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

Mar 28, 2014

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. 

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

Mar 28, 2014

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. 

Wednesday the 2nd at 1pm: DAVID WILCOX

Mar 28, 2014

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

Live Friday the 28th at 2pm: CATHERINE RUSSELL

Mar 21, 2014

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 we'll have one or two degrees of separation from just about everyone Friday afternoon!  Her new r

Live Wednesday the 19th at 4pm: AMIGO

Feb 17, 2014

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.