Air Studio

Daniel Coston at WNCW
Joe Kendrick

Joe Kendrick will be on the air this Wednesday, June 24 between 12-3pm.  He will welcome back to WNCW Daniel Coston, a photographer and writer from Charlotte, in the noon hour.

Live Wednesday June 10th at 11am: RISING APPALACHIA

Jun 4, 2015

Originally from Georgia, sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith now call Asheville home, with a lot of time spent in New Orleans, Mexico, and the road. Weaving mountain music together with world rhythms, spoken word, and a variety of progressive causes they embrace with heart and soul, their band has a new album called Wider Circles, and they'll talk with Martin about it on Wednesday morning before their Asheville show on Saturday.

Live Wednesday June 10th at 3pm: GILL LANDRY

Jun 4, 2015

A former member of Old Crow Medicine Show (guitar, banjo, pedal steel, songwriting), Gill Landry is on tour in support of his great solo recording, and stops by WNCW before his Wednesday night show in Asheville. While he shares a lot of the same influences as his Old Crow bandmates, his own collection has a strikingly original sound, embellished by collaborations with Laura Marling, Robert Ellis, and Odessa Jorgensen among others.

Live Monday, May 4th at 3pm: RYAN MONTBLEAU

May 1, 2015

We got into this Boston singer/songwriter thanks to his song "75 and Sunny" with his band. He's got a new release called Growing Light, and his solo tour passes through Asheville on Tuesday and Charlotte on Thursday.  Ryan will join us in the air studio on Monday, May 4.

Wednesday April 15th at 11am: PAT DONOHUE

Apr 11, 2015

After a decade in the Guys' All-Star Shoe Band of Minnesota Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion, guitarist Pat Donohue is traveling the country with a solo tour showcasing his style of Minnesota blues. He plays Asheville Wednesday, Waynesville Thursday, and Brevard Friday, plus guitar workshops back in Asheville on Saturday morning and afternoon. "If you're a guitar player, he's going to haunt you." -Leo Kottke

Friday April 17th at 11am: Guest DJ CHARLES HUMPHREY III

Apr 11, 2015

This handsome guy holds down the bass end of one of our favorite bands, the Steep Canyon Rangers. He also writes some of our favorite songs of theirs. When he's not busy touring or recording with them and Mr. Martin or Ms. Brickell, or documenting America's running trails through haiku, he's working with another great group, the Songs From the Road Band. He's co-written all of the songs on their newest release Traveling Show, and he'll fill up the 11 o'clock hour spinning some of his favorite tunes when he plays Guest DJ on Friday.

Tuesday March 24th at 1pm: SAM AMIDON

Mar 21, 2015

A Vermonter raised by folk musician parents, banjoist/guitarist/fiddler Sam Amidon has a deep background in various folk traditions, but is making a name for himself through his innovative blending of these styles with free jazz and indie-rock. We fell in love with his album of last year, Lily-O, which features guitarist Bill Frisell and Icelandic producer Valgeir Sigurdsson, with some modern interpretations of old traditional tunes.

Wednesday March 25th at 1pm: BOMBADIL

Mar 21, 2015

This North Carolina-based trio makes some of the most unique, quirky, hard-t0-define music we've encountered over the years. No wonder we like them! They stop by the station on Wednesday to talk with Scotty about their latest Ramseur Records collection of songs, Hold On. Bombadil's upcoming shows in our area include Horizon Records and the Bohemian Cafe in Greenville on Thursday, Legends in Boone on April 1st, and the Altamont Theatre in Asheville on April 23rd.

Monday Feb. 2nd at 11am: THE BRO'S. LANDRETH

Feb 2, 2015

Joey & David Landreth grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and discovered early on their singing voices meshed well together. Together with Ryan Roth on drums and Alex Campbell on keys, their band's fully flushed out roots-rock sound conjures up that of The Allman Brothers, The Eagles, and Jackson Browne among others.

Following his "Ten O'Clock Doc" set that spotlights Deep Gap's Doc Watson, Martin will talk with David Holt about the new PBS documentary "David Holt's State of Music." The program debuts on UNC-TV this Thursday evening, and showcases some of our favorite traditional musicians from the Southern Appalachians.