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 Thursday April 23rd at 3pm: DAMON FOWLER

Apr 20, 2015

After touring for a while with the band Southern Hospitality (with J.P. Soars and Victor Wainwright), Damon Fowler has his third solo album out on the blues-based Blind Pig Records, Sounds of Home. Home for him is Tampa, Florida, and he's on the road this week for a Thursday show at Fairview Tavern in Asheville, and the Happy Shak Music Hall in Columbus on Friday evening. Catch Damon's blend of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel here on Thursday afternoon.

Friday April 17th at 2pm: THE HONEYCUTTERS

Apr 11, 2015

Asheville's Appalachian honkytonk band The Honeycutters returns to Studio B, just in time for their Friday night CD Release Show of Me Oh My in their hometown (the album is officially released on 4/21.) Singer/songwriter/guitarist Amanda Anne Platt is joined by Tal Taylor on mandolin, Matt Smith on guitars, Rick Cooper on bass, and Josh Milligan on drums.

Wednesday April 15th at 3pm: CARAVAN OF THIEVES

Apr 11, 2015

Caravan of Thieves returns to Studio B, this time on a tour in support of their fun new album Kiss Kiss, their fourth one. If you can imagine a band inspired by Tin Pan Alley songwriters, the class of Duke Ellington, and the flair of Django Reinhardt, with maybe a Middle Eastern touch, you have a sense of  what Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni and the rest of the Caravan do. They play Asheville Wednesday and Charlotte Thursday.

Wednesday April 8th at 3pm: MARCUS KING BAND

Apr 3, 2015

If you're a fan of Duane Allman, Warren Haynes, Shane Pruitt, and other great blues-rock guitarists, you'll want to check out this great Greenville guitarist if you haven't discovered him already. He and the band (Matt Jennings on keyboards, Jack Ryan on drums, Stephen Campbell on bass, and Jason "Slice" Phillips on percussion) visit WNCW for the first time on Wednesday. Upcoming shows include Charlotte, Greenville (with Gov't Mule!), Asheville, and Brevard.

Friday April 10th at 11am: THE STEEL WHEELS

Apr 3, 2015

Our Virginia boys who blend Appalachian and other Americana roots styles with a lot of soul are back in the area, this time for the Albino Skunk Music Festival in Greer. They also will be at Merlefest, hosting the Saturday Midnight Jam! They've got a new release on Big Ring Records called Leave Some Things Behind.

Live Friday March 6th at 3pm: RIVER WHYLESS

Feb 27, 2015

We are pleased to welcome one of Asheville's most intriguing new bands to Studio B for the first time this Friday. Halli Anderson, Daniel Shearin, Ryan O'Keefe and Alex McWalters make up this band, and they have a wonderful new collection of songs. One of them has become the music bed for Asheville's lovely promotional video. They play their hometown on Saturday night.

Tuesday March 3rd between Noon and 1pm: JORMA KAUKONEN

Feb 27, 2015

We at WNCW feel so honored when incredibly talented music legends visit us, not just once but multiple times. The phenomenal guitarist for Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Airplane before that, returns for a chat (and he always travels with his guitar!) before his solo show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville Tuesday night. His latest album is Ain't In No Hurry on Red House Records. 

Live Wednesday March 4th at 11am: CHUCK BRODSKY

Feb 27, 2015

Asheville singer-songwriter Chuck Brodsky is back with a new release, and a return visit to Studio B! Tune in as he unveils some of his new songs from Tell Tale Heart, tells a funny story or two, shares some baseball legends and predictions, and more. He plays Asheville on Saturday the 7th, and a house concert in Morganton on the 14th. 

Live Thursday February 19th at 3pm: PACKWAY HANDLE BAND

Feb 16, 2015

Georgia's Packway Handle Band is rooted in old-school bluegrass, but you will no doubt hear their nods to rock, punk, and more as well. For their latest project, they recruited the talented, one-of-a-kind Southern songwriter Jim White to put on his producer's hat, but he ended up lending everything but the kitchen sink in what can be truly be called a full-scale collaboration.

Live Wednesday the 7th at 11am: LANEY JONES

Jan 2, 2015
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With her intriguing blend of Appalachian, jazz and rock, Laney Jones has been winning a string of awards lately, from such corners as the Kennedy Center's American Voices and other festivals, Eddie's Attic, and the Southern Musician Showcase. We enjoyed discovering her with her terrific album called "Golden Road". She and her band The Lively Spirits play Asheville Tuesday, Bristol Wednesday, Knoxville Thursday, Gaffney on the 13th, and Charlotte on the 14th.