DJ for Goin' Across The Mountain
Spindale, North Carolina, United States
Joe is an alumnus of ICC and, after a nearly 30-year radio broadcasting career, has come home to WNCW. He was part of the planning of our WNCW facility before the first brick was laid and since then has worked at radio stations across the Carolinas and Virginia. His career took him to heritage radio stations in places like Charlotte, Greenville, SC, Roanoke, VA and smaller towns like Shelby and North Wilkesboro.
Jersey-bred harmonica man Vin Mott completes the hat trick necessary to make a splash in the present-day blues world; his solid harp work and convincing vocal delivery getting a further boost from his genre-savvy lyrical sense. While mostly an “up” session mood-wise, expressed on tracks including “Give Me Cornbread” and “Ice Cold Beer”, darker regions are visited on “Paterson Is Crumblin’” and Mr. Mott proves his ballad skills on “Fire To Your Flame”. The tight, tasty play of this unit overall serves as a virtual clinic on small-group blues.
A good time seems to have been had by all on this decidedly upbeat set; the Windy City veterans fronting the proceedings consistently generating a party atmosphere more typical in a “live” setting than a studio. Energized workups of classics including Willie Dixon’s “Spoonful” and “Built For Comfort” are spelled with laid back tracks such Mr. Turner’s take on “Poison Ivy” (a Chess Records release for Willie Mabon, not the Coasters hit) and (again, not to be confused with another familiar title) Mr. McCall’s own talkin’ blues “Money”. Good listenin’ throughout.
Joanne Rand Album: Just Keep Going Label: Self-Release Genre(s): Contemporary Folk
Posted By: Duane Verh
Jan 11, 2019
With an ever-present edge and intensity, pushed frequently and fearlessly to the higher reaches of her range, Joanne Rand’s vocals lend a distinctive urgency to her warm-hearted lyrical messages. In addition to the title track, standouts include “Where You Are”, “Lay Your Burden Down” and “California’s Burning”.
From Vancouver, B.C., mandolinist John Reischman’s early band experience included stints with the Good Old Persons, Tony Rice Unit, Kathy Kallick’s Little Big Band and Kate MacKenzie and Frontline. He’s released several highly acclaimed solo albums with guest artists, as well as some Latin projects with guitarist John Miller. In 2000, Resichman formed his own band called The Jaybirds and released their first self-titled album. Now, “On That Other Green Shore” is the band’s seventh album. Besides Resichman, band members include Trisha Gagnon (bass), Nick Hornbuckle (banjo), Jim Nunally (guitar) and Greg Spatz (fiddle). Patrick Sauber appears on three tracks. Being way out west might affect the national attention that this bluegrass band gets. However, this solid group hasn't undergone personnel changes for years, and they keep their
Kathy Kallick Band Album: Horrible World Label: Live Oak Genre(s): Contemporary BluegrassBluegrass
Posted By: Joe Ross
Jan 9, 2019
Guitarist and singer Kathy Kallick has hailed from the San Francisco Bay Area since 1973. For about twenty years (1975 - 95), she was with The Good Ol’ Persons until they disbanded. In 1999, she formed The Kathy Kallick Band. In 2009, fiddler Annie Staninec and bassist Greg Booth joined her band that also includes Cary Black (bass) and Tom Bekeny (mandolin). Kathy and the band have been quite busy and prolific with several album releases over the years. “Horrible World” continues to show the eclectic nature of this group. There are a half dozen Kathy Kallick originals (e.g. “Ride Away”, “Pockets Full of Rain”, “The Sunday Road”) and a self-penned instrumental from Tom Bekeny (”Edale”). A tip of the hat to traditional music includes covers of Bill Monroe’s bluesy “Dark as the Night” and A.P.