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

(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. 

Banjo pickers and Bela fans, tune in! Bela Fleck shares his latest announcement (well, two, actually): he's heading up an intensive camp at the Brevard Music Center this August called the Blue Ridge Banjo Camp with Tony Trischka, Kristin Scott Benson, & others. They are currently taking applications, including 2-3 minute videos to show your level, through the end of February. Bela talks via telephone with Martin about this and more.

BREW DAVIS Live Thursday, February 8th at 11am

Feb 2, 2018

Asheville-by-way-of-Nashville singer/songwriter Brew Davis has a good new release of songs that he'll officially release Thursday evening at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, after sharing a few of them live with Martin Anderson in the air studio. He's got folks like Charlie Chamberlain and members of the Songs From the Road Band involved.

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