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Brandi Carlile & Jason Isbell Ticket Give Away!

by Christian Mower on April 9, 2018

 

Sunday July 22nd, 2018 – 7:30 p.m. @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Tune in all this week for your chance to win tickets to see Brandi Carlile, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit live at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook!

Brandi Carlile

 

 

Since her heralded, genre-defying 2005 Columbia debut, Brandi Carlile and her indispensable collaborators, Tim and Phil Hanseroth, aka The Twins, have always offered listeners both control and abandon, often within a single song. The most well-known Brandi Carlile tunes, 2007’s “The Story” and 2012’s “That Wasn’t Me,” are dynamic journeys in themselves, encompassing myriad emotions and varied stylistic touches; “The Story” morphs from understated balladry to epic stadium rock, while “That Wasn’t Me” effortlessly straddles country soul and pop gospel. Infused with Carlile’s clarion voice, The Twins’ tight sibling harmonies, and stellar musicianship from everyone, it all simply sounds like Brandi Carlile. Now coming off of her new album “By The Way, I Forgive You”, Brandi is ready to share “story of forgiveness, that despite all this keeps us innocently climbing out of bed every morning open to love—big terrible trembling love.”

 

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

 

 

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s new album, The Nashville Sound, is a beautiful piece of American music-making, but watch yourself: it will light a fire under your ass. “You’re still breathing, it’s not too late,” Jason sings. This album is a call, and the songs on it send sparks flying into a culture that’s already running so hot the needle on the temperature gauge is bouncing erratically in the red. And while it’s understandable that, in this moment, some people want their radio to help them drift away, this finely calibrated set of ten songs is aimed right between the clear eyes of people who prefer to stay present and awake. It’s a call to those who won’t cower no matter how erratically the world turns, and who aren’t afraid of what looks back when they look in the mirror. Bruce Springsteen did that. Neil Young did that. Jason Isbell does that.

It’s also worth noting that this album isn’t credited to Isbell alone. For the first time since 2011’s Here We Rest, Isbell’s band, the 400 Unit, gets title billing. “Even when I was writing, I could always hear the band’s stamp on the finished product,” Jason says. “These songs needed more collaboration on the arrangements to make them work, and I felt like the band deserved it after the way they played.” Given Cobb’s strict insistence on cutting songs live with no demos or rehearsals, you can easily imagine how the brilliantly raw performances on the record will translate to the stage when the band takes these new songs out on the road. And boy, there’s nothing like a 400 Unit show. Not just because the band smokes, but also because Isbell’s fans are among music’s most ardent. They listen to these songs for months and months on their own, and that momentum rolls them right up to the doors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, or the Beacon Theatre in New York or the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta. And when the band kicks in, they are ecstatic. It’s a rock ‘n’ roll show that feels like fellowship.

 

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The 2018 Local Song Of The Year Winner Is……

by Christian Mower on April 2, 2018

!Riley Parkhurst!

 

 

After the largest voting turn out 93.5 FM WMWV has ever had for this contest Riley Parkhurst has been named the 2018 Song Of The Year Contest Winner!

You can listen to her song below.

 

Riley wins A LIVE lunchtime performance of her song on 93.5 WMWV FM! Nowhere will be added to the 93.5 WMWV FM on-air rotation for the rest of 2018 and recognized as the WMWV LOCAL SONG OF THE YEAR, and she will be receiving a check for $1,000!

Also Riley will be invited to do an encore performance at a local venue to celebrate her win.

Riley’s song Nowhere was chosen by you the listeners among the four finalist. Coming in second place was The Fake News with their song “Keira’s Love”, third place was “Erik Grant Band with “Who Would You See”, and fourth place was Carlos Olmeda with his song “Willamena”

Be sure to check out Riley Parkhurst and her band The Riley Parkhurst project on their website www.rileyparkhurst.com
 

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L.S.D. Tour Ticket Give Away

by Christian Mower on March 23, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 6:30pm @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Tune in all this week for your chance to win tickets to the Nation of Two World Tour, featuring Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes, and Dwight Yoakam featuring King Leg courtesy of our good friends at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook!
 

 
Lucinda Williams  For the past 30 years, Lucinda Williams has channeled her perspective as a proud but vulnerable Southern female into a string of stellar albums, each of which weave rock, country, folk and blues so tightly that each of the elements seems to disappear. Lucinda Williams (1988) was her breakthrough disc, but her magnum opus, 1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, sealed her reputation as a formidable singer-songwriter. Ruminating on disappointments, fretting over lost friends, and celebrating the subtlest of life’s joys, it was an obvious masterpiece that resounds with immediacy. The daughter of a poet father (Miller Williams) who was both college professor and Hank Williams zealot, Williams grew up listening to classic country. She was born in Louisiana, but her family relocated several times during her childhood to spots across the South, as well as Mexico City and Santiago, Chile. At 16 she discovered the writing of Southern novelist Flannery O’Connor, whom she cites as a major influence on her songwriting. Williams attended college for a short time but dropped out in 1971 to devote herself to music.

