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

WNCW New Tunes and Giveaways

Jun 29, 2017

How many new artists have you discovered while listening to WNCW? We are proud to incorporate new tunes and artists into our daily music mix.

POKEY LAFARGE Live Monday, June 26th at 10:15am

Jun 23, 2017

“The manic revelation is the state where artists create,” says Pokey. “I got to the point in writing these songs where I felt like a house on fire that just kept burning.” Manic Revelations is the name of his new album, a new direction in many ways, but really a culmination of where he's been headed this last decade of working hard at his craft. Get to know this great artist more when he stops by to speak with Martin Anderson on Monday morning, following his Sunday night show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville.

EMI SUNSHINE Live Friday, June 23rd at 11am

Jun 19, 2017

This 13-years-old musician has grown up in Madisonville, TN honing her old-school country style at churches, community gatherings, and festivals. An amateur video of a flea market appearance of her in 2014 went viral, garnering 14 million YouTube views and half a million Facebook followers. Following appearances on The Today Show and the Grand Ole Opry a dozen or so times, she and her family band make their debut Studio B appearance on Friday morning before heading to the Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby.

KEVIN SPEARS Live Thursday, June 22nd at 11am

Jun 15, 2017

The kalimba is a tiny African box-like instrument you hold in your hands and pluck with your fingers. It is amazing the variety of sounds that Asheville's Kevin Spears can get out of it, especially with the loop effects he adds to his impressive mastery of it. Also amazing is the roster of artists he was played with: Futureman, Victor Wooten, Lizz Wright, India.Arie, Col. Bruce Hampton, Toubab Krewe, Arrested Development... "KalimbaMan" is part of the lineup of this year's Asheville Percussion Festival, June 26th-July 2th.

CAT CLYDE Live Wednesday, June 21st at 11am

Jun 15, 2017

This new singer/songwriter from Ontario, Canada has a wonderfully fresh sound, but her influences draw from old-school legends like Patsy Cline, Bessie Smith, and Etta James. Maybe a little Janis Joplin, too?

THE FRETLESS Live Thursday, June 15th at 11am

Jun 10, 2017

Three violinists and a cellist comprise this wonderful quartet that blends Celtic, folk, and chamber music seamlessly (and fretlessly.) They recently won Canada's JUNO Award for Best Instrumental Album, and we are so happy to welcome them back to WNCW's Studio B for their second visit. They play West Asheville on Thursday and Hickory on Friday.

LILLIE MAE Live Friday, June 2nd at 11am

May 31, 2017

We love discovering exciting and talented new acts here, and one of the most recent ones is one Jack White and Third Man Records have as well, the captivating singer/songwriter/violinist/guitarist Lillie Mae. She's on tour (including some dates with Pokey LaFarge) in support of her terrific new album Forever And Then Some, and plays Charlotte on Friday, and Asheville on June 25th.

THE MOON & YOU Live Friday, May 19th at 11am

May 17, 2017
THE MOON & YOU
Michelle Sarkissian

Asheville's The Moon & You are Melissa Hyman on cello, and Ryan Furstenberg on guitar and banjo. Warm, silly, melodic, intelligent...these are a few words that help describe their sound. They're one of the acts set to play the inaugural Xpand Fest in Asheville on June 10th.

TIME SAWYER Live Wednesday, May 17th at 11am

May 12, 2017

Guitarist Sam Tayloe and banjo player Houston Norris share a love for the rural  home themes of Tom Sawyer, plus perhaps a desire to remain in the present with an eye towards the future; hence the name of their band that usually includes other good musicians from the Charlotte area. They bring their Americana/folk-rock sound to Studio B for the first time on Wednesday.

Learn more about Time Sawyer.

BECKY WARREN Live Wednesday, May 10th at 11am

May 10, 2017

Winner of 2014's Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at MerleFest, Becky Warren released a thematic album last year about a soldier's tour of duty in Iraq and subsequent reacclimation to life back in the U.S. with his girlfriend. In addition to having some seriously fun rockers, War Surplus weaves the songs together to tell quite a vivid story of coping with PTSD, and fighting to keep love alive. The Nashville musician pays us a visit Wednesday morning at the wrap-up of a long tour on the road.

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