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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WNCW New Tunes and Giveaways

Jun 29, 2017

How many new artists have you discovered while listening to WNCW? We are proud to incorporate new tunes and artists into our daily music mix.

SUPER YAMBA BAND Live Thursday, June 22nd at 3pm

Jun 19, 2017

This psychedelic Afro-funk/Afro-beat band from Brooklyn was part of the All Go West Festival in West Asheville last weekend, and they return to the area for a show of their own at Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain on Thursday. The spirit of Fela Kuti and other West African greats lives on!

ANNE MCCUE Live Thursday, June 15th at 3pm

Jun 10, 2017

When you think of cities that foster great blues performers, Sydney, Melbourne, & Ho Chi Minh City might not be at the top of your list. But that's where acclaimed singer/guitarist Anne McCue built her foundation for making great music, and now that she's been living in Nashville and elsewhere in the U.S. for a number of years, we get to see her fairly regularly. Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, & David Olney are among the favorites of ours that sing her praises. She returns to Studio B before playing an early evening set at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall.

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.

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