WNCW's Music Mix with Martin Anderson

Weekdays at 9am

Martin mixes up music from Bluegrass, Jazz, Jam bands, Singer/Songwriters, Blues, and Celtic genres to give you a crossroads of music that you won't hear anywhere else on the radio.

Features throughout his music block include:

  • Birthday/Anniversary spotlights of musicians you know, or didn’t know you knew
  • “Ten O'Clock Doc” tribute to Doc Watson Mondays at 10AM
  • Art Break at 11:30AM
  • NPR Headlines at the top of each hour
  • Occasional interviews & performances from touring artists

This trio of regional musicians promises to create a memorable, unique blend of traditional Japanese and Appalachian music! Originally from Osaka, Japan but a Swannanoa resident for many years, Akira Satake fell in love with the banjo at a young age, and is a master shamisen player (and a master ceramicist as well.)  We know Anya Hinkle's great work fronting Tellico and Dehlia Low, and are happy to welcome her for a number of Studio B sessions this year.

Cicada Rhythm Live Friday May 4th at 11am

Apr 26, 2018

What a beautiful new release this Atlanta-based duo of Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis has. It's called "Everywhere I Go", on New West Records. They play Knoxville Thursday, and West Asheville Friday. In between, a visit to Studio B (with or without dogs?)

(These CD's are available online or call 1-800-245-8870 during Fund Drive hours)

Playback: Billy Edd Wheeler Visits with Martin Anderson

Mar 26, 2018

Billy Edd Wheeler has written hit songs for an impressive list of country and folk singers, including Johnny Cash & June Carter, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley, Bobby Bare, Glen Campbell, the Kingston Trio, and Judy Collins to name a few. A true "Appalachian renaissance man", he's also a playwright and a poet. He has just written an autobiography, Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout: A Hillbilly Poet's Journey From Appalachia to Yale to Writing Hits for Elvis, Johnny Cash & More, and gives a talk about it at his alma mater Warren Wilson College on Saturday, April 7th (4pm).

Guest DJ MATT SMITH Tuesday, February 20th, 11am-Noon

Feb 14, 2018

One of the highlights of Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters' music is the terrific pedal steel & electric guitar work of Asheville's Matt Smith. Lately he's also been performing in Amy Ray's latest post-Indigo Girls band. Let's get to know more about Matt's music tastes when we turn him loose with the WNCW mix on Thursday at 11. 

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