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

One of our favorite Americana songwriters, Guy Clark, passed away on May 17, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Martin Anderson got a chance to talk with him in his Nashville home in 2013, when his final album My Favorite Picture of You had recently been released. 

Live Wednesday, April 13th at 10am: LEW CARD

Apr 9, 2016

From Austin, TX comes Lew Card, who has a new release that really caught our ears here at WNCW. He's got Earle Poole Ball, who worked with The Byrds and Johnny Cash among others, on it, as well as the Tijuana Trainwreck Horn Section, as heard on Shinyribs. Catch him at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville Wednesday night after a morning visit with Martin Anderson.

Live Friday, April 15th at 11am: THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS

Apr 9, 2016
The Joelsons

Brothers Page Burkum & Jack Torrey hail from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and have taken the Americana world by storm this year with their terrific debut that harkens back to the sounds of the Everly Brothers and other early country greats. The World Cafe has fallen in love with them too. They enlisted JD McPherson for You're Dreaming, who lends a lot to their great sound. They play Amos' Southend in Charlotte on both the 15th and 16th (with Kacey Musgraves!).

STEPHANIE'S ID - Live Thursday, March 17th at 11am

Mar 11, 2016

Asheville's most popular pop-noir band, Stephanie's ID, is the brain-child of Stephanie Morgan, a “female Jim Morrison at a ballet class” (The Asheville Disclaimer). They take over the Diana Wortham Theatre's stage on Saturday the 19th for a fundraiser for the Youth Education Scholarship Fund.

Live Tuesday, February 23rd at 11am: I DRAW SLOW

Feb 19, 2016

We fell absolutely in love with this Irish 5-piece band when we first discovered their 2012 debut.  Both albums of I Draw Slow, which are on Columbus, NC's Pinecastle Records, are WNCW staff favorites.  Hopefully you'll fall in love with this Appalachian Americana-inspired group, too. They play West Asheville Thursday the 25th.