Studio B

Studio B
11:19 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Live Thursday the 1st at 3pm: E.M.E.F.E.

Formed in NYC by the drummer for Afrobeat band Antibalas, EMEFE's full band consists of a four-piece horn section, a drummer, a bassist, two guitarists, two percussionists, and a keyboardist.  More descriptive though is EMEFE's motto: "Music Frees All".  The band hopes to spread awareness of the healing power of music, dancing, and smiling.  This is going to be a hot live session as the band visits us on their way to their Black Mountain show.

Studio B
2:23 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Live Thursday the 24th at 11am: HOLLY WILLIAMS

She may be the daughter of Hank Jr. and grand-daughter of Hank Sr., but Holly Williams' songs on her latest album revolve mostly around her mother's side of the family -- though with a lot of the same themes found throughout the country and Americana music her paternal side is famous for: love, loss, conflict, desire, addiction...  We are honored to welcome her to Studio B on her way to Merlefest for a Thursday evening set before heading to California, then back to our area for shows in Charlotte and Greenville in May.

Studio B
4:23 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Live on Tuesday the 15th at 12: THE ZOMBIES!

There are a number of surprising and/or mystifying stories surrounding The Zombies.  One is that their most recognized hits did not really get recognized as hits until well after they were released; in fact their biggest hit, "Time of the Season", was not released until after they had broken up.  There's the story of how the constraints and shortfalls surrounding the creation of their 1968 finale Odessey & Oracle in fact helped it become the psychedelic-pop masterpiece that it is considered today.  Then there's the equally unbelievable fact that we get to host keyboardist/songw

Studio B
4:21 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Live Friday the 18th at 1pm: ZANSA

Zansa is a slang word from the Ivory Coast meaning "combination" or "blend". The Asheville musicians are fronted by Adama Dembele, a 33rd generation West African musician who moved to the area and formed the band in 2005.  They return to Studio B before heading to their Friday night show in Asheville, and this time they'll be joined by guitarist Moussa Kone (who tours with Affou Keita). 

Studio B
3:05 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Live Thursday the 10th at 12: STEEP CANYON RANGERS

We are delighted to welcome the Rangers back to Studio B, this time before they head to UNC-Asheville's first ever Arts Fest (April 10-13) for a Thursday night performance.  And this time, mandolinist Mike Guggino gets the spotlight, as he receives an Arts Achievement Award from his alma mater!  The band has been busy this year, with all the buzz over their 2013 album Tell the Ones I Love (from the likes of The Gra

Studio B
3:21 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Thursday the 3rd at 4pm: FRANK VIGNOLA & VINNY RANIOLO

Frank Vignola is for sure one of the most talented guitarists we've ever had in Studio B.  He's also impressed Ringo Starr, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitar List” for the Wall Street Journal.  Add to his virtuosity the impressive chops of Vinny Raniolo, and we've got quite the live session coming your way.  They play the Altamont Theatre in Asheville Thursday night. 

Studio B
3:21 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Friday the 4th at 11am: THE SULTANS OF STRING

Spanish Flamenco, Gypsy Jazz, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms....The Sultans of String cover it all, often with blistering speed.  The Toronto-based group sometimes performs as a duo, sometimes as a large ensemble.  They join Spencer Jones in Studio B before shows in Carrboro Friday and Black Mountain Saturday. 

Studio B
3:17 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Wednesday the 2nd at 1pm: DAVID WILCOX

Asheville's David Wilcox has been making albums since 1987.  And anyone who has gotten to know him as a songwriter -- or a fellow citizen -- will tell you our world is a more positive place for them.  His latest one, Blaze, featured a few departures from his previous work, most notably the addition of producer Ric Hordinski, bassist Byron House, and drummers Joshua Seurkamp and Daniel Joseph Dorff.  Joe Kendrick talks with David about Blaze, his Musical Magazine, his Weekend at Kanuga, his upcoming Charlotte & Ashevill

Studio B
5:22 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Live Friday the 28th at 2pm: CATHERINE RUSSELL

The winner of numerous jazz awards since her 2006 debut, singer Catherine Russell is in the area for a rather rare concert performance in Tryon Friday evening.  Her father Luis was Louis Armstrong's longtime collaborator and music director, and her mother Carline Ray worked a lot with Ruth Brown and Mary Lou Williams among others, and Catherine herself has supported artists ranging from David Bowie to Steely Dan to Paul Simon...so we'll have one or two degrees of separation from just about everyone Friday afternoon!  Her new r

Studio B
8:55 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Live Wednesday the 19th at 4pm: AMIGO

We enjoyed debuting their debut Might Could last week for New Tunes at 2, and this Tuesday is it's official release.  Wednesday, we welcome Slade BairdAdam Phillips and Craig Lentz to Spindale for a live session from this new Charlotte band of honky tonk and roots rock.  They play their CD release show in the Queen's City Friday, followed by gigs in Knoxville, Boone, and beyond.  

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