Studio B

Studio B Performances - Presented by Sierra Nevada (

Studio B is where the live music happens. 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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THE GIBSON BROTHERS Live Friday, February 24th at 2pm

Feb 21, 2017

New York brothers Eric and Leigh have those wonderful brotherly harmonies and shared intuition that really come out in bluegrass. Add to that Jesse Brock, Clayton Campbell, Mike Barber, & others who have teamed up with them, and you have one of the tightest bands in bluegrass today. They're back with a new release, and shows in Charlotte Thursday (Stage Door Theatre) and Asheville Friday (Isis Restaurant & Music Hall).


Feb 13, 2017

Jason DeCristofaro, a faculty member of Warren Wilson College and A-B Tech among other things, has created the WNC Solidarity Concert Series, which will raise funds for various Western NC nonprofits at The Block Off Biltmore in Asheville.  He's assembled a cool fusion of artists that he says will represent all the 30+ musicians involved with the series for this Thursday afternoon: Tim Doyle (guitar), Cameron Austin (bass), Bill Berg (drums), with Jason on vibraphone. The next event benefits the Center for Honey Bee Research, on Feb. 26th.

EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS Live Wednesday, February 22nd at 1pm

Feb 13, 2017

How often do you come across a brass band that brings in ska, funk, southern rock, alt-country, and of course composer John Williams? Hang around Asheville, and you might catch one pretty often. After a trip up to Virginia this week, the 10-or-so band members descend upon Charlotte and Asheville to wrap up the month. The Force is strong with this one....

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ANCIENT CITIES Live Thursday, February 9th at 12pm

Feb 3, 2017
Daniel Coston

Charlotte's own Ancient Cities combines psychedelic fuzz, catchy pop, and indie-style rock, and has been getting some well-deserved national press recognition lately. Stephen Warwick, Justin Fedor, Justin Faircloth, & James Dulin make up the band, and we're glad to open Studio B's doors to them on Thursday.

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Live Wednesday, February 1st at 3pm: ERIC KRASNO

Jan 27, 2017

We kick off February with the Soulive and Lettuce guitarist who was also one of the highlights of the recent Warren Haynes Christmas Jam weekend. Krasno also released a hot solo album last year, Blood From a Stone. He and his band visit Studio B before their show in Asheville, with Marcus King.

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