He was born in San Antonio, but has been one of Austin's favorite sons for many years now. Raised on jazz, Latin, and early rock, he fell head over heels for the punk scene. It's always a treat when Alejandro Escovedo plays in the WNCW area, and Roland Dierauf will visit with him in the 3 O'clock hour on Monday. He performs in Asheville Tuesday night.
Western NC fiddler Rayna Gellert, known as a member of Uncle Earl and nice collaborations with such varied favorites as Toubab Krewe and Scott Miller, is about to release a new CD. Tune in as she talks about it and selects an eclectic mix of music between 11am and Noon.
With comparisons often made with the Avett Brothers and Drive-By Truckers -- both of whom they have performed with recently -- Langhorne Slim & the Law are touring around this summer in support of their new album "The Way We Move."
They have a special two-night residency at The Grey Eagle in Asheville this week, and Langhorne Slim joins Roland on the air on Thursday just past 4pm.
Sarah Jarosz will come to WNCW's Air Studio this Friday afternoon for a live interview.
Earlier this year, she released Follow Me Down, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album. Sarah recently played at Jazz Fest in May, Bonnaroo in June, and just wrapped up a tour with Vince Gill. She has also spent time this summer teaching at the Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String Program.
Todd Snider has been busy lately. March saw the release of 'Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables', which Rolling Stone called "the sharpest musical response yet to the excesses of the one percent." Then in April came 'Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker', an homage to Snider's first musical hero. He pays us a visit to catch up on things before his Friday night Charlotte show.