Studio B

Studio B Performances - Presented by Sierra Nevada

Studio B is where the live music happens. Under the supervision of WNCW's own golden-eared audio engineer, Dennis Jones, Studio B is the stations state-of-the-art recording facility that hosts regional, national and international artists. WNCW broadcasts performances and interviews live on just about any given day. Some of the finest tracks captured in Studio B find their way to WNCW's self-produced Crowd Around the Mic CDs.

You can watch segments from live Studio B sessions at our new You Tube channel. Check out www.youtube.com/wncwstudiob for performances by Hayes Carll, The Billy Sea, Slaid Cleaves, Erin McKeown and more! Click here to watch the videos.
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Live Friday, February 12th at 1pm: DANGERMUFFIN

Feb 5, 2016
DANGERMUFFIN
Gately Williams

From a song inspired by a Cherokee creation myth ("Ancient Golden Star"), to the use of chords and frequencies intended to facilitate sound healing within the human body, the three members of Dangermuffin live their vision of giving back to the universe through their art and their day-to-day lifestyles. As a touring regional rock band, they work as hard as anyone we know, crisscrossing the Carolinas and beyond, and they've done a great job putting this wonderful corner of our country on the musical map.

This four-piece Nashville/Paducah band blends blues, rock, punk, country, and a whole lot of energy to make their potent brew of Southern Gothic. Try to imagine someone embodying Jerry Lee Lewis, Iggy Pop, and David Byrne all in one, and you get frontman JD Wilkes (also of the Dirt Daubers). They visit Studio B for the first time Wednesday afternoon before heading to their show in Asheville that night, and Charlotte on Thursday.

THE JOHN KADLECIK BAND
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!

Live Tuesday, February 9th at 1pm: THE JAMES HUNTER SIX

Feb 5, 2016

When English soul singer/songwriter James Hunter visited WNCW a couple years ago as Guest DJ, he was particularly excited about being in NC because he had just made a pilgrimage to the home of one of his all-time favorite acts, The "5" Royales. With his return this week, for shows in Asheville Tuesday and Charlotte Wednesday, the Grammy-nominated great has a hot new release on the label he seemed destined to be on, Daptone Records.

Live Friday, January 29th at 1pm: DYLAN LEBLANC

Jan 21, 2016

This Muscle Shoals-born singer/songwriter was seemingly born with the talent of blending blues, soul, and country/Americana sounds seamlessly together, and his new, third release, Cautionary Tale, is his strongest yet. He's in our area for shows in Knoxville Wednesday and Asheville Thursday. We're pleased to welcome him back for another live session.

Live Thursday January 28th at 1pm: THE HOT SARDINES

Jan 21, 2016

Check out this tight NYC 8-piece-band (does that count their tap dancer?) that brings back the fun hot jazz of the Prohibition, Great Depression, and WWII eras. To quote Raleigh-Durham's IndyWeek, “Trad jazz… with an edge, as if the cops could bust in waving billy clubs." They play Morganton Thursday, Greenville Friday, and Asheville (sold out) Saturday.

Live Thursday, January 21st at 1pm: PHIL COOK

Jan 19, 2016

To take an appropriate line from his website, Phil Cook is a conduit of American music. In addition to his work with Megafaun, he's soaked up a variety of influences -- Delta, Bayou, Appalachian -- and has settled in well to his NC home since moving here in 2005.

Live Thursday October 15th at 3pm: THE BOTTLE ROCKETS

Oct 9, 2015
THE BOTTLE ROCKETS
Tuan Lee

“If Uncle Tupelo is the Beatles of the alt-country movement, the Bottle Rockets are certainly the Rolling Stones.”SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL. We've been fans ever since they began back around 1993, and they're coming back through the area on a tour supporting their good new release South Broadway Athletic Club. They play Charlotte on Wednesday, Asheville Thursday, and Knoxville on Friday.

Wednesday, October 14th at 3pm: HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL

Oct 9, 2015

NPR describes them as a "soul-rock horn band that recalls 60s and 70s classic-rock influences such as The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers, contemporary indie-rock acts like Dr. Dog, and New Orleans brass-band jazz." That works. This band originally from Philadelphia is now based out of Asheville, and has been criss-crossing the Southeast regularly this year.

Live Friday, October 9th at 3pm: JON STICKLEY TRIO

Oct 2, 2015

Guitarist Jon Stickley's guitar prowess can make your jaw drop. Although he is often found jamming with others, both as guitarist and producer, he and his trio have spent plenty of time honing their own tight, original sound too, and the result is a powerful, genre-defying second album of theirs. Fiddler Lyndsay Pruett and drummer Patrick Armitage, each with fascinating stories of their own to tell from the past year or so, will join Jon in Studio B for a session that might make you question whether they are in fact one performer.

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