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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Live Friday September 25th at 11am: BALSAM RANGE

Sep 21, 2015
photo courtesy of Balsam Range

Haywood County's best bluegrass band also happens to be one of the world's best. We are honored to welcome these five gentlemen back to Studio B. They're in the midst of a big month that includes Wilkesboro's Carolina in the Fall Festival on Sept 25th, Mountain Heritage Day in Cullhowee on Sept 26th, and culminating with the IBMA gathering in Raleigh where they are currently nominated for 8 awards at the October 1st Awards Show.

Live Thursday September 10th at 1pm: THE REVELERS

Sep 4, 2015

This fun band from Lafayette, LA spices up their Cajun and zydeco roots with rock, pop and R&B influences, and come to Boone on Thursday and Asheville on Friday. Most of the six guys have spent time in the Red Stick Ramblers, but collectively they bring together a big gumbo of other experiences and influences too. Get ready for a fun live session.

Live Friday, September 4th at 11am: ANGELA EASTERLING

Aug 28, 2015

Greenville singer/songwriter Angela Easterling has a fine new album Common Law Wife, another deeply autobiographical collection of songs, many of which are firmly rooted in the Upstate and elsewhere in the South. Check out her great website, too. She performs at Barley's in Spindale on Friday night, and a number of other shows in the area too.

Wednesday, September 2nd at 2pm: THE KRUGER BROTHERS

Aug 28, 2015

We are so excited to have them back! Jens (banjo) and Uwe (guitar) are absolutely jaw-dropping with their high-speed virtuosity (Jens won the 2013 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music), and their affection and passion for Appalachian music is magnified all the more by their story of having followed their dream of moving here from their native Switzerland. When Joel Landsberg joins them on bass, their tight sound as a dynamic trio really gels.

Live Friday August 28th at 11am: NIKKI TALLEY

Aug 21, 2015

Nikki and Jason Sharp have been putting a lot of miles on their travel van lately, but "Blue Bell" knows how to navigate them back home to Western NC, and they return to Spindale for a late morning live session with Martin Anderson. They play Saluda Thursday, and Asheville Saturday. Their new album "Out From the Harbor" has cracked the Americana radio chart's Top 100 this summer.