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 Thursday the 8th at 2pm: JONATHAN BYRD

Jan 2, 2015

Many of us first got to know his music when he sang about WNCW's ARC Overnight show on 2003's "Radio", and his latest album is You Can't Outrun the Radio. But these aren't the only reasons Jonathan is one of our favorite NC songwriters; he shows his great storytelling and melody-making skills throughout so many gems he's written. His shows in our area include Asheville on Thursday, Johnson City Friday, and Charlotte on the 17th.

Al and Amy are a multiple award-winning duo who perform a beautiful blend of Celtic and Appalachian inspired acoustic music on guitar, mandolin, harp, piano, dulcimer, and more. They live in nearby Fairview, and take part in the annual "Swannanoa Solstice" tradition in Asheville every year around this time. This year, it's Sunday the 21st, with Robin Bullock, Sheila Kay Adams, EJ Jones, and others. Join Martin Anderson for this Holiday session from Studio B on Thursday morning.

Live Thursday the 4th at 3pm: CHRIS ROSSER & Friends

Nov 28, 2014

Our friend Chris Rosser has a beautiful new release called A Thousand Hands, and a CD Release Show with his bandmates in Free Planet Radio (River Guergarian and Eliot Wadopian) at Isis in West Asheville on Friday the 12th. The three return to WNCW for a live session on Thursday the 4th.

Live on Monday the 17th at 3pm: TOM MAXWELL

Nov 17, 2014

The former frontman for one of our favorite North Carolina bands is back this year, first with a book he released this summer called Hell: My Life In The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and now with a new CD we're enjoying here at WNCW. He's doing a reading and book-signing at Malaprop's in Asheville Monday evening, and visits with Joe on the way there.

We've been reflecting more on our first few years on the air lately, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary this fall.  So it is extra special that we can announce the return of Robin & Linda to Studio B, who were a fixture of our sound from the beginning -- it's been too long since they've been here!

Friday the 12th at 3pm: TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND

Sep 5, 2014

It's hot raucous retro-swing and more when Andy Bean and Fuller Condon return for another rousing set.  Tin Pan Alley tunes, mandolin rags, banjo numbers, and plenty of originality from these two gents.  They play Asheville Friday night and Knoxville on Monday the 15th.

Friday the 12th at 11am: CURTIS MCMURTRY

Sep 5, 2014

Curtis grew up in Austin, listening to local songwriters like Matt The Electrician, Jon Dee Graham, and his father, James.  After studying music composition at Saint Lawrence College in New York, he moved to Nashville to study further with the likes of Fred Koller and Guy Clark, with whom he has done some co-writing.  Get to know this great new songwriter, and the memorable, mostly haunted characters he has created through his impressive songs, when he stops by WNCW on Friday on his way to Asheville.

Live Thursday the 4th at 11am: LAURA BLACKLEY & FRIENDS

Sep 2, 2014

Yes, you know her as the host of WNCW's Local Color, Southern Sirens, and more these past few years, but Laura Blackley has also been one of our favorite regional singer-songwriters these past 12 or so years.  She's playing with a new group of Asheville-area musicians now, and we'll hear them play in Studio B.  Their next show is at the Town Pump in Black Mountain on Saturday.

New Country Rehab INTERVIEW

Jun 10, 2014

Joe Kendrick's interview with New Country Rehab in Studio B on May 28, 2014.

New Country Rehab ALONE AND FORSAKEN

Jun 10, 2014

New Country Rehab in Studio B on May 28, 2014.

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