Kim Clark

Music Host

A native of western North Carolina, Kim Clark was originally with WNCW from 1996 until 2008, serving at various times as underwriting assistant, interim Development Director, morning music host, Morning Edition host, Local Color host, Assistant Program Director, and Program Director. Readers of Asheville's Mountain Xpress voted her one of their favorite local radio personalities for three years in a row, 2004-2007. After several years hiatus in which she concentrated on historical projects for several western NC towns, she is back on the radio with Dig, sharing her personal collection of 1960s pop music.

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“Historic” is a term that is woefully over-used, but it certainly applies to one of the sessions you'll hear this week- the Dixie Hummingbirds live in Studio B in 2006. The music is moving, and so is the conversation with Hummingbirds leader and gospel music pioneer Ira Tucker, who passed away less than two years after this session.

This week, we're going to get in the mood for Mardi Gras by listening to the different shades of Louisiana music that have been performed live on our airwaves. We'll drop into the zydeco party that L'il Malcolm and the House Rockers threw for us in 1999, re-visit a rockin' 2008 session with guitar hero Sonny Landreth, and dig into the stripped-down blues that Anders Osborne offered up in 2003.

This week, we re-visit a session from just a few months ago with the adventurous and innovative Jon Stickley Trio, travel all the way back to 1998 to hear Claire Lynch in Studio B along with Jim Hurst and Missy Raines, and we'll listen to an interview and performance from 2003 with Mary Gauthier.

We had some really cool recordings surface out of the deepest recesses of our vaults over the last couple of weeks, and we're sharing some of them in this edition of the show: Alvin Youngblood Hart from 1999, Robert Walter's 20th Congress from 2001, and Aimee Mann from 2006.

This week on Studio B Rewind, in celebration of Jason Isbell's latest cd being voted #1 album of the year, we're going to listen to a Studio B session with Jason Isbell from April 2011, just as he was releasing his third solo album, "Here We Rest". We'll also raid the vaults for a 2000 set with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.