WNCW's Music Mix with Scotty Robertson

Monday to Thursday at noon and Fridays at 1pm

Looking for musical diversity from your radio speakers during the mid-day? Tune in for Scotty`s mix weekdays for fresh tunes and deep cuts from artists, new and old, electric and acoustic. Catch NPR news headlines at the top of the hour, and Monday through Thursday there`s always jus` a Spoonful of Blues during the noon hour. Visiting musicians often stop in to chat and play during the mid-day, either in the control room or Studio B. New Tunes at 2 gives you a sampling of the latest release from your favorite old artists and introduces you to your next favorite! There`s always a good reason to keep your radio tuned to WNCW!

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

We've loved Shannon McNally's soulful blend of folk, country, blues and rock since her 2002 album Jukebox Sparrows. Last year's Black Irish featured strong collaborations with Rodney Crowell, and an eclectic roster of covers. She is currently on tour with a powerful new (to us) soul singer named Erin Costelo, and we can't wait to get to know her when they visit Studio B on their way to Charlotte for their double-bill at The Evening Muse. Erin's new album Down Below, the Status Quo is our "New Tunes at 2" feature on Tuesday.

This fun old-time band from Brevard features Tim Fisher on fiddle, Josh Carter on mandolin, Mallory Carter on washboard, Owen Grooms on banjo, and J.T. Linville on bass. They play the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday night.

He's referred to by some as "the godfather of Americana music", and she's known as the fine fiddler for Toubab Krewe, Scott Miller's Ladies Auxiliary, and above all Uncle Earl. They've been collaborating well these past couple years and are coming through the area in support of their new album "The Ledges": Johnson City on Thursday night, and Charlotte on Friday night. They speak with us and play a few tunes on Friday afternoon.

Asheville has a national reputation for its thriving local music scene these days, and we welcome two rather different contributors on Tuesday afternoon. Ashley Heath is one of the area's rising stars in the Americana singer/songwriter sound, while Jordan Okrend has more of a funk and soul vibe in his band's work. We've loved playing both of their latest releases this past year or so, and they're both together with Scotty before playing together at White Horse Black Mountain on Sunday.

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