Air Studio

Air Studio
7:38 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Friday the 15th at 3pm: HOWARD LEVY & JOE CRAVEN

Howard Levy: a harmonica and piano virtuoso, most known for his great work with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, but he's also involved with Lebanese Oud player/composer Rabih Abou Khalil, avant-garde jazz Riessler/Levy/Matinier Trio, and the Latin/jazz group  Chévere de Chicago.  Joe Craven: brilliant on the fiddle, mandolin, and especially a world of various percussion instruments, most known for some 17 years with the David Grisman Quintet, plus work with Jerry Garcia, Stephane Grappelli, Alison Brown, Tony Rice, Mark O'Connor, & more.  After jamming together for an unrehearsed eveni

Air Studio
12:35 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Live just past 2pm on Tuesday: BENYARO

Benyaro is the brainchild of singer/multi-instrumentalist Ben Musser, with bassist Bobby McCullough rounding out the sound.  The new release is an EP of covers that includes such eclectic songwriters as Sam Cooke, Etta James, Moby, Procol Harum, Blaze Foley and The Coasters.  Benyaro visits with Joe Kendrick on Tuesday, Nov. 13th before heading to Charlotte for a show at Snug Harbor. 

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Air Studio
9:35 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Live this Thursday at 11am: SWAMP CABBAGE

Serving up a stew of gritty Southern blues, soul, and rock, Swamp Cabbage returns to the area for a Halloween night show at Mac's Speed Shop in Charlotte.  Frontman Walter Parks is Richie Havens' go-to guy for lead guitar work.

Chatting with Roland this Friday
5:00 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Friday, October 26th at 3pm: NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS

Comprised of members of The Radiators, The Neville Brothers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, James Brown's band, and more, The New Orleans Suspects are one of the hottest new acts out of The Crescent City of late.  They also laid down one of the hottest cuts on our latest "Crowd Around the Mic"!  They play Charlotte Thursday and Asheville Friday, and visit with Roland Friday afternoon. 

Chatting with Joe this Wednesday
5:00 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 24th at 1pm: CHRIS SMITHER

Playing Asheville Wednesday evening in support of his 12th studio album, Chris Smither returns to WNCW, this time to visit with Joe Kendrick in our Air Studio.  His finger-picked folk-blues, "cosmic blues" as he calls it, is part of that quintessential WNCW sound here.  He's a great storyteller too, as you'll hear. 

Live in WNCW's Air Studio
6:27 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

Friday, October 19th at 1pm: CORY CHISEL visits WNCW

Raised in the Midwest on the blues of Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson as well as folks like Van Morrison and Leonard Cohen, Cory Chisel is one of those new singer/songwriters with an old soul -- the kind we love here at WNCW. 

Cory visits with Stina Sieg just past 1pm before he and The Wandering Sons play Asheville Friday night.

Live in WNCW's Air Studio
6:25 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

Monday, October 15th at 3pm: ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO visits WNCW

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. 

Air Studio
6:21 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 30th at 11am: Guest Host RAYNA GELLERT

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. 

Air Studio
8:44 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Thursday, August 23rd at 4pm: LANGHORNE SLIM

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. 

Air Studio
5:18 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Sarah Jarosz Comes To WNCW For A Live Interview This Friday

Scott Simontacchi

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.

Listen on Friday afternoon for this interview with Sarah.  To listen online, click here.