorites Illiterate Light returned to Charlottesville Friday July 23rd to perform the first show at the Jefferson Theater of 2021. Before the show Jeff and Jake stopped by the station to perform an acoustic set. Stream it above to hear the pair play two new songs (including a web-only bonus track “Wake Up Now”) and chat with WNRN’s Lindsay Goldin for Member Appreciation Week! Playlist: “February 1st”, “Sometimes Love Takes So Long”, “Wake Up Now”)


2021-08-30T14:25:10-04:00July 26th, 2021|