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Friday the 12th at 3pm: TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND

Sep 5, 2014

It's hot raucous retro-swing and more when Andy Bean and Fuller Condon return for another rousing set.  Tin Pan Alley tunes, mandolin rags, banjo numbers, and plenty of originality from these two gents.  They play Asheville Friday night and Knoxville on Monday the 15th.

Friday the 12th at 11am: CURTIS MCMURTRY

Sep 5, 2014

Curtis grew up in Austin, listening to local songwriters like Matt The Electrician, Jon Dee Graham, and his father, James.  After studying music composition at Saint Lawrence College in New York, he moved to Nashville to study further with the likes of Fred Koller and Guy Clark, with whom he has done some co-writing.  Get to know this great new songwriter, and the memorable, mostly haunted characters he has created through his impressive songs, when he stops by WNCW on Friday on his way to Asheville.

Live Friday the 28th at 2pm: CATHERINE RUSSELL

Mar 21, 2014

The winner of numerous jazz awards since her 2006 debut, singer Catherine Russell is in the area for a rather rare concert performance in Tryon Friday evening.  Her father Luis was Louis Armstrong's longtime collaborator and music director, and her mother Carline Ray worked a lot with Ruth Brown and Mary Lou Williams among others, and Catherine herself has supported artists ranging from David Bowie to Steely Dan to Paul we'll have one or two degrees of separation from just about everyone Friday afternoon!  Her new r

Wednesday the 12th at 3pm: CASEY DRIESSEN

Feb 7, 2014

Few people can do more with the fiddle -- or with pedal boards and other bells & whistles -- than Asheville's own Casey Driessen.  In between tours with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, and the Zac Brown Band, he recorded his most recent collection, Singularity.  Join us for another exciting live session from him this Wednesday before his Saturday show at Pisgah Brewing and a week at Folk Alliance.  In the meantime, check out his adaption of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean".

Live Wednesday the 5th at 11am: DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON

Jan 31, 2014

Though they live in Marshall, NC, Dana & Susan Robinson probably spend more time in Scotland, Vermont, California, and elsewhere, sharing their music like the modern day folk troubadours that they are.  "New songs of rural America and old-time mountain music" is how they describe what they do.  Few folks are bigger fans of the late Pete Seeger; Dana wrote a wonderful review of Seeger's 90th birthday bash in 2009 here.  They play Waynesville on Friday and Asheville on Sunday. 

Live Friday the 7th at 3pm: JOE PUG

Jan 31, 2014

Joe Pug is one of those DIY, courageous without-a-net artists that we love: He dropped out of college, and quit his job as a carpenter, to pursue his music passion full-time.  This included recording and printing up his first CD's and giving them away to anyone who wanted to share his music with their friends.  "People requested 2 copies, 5 copies, 10 copies, 20 copies. We'd send them all.

Live Friday the 8th at 1pm: SOL DRIVEN TRAIN

Feb 1, 2013

Our favorite Charleston, SC five-piece band sails back through our area this Friday for a lively live set before their Greenville concert.  This time they've got a boatload of new material, on an album called Underdog.  To quote their site, "Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres like images in a Tom Robbins paragraph."  There you go. 

This Week in Studio B

Dec 15, 2011

Thursday, December 15th at 11am: Al Petteway & Amy White return to Studio B, this time as a prelude to their annual Swannanoa Solstice Holiday show in Asheville on Sunday.& Al & Amy weave contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz, on acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, & world percussion.