In Studio Session with Old Crow Medicine Show

Virginia natives Ketch Secor and Mason Via of Old Crow Medicine Show stop by the WNRN studios ahead of their performance at the Ting Pavilion in Charlottesville to perform two songs from new album Paint This Town, talk about their Virginia roots, and Ketch Secor talks about his involvement in the making of Ken Burns’ award-winning documentary Country Music.

2022-04-28T16:13:42-04:00April 28th, 2022|

Birdtalker In Studio Session

Birdtalker joins WNRN’s Tad Abbey in studio to talk about their latest self-titled album, what animal they really wish they could talk to (turns out it’s not birds!) and play songs live from the new album (playlist: “Heavy” “Taking Control” “Old Sob Story”)

2022-04-27T09:33:11-04:00April 25th, 2022|

In Studio Session with River Whyless

River Whyless stopped by the WNRN studios to perform three stripped down songs from new album Monoflora and talk about the elusiveness of great harmonies, songwriting as a band for the first time, and as a band that formed in college, what it was like to revisit high school days for for their “Promise Rings” music video, and more in our latest In Studio Session.

2022-04-25T16:11:05-04:00April 21st, 2022|

Home Studio Session with Good Morning

The Melbourne-based duo, Good Morning joins WNRN’s Amber Hoback to talk about their new album, Barnyard. The duo discuss their early days in high school, touring, and founding a new music company together. Stream the full session for performances of their new single “Keep It”.

2022-04-25T14:08:15-04:00April 18th, 2022|

Watch Now: Soccer Mommy announces new album, debuts “Shotgun”

Stream our latest in studio session with Soccer Mommy to hear Sophie Allison talk about making 2020 album Color Theory and in this bonus online edition she reveals the name of new album Sometimes, Forever (coming June 24th on Loma Vista) and debuts song “Shotgun” from the new album. Watch the full session below or stream down to watch the band’s live take on “Shotgun”.

2022-03-23T15:48:10-04:00March 23rd, 2022|

Watch WNRN’s SXSW Sessions from Austin!

Check out WNRN’s coverage from SXSW in Austin, TX. In addition to co-hosting SXSW’s Public Radio Day Stage on Friday March 18th, WNRN correspondents Desiré Moses and Patrick Coman connected with artists throughout the festival for WNRN’s SXSW Sessions. See videos from our SXSW performances and day-by-day coverage below.

Check out our full playlist of SXSW session videos including performances from 3x Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito,  plus an acoustic performance from Susto, solo tracks from rising artists Abraham Alexander, and Richmond’s Deau Eyes and Benét.

Check out some picture highlights from our first day at SXSW and look for upcoming sessions with Susto, The Wild Feathers, Abraham Alexander, Sunflower Bean, Mattiel, and more!

WNRN’s SXSW coverage continues on Thursday. We spoke with British post-punk band Yard Act about their surprising range of influences and budding friendship with Elton John, watched 3x Grammy winner Fantastic Negrito lay down an amazing hotel room set, and got a taste of home with a great set from Richmond’s Benét.

WNRN’s Desiré Moses and Patrick Coman were on site at the SXSW Radio Day Stage live broadcast today, alongside eight of the best public radio music stations in the country. Backstage Desiré interviewed rising act Wet Leg and Patrick chatted with AJ Haynes about the forthcoming new Seratones album, plus we heard great sets from Sasami and Yard Act. We got a little taste of home connecting with Virginia acts Deau Eyes and 49 Winchester, and topped it off with a performance from the legend herself Dolly Parton.

2022-03-29T14:19:08-04:00March 16th, 2022|

Watch Now: Lord Nelson In Studio Session

Lord Nelson performs live from the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center in Charlottesville and talk about the making of new album Transmission as well as the release party at The Southern Cafe & Music Hall on Saturday March 12th.

2022-03-24T14:37:20-04:00March 11th, 2022|

Watch Now: Sammy Rae & The Friends In Studio Session!

The NYC-based eight piece Sammy Rae & The Friends joined us for a live in studio performance for WNRN members at In Your Ear studios in Richmond. Watch the band perform live and Sammy Rae chat with WNRN’s Desiré Moses about how the group formed, their latest EP Let’s Throw A Party! and what it’s like to finally get to tour on behalf of the album that was released in early 2021.

2022-06-23T11:29:08-04:00March 1st, 2022|