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

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).

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. 

Banjo pickers and Bela fans, tune in! Bela Fleck shares his latest announcement (well, two, actually): he's heading up an intensive camp at the Brevard Music Center this August called the Blue Ridge Banjo Camp with Tony Trischka, Kristin Scott Benson, & others. They are currently taking applications, including 2-3 minute videos to show your level, through the end of February. Bela talks via telephone with Martin about this and more.

BREW DAVIS Live Thursday, February 8th at 11am

Feb 2, 2018

Asheville-by-way-of-Nashville singer/songwriter Brew Davis has a good new release of songs that he'll officially release Thursday evening at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, after sharing a few of them live with Martin Anderson in the air studio. He's got folks like Charlie Chamberlain and members of the Songs From the Road Band involved.

Photo Collage - WNCW Tribute to Musicians We Lost in 2017
Vicki Dameron

Join WNCW Music Director Martin Anderson as he celebrates the lives of those who died last year by filling the morning with many of our favorites. Rock, country, funk, bluegrass,  jazz, Afropop, and more will be covered throughout the morning on Friday, beginning at 9am. Among the many to honor, in order of when they died:

JOHN DOYLE Live Tuesday, November 28th at 11am

Nov 27, 2017
JOHN DOYLE
Keith Wright

Irish guitar great John Doyle has a busy schedule in our area this month, most notably "John Doyle's Holiday-ish Shows" at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville on Dec. 7th, the Laurel Theatre in Knoxville on the 8th, and a house concert in Morganton on the 9th. He's also leading an Irish guitar workshop in Weaverville that Saturday. In between those shows, production work for a new album from one of our favorite regional bands, and likely some Holiday shopping, John will stop by WNCW to catch us up to date. Tune in!

DAVID WILCOX Live Wednesday, November 22nd at 11am

Nov 20, 2017

Guitarist, singer, and motivational songwriter David Wilcox returns, not only to WNCW for a live interview, but to the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Friday for his annual Thanksgiving Homecoming Concert. 

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The Decemberists -- "I'll Be Your Girl"

Jimi Hendrix -- "Both Sides of the Sky"

John Prine -- "The Tree of Forgiveness"

Margo Price -- "All American Made"

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats -- "Tearing at the Seams"

Steep Canyon Rangers -- "Out in the Open"

The Wood Brothers -- "One Drop of Truth"

John Huey and Martin Anderson outside WNCW
Photo by Vicki Dameron

On Air Host Martin Anderson recently spoke with John Huey for the Garden & Gun Magazine podcast about our music programming. Check it out if you want to learn more about how we select our music, or if you're looking for a way to explain us to friends! 

HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER Friday, October 13th just past 10am

Oct 10, 2017

M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger is one of the artists we at WNCW have enjoyed following the most these past few years, and his new release "Hallelujah Anyhow" does not disappoint! Martin Anderson had a brief talk with Taylor in Nashville during AmericanaFest recently, and we'll air the interview just past 10am this Friday. Hiss Golden Messenger plays in Asheville on Friday, October 20th.

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