Delta Rae Interview with DJ Elly May

Delta Rae dropped by the WKNC studios on Tuesday, July 26 to talk with their old friend DJ Elly May. The band shared stories from the road, previewed their upcoming shows supporting Carbon Leaf  and talked about using Kickstarter to fund the recording of their first full-length album.

Listen to the full interview, including their songs “If I Loved You,” “Deliver” and “No Land.”

Delta Rae Interview

Delta Rae performs Friday, July 29 at The Pour House. Their next Triangle date is August 26 at Casbah in Durham.



DJ Elly May Interviews Liz Janes

On Saturday afternoon, June 25, I had the opportunity to interview singer-songwriter Liz Janes.  We discussed motherhood, music-making, and no-bake pies, and she so graciously filled us in on her plans for the future.  To hear the whole interview and all its exciting details, check out the link below!

Liz Janes Interview

Music News and Interviews

Liz Janes in-studio interview coming up 6/25!

Soulful singer-songwriter Liz Janes will be stopping by WKNC this Saturday, June 25th at 2pm for an in-studio interview with DJ Elly May. Janes began her interest in music at a young age and then went from being involved in the Northwestern noise scene to making her own bluesy folk music; now she has made a splash at WKNC with her new album Say Goodbye.  Despite its title, it certainly is not a goodbye from the artist who is in fact saying hello to the Triangle through two performances this weekend besides her on-air interview.  She’ll be performing Friday at the Wild Goose Festival taking place at Shakori Hills this weekend and will be following up her interview with us with a show at Open Eye Café in Carrboro.  Be sure to tune in to find out more about this artist and be sure to leave a comment below if there’s a question you’d like asked during the interview.

Music News and Interviews

DJ Elly May interviews Delta Rae!

East Coast touring mavens Delta Rae stopped by the WKNC studio on the morning of Tuesday, March 1 to chat with DJ Elly May.  They talked about what it’s like to be on the road, their “GRAET Mondays” campaign, upcoming shows and the story behind their song “Ooh, Caroline."  Delta Rae also performed "Ooh, Caroline” and “Bottom of the River."  Listen to the full interview and performance below.

Delta Rae Interview

DJ Highlights

Elly May and Ones Discuss Album Disappointments of 2010

Recently I sat down with my good pal DJ Elly May to go over what we thought were some of the biggest let-downs of 2010. This is not to say that either of us hated any of the albums that we listed (although in some cases that was most certainly the case), rather, these are albums that we thought would deliver but sadly did not. Elly May and myself sat behind the mic and discussed in depth what let us down this year, and we have that conversation below. For those of you out there who just want to figure out the set of albums we were underwhelmed with, I have conveniently listed them below in no particular order. Stay tuned to our blog to see what Daytime deejays have thought of as the best albums of 2010 in the next weeks.

Disappointment 2010

DJ Elly May

1. Kate NashMy Best Friend is You

2. TunngAnd Then We Saw Land

3. Rogue WavePermalight

4. Broken BellsBroken Bells

5. Dead WeatherSea of Cowards

6. Arcade FireThe Suburbs

DJ Ones

1. Marina and the DiamondsThe Family Jewels

2. The DrumsThe Drums

3. M.I.A///Y/

4. KlaxonsSurfing the Void

5. Band of HorsesInfinite Arms

6. InterpolInterpol