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Peak of the Week Thursday at 8pm: James McMurtry – The Horses and the Hounds

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Is there a better storyteller in song these days than James McMurtry? His characters and landscapes come to life, in a very different yet similarly successful way that his father Larry McMurtry, the novelist who died this Spring, was able to create. His new (and 10th) album, now on New West Records, features two associates from his first two albums: guitarist David Grissom and engineer Ross Hogarth. “There’s a definite Los Angeles vibe to this record,” McMurtry says“The ghost of Warren Zevon seems to be stomping around among the guitar tracks. Don’t know how he got in there. He never signed on for work for hire.”

Martin is the voice of WNCW weekday mornings from 9 to noon. As WNCW's Music Director, Martin reviews copious amounts of new music and decides what makes the WNCW music rotation. He also books our live in Studio B sessions.
Julian brings his eclectic tastes and experience in the music and radio industries to Thursday nights as host of Peak of the Week and the WNCW Music Mix, and highlights his love of international music and travel as host of Culture Caravan on Sunday evenings.