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 for performances by Hayes Carll, The Billy Sea, Slaid Cleaves, Erin McKeown and more! Click here to watch the videos.
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Friday, August 21st at 1pm: TONY FURTADO

Aug 17, 2015

Tony has been called a genius on both slide guitar and banjo, and his ability to blend Americana, indie-rock, and various traditional roots music styles helps him earn that title, too. He has spent most of his time the past couple decades out on the road, honing his craft, though mostly out West. So it's a special treat to have an opportunity to witness his skills and stories on stage near us. He plays Studio B before playing Downtown After 5 in Asheville (with Brushfire Stankgrass), and also Hickory on Saturday.

Thursday July 16th at 3pm: YO MAMA'S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND

Jul 13, 2015

It's hard to imagine Asheville's thriving, eclectic music scene without a strong funk band. Enter the Booty Band, whose new album "was conceived in the back of a 1972 Impala while listening to a mixtape of P-Funk, Sly & the Family Stone, Buddy Miles, Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, and James Brown." Al Al Ingram - Bass, Vocals. Mary Frances - Keys, Vocals. John Paul Miller - Guitar, Vocals. Derrick Johnson - Trombone, Vocals. Lee Allen - Drums.

Friday July 10th at 3pm: 6 STRING DRAG

Jul 6, 2015

Did you know this Carolina band back in the day? After a 16 year hiatus, they are back playing together, with a good album this year and a run back through the area: Charlotte on the 10th and Knoxville on the 11th . Kenny Roby and company blend southern honky-tonk with some early punk roots and a gift for a catchy rock hook. 

Thursday July 9th at 3pm: THE CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT

Jul 6, 2015

Five time Blues Music Association award winner, including Best New Artist and Drummer of the Year, the grandson of R.L. Burnside and his Project roll that great North Mississippi Hill Country blues groove through the Appalachians this week, and come back to Studio B. 

Friday June 26th at 1pm: UNDERHILL ROSE

Jun 18, 2015

Asheville's trio of Eleanor Underhill, Molly Rose Reed, and Salley Williamson are making great inroads into the national Americana music scene, and June 30th marks the release date of their latest album, The Great Tomorrow. We'll visit with them on the eve of their CD Release Show, which is a few days earlier at the Grey Eagle (Saturday the 27th.)

Wednesday June 24th at 1pm: CHARLIE PARR

Jun 18, 2015

Duluth, MN is his hometown, but Charlie Parr traveled here to NC to record this great new album Stumpjumper with Phil Cook (Megafaun, Hiss Golden Messenger.) As his bio says, "It's the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up without a TV but with his dad's recordings of America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly.

Live Friday June 19th at 2pm: JOSH ROUSE

Jun 11, 2015

The dictionary definition of countrypolitan might well include a photo of Josh Rouse, the singer-songwriter whose Nashville roots and current home of Valencia, Spain commingle well on his most recent release The Embers of Time. He visits with us in Studio B before playing Asheville Friday night.

Live Wednesday June 17th at 1pm: THE HIP ABDUCTION

Jun 11, 2015

This Afro-pop/alt-rock outfit from Tampa/St. Pete brings some of that glorious Florida sunshine up to our area with a Wednesday night show at New Mountain in Asheville, and a live session in Studio B that afternoon. Their West African kora and ngoni, reggae rhythms, catchy hooks, and warm, positive message made their 2013 album a Top 10 pick among more than a couple WNCW hosts.

Live Friday June 12th at 1pm: PHANTOM POP

Jun 4, 2015

This funk/jazz/fusion band from Brooklyn, NY has a string of shows in the region this week, including Carborro on the 11th, Charlotte on the 12th, and Boone on the 13th. Phantom Pop is Dave Lowenthal on electric bass, Josh Schusterman on drums, Haruka Yabuno on keyboard, Matt Giella on cornet, and Atsushi Ouchi on saxophone.

Live Thursday June 11th at 1pm: AARON BURDETT

Jun 4, 2015

Saluda, NC is the hometown of this gem of a singer/songwriter, who has recently completed his sixth full-length album Tinderbox, his second for Arden-based Organic Records. He's become a regular visitor to Studio B here, and returns with his current band for a few new tunes before their CD release show Friday night at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville.