Air Studio

Live Thursday November 19th at 1pm: EDWARD DAVID ANDERSON

Nov 16, 2015

This Illinois songwriter just released an album called "Lower Alabama: The Loxley Sessions" that definitely left a strong first impression on us with its powerful songs and tasteful production. Then it dawned on us that David was the frontman for the band Backyard Tire Fire, which formed in Asheville in 2000! He opens up for Tab Benoit in Asheville on Wednesday and in Charlotte on Thursday.

Live Friday, November 13th at 3pm: WILL KIMBROUGH

Nov 9, 2015

His songs have been covered by Little Feat, Todd Snider, & Jimmy Buffett among others, and he's lent his skills to such diverse top-tier talents as Rosanne Cash, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Gomez, Emmylou Harris, the Jayhawks, Mark Knopfler, Buddy Miller, John Prine, Toumani Diabate, and Mavis Staples. When he last visited us, he was the Willie in that great Gulf Coast group Willie Sugarcapps. But he's got a string of his own albums too, and is in the area for shows in Black Mountain Friday, Balsam Saturday, and Asheville Sunday.

Live Friday November 6th at 2:00pm: NEW MASTERSOUNDS

Nov 2, 2015

Simon Allen, Eddie Roberts, Pete Shand, & Joe Tatton bring the funk and soul better than any other English quartet we know, and they bring it to Charlotte on Wednesday and Asheville on Friday. Their latest release "Made For Pleasure" features singer and American Idol semi-finalist Charly Lowry. We'll hear tunes from it and a Guest DJ set or two that they put together with Professor Scotty Friday afternoon.

Live Friday November 6th at 11am: ALISON BROWN

Nov 2, 2015

Banjo great Alison Brown and her husband Garry West keep themselves busy not only running one of our favorite eclectic record labels, Compass Records, they also have their talented Quartet that is out on tour in support of their latest release "The Song of the Banjo". Bluegrass, country, and jazz combined together begins to describe their sound. Martin will chat with them about both endeavors and hear a variety of songs in our Air Studio. They play the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte Thursday, and the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville Friday.

Live Thursday November 5th at 1pm: BOW THAYER

Nov 2, 2015

Rural Vermont singer/songwriter Bow Thayer is so versatile and inventive with his blend of various Americana sounds, he has invented his own instrument, the "bojotar". He brings it to WNCW Thursday afternoon for a visit with Scotty before playing The Grey Eagle in Asheville that evening.

Live Thursday October 22nd at 11am: MARTHA SCANLAN

Oct 19, 2015

Formerly the singer for East Tennessee's Reeltime Travelers old-time quartet, Martha Scanlan moved out to southeastern Montana a few years ago to shift gears from music and work on an old small family-run cattle ranch. But the songs did not stop bubbling up from her. She has a new solo release, and performs at The Grey Eagle in Asheville Thursday night. Join Martin and Martha for what promises to be an interesting conversation, and some beautiful new songs.

Live Wednesday October 21st at 3pm: LANGHORNE SLIM

Oct 19, 2015
Katrina Lapinsky

“If I can continue to refine the wildness but never suffocate or tame it, then I’m on the right path. Because it is a path. I feel it.” Originally on the Avett Brothers' Ramseur Records, Langhorne Slim & the Law have The Spirit Moves this year on the Daptone label, and their path takes this passionate folk/soul/rock act through Spindale and Asheville on Wednesday.

He emcees the annual Americana Awards Show at The Ryman, he coordinates the annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest, and above all, he's one of the most prolific songwriters and musicians in music today. His latest release is a double-disc, one based on Memphis, the other on Nashville. Tune in as he returns to his Carolina home for a few songs from this new one Soul Searching.

Wednesday, October 14th at 11am: RAYLAND BAXTER

Oct 9, 2015

The son of a pedal steel player who has played with some of your favorite acts (Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams), Nashville native Rayland Baxter eventually embarked on his own music career, but on his own time and with his own sound. He's on tour opening for Grace Potter in Asheville Tuesday and Wednesday, Knoxville Thursday, and Charlotte on November 6th.

Live Friday September 25th at 1pm: RED MOON ROAD

Sep 23, 2015
Caroline Wintoniw

This Winnipeg folk trio possesses some impressive harmonies, with Sheena Rattai adding percussion and keyboard work, Daniel Jordan on mandolin and guitar, and Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner on mandolin, banjo, and keyboards (sometimes all at the same time.) This is their first visit to the area, for a show at the Diana Wortham Theatre Friday night.  We're enjoying getting to know both this talented group and their new album. Scotty will help us get to know them further on Friday, after Frank on Friday.