Studio B Rewind

We'll listen to a couple of sessions that will be represented by tracks on our brand new Crowd Around The Mic Vol 21, and this show is a perfect example of the wide variety of music available on the two-cd compilation. We'll dive into the new wave techno sound of Lotus in Studio B this past January, and we'll sample some traditional Italian folk music by Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith in a session originally  broadcast from Isis Music Hall in Asheville.

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Martin Anderson

We'll hear the rock/funk/soul vehicle Travers Brothership, led by twin brothers and Asheville natives Eric & Kyle Travers. They were here back in February to talk about and play tunes from their album “A Way to Survive.” And, we're going to reach way back in the vaults to hear Greg Brown playing live for us in 1996. One of the songs he performed was “BoomTown,” which was new at the time, and is still one of our favorites.

This week on Studio B Rewind, Host Kim Clark shares the amazing guitar interplay of Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo, in a session from the spring of 2014. These two guys have a long list of impressive credits individually and collectively, and in their shows, they tackle everything from 60s-era surf guitar classics to Mozart to staples of 1970s arena rock. And, we'll get into some funk with Asheville's Supatight, who played live for us in July, on the street date of their EP, “Puree.”

 

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Vicki Dameron

The innovative and colorful Casey Driessen has taken the fiddle where no one else imagined that it could go, and this week on SBR we'll revisit a 2006 session with him and his band The Colorfools, when they visited Studio B shortly after the release of Casey's first solo album. Also, a session with Time Sawyer, from Charlotte, who were here in May to play tunes from their new album “Wildest Dreams.”

We'll hear the progressive bluegrass of Trampled By Turtles in Studio B in 2009, when they were touring in support of their 4th album “Duluth”, plus an extensive conversation from 2006 with legendary flat-pickin' dobro man, the late Tut Taylor. He talked about working with Roy Acuff at the Opry, winning a Grammy, about his time in John Hartford's Aero Plane Band, and a lot more. 

 

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