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 Wednesday the 28th at 4pm: SANCTUM SULLY

May 28, 2014

Asheville's Sanctum Sully says their music comes from "the beer-stained bar stools where blues, rock and bluegrass swap stories and trade tall-tale tunes."  Jay Franck, Matt Mommsen, Win Webster, Chum Carter, and Dakota Waddell return to Studio B, this time with songs from their new release.  They have a string of CD Release Shows, including Asheville on Friday. 

Live Wednesday the 14th at 4pm: LETTERS TO ABIGAIL

May 9, 2014
Brenda Gray

Letters to Abigail is an Appalachian Americana trio from Hendersonville with a loyal and growing following, especially since releasing last year's Say Anything with assorted wonderful guests.  They kick off their hometown's "Rhythm & Brews" series Thursday, and then a new "Monday Night Live" series, also in Hendersonville.

Live Thursday the 15th at 1pm: RED JUNE

May 9, 2014

We're on a roll with Appalachian Americana trios from our area this week, as we welcome Red June back to Studio B.  John Cloyd Miller, Natalya Weinstein, and Will Straughan will play songs from their beautiful new album Ancient Dreams; their CD release show is Friday night at Isis in Asheville.

Live Thursday the 8th at 12pm: SUTTON, HOLT & COLEMAN

May 5, 2014

The common thread that unites, and primary spark that inspires, Bryan Sutton, David Holt, and T. Michael Coleman is the music of Doc Watson.  Holt and Coleman each toured with him for over a dozen years, and all three have each won a Grammy with him. "We bend the tradition, but we don’t break it,” said Holt.

Live Friday the 9th at 2pm: JESSE DEE

May 5, 2014

Boston-based Jesse Dee successfully channels Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and other old-school soul greats, but the spark and fire he and his band bring to the stage and studio are anything but "old".  Joe Kendrick looks forward to hosting them in Studio for a second time.  “All the best soul music is based on shared experience", says Dee. "Songs have the ability to affect people, shine a light, lift them up, and push them forward. There’s hope in these songs, and people need that now more than ever.”  He plays Saturday at the NC Brewers & Music Festival outside Charlotte.