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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THE BROADCAST Live Friday, June 10th at 3pm

Jun 6, 2016

Asheville is bountiful with musical riches these days, and The Broadcast is a prime example of that. Caitlin Krisko, Aaron Austin, E'Lon Jordan-Dunlap, Tyler Housholder, and Jaze Uries are rightly proud of their new album From the Horizon, and they take it across the country this summer following their big release show in Asheville Saturday.

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Live Wednesday, March 23rd at 5pm: ANDY FERRELL

Mar 18, 2016

A native of Boone and currently residing in Asheville, Andy Ferrell is an exciting new local discovery for us. He's adopted the Doc Watson/Merlefest term "Traditional Plus" to describe his style, and his new album "At Home and in Nashville" is appropriately titled, as he pays homage to favorite artists of his (and ours) from both WNC and Music City.

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.