WNCW's Music Mix with Roland Dierauf

Weekdays 3pm to 6pm

Roland Dierauf wanders everyday through the cultural landscape that informs contemporary music.  Starting with the roots of early blues and country, he says hello to their many quirky offspring -- bluegrass, rock, alt country, jazz, funk, international rhythms, and all the endless hybrids.  It's music as big and varied and delightful as the people who make it.  Be a part of it, weekday afternoons on WNCW.

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Feb 13, 2017

Jason DeCristofaro, a faculty member of Warren Wilson College and A-B Tech among other things, has created the WNC Solidarity Concert Series, which will raise funds for various Western NC nonprofits at The Block Off Biltmore in Asheville.  He's assembled a cool fusion of artists that he says will represent all the 30+ musicians involved with the series for this Thursday afternoon: Tim Doyle (guitar), Cameron Austin (bass), Bill Berg (drums), with Jason on vibraphone. The next event benefits the Center for Honey Bee Research, on Feb. 26th.

The Wood Brothers
David Barnum

Due to technical difficulties, we were not able to broadcast live.  However, we recorded the session and will broadcast it Wednesday morning.

Oliver Wood, Chris Wood, and Jano Rix have become one of our favorite bands here at WNCW these past 8 or so years, and it seems many of our listeners agree. Tune in as we visit with them live from the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte before their show there Tuesday evening. They've got a great new live release out, and just may be working on a new studio release this year, too.

UNSPOKEN TRADITION Live Friday, January 27th at 4pm

Jan 23, 2017

We welcome Cherryville's own Unspoken Tradition for a live session of traditional, contemporary, and just plain good bluegrass. Audie McGinnis (guitar/vocals), Lee Shuford (bass/vocals), Zane McGinnis (banjo), Ty Gilpin (manolin/vocals), Tim Gardner (fiddle/vocals).

LOTUS Live Thursday, January 26th at 4pm

Jan 23, 2017

"On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples." Lotus will play at the Orange Peel in Asheville both Friday and Saturday this week.

ASHLEY HEATH Live Wednesday, December 14th at 4pm

Dec 9, 2016
Layne Sizemore

We're pleased to welcome another regional talent to Studio B for her first live appearance with us, Asheville/Marshall singer/songwriter Ashley Heath. She has numerous gigs in Asheville this month, including some Holiday shows. Roland talks with her live on Wednesday afternoon....but will she bring Her Heathens?