To date she has released 12 studio albums. In May 2017, Lucinda was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music during the 2017 Commencement Concert. In June, Rolling Stone named Williams one of the 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time. Later that year, she re-recorded and expanded her 1992 “Sweet Old World” album, this time titled “This Sweet Old World”. We are happy to welcome Lucinda and her band Buick 6 back to the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion stage.

 

 

Steve Earle & The Dukes If you ever had any doubt about where Steve Earle’s musical roots are planted, his new collection, So You Wannabe an Outlaw, makes it perfectly plain. “There’s nothing ‘retro’ about this record,” he states, “I’m just acknowledging where I’m coming from.” So You Wannabe an Outlaw is the first recording he has made in Austin, Texas. Earle has lived in New York City for the past decade but he acknowledges, “Look, I’m always gonna be a Texan, no matter what I do. And I’m always going to be somebody who learned their craft in Nashville. It’s who I am.” Earle began playing music in 1974 as part of Guy Clark’s band. A disciple of the Nashville scene he learned songwriting from legends like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Later Earle grew tired of Nashville and moved back to Texas where he formed The Dukes. With a career spanning over 40 years he has released 15 studio albums and continues to sing about and fight for causes that are close to his heart.

 

 

Dwight Yoakam Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he’s more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music’s biggest influences. While doing that, he has also become a critically acclaimed actor. Dwight Yoakam was born in the coal mining community of Pikeville, Kentucky, October 23, 1956. Playing traditional country music, Dwight gained a following among not only country fans but punk rockers and rockabilly fans as well. This eclectic fan base brought him to the attention of many record labels. Yoakam has recorded more than twenty albums and compilations, charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and sold more than 25 million records. He has recorded five Billboard #1 albums, twelve gold albums, and nine platinum albums, including the triple-platinum This Time. Johnny Cash called Yoakam his favorite modern country singer. He returns to the BNHP stage after an incredible set last year opening for country music titans, Alabama.

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Nation of Two World Tour!

by Chris on February 20, 2018

 

Saturday, June 19, 2018 – 7:30pm @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

Tune in all this week for your chance to win tickets to the Nation of Two World Tour, featuring Vance Joy and Mondo Cozmo, courtesy of our good friends at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook!

Vance Joy – On the heels of his Rolling Stone Australia cover story, Vance Joy has released his long-awaited second album, Nation of Two. The multi-platinum Australian singer/songwriter has also unveiled the album’s cover art (above) and tracklisting (attached), as well as a brand new song and video from the album, “We’re Going Home.” Nation of Two marks the follow-up to Vance Joy’s RIAA platinum certified worldwide breakthrough album, 2014’s dream your life away. Featuring 13 new songs, NatiNation of Two features tales of love and longing anchored by Vance Joy’s delicate storytelling, masterful instrumentation, and compelling vocals.

Vance Joy’s debut album, dream your life away, recently surpassed one million in consumption in the U.S. alone and featured the hit singles “fire and the flood,” the platinum certified “Mess Is Mine,” and the 4x platinum blockbuster, “Riptide.” Based on the success of those songs, Vance Joy was the #1 Most Played artist at Alternative radio in 2015. The singer/songwriter has built a massive global following and has surpassed one billion cumulative streams across platforms.

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Valentines Day Giveaway Winner Announced!

by Christian Mower February 14, 2018 Contests

Congratulations Christine Smith of Center Conway!   Christine has won a romantic time for two courtesy of 93.5 WMWV and Jackson Ski Touring Foundation   What Did She Win? 1 night stay for 2 at the Whitney’s Inn Dinner for 2 at the Shovel Handle Pub in Jackson   2 Learn to ski passes at […]

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93 1/2 Days of Summer is Back!

by Chris June 13, 2017 Contests

WMWV’s biggest promotion is back…it’s the 93 1/2 Days of Summer Contest!!! How can you win? Just listen for the sounder every Monday-Friday through August, 26th and be the correct caller at (603)356-9930…you’ll win a prize package including FIVE Daily Prizes, ONE weekly prize, and qualify for GRAND PRIZE WEEK, the week of August 29th! This year’s […]

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