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

SALLY & GEORGE Live Friday, February 24TH at 11am

Feb 21, 2017

Joel "George" Timmons and Shelby "Sally" Means come together from the bands Sol Driven Train and Della Mae, respectively. After meeting at the 2012 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion thanks to shared gigs there, the two sparked a close partnership both on and off stage (congratulate them on their engagement around here last July!) Their first album together was formed in Laramie, Charleston, and Nashville, with interesting stories for each. The names Sally and George? That's another story we'll get out of them this Friday.

Bluesy folk-rocker (and former WNCW host) Laura Blackley won first place in the NC Piedmont Blues Society's Blues Challenge last October. They travel to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge at the end of the month. She and her band (Ian Harrod, Josh Gibbs, Dorsey Parker, & Gabe Rohmann) return to Studio B before a few upcoming shows in Asheville and Spartanburg.

One of our favorite progressive newgrass bands blew up some dust in Asheville last Friday, and WNCW's Martin Anderson spoke with them from the Orange Peel stage before their show there where they played some great new ones for us. Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (bass) have a great new collection of songs on Laws of Gravity, on the heels of last year's Ladies & Gentlemen collaboration with a lot of our favorite modern Americana singers. They play Charlotte on Thursday the 26th. 

DRIFTWOOD Live Wednesday, November 16th at 11am

Nov 14, 2016

This Upstate New York band blends folk, bluegrass, old-time, country, punk, and rock quite well on their new release City Lights. The band, which features banjoist Joe Kollar, violinist Claire Byrne, guitarist Dan Forsyth and bassist Joey Arcuri, play Asheville Wednesday, and Charlotte, Thursday.

Learn more at driftwoodtheband.com .

The ever charming Nikki Talley and partner-in-life-and-music Jason Sharp pay us a visit again, this time to fill an hour as Guest DJ! We'll make sure they play a few of their own tunes live, too. They play The Grey Eagle in Asheville on Friday before heading down to festivals in Florida and Georgia.