Studio B

Studio B Performances

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 www.youtube.com/wncwstudiob 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 this Wednesday the 20th at 11am: SWEET CLAUDETTE

Nov 18, 2013

Sweet Claudette is an Asheville quartet made up of members of The Honeycutters (Amanda Platt), Now You See Them, and The Moon and You.  They describe themselves as a country Motown band, who formed out of a women's songwriter showcase in 2009.  They make their first WNCW appearance this Wednesday morning with Martin Anderson.

You know'em, you love'em, you'll hear'em.  They're not one but TWO of WNCW's favorite singer/songwriter/pickers, and they play not one but TWO nights in Asheville this week.  Songs from their new collaboration Memories and Moments, and funny jokes, and matching bowler hats, live in Studio B this Thursday.

This Thursday the 21st at 3pm: SUSAN WERNER

Nov 18, 2013

Leave it to Susan Werner to successfully weave both humor and serious passion into an album that centers around agrochemicals, climate change, and sustainable agriculture.  The singer/songwriter with deep Iowa farm roots does so on her latest project Hayseed, and she'll talk with us about it this Thursday afternoon in advance of her Asheville concert. 

Live Thursday the 14th at 3pm: BASIA BULAT

Nov 11, 2013

Armed with autoharp, charango, guitar, percussion, and various assorted keyboards (pianoette??), Basia Bulat's new album Tall Tall Shadow was made in collaboration with members of Arcade Fire.  You may have heard her interview on The World Cafe last week, or read any number of rave reviews in the NY Times, SPIN, Mother Jones, or Pitchfork.  The Toronto native visits us for the first time on her way to her Asheville show Thursday night. 

Live Wednesday the 13th at 3pm: WILLY MASON

Nov 11, 2013

Willy Mason is a fascinating songwriter with a fascinating family tree (a direct descendant of the 19th-century philosopher William James, the brother of novelist Henry James.)  His first big break came in 2004 when Conor Oborst fell in love with his work, which has drawn comparisons to Springsteen's Nebraska, or Salinger's Holden Caulfield.  He's been on a big tour supporting Mumford & Sons this year, but plays Asheville with the great Laura Marling Wednesday night.

This just in!  Karl Denson and band return to Studio B this Friday morning, in between their Thursday Charlotte and Friday Asheville shows.  The co-founder of The Greyboy Allstars and currently a member of dub reggae band Slightly Stoopid, Denson is a powerful force.  His 6-piece band has a tight, full sound that is anything but tiny. 

Live Friday the 8th at 2pm: SONS OF FATHERS

Nov 4, 2013
Dalton Campbell

Nashville legend Lloyd Maines, who has produced the Sons of Fathers' latest release, describes them as “the Everly Brothers meets Neil Young and Merle Haggard and The Clash.”  And we don't want to argue with Lloyd Maines... They play Knoxville Thursday and Charlotte Friday. 

Big Sandy INTERVIEW

Sep 23, 2013

Joe Kendrick's interview with Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys in Studio B on September 19, 2013.

Big Sandy THE ONES YOU SAY YOU LOVE

Sep 23, 2013

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys visit Studio B on September 19, 2013.

Big Sandy HOW COME IT

Sep 23, 2013

Studio B with Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys on September 19, 2013.

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