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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Few acts can recreate the best traits of classic country music as well as this Portland, Oregon duo. Though country is in their roots, they are also just a degree or two removed from M. Ward and Blitzen Trapper, and Caleb also has his great background with the Foghorn Stringband. They play Bristol Tuesday, and Asheville Wednesday.

THE GIBSON BROTHERS Live Friday November 11th at 3pm

Nov 7, 2016

Together with their tight band, brothers Eric & Leigh are simply one of the best contemporary bluegrass bands out there! With multiple awards received these last few years, The Gibson Brothers visit us in advance of their show here at Isothermal Community College's Foundation Performing Arts Center (a special Veteran's Day concert.)

Learn more about their upcoming concert at ICC.

MATT TOWNSEND Live Wednesday, November 9th at 1pm

Nov 7, 2016

Matt Townsend is a fine singer/songwriter from Asheville (originally Vermont), who was most recently included on the "Asheville Symphony Sessions" we've loved. He's got a new EP coming out called "The Drifter and the Dream (Part 1)", and a string of shows in Anderson, Greenville & Anderson. To quote from his website, "Lyrically the songs explore the spiritual dissonance between the individual and the world at large, longing for connection, love as redemption, and more." 

Two innovate mandolinists join us Friday in the 1 o'clock hour, both performing at Isis in West Asheville with the great Peter Rowan. Joe K. Walsh is known for his work with Darol Anger, The Gibson Brothers, and as a co-founder of Joy Kills Sorrow, and has a great new release out. Jazz Times calls Flinner "perhaps the most exciting creative mandolin player on the scene today."

Learn more about Matt Flinner.

Learn more about Joe K. Walsh.

Our favorite Wilkesboro-by-way-of-Switzerland-and-New-York trio returns to WNCW, as they get ready for the Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, their own Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival (9/23-24), and the premiere of their "Roan Mountain Suite" with the Kontras Quartet in October.

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