Greensky Bluegrass In Studio Session

Greensky Bluegrass recently joined WNRN at Mountainside Studios in Charlottesville to discuss their new album, Stress Dreams, and play a career-spanning mini-set. Listen to their performances below.


“Reasons To Stay”

“The Radio Blues”

“Grow Together”


2022-09-23T12:37:42-04:00September 20th, 2022|

Julian Lennon Home Studio Session

Musician, photographer, documentary filmmaker and published author Julian Lennon joins WNRN’s Desiré Moses for a Home Studio Session to promote his new album, Jude. His first full-length release in 11 years, Jude incorporates newly-written tracks with reworked demos from the ’80s that were recently discovered in a box of old tapes. The album’s title is a nod to The Beatles’ hit “Hey Jude,” which Paul McCartney infamously wrote for Julian. In this session, we’ll take a listen to songs from the new album as Lennon discusses his philanthropic work along with his family and musical legacy.


2022-09-09T17:27:10-04:00September 9th, 2022|

Aaron Raitiere In Studio Session

Kentucky singer-songwriter Aaron Raitiere played a few songs from his album Single Wide Dreamer at the WNRN studio in Charlottesville. Raitiere has writing credits for artists like Lady Gaga and Miranda Lambert, and uses his uniqure voice and sense of humor to craft witty and catchy songs for his own record. You can listen to the full songs at the links below!

2022-09-01T16:25:43-04:00September 1st, 2022|

Dogwood Tales In Studio Session

The Harrisonburg-based alt-country duo Dogwood Tales came by In Your Ear studios in Richmond to play a live set for an audience during Member Appreciation Week at WNRN. Kyle Grim and Ben Ryan, the group’s founders, shared some new songs that were written and recorded throughout the duration of the pandemic.

“25” mourns the death of a close friend at a young age, while still wanting to be grateful for the gift of life. “I just wanna wake up and feel like I’m alive / Cause I’ve got some cousins that didn’t see 25.”

Dogwood Tales’ latest self-titled EP is out now on WarHen Records, and they’ve got another EP coming out this fall. You can listen to and watch their full In Studio Session at the link below.

2022-08-22T16:08:52-04:00August 22nd, 2022|

Jim Lauderdale In Studio Session

Americana singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale came by the station in Charlottesville to play a couple songs from his new album, Game Changer, out on August 26th. The cheerful lead single “That Kind Of Life (That Kind Of Day)” cruises on wishing good times to whoever’s listening: “Go through, don’t go away / And have that kind of life, that kind of day.” He also played “We’re All We Got” from Game Changer, a timely reminder about bridging the great divide of relationships, at home and beyond.

Jim went back to his 2021 release Hope to play “Memory,” which was co-written with longtime collaborator and late Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Check out the full set from WNRN’s studio below!


2022-07-14T16:49:29-04:00July 14th, 2022|

Bonny Light Horseman In Studio Session

Bonny Light Horseman (Anais Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats, and Josh Kaufman) stopped by In Your Ear Studios to talk with WNRN’s Desiré Moses and play a few tracks. One of which was the studio premiere of their brand new track, “California,” off their new album Rolling Golden Holy, coming out this fall.

Location tends to play a recurring role in the sound of their music, whether it’s the folk of the British Isles or an Eastern German radio station in Berlin. And as its name suggests, “California” is no different.

“I think at the time that we were working on all these songs we had all just kind of left the place that had been our home for a long time,” Kaufman said. “And so there was just the feeling of leaving a place that felt like home with our loved ones and our families. Just kind of out there, wandering a little bit, untethered for the first time in a long time.”

Watch the full In Studio Session down below! Bonny Light Horseman’s new album Rolling Golden Holy is out on October 7 via 37d03d.

2022-06-21T14:05:04-04:00June 21st, 2022|