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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SHANE PARISH Live Wednesday, November 23rd at 1pm

Nov 18, 2016

The frontman for Asheville band the Ahleuchatistas has a strikingly different sound on his new solo release Undertaker Please Drive Slow. Think John Fahey if he'd spent more time in the Southern Appalachians and Mississippi Delta. Check out his sound on Wednesday afternoon (and get to know him through his intriguing bio page here.) 

RESONANT ROGUES Live Thursday, November 17th at 5pm

Nov 14, 2016
Stephen Houseworth

“Want to hear the melting pot that’s the ongoing cultural experiment known as the United States of America? Then you should listen to the Resonant Rogues. The Asheville, N.C., group blends Balkan, klezmer, gypsy, hot jazz and old-time influences to create a genre-blending music that couldn’t happen anywhere else.” –Chris Bopst of Style Weekly. They have a few gigs in their hometown and in Charlotte before hightailing it to Colorado for much of December.

Mark Schimick (Asheville) has been a mandolin maniac with Larry Keel & Natural Bridge for years, and we know Josh Daniel (Charlotte) as guitarist with the New Familiars. Bassist Greg Howell is from the Outer Banks, and rounds out the trio of the JDMS Project. They have a string of shows in Charlotte, Asheville, & Shelby these next few weeks; keep up with them here, and by tuning in Thursday afternoon!

DRIFTWOOD Live Wednesday, November 16th at 11am

Nov 14, 2016

This Upstate New York band blends folk, bluegrass, old-time, country, punk, and rock quite well on their new release City Lights. The band, which features banjoist Joe Kollar, violinist Claire Byrne, guitarist Dan Forsyth and bassist Joey Arcuri, play Asheville Wednesday, and Charlotte, Thursday.

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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.