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 the 4th at 11am: LAURA BLACKLEY & FRIENDS

Sep 2, 2014

Yes, you know her as the host of WNCW's Local Color, Southern Sirens, and more these past few years, but Laura Blackley has also been one of our favorite regional singer-songwriters these past 12 or so years.  She's playing with a new group of Asheville-area musicians now, and we'll hear them play in Studio B.  Their next show is at the Town Pump in Black Mountain on Saturday.

New Country Rehab INTERVIEW

Jun 10, 2014

Joe Kendrick's interview with New Country Rehab in Studio B on May 28, 2014.


Jun 10, 2014

New Country Rehab in Studio B on May 28, 2014.

New Country Rehab HOME TO YOU

Jun 10, 2014

Studo B with new Country Rehab on May 28, 2014.


Jun 10, 2014

Studio B with New Country Rehab on May 28, 2014.

New Country Rehab LOST HIGHWAY

Jun 10, 2014

New Country Rehab in Studio B on May 28, 2014.

Live Wednesday the 11th at 11am: AMELIA WHITE

Jun 6, 2014

After a childhood in which her musical ambitions were by and large supressed, Amelia White fled for Boston and its thriving folk scene, and now calls East Nashville home.  Her latest release "Old Postcard" has received great reviews from such outlets as American Songwriter, No Depression, and WXPN, and she'll spend time with Martin Anderson in Studio B while passing through our area. 

The Asheville Percussion Festival returns on June 20th-22nd, now in its third year.  20 workshops, various concerts and demonstrations, and percussion vending take over downtown Asheville, and we'll talk with Lizz Wright (one of our favorite modern soul/R&B singers, who now calls Asheville home), River Guergarian, Chris Rosser, and perhaps other participants on Wednesday afternoon. 

Wednesday the 4th at 3pm: FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN

May 30, 2014

One of our favorite live Studio B bluegrass sessions last year was from Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (even if he didn't cook up some of the amazing entrees Chef Frank is known for!)  Frank's powerful voice and impressive mandolin chops are backed by banjoist Mike Munford (2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year), guitarist Chris Luquette (IBMA Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award winner) and strong bass work from Dan Booth.  They play Asheville Thursday night and Greenville on Friday night.

Live Friday the 30th at 3pm: THE CLEVERLYS

May 29, 2014

No one can pull off tight bluegrass versions of covers by Beyonce, Katy Perry, The Bangles, and others like The Cleverlys.  The family band from Arkansas stops by Studio B on their way to their Friday night Shelby concert.