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30A: Paul Thorn mini concert on World Cafe

Wednesday June 7, 2023

One of the premiere singer-songwriter festivals in the US happens along the Emerald Coast in Northwestern Florida. It’s called the 30A Songwriters Festival. We are broadcasting the 30A Sessions, courtesy of our friends at WMOT. This week, we conclude our series with retired boxer and singer-songwriter Paul Thorn, who will perform songs from his latest album, 2021’s, Never Too Late to Call. That’s on the next World Cafe.

Photo by Steve Roberts

2023-06-06T09:13:59-04:00June 7th, 2023|

Bluegrass Sunday Morning Playlist 6/4/23

David Peterson & 1946- Travelin’ This Lonesome Road
Dan Tyminski- 20/20 Vision
Dale Ann Bradley & JP Pennington- The Sun is Going to Shine
Kenny & Amanda Smith- Pain Moves In
The Boxcars- I Went Back Home Today
Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys- Lord Help Me Find the Way
Sideline- Long Way from the Wildwood Flower
Michael Cleveland & Flame Keeper- The Lovin’ of the Game
Lou Reid & Carolina- Amanda Lynn
Seldom Scene- Hometown Blues
Daryl Mosley- A Life Well Lived
Jeremy Garrett- Once You’re Gone
Lizzy Long- Ridin’ Around on Saturday Night
Larry Sparks- Mama’s Apron Strings
The Fly Birds- I Love You Honey
Kentucky just Us- Rank Stranger

Rhonda Vincent- Last Time Lovin’ You
Junior Sisk- Patches on My Heart
The Kody Norris Show- Gotta Get My Baby Back
Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road- A Little Bit of Bluegrass
Jim & Jesse- Johnny B. Goode
Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen- Waltz of the Angels
Dale Ann Bradley & John Conlee- I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal
Tim Raybon Band- Can’t Get Away from this Broken Heart
Jackson Hollow- Travelin’ Heart
James King- Jason’s Farm
Daryl Mosley- Mayberry State of Mind
Benson- Look at Me Now
Alison Brown & Steve Martin- Foggy Morning Breaking
Dailey & Vincent- Class of 57
The Fly Birds- Sweet Dreams
Volume Five- Restless Heart & A Rambler’s Soul

Sam Bush- Bringing in the Georgia Mail
Cherry Holmes- You Don’t Know What Love Is
The Kody Norris Show- Let All the Girls Know You’re a Cowboy
Lost & Found- Dreamers Hill
Jaelee Roberts- I Owe Him Everything
Daryl Mosley- Back When We Were Boys
Authentic Unlimited- Long Gone
Grandpa Jones- Mountain Dew
Flatt Lonesome- I’m Blue
Dale Ann Bradley & Larry Cordle- Kentucky for Me
Billy Droze- It’s Ok to Be Ok
Irene Kelley- Yellow Brick Highway
Virginia Rain- White Lightning
The Fly Birds- Creep
Blue Highway- Lonesome State of Mind
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, James Kee, Tim O’Brien- Hello Trouble

Billy Strings- Long Journey Home
Alison Krauss & Union Station feat. Dan Tyminski- Rain Please Go Away
The Kody Norris Show- My Home in Virginia
Michael Cleveland, Billy Strings, Jeff White- For Your Love
Sister Sadie- Well
IIIrd Tyme Out- When He Reached Down His Hand for Me
Dale Ann Bradley & Dave Adkins- Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
Lonesome River Band- Love Songs
Lindley Creek- Too Bad You’re No Good
Starlett & Big John- Macon Tracks to Macon
Rhonda Vincent- I Ain’t Domesticated Yet
Donna Ulisse- I’m Fallin’
Carson Peters & Iron Mountain- How Blue
Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band- Thinkin’ Right
Balsam Range- What the Years Do
Amanda Cook- Ready for a Bluer Sky
Darren Nicholson- Like My Dog

2023-06-06T15:41:00-04:00June 6th, 2023|

New Rock Now Playlist 6.4.23

Air Date: 6.4.23, Sunday 8-10pm

Purr – Drift
Corvair – Shady Town
Junip f/ Sharon Van Etten – Line of Fire
Teke Teke – Doppleganger
Arlo Parks f/ Phoebe Bridgers – Pegasus
Cautious Clay – Ohio
Buck Meek – Haunted Mountain
Emily Kinney – Walkin’ Round Your Dreams
Promo – Member List A
Ill Peach – Blah Blah Blah
David Kushner – Daylight
Kiltro – All the Time in the World
Joseph – Fireworks
Jobi Riccio – Sweet
Susto – My Entire Life

M. Ward – Supernatural Thing
Peter One f/ Allison Russell – Birds Go Die Out of Sight (Don’t Go Home)
In-Studio Session with Tre. Charles
Brittany Davis – So Fly
L.A.B. – Take It Away
Hannah Jadagu – Lose
Joy Oladokun – Keeping The Light On
Queens of the Stone Age – Emotion Sickness
Jean Dawson – Youth+
Magdalena Bay – Tonguetwister
Sampa the Great f/ Angelique Kidjo – Let Me Be Great

2023-06-06T09:27:11-04:00June 6th, 2023|

The Black Opry Part 2 on World Cafe

Tuesday June 6, 2023

On the next World Cafe, we’re introducing you to a group of up-and-coming Country and Americana artists who are part of the Black Opry, an organization that advocates for Black Artists in Country and Americana music. In the second part of our series, you’ll meet Samantha Rise, a Philadelphia-based artist, activist, and performer with a background in jazz, and Denitia, a Nashville singer/songwriter who plays a unique fusion of country, folk and rock. Join us.

