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 Wednesday the 4th at 2pm: BRUSHFIRE STANKGRASS

Dec 2, 2013

There aren't a whole lot of bluegrass-inspired bands that embrace electronic music, to the point where they've performed at Asheville's Moog Music Factory.  In fact who knows, Brushfire Stankgrass might be the only one.  Their earlier album One for the Salamanders was a regional favorite among WNCW listeners, and their new release Microclimates has what it takes to top that one.  The boys return and will join Joe Kendrick live Wednesday at 2.

Live this Thursday the 5th at 11am: JACOB JOHNSON

Dec 2, 2013
D. Jan Anderson

Jacob Johnson, from Traveler's Rest, SC, is back with a new Christmas album.  "Johnson sounds like Norman Rockwell paintings and the open road.  He has blended and blurred the lines of genres to craft a sound he calls 'Neo-Acoustic Folk/Funk'."  - The Florence Morning News.  He plays in Waynesville Thursday night, and Spartanburg & Greenville the weekend after next.

Live this Wednesday the 20th at 11am: SWEET CLAUDETTE

Nov 18, 2013

Sweet Claudette is an Asheville quartet made up of members of The Honeycutters (Amanda Platt), Now You See Them, and The Moon and You.  They describe themselves as a country Motown band, who formed out of a women's songwriter showcase in 2009.  They make their first WNCW appearance this Wednesday morning with Martin Anderson.

You know'em, you love'em, you'll hear'em.  They're not one but TWO of WNCW's favorite singer/songwriter/pickers, and they play not one but TWO nights in Asheville this week.  Songs from their new collaboration Memories and Moments, and funny jokes, and matching bowler hats, live in Studio B this Thursday.

This Thursday the 21st at 3pm: SUSAN WERNER

Nov 18, 2013

Leave it to Susan Werner to successfully weave both humor and serious passion into an album that centers around agrochemicals, climate change, and sustainable agriculture.  The singer/songwriter with deep Iowa farm roots does so on her latest project Hayseed, and she'll talk with us about it this Thursday afternoon in advance of her Asheville concert.