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 Friday June 5th at 3pm: HAAS KOWERT TICE

Jun 1, 2015

Brittany Haas (fiddle), Paul Kowert (bass), and Jordan Tice (guitar) have played together off and on since they met in college(s) about eight years ago, and their unique sound is a prime example of a wonderful fusion that we at WNCW often refer to as "progressive acoustic" (think bluegrass or old-time instrumentation, but not exactly fitting either of those styles.) Haas has become known for her work with Crooked Still, Kowert with the Punch Brothers, and Tice with Tony Trischka and a variety of other greats.

Live Thursday June 4th at 3pm: TELLICO

Jun 1, 2015

Anya Hinkle, Stig Stiglets, Aaron Ballance, and Jed Willis combine experience from time spent in Dehlia Low, Town Mountain, and previous projects for this refreshingly original take on progressive bluegrass out of the Asheville area. Their official album release show for Relics and Roses is Friday night in West Asheville, and the rest of their summer is filled with shows in Jonesborough, Granite Falls, Cashiers, Bryson City, Brevard, and beyond.

Live Wednesday June 3rd at 3pm: PARKER MILLSAP

Jun 1, 2015

Oklahoma's Parker Millsap received a nomination last year from the Americana Music Association for Emerging Artist of the Year, as well as praise from NPR, American Songwriter, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. He plays Asheville Wednesday night, and Charlotte on Thursday.

Live Friday May 29th at 3pm: WOODY PINES

May 21, 2015

You can tell Woody Pines likes to mine through old '78's whenever he knows there's a record store nearby. Like Pokey LaFarge, Old Crow Medicine Show, and other "retro"-sounding acts, he breathes new, vibrant life into those vintage sounds of Woody Guthrie, early Dylan, and all those great swing and juke-joint bands of yesteryear. He and his band return to his former home of Asheville Friday night, and they play Waynesville on Saturday. We love his new self-titled record on Muddy Roots Music.

"A jaw-dropping, crowd pleasing guitar virtuoso with a rich vocal style from Melbourne, Australia", says his website. Yup, that pretty much sums up Geoff. And we're so glad he's got his band the Souldiggers (Ted Pecchio on bass, Adam Goodhue on drums) with him for another smokin' blues set in Studio B before they head to Asheville.

Live Friday May 22nd at 11am: MIPSO

May 14, 2015

This Chapel Hill quartet brings their Appalachian-based Americana to Charlotte on the 17th, Knoxville on the 22nd, and Black Mountain on the 23rd (for Hot Rize's new "UpRizing" Festival with Leo Kottke and Town Mountain as well.) Oh, and Studio B on the 22nd, too.

Live Thursday May 21st at 1pm: ALLEN THOMPSON BAND

May 14, 2015

Raised on soul, southern country, and "Hee Haw" in Roanoke, VA, Allen Thompson forged his own rootsy Americana sound, now with his band based out of Nashville. They return to Studio B, and kick off the outdoor Rhythm & Brews Concert Series in downtown Hendersonville on Thursday.

Wednesday May 13th at 1pm: LYAL STRICKLAND

May 8, 2015

May 13th through 17th, Montreat, NC hosts the 8th Annual SERFA Conference: the Southeast Regional Chapter of Folk Alliance International. One of the performers this year is Lyal Strickland, a folk/Americana singer who lives and breathes the life of small town/rural midwest America. A native of Buffalo, Missouri, Lyal's primary vocation for most of his life has been running the family cattle farm.

Live Thursday May 7th at 1pm: ORGONE

May 5, 2015

We are excited to host this big funk-soul-space disco band out of L.A. here in Studio B Thursday afternoon, before playing Asheville Thursday night and Charlotte on Saturday. They've got a bunch of catchy new tunes on their new album Beyond the Sun, featuring their new vocalist Adryon de Leon. This video gives you a taste of what to expect.

Live Friday May 8th at 3pm: DAYNA KURTZ

May 1, 2015

You notice a number of different genres influencing the music of singer/songwriter Dayna Kurtz, and her voice is nothing short of sublime. Says Paste Magazine, "Kurtz sounds at times like her musical DNA contains traces of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, not to mention the world’s great cabaret singers.” Add to that a wise comparison to Nina Simone, and you have a taste for what we have in store when Dayna returns to Studio B. She's in the area for a show at the Balsam Mountain Inn in Balsam, NC.