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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STEPHANIE'S ID - Live Thursday, March 17th at 11am

Mar 11, 2016

Asheville's most popular pop-noir band, Stephanie's ID, is the brain-child of Stephanie Morgan, a “female Jim Morrison at a ballet class” (The Asheville Disclaimer). They take over the Diana Wortham Theatre's stage on Saturday the 19th for a fundraiser for the Youth Education Scholarship Fund.

Live Thursday, March 10th at 12pm: ALTAN

Mar 4, 2016

"The hottest group in the Celtic realm these days," says the Boston Globe. Standard bearers in traditional Irish music since they began back in the mid-'80's, Altan is one of our favorite groups on Sunday's Celtic Winds (12-3pm). Their most recent album was recorded in Nashville with an Appalachian focus, and they're on their way back there this week, following a concert at the Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville. We are honored to welcome them to Studio B!

Live Wednesday, March 9th at 1pm: THE HIP ABDUCTION

Mar 4, 2016

This indie-rock band from St. Petersburg, Florida hits that sunny sweet spot where Afro-beat, dub-reggae, and heady jams converge. We dug their session with us last year, and are happy to welcome them back to Studio B before heading to Asheville Wednesday night. They also play Charlotte's Green River Revival on Saturday. In between those two gigs, they celebrate the release of their new album Gold Under the Glow.

Live Tuesday, March 8th around 2:30pm: LUTHER DICKINSON

Mar 4, 2016

The North Mississippi Allstars may essentially be a rock band, but let's face it, the blues run through the heart of what they do. As is the case with their frontman, who connects with his acoustic blues roots on this new collection. His late father's legacy (producer/songwriter/sideman Jim Dickinson) runs strong through his work too. He and his band roll through Spindale en route to Asheville, following a show at Levon Helm's place in Woodstock, NY. Be ready for some good stories....

Live Friday, March 4th at 4pm: ANGELA PERLEY

Feb 26, 2016

This new name out of Columbus, Ohio has a new album Homemade Vision with a pretty full sound, encompassing roots-rock Americana with a psychedelic pop touch.  Angela Perley and her band The Howlin' Moons play Asheville on Friday night at Jack of the Wood.