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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It's great to see these two favorites of ours -- John Cowan the longtime voice of newgrass since his days with Newgrass Revival, and Darin & Brooke keeping North Carolina bluegrass vibrant and strong in the 21st Century -- playing together on stage, as they'll be doing at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville on Friday (after playing Floyd, VA Thursday). It's even greater to announce that they'll be live in Studio B with us and you! 

MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS Live Thursday, May 18th at 3pm

May 17, 2017
MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS
Gabrielle Savoy

It's a double-header in Studio B on Thursday afternoon as Miss Tess returns with her band for a set with Roland Dierauf. Blues and R&B, jazz and swing, honky-tonk and classic country: Miss Tess has her own personal crossroads of Americana. She's in the area for a triple-header of shows: Asheville Thursday, Hickory Friday, and Charlotte Saturday.

POLYRHYTHMICS Live Friday, May 19th at 3pm

May 17, 2017

This 8-piece band out of Seattle unleashes a modern afro-psycho-beat blend with their most recent release Octagon, and they bring it all to The Rabbit Hole in Charlotte Friday night before heading back to the NW. To quote themselves, "Polyrhythmics make music in which listeners will get lost, get hyped, and get down."

Learn more  about Polyrhythmics.

Guest DJ MARK O'CONNOR Live Tuesday, May 16th at 4pm

May 15, 2017
Guest DJ MARK O'CONNOR
Deanna Rose

Our next musician coming in to take over our playlist for an hour is one of the most revered violinists today. Blending bluegrass/folk traditions with hot swing and classical compositions, Mark O'Connor is a true renaissance man of late 20th/early 21st Century music. He won a Grammy this past year for his O'Connor Band release of 2016, and he performs a highly anticipated concert with the Charlotte Symphony on Friday at the Knight Theatre. Tune in to see what all he has selected for us Tuesday afternoon.

TONY FURTADO Live Wednesday, May 17th at 3pm

May 12, 2017

Few people achieve the mastery of the slide guitar or the banjo like Tony Furtado has; fewer still have mastered both so well. Though based out of Portland, Oregon, he spends most of his time on the road, and we welcome him back to Studio B once again as he wraps up a Southeastern tour with a show at the Grey Eagle Wednesday night.

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