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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STEVE GUNN Live Wednesday, July 13th at 3pm

Jul 13, 2016
Constance Mensh

Perhaps best known as the supporting guitarist for Kurt Vile among others, Pennsylvania/New York's Steve Gunn nowadays fronts his own indie-rock band, and is on tour in support of his summer release Eyes on the Lines. They visit Studio B for the first time on their way to Asheville for a show Wednesday night at The Mothlight.

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BONNIE BISHOP Live Thursday, June 23rd at 1pm

Jun 16, 2016

If the soul of Americana music lies somewhere near the crossroads of Texas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, then it should be no surprise that Bonnie Bishop embodies that sound pretty well. Her 6th album (Ain't Who I Was, produced by Grammy-winner Dave Cobb) is introducing her to a much larger audience, as is Bonnie Raitt, who has covered Bishop songs on her recent releases. Bonnie stops by Studio B for a live session Thursday afternoon (Bishop, that is), and plays The Evening Muse in Charlotte Friday night.

TONY JOE WHITE Live Thursday, June 16th at 3pm

Jun 9, 2016

North Louisiana's King of Swamp Rock returns to Studio B, this time with songs from his new release that's as deep as his trademark voice, Rain Crow. The man responsible for "Rainy Night in Georgia", "Willie and Laura Mae Jones", and "Polk Salad Annie" plays Charlotte Thursday and Asheville Friday.

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THE DIGS Live Thursday, June 16th at 1pm

Jun 9, 2016
Kristen Marie Greene

Old-school grooves, neo-soul, funk... One of Asheville's latest great bands The Digs has a hot new release of instrumentals, courtesy of Ram Mandelkorn , Simon Thomas George, Claude Coleman Jr., Phill Bronson, and Jaze Uries. They'll jam through a few in Studio B on Thursday with Scotty. Upcoming local gigs for them include the Foggy Mountain Brewpub on the 17th, and the All Go West Festival on the 25th.

ROBBIE FULKS Live Wednesday, June 15th at 4pm

Jun 9, 2016

One of the more revered songwriters in today's Americana/folk/country world, Robbie Fulks has yet more stories to tell. His latest release Upland Stories refers to the upland region of his NC/VA upbringing, and a number of the songs will resonate with folks in our area. He plays the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Wednesday.

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