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It's that time again! Time to vote for your 10 favorite WNCW releases of 2021, and help us create the Top 100 for our end-of-the-year countdown airing December 30th and 31st.Click here to see the list of albums we have featured this year and cast your votes.
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  • They were an unlikely, one might say polarizing duo, when their 2007 debut “Raising Sand” took the music world by storm. But their “almost telepathic” connection with each other, and with producer T-Bone Burnett, worked its charm, and they’re back now, 14 years later, with another collection of intriguing arrangements of American music, covering such songwriters as Merle Haggard, Lucinda Williams, Calexico, and Ola Belle Reed.
  • Fans of Harry Nilsson, Todd Rundgren, Dr. John, and Leon Russell among others are poised to dig this great sophomore release from keyboardist/singer/rocker Neal Francis. The songs came to life over the course of a tumultuous year spent living in a (possibly) haunted church in Chicago. The result: a portrait of profound upheaval and weary resilience.
  • Folk, blues, and alt-country from this Ontario singer/songwriter on his third album, in which he addresses love, music, and politics. “When I write a song, I want it to work on many different levels for different people and I try to get to the core of an emotion that a lot of people have experienced, so they feel less alone. I want to make somebody feel like they are connected and not isolated.”
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    Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!
    Songs of food & gratitude all day long, with Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” just past Noon. We’re thankful for another year of great public radio support from our faithful members and local businesses!
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