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

Live Friday, April 15th at 11am: THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS

Apr 9, 2016
The Joelsons

Brothers Page Burkum & Jack Torrey hail from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and have taken the Americana world by storm this year with their terrific debut that harkens back to the sounds of the Everly Brothers and other early country greats. The World Cafe has fallen in love with them too. They enlisted JD McPherson for You're Dreaming, who lends a lot to their great sound. They play Amos' Southend in Charlotte on both the 15th and 16th (with Kacey Musgraves!).

STEPHANIE'S ID - Live Thursday, March 17th at 11am

Mar 11, 2016

Asheville's most popular pop-noir band, Stephanie's ID, is the brain-child of Stephanie Morgan, a “female Jim Morrison at a ballet class” (The Asheville Disclaimer). They take over the Diana Wortham Theatre's stage on Saturday the 19th for a fundraiser for the Youth Education Scholarship Fund.

Live Tuesday, February 23rd at 11am: I DRAW SLOW

Feb 19, 2016

We fell absolutely in love with this Irish 5-piece band when we first discovered their 2012 debut.  Both albums of I Draw Slow, which are on Columbus, NC's Pinecastle Records, are WNCW staff favorites.  Hopefully you'll fall in love with this Appalachian Americana-inspired group, too. They play West Asheville Thursday the 25th.

Live Thursday, February 25th at 11am: THE FRETLESS

Feb 19, 2016

The Fretless is a string quartet from Canada (primarily British Columbia) that has mastered a wonderful weaving of traditional Celtic and other folk styles with a classical chamber music sensibility. Karrnnel Sawitsky (fiddle), Ivonne Hernandez (fiddle), Eric Wright (cello) and Trent Freeman (fiddle) have won numerous awards across Canada, and are set to impress us in Studio B and in West Asheville on the 28th.

Live Monday, February 22nd at 10:30am: CICADA RHYTHM

Feb 19, 2016

Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis are a new Georgia duo that performs under the name Cicada Rhythm, with a wonderful new release out. "What Cicada Rhythm offers is roots music that's unassuming, expertly played and sung by two clear as glass voices."  - NPR They

DrumzandSpace Photography

With 12 years spent as the Dark Star Orchestra's lead guitarist, great gigs supporting Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Furthur, and spots here and there with Melvin Seals, Greg Anton, & others, John's definitely got the chops. His band (Waynard Scheller on keys, Klyph Black on bass, and Nathan Graham on drums) rolls through the area for shows in Charlotte on Thursday and Asheville on Friday. We're opening WNCW's Wednesday night Jar of Jam a bit early this week!

Martin Anderson and Jamie Laval in the air studio on December 16, 2015.
Joe Kendrick

Fiddler Jamie Laval is steeped in Scottish traditions and fiddle styles, and has a series of Christmas & Solstice in Scotland shows in Asheville, Charlotte, Lincolnton, & Tryon this month. He brought his fiddle to WNCW Wednesday the 16th for a discussion with Martin Anderson about holiday traditions in Orkney, Brittany, and other Celtic lands.

Live Wednesday December 16th at 11am: JAMIE LAVAL

Dec 14, 2015

Tryon's Jamie Laval is well-versed in Scottish fiddle styles, and has "Christmas in Scotland" shows in Asheville on Sunday the 27th and Charlotte on Monday the 28th. Then he brings his "Scottish Solstice Holiday Celebration" to Tryon on Wednesday the 30th. Hear some of his stories, poetry, and music Wednesday morning with Martin Anderson.