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Playback: Billy Edd Wheeler Visits with Martin Anderson

Mar 26, 2018

Billy Edd Wheeler has written hit songs for an impressive list of country and folk singers, including Johnny Cash & June Carter, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley, Bobby Bare, Glen Campbell, the Kingston Trio, and Judy Collins to name a few. A true "Appalachian renaissance man", he's also a playwright and a poet. He has just written an autobiography, Hotter Than a Pepper Sprout: A Hillbilly Poet's Journey From Appalachia to Yale to Writing Hits for Elvis, Johnny Cash & More, and gives a talk about it at his alma mater Warren Wilson College on Saturday, April 7th (4pm).

Playback: Author Bill Kopp Interview With Martin

Mar 3, 2018

Attention, Pink Floyd fans! There's a new book out chronicling the band's incredible five years between founder/frontman Syd Barrett's departure and the release of the epic Dark Side of the Moon, and the author is Asheville's own Bill Kopp. Known around WNC for his work with Mountain Xpress, Kopp has focused recently on Reinventing Pink Floyd, and he'll join Martin Anderson Wednesday morning for an hour of songs and stories about this transformative period for the band.

CORB LUND Live Friday, March 2nd at 4pm

Feb 23, 2018

The Alberta singer/songwriter/rancher who brought us such 'NCW favorites as "The Truck Got Stuck", "Horse Doctor Come Quick", and "Bible On the Dash" is on a somewhat rare solo tour that takes him to West Asheville's newest venue on Friday night, Ambrose West.

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.

Guest DJ MATT SMITH Tuesday, February 20th, 11am-Noon

Feb 14, 2018

One of the highlights of Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters' music is the terrific pedal steel & electric guitar work of Asheville's Matt Smith. Lately he's also been performing in Amy Ray's latest post-Indigo Girls band. Let's get to know more about Matt's music tastes when we turn him loose with the WNCW mix on Thursday at 11.