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.

Ways to Connect

JASON DECRISTOFARO & FRIENDS
Ken Voltz

Asheville jazz musician and college instructor Jason DeCristofaro has organized a WNC Solidarity Concert Series for 2017 at The Block Off Biltmore.  On the final Sunday of each month, WNC-based musicians and ensembles perform a concert to raise money for a selected non-profit whose work supports marginalized communities as well as our regional ecosystems. For our Studio B session, Jason has gathered Bill Berg, Chuck Lichtenberger, and Cameron Austin. Join us as Roland speaks with them about the series, jazz, and beyond. 

GEOFF ACHISON Live Thursday, April 20th at 4pm

Apr 18, 2017
GEOFF ACHISON
Sam Tilders

Australian blues-rock guitarist Geoff Achison is back with another strong new release, Another Mile, Another Minute. His Southeast U.S. tour includes shows in Asheville on Friday, Tryon on April 27th and May 3rd, Knoxville on April 28th, Anderson on May 2nd, and Charlotte on May 7th.

Centerpiece Jazz has been playing swing, Latin jazz, showtunes, and ballads since guitarist Joseph Hasty formed it here in Western NC in 1995. They are excited to now have New Orleans drummer Geoff Clapp joining them for a number of upcoming gigs, including Morganton on March 31st and May 5th, and Saluda on April 22nd.

MALCOLM HOLCOMBE Live Friday, April 7th at 4pm

Apr 1, 2017
MALCOLM HOLCOMBE
John Gellman

Weaverville's own Malcolm Holcombe is well-known among songwriters in Nashville and beyond, and he's got a strong new release with help from Darrell Scott and others coming out, called Pretty Little Troubles. He and Jared Tyler visit with Roland on Friday before their album release show at Isis in West Asheville on Saturday, and shows in Knoxville on the 14th and Johnson City on the 15th.

WESTERN CENTURIES Live Monday, April 3rd at 4pm

Apr 1, 2017

Seattle-based roots musician Cahalen Morrison, Donna the Buffalo co-founder Jim Miller, R&B and bluegrass-by-way-of-punk rock songwriter Ethan Lawton, pedal steel player Rusty Blake, and bassist Dan Lowinger make up this creative group of classic country with a modern psychedelic twist. Western Centuries fills up our tiny fishbowl air studio with Roland on Monday before playing Charlotte on Tuesday, Black Mountain on Thursday, and the SpringSkunk Music Fest in Greer on Friday.

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