WNCW's Music Mix with Martin Anderson

Weekdays at 9am

Martin mixes up music from Bluegrass, Jazz, Jam bands, Singer/Songwriters, Blues, and Celtic genres to give you a crossroads of music that you won't hear anywhere else on the radio.

Features throughout his music block include:

  • Birthday/Anniversary spotlights of musicians you know, or didn’t know you knew
  • “Ten O'Clock Doc” tribute to Doc Watson Mondays at 10AM
  • Art Break at 11:30AM
  • NPR Headlines at the top of each hour
  • Occasional interviews & performances from touring artists

For the second week in a row, we'll have a live performance from Studio B! Travis Book is planning to join us on Tuesday, December 1 at 11am. The bassist and songwriter for the Infamous Stringdusters lives in Brevard, and will join Martin between 11 and Noon for a few of his own songs live, plus we’ll preview the Stringdusters’ new Holiday album “Dust the Halls”.

When singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier visited us in 2003, she was touring in support of her album "Filth & Fire", which included such standout songs as "Sugarcane" (her co-write with Catie Curtis) and "Christmas in Paradise."

Lover's Leap Live Friday, March 8th between 11am & Noon

Mar 1, 2019

Billy Cardine & Mary Lucey (Acoustic Syndicate and the Biscuit Burners) have teamed up with Joel Timmons and Shelby Means (Sol Driven Train, Sally & George and Della Mae) to form Lovers Leap, named after the rock outcrop in Hot Springs where they first played together. On Friday they play Asheville, and on Saturday they play Johnson City (which kind of rhymes with Jon Stickley....coincidence?)

Martin Anderson caught up with one of WNCW's favorite bands -- their album "Free Yourself Up" ranked #17 in our Top 100 of 2018 -- in Charlotte recently. Tune in for a chat with Rachael, Bridget, Mike, McDuck, and Akie, and three brand new songs they recorded on stage there during a lil' WNCW soundcheck party!

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Chicago blues band Frank Bang & the Cook County Kings sent us a great record a couple years ago, that included a song cowritten by Black Mountain's own Dan Johnston. Frank has some history playing with Buddy Guy, and Frank Bang and the Secret Stash are now coming through the area, for a show at Pisgah Brewery Friday night.

Neyla Pekarak
Andrew Kelly

The cellist, vocalist, and pianist for The Lumineers is currently on tour for her solo project Rattlesnake, about an eccentric Colorado sharpshooter who had a run-in with rattlesnakes in the 1920's. A self-described "super-nerd", Neyla says “Even in my introduction to the Lumineers, I had listened to so little mainstream music at that point in my life. I was really into musical theater and vocal jazz and things that weren’t necessarily cool. I’ve definitely felt like an impostor most of the time." She'll be in good company with us here!

The Devil Makes Three
Jay Westcott

This Americana group blends folk, blues, ragtime, & rock. Or as they are described on their website, "the band nods to the revolutionary unrest of author James Baldwin, the no-holds barred disillusionment of Ernest Hemingway, and Southern Gothic malaise of Flannery O’Connor." Their tour takes them through the South this week with shows that include Asheville on Thursday, and Knoxville on Saturday.

Congrats to the Rangers for ranking #3 in WNCW's Top 100 of 2018! (in good company with the likes of John Prine and Jason Isbell.) And all of the great successes these boys from Brevard and Asheville have experienced the past few years couldn't happen to nicer guys. We welcome them back to their home radio station in advance of their Asheville show Saturday the 19th (with Hiss Golden Messenger!)

One of Western NC's favorite bands, whether it's string bands, Americana acts, or great original songwriting. Tellico's new release "Woven Waters" arrived as an extra-early Christmas present to us at WNCW, and listeners' voted it into the Top 10 of 2018. Tune in as Martin talks with Anya, Stig, Aaron, and Jed. Their album release show (with John Doyle) is Friday the 18th at the Grey Eagle in Asheville (not Saturday as was previously written -- apologies for the error).

Rod is a Rutherford County native, now living in Winston-Salem, with a new double-disc recorded in Charlotte. Wyatt has extensive experience in Nashville's music scene, as an executive with the likes of Keith Urban and Paul Thorn, which probably adds to his reputation as a great storyteller. They both are accomplished singer-songwriters and acoustic guitarists, and they both perform Wednesday evening at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall.