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 the 31st at 4pm: WILLIE SUGARCAPPS

Jan 24, 2014
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So who is this guy Willie Sugarcapps?  He is actually a they: Will Kimbrough, Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, and the duo Sugarcane Jane.  They started jamming together after multiple shared gigs in Alabama, and their album last year was a Top 10 pick on the Americana lists of No Depression and  They pack Studio B for a live session before playing Asheville Friday night.

Live Wednesday the 22nd at 5pm: JASON ISBELL

Jan 17, 2014

American Songwriter, NPR, Amazon, No Depression....just a few of the places where Jason Isbell's 2013 release Southeastern ranked in the Top 50 -- if not #1 -- for the best of the year.  WNCW listeners ranked it #3 in our own Top 100.  He's come a long way since starting his solo career after his time with the Drive By Truckers, and the most talked about contemporary singer/songwriter in Americana music today returns to Studio B for another moving s

We've got what looks to be a fun session this Thursday when this band from Asheville visits us for the first time.  With a triple-entendre of a name like theirs, and a great grasp of the turn-of-the-(20th)-Century blues that they specialize in,these guys are sure to please, as they have done already at MerleFest, various clubs, and various street corners these past few years.  They play Thursday night at the Grey Eagle in Asheville with Jesse Carolina & the Hot Mess, and the Crow Quill Night Owls.

Live this Friday the 10th at 2pm: HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN

Jan 6, 2014

The hot trio of Western swing and more from Austin, TX put out Rendezvous in Rhythm last year, which features songs from the great Gypsy Jazz/Hot Club of France era of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.  It's been far too long since they visited Studio B, so we're elated to welcome Elana James, Whit Smith, and Jake Erwin back before their Asheville show!

Live this Thursday the 9th at 4pm: LERA LYNN

Jan 6, 2014

Some of us first heard of Georgia-bred, Nashville-based Lera Lynn in 2011, when she won that year's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest.  She is back with a new release (Lying in the Sun) and a tour that includes Asheville Thursday night.  "...she is an Americana act of promise, who can do slow smoldering honkytonk and fleet Western Swing, plus with a band that can upend roots-music expectations." -

Brushfire Stankgrass CITY RATS

Dec 28, 2013

Brushfire Stankgrass visits Studio B on December 4, 2013.


Dec 16, 2013

Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott in Studio B on November 21, 2013.

Brushfire Stankgrass DOWN TIME

Dec 10, 2013

Studio B with Brushfire Stankgrass on December 4, 2013.

Brushfire Stankgrass MOONLIGHT ON THE CAMP

Dec 10, 2013

Brushfire Stankgrass in Studio B on December 4, 2013.


Dec 10, 2013

Studio B with Brushfire Stankgrass on December 4, 2013.