Air Studio

Air Studio
4:19 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Live Tuesday the 25th at 2pm: BILL PAYNE & GABE FORD

Keyboardist Bill Payne co-founded Little Feat in 1969 with Lowell George, Richie Hayward, and Joe Estrada.  After 40+ years of touring/recording with one of our favorite bands of all time, as well as Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and others, you KNOW he's got some stories to tell!  He'll be joined by Feat drummer Gabe Ford as they spend an hour or so with Joe Kendrick before playing Asheville Tuesday night for "Tracing Footsteps: A Journal of Music Photography and Tales From The Road".

Air Studio
12:57 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Friday, June 14th from 4-6pm: LIVE COVERAGE FROM BONNAROO!

Our annual live coverage from the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival resumes Friday afternoon when Joe Kendrick and Rob Daves bring you an eclectic mix of artists performing at this week's fest.  They'll broadcast live from the radio compound behind What Stage (or is it Which Stage?) in Manchester, TN with observations, tales, and perhaps a few surprises.  Tune in for a fun Friday afternoon!  

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. 

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