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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BROTHERS COMATOSE: Live Thursday, May 26th at 3pm

May 19, 2016

This 5-piece band from San Francisco draws from folk, bluegrass, and rock backgrounds for a cool sound that has impressed us both on record and at their recent Merlefest appearance. Catch Brothers Comatose during their interview with Roland Dierauf in between Knoxville and Asheville gigs.

DARRELL SCOTT: Live Wednesday, May 25th at 3pm

May 19, 2016

What an honor to have such gifted singer/songwriter/guitarists visit us on a regular basis when passing through the area. Nashville's Darrell Scott, one of our favorites, is on the road lately with his fine brand new release "The Couchville Sessions".

Live Friday, May 20th at 3pm: MINER

May 13, 2016

The lives of most musicians are usually pretty wild and unpredictable, but the story of the folk-rock band Miner has been especially crazy these past few years. The L.A. family band (husband, wife, brother) has a new release with a great sound though, and they pass through Spindale en route to Asheville  on Friday.

by Jeffrey Dupuis

The New Orleans Suspects are a five piece super group from the Crescent City, whose members have played with artists like the Neville Brothers, Professor Longhair, James Brown, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Grateful Dead, to name a few. What began as a pick-up band at the Maple Leaf in 2009 quickly became a lasting partnership, and three albums later they return to WNCW for a live session ahead of their show at The Grey Eagle that night. Roland Dierauf hosts the band just after headlines in the 3 p.m. hour.

Live Wednesday, March 23rd at 5pm: ANDY FERRELL

Mar 18, 2016

A native of Boone and currently residing in Asheville, Andy Ferrell is an exciting new local discovery for us. He's adopted the Doc Watson/Merlefest term "Traditional Plus" to describe his style, and his new album "At Home and in Nashville" is appropriately titled, as he pays homage to favorite artists of his (and ours) from both WNC and Music City.