Studio B Rewind

Fridays at 6PM

WNCW's Studio B has been a happening place during the last twenty years, serving as the setting for nearly 2500 live performances. Some of the biggest names in music have performed there, including Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris, Jorma Kaukonen, John Mayer, the Del McCoury Band, Gillian Welch, and the Zombies. Our region's best performers have also been frequent visitors, like Tyler Ramsey, Michael Reno Harrell, Free Planet Radio, David Childers, stephaniesid, and more. During Studio B Rewind, we'll be mining our extensive Studio B archives and re-broadcasting the best performances and interviews.

We'll listen to an incredible session with Mali's Vieux Farka Toure. The son of Grammy-winning Ali Farka Toure, Vieux and his outstanding band performed in Studio B during their 2007 US tour in support of his debut album. We'll also hear Ray Wylie Hubbard in Studio B, and yes, he does the perennial favorite “Snake Farm”!  

“Historic” is a term that is woefully over-used, but it certainly applies to one of the sessions you'll hear this week- the Dixie Hummingbirds live in Studio B in 2006. The music is moving, and so is the conversation with Hummingbirds leader and gospel music pioneer Ira Tucker, who passed away less than two years after this session.

This week, we're going to get in the mood for Mardi Gras by listening to the different shades of Louisiana music that have been performed live on our airwaves. We'll drop into the zydeco party that L'il Malcolm and the House Rockers threw for us in 1999, re-visit a rockin' 2008 session with guitar hero Sonny Landreth, and dig into the stripped-down blues that Anders Osborne offered up in 2003.

This week, we re-visit a session from just a few months ago with the adventurous and innovative Jon Stickley Trio, travel all the way back to 1998 to hear Claire Lynch in Studio B along with Jim Hurst and Missy Raines, and we'll listen to an interview and performance from 2003 with Mary Gauthier.

We had some really cool recordings surface out of the deepest recesses of our vaults over the last couple of weeks, and we're sharing some of them in this edition of the show: Alvin Youngblood Hart from 1999, Robert Walter's 20th Congress from 2001, and Aimee Mann from 2006.

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