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

Sanctum Sully Live Wednesday, May 16th at 3pm

May 11, 2018

Known for their strong bluegrass roots, Asheville's Sanctum Sully has reemerged as a more electric 6-piece band now, and their new blend of country/blues/jam-infused rock is on a new release that will be officially released at Isis in West Asheville on Friday night. They return to Studio B Wednesday at 3 with Roland.

North African bands that blend traditional Tourag music with modern rock, like Tinariwen, Toumast, and Bombino, are one of the most exciting sounds in world music these days. Our latest discovery is Imarhan, which translates to "The ones I care about." Join Joe Kendrick (and an interpreter) for a live session with them from The Mothlight in West Asheville on Monday afternoon around 4 or 5!

Toubab Krewe Live on Friday 4/20 around 4pm

Apr 19, 2018

It's been 8 long years since we had this much new material from Toubab Krewe, but their new release "Stylo" is worth the wait to fans of their unique blend of West African rhythm, West Coast surf, and other styles. They have two hometown album release shows Friday and Saturday at the Ellington Underground, and we hope to bring you a live interview/session from there on Friday afternoon!

(These CD's are available online or call 1-800-245-8870 during Fund Drive hours)

Caroline Rose Live Thursday, March 29th at 3pm

Mar 26, 2018
Caroline Rose
Lorne Thomson/Redferns

We're not likely to get much behind an album that was "as much inspired by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as it was late '70s punk." But Caroline Rose's transformation from more of the folk-rock side to the alt-rock/dance-punk sound on Loner is pretty compelling. As were the rave reviews from her performance at SXSW. The result of the "new" Caroline Rose is a combination of fresh,  irreverent, and perhaps pretty well reflective of today's climate. Whether a true Loner or with her band, she'll play for us in Studio B on her way to The Mothlight in West Asheville.

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