WNRN Premiere: David Wax Museum “Juniper Jones”

David Wax Museum’s living room jams are just like yours – except when they invite over pals it’s people like multi-instrumentalist Alec Spiegelman (Okkervil River, Lake Street Dive) and Lucius drummer Dan Moland. Spiegelman co-produced the duo’s latest recorded-from-home album Euphoric Ouroboric and the 4-piece perform single “Juniper Jones” plus “Pattern Of Mind” from the new album ahead of a live performance May 8th at Chisolm Vineyards in Charlottesville (tickets & info here).

2021-05-06T10:35:36-04:00May 6th, 2021|Featured, In-Studios|

Listen Here: Lime Kiln 2021 Season Preview

Preview the Lime Kiln 2021 Concert Series line up and hear artists like the Steep Canyon Rangers, Seldom Scene, and Sara Watkins talk about returning to the venue, plus Lime Kiln Director Spencer McElroy breaks down each date with WNRN’s Patrick Coman, tells stories from behind the scenes, and plays music from all the upcoming 2021 artists.

The Lime Kiln 2021 Season Preview:

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About Lime Kiln

The Lime Kiln Theater is rooted in and inspired by the magic of a natural, outdoor theater. In 1967, two Washington and Lee University students, Tommy Spencer and Don Baker, produced A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an abandoned, turn-of-the-century lime quarry and kiln located in Lexington, VA. Fifteen years later, Tommy Spencer convinced the owner of the site containing the quarry to donate the use of the land for the establishment of an arts organization. After thousands of volunteer hours to clear the brambles, thickets, and rubble and to build the stage, the first season was presented in 1984.

From that summer season of one play, 12 performances, and an audience of 2,000, Lime Kiln expanded to an annual season peak of 74 performances of four plays and 23 concerts for an audience of nearly 25,000. Through Lime Kiln, artists have created and premiered 20 original scripts, and helped develop eight works by other playwrights. In February 2012, the theater temporarily ceased operations due to challenging economic conditions. In 2014, a newly energized Lime Kiln board, led by executive director Spencer McElroy, undertook the challenge to bring the unique performance space back to life.

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2021-05-06T10:25:32-04:00May 5th, 2021|Featured, Miscellaneous|

Catch Phish Every Friday at 4pm

It’s Phish Phriday on WNRN every Friday at 4pm! Tune in as Tad Abbey selects a highlight track from a different Phish concert each week. Phish Phriday is made possible with support from Surfside Sustainable Seafood, providing delivery to homes and restaurants at SurfsideSustainableSeafood.com.

2021-04-27T13:07:19-04:00April 26th, 2021|Featured|

Preview In Studio at WNRN Vol. 8!

Our latest compilation album In Studio at WNRN: Volume 8 is now available when you become a member at the $10/month ($120/year) donation level or higher. This 16-song collection captures some of our favorite in studio performances of the past year and it is available exclusively to WNRN members as a CD or digital download. Scroll down to sample all 16 songs and click a button below to make a one-time contribution or become a sustaining Evergreen member to get your copy today! (more…)

2021-03-24T15:26:31-04:00March 21st, 2021|Featured, In-Studios, Miscellaneous|

See All Our Dead Air 2.4 Performances!

Thanks for joining us for the premiere of Dead Air 2.4! Watch the entire show streaming on demand below. Special thanks to all the musicians, engineers, crew, venues, non-profits, and local businesses who helped make this year’s event possible, and to our sponsors and members who allowed us to make this program free for everyone! (more…)

2021-03-03T11:53:55-05:00February 25th, 2021|Dead Air, Featured, In-Studios|

‘Hear Together’ Presents: Hearing Hidden Voices

Hearing Hidden Voices is a three-part Hear Together series committed to amplifying voices in our community, even when the spotlight has been turned off. Each profile highlights the work of a different Lynchburg native who made seminal strides in the fight for inclusion and equality of the Black community in our area — and beyond.

These interviews were recorded and produced in late 2019 by Desire Moses and music was provided by Richmond’s Spacebomb house band. Listen below to learn more about Tennis Hall of Famer Robert “Whirlwind” Johnson, pioneering aviator Chauncey Spencer, and ticket-taker and community icon Lottie Payne Stratton who worked for three decades at the segregated box office at the historic Academy Theatre. (more…)

2020-09-18T14:15:29-04:00September 14th, 2020|Featured, Hear Together|

Dead Air II is Out Now!

WNRN Presents: Dead Air 2 captures the joyfully raucous atmosphere of our second annual Central Virginia tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead. On November 22nd, 2019 at the historic Academy Theatre in Lynchburg VA, 23 Central VA bands (plus a few special guests!) stepped on stage to perform a song from the vast Grateful Dead catalog. The concert itself was an enormous undertaking, featuring over 100 musicians on stage, and it was captured flawlessly by our friends at Blue Sprocket.  ORDER NOW to get the full album as a digital download, CD, or  limited edition LP. Your purchase also includes a one-year membership to WNRN and access to our member-only VIP mailing list. Scroll down to see the track listing, sample tracks, and videos from the concert!

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Dead Air II performance videos

Track Listing: 

Adams Plastic PondShakedown Street
The CurrysTill the Morning Comes
XenithSugar Magnolia
Dogwood TalesSt. Stephen
Free UnionBrown Eyed Women
The GladstonesNew Speedway Boogie
Lowland HumBrokedown Palace
Rob CheathamChina Cat Sunflower->I Know You Rider
LA DiesBox of Rain
Blake ChristianaCandyman
Gold ConnectionsFriend Of The Devil
Crush LimbaughTennessee Jed ->Greatest Story Ever Told
David Wax MuseumCassidy
Good Dog NigelGolden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
Firecracker JamEyes of the World
TinnaroseRamble on Rose
Strong WaterThe Music Never Stopped
The Judy ChopsSugaree
Scott MillerAttics Of My Life
Chamomile and WhiskeyMississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Saw BlackMorning Dew
Travis ElliottStella Blue
Lord NelsonBertha
Tony Camm and the Funk AllstarsFranklins Tower
Hackensaw BoysRipple
2020-11-23T11:44:39-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Featured|

In-Studio at WNRN Volume 7!

The In Studio at WNRN CD compilation features songs performed exclusively for WNRN by artists including Phosphorescent, Illiterate Light, The Lone Bellow, Sean McConnell, and many more!

You can also check out videos of in-studio performances from artists featured on the compilation on WNRN’s Youtube page, including performances by Minor Poet, Cordovas, Amos Lee, and more.

Get your copy by becoming a member here!


Track Listing-

1 Frank Turner- Blackout
2 Cordovas- This Town’s a Drag
3 Phosphorescent- New Birth in New England
4 Lily and Madeleine- Can’t Help the Way I Feel
5 Sean McConnell- Here We Go
6 Illiterate Light- Better Than I Used To
7 Charley Crockett- If Not the Fool
8 Blue Highway- Both Ends of the Train
9 Strong Water- If I was
10 Brett Dennen- Already Gone
11 Free Union- Good Day to Cry
12 The Lone Bellow- Time’s Always Leaving
13 Minor Poet- Tropic of Cancer
14 Amos Lee- No More Darkness, No More Light
15 The Marcus King Band- Homesick

2019-12-09T11:27:50-05:00September 17th, 2019|Featured, In-Studios, Membership|