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Live Saturday, June 16th at 1pm: Carolina Blue

Jun 8, 2018

Based out of Brevard, bluegrass band Carolina Blue formed in 2007. They are Bobby Powell on guitar and vocals, Tim Jones on mandolin and vocals, Reese Combs on upright bass and vocals, James McDowell on banjo and vocals and Aynsley Porchak on fiddle. We are pleased to welcome them to Studio B for a live session during "Goin' Across the Mountain". They have various dates in Brevard, Valdese, and elsewhere, including Marion's Red White & Bluegrass Festival in July.

Live Thursday, June 14th at 3pm: Cha Wa

Jun 8, 2018

New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. They play Boone Thursday night, and Johnson City on Friday.

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Tony Rice

Joe 'The Governor' Greene says it's gonna be a busy day on WNCW's bluegrass program Goin' Across The Mountain! "There's lots to do on the show this week!" said Greene. "We'll feature the new album, "Epilogue - A Tribute To John Duffey" and we'll talk with the man who spearheaded this star-studded project, musician Akira Otsuka. We celebrate the birthdays of Clarence White, Tony Rice and Jamie Daley and premiere new songs from Newtown and the Lonesome River Band." Listen this Saturday June 9th, and every Saturday, from 11am until 7pm to Goin' Across the Mountain.

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Vicki Dameron

From 2010 to 2014, Sanctum Sully was one the most popular bluegrass bands in our area. They took an extended break, and have re-emerged as a 6-piece rock band. They've got a brand new self-titled EP, and you'll hear them showcase their new sound on the next Studio B Rewind. Still knee-deep in bluegrass is Kristy Cox, who had a #1 bluegrass album late last year with Ricochet. She and her band recently performed live in Studio B as well, and we'll be checking out that session too.

Studio B Turns Digital

Jun 4, 2018
Studio B digital console and Pro Tools
Photo by Vicki Dameron

We’re excited to share that WNCW’s Studio B is now equipped with a Behringer X32 digital mixing console, personal mixers for the musicians, and a new fully digital 16 channel snake to allow for more routing options and future expansion. 

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