Studio B

Studio B Performances

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 www.youtube.com/wncwstudiob 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 the 15th at 1pm: RED JUNE

May 9, 2014

We're on a roll with Appalachian Americana trios from our area this week, as we welcome Red June back to Studio B.  John Cloyd Miller, Natalya Weinstein, and Will Straughan will play songs from their beautiful new album Ancient Dreams; their CD release show is Friday night at Isis in Asheville.

Live Thursday the 8th at 12pm: SUTTON, HOLT & COLEMAN

May 5, 2014

The common thread that unites, and primary spark that inspires, Bryan Sutton, David Holt, and T. Michael Coleman is the music of Doc Watson.  Holt and Coleman each toured with him for over a dozen years, and all three have each won a Grammy with him. "We bend the tradition, but we don’t break it,” said Holt.

Live Friday the 9th at 2pm: JESSE DEE

May 5, 2014

Boston-based Jesse Dee successfully channels Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and other old-school soul greats, but the spark and fire he and his band bring to the stage and studio are anything but "old".  Joe Kendrick looks forward to hosting them in Studio for a second time.  “All the best soul music is based on shared experience", says Dee. "Songs have the ability to affect people, shine a light, lift them up, and push them forward. There’s hope in these songs, and people need that now more than ever.”  He plays Saturday at the NC Brewers & Music Festival outside Charlotte.

Holly Williams THE HIGHWAY

Apr 29, 2014

Holly Williams in Studio B on April 24, 2014.

Holly Williams RAILROADS

Apr 29, 2014

Studio B with Holly Williams on April 24, 2014.

Holly Williams DRINKIN

Apr 29, 2014

Holly Williams in Studio B on April 24, 2014.

Holly Williams WAITIN ON JUNE

Apr 29, 2014

Studio B with Holly Williams on April 24, 2014.

Live Thursday the 1st at 1pm: BARTON CARROLL

Apr 25, 2014

Barton's album last year, Avery County I'm Bound to You, was one of our favorites here among WNCW programmers.  The local singer-songwriter, nowadays living in Seattle, returns home for a string of shows (Asheville, Boone, Bakersville, Johnson City, Greenville, & Charlotte!), and a return to Studio B.

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

Apr 25, 2014

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.

Live Thursday the 24th at 11am: HOLLY WILLIAMS

Apr 18, 2014

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.

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