2023-06-06T09:09:06-04:00June 6th, 2023|

Fresh Roots New Blues Playlist 6/3/23

Fresh Roots New Blues on WNRN

Tina Tina Tina

Air Date: 6/3/23, Saturday 6-8 PM


Set 1
· I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (Outta Season) (Blue Thumb) 1969
· Boxtop (Ike Turner and “Little Ann”) (Ike Turner 1958-1959) (Paula) 2012 orig single (Tune Town) 1958
· A Fool In Love (single) (Sue) 1960
· Honest I Do (Outta Season) (Blue Thumb) 1969
· You Got Me Running (The Hunter) (Blue Thumb) 1969

Set 2
· River Deep – Mountain High (River Deep – Mountain High) (Philles) 1966
· The Hunter (The Hunter) (Blue Thumb) 1969
· Something’s Got A Hold On Me (Something’s Got A Hold On Me) (Harmony) 1971
· Rock Me Baby (Outta Season) (Blue Thumb) 1969
· Five Long Years (Get It – Get It) (Cenco) 1966

Set 3
· Nutbush City Limits (Nutbush City Limits) (United Artists) 1973
· Tell The Truth (‘Nuff Said) (United Artists) 1971
· Dust My Broom (single) (Tangerine) 1966
· 3 O’Clock In The Morning (Outta Season) (Blue Thumb) 1969
· I Want To Take You Higher (1973 version) (Come Together) (Liberty) 1970
· Proud Mary (Workin’ Together) (Liberty) 1971


Set 4
· Let’s Stay Together (Private Dancer) (Capitol) 1984
· I Can’t Stand The Rain (Private Dancer) (Capitol) 1984
· Tonight (with David Bowie) (Private Dancer – 30th anniversary edition) (Capitol) 2015
· The Acid Queen (Tommy soundtrack – The Who) (Polydor) 1975

Set 5
· Night Time Is The Right Time (Rough) (United Artists) 1977
· Undercover Agent For The Blues (Foreign Affair) (Capitol) 1989
· The Best (Foreign Affair) (Capitol) 1989

Set 6
· A Change Is Gonna Come / Land Of A Thousand Dances / In The Midnight Hour / 634-5789 (with Robert Cray) (Tina Live In Europe) (Capitol) 1988

2023-06-03T16:25:42-04:00June 5th, 2023|

The Black Opry Part 1 on World Cafe

Monday, June 5, 2023

On the next World Cafe, we’re introducing you to a group of up-and-coming Country and Americana artists who are part of the Black Opry, an organization that advocates for Black Artists in Country and Americana music. In the first of our two-part series, you’ll meet Tyler Bryant, a former MMA fighter turned singer songwriter, Grace Givertz, a Boston-based artist and multi-instrumentalist, and Brandon and Derek Campbell, identical twins known as The Kentucky Gentlemen. Join us!

Photo by Gabriel Barreto

2023-06-02T11:36:12-04:00June 5th, 2023|

Thank You!

Thanks for supporting us during our Grateful Dead & Phriends takeover.

We’ve already drawn our winners for the giveaways (Congrats to Heather in Henrico, Nick in Charlottesville, James in Richmond, Aaron in Lynchburg, William in Lynchburg, and Jay from Charlottesville!),
but if you’d still like to grab one of our limited edition thank you gifts, you can

2023-06-03T18:17:03-04:00June 3rd, 2023|

In-Studio with Tre. Charles

Tre. Charles recently brought his thoughtfully written music to WNRN’s Charlottesville studio for an In-Studio Session with Amber.

Tune in to New Rock Now, Sunday at around 9 p.m., to hear the discussion surrounding his first EP, Currently. and check back here after Sunday for videos from the session.

Full Session



2023-06-06T12:56:42-04:00June 1st, 2023|

New Rock Now Playlist 5.28.23

Air Date: 5.28.23, Sunday 8-10pm

Rufus Wainwright f/ Andrew Bird – Harvest
Arlo Parks f/ Phoebe Bridgers – Pegasus
Fenne Lily – Lights Light Up
King Krule – If Only It Was Warmth
Lael Neale – Must Be Tears
M. Ward – Supernatural Thing
Lanterns on the Lake – Real Life
Jess Williamson – Chasing Spirits
Queens of the Stone Age – Emotion Sickness
Moby f/ Amythyst Kiah – Flower (Find My Baby)
The Murlocs – Undone and Unashamed
L.A.B. – Take It Away
Blur – The Narcissist
Thundercat & Tame Impala – No More Lies

Kiltro – All the Time in the World
Kara Jackson – Pawnshop
Kevin Morby – This Is A Photograph II
Teke Teke – Doppleganger
Sir Chloe – Know Better
Iguana Death Cult – Pushermen
Dream Wife – Who Do You Wanna Be
Say She She – Reeling
Jake Huffman – Martyr
1st Base Runner – Tenori
Jorja Smith – Try Me
Runnner – I Only Sing About Food
Emily Kinney – Walkin’ Round Your Dreams
Claud – Every Single Time
Man on Man – Showgirls
Goth Babe – Alone in the Mountains

2023-05-30T11:48:35-04:00May 30th, 2023|