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.
Get directions to Studio B.

Live Friday the 21st at 11am: AARON BURDETT

Feb 17, 2014

This week Studio B welcomes two great regional acts with albums being released this week...Saluda's Aaron Burdett returns for another live session, this time with his 5th album, but first on Asheville's Organic Records.  The album features a who's who of great area talent, and, with the exception of a new version of his "Going Home to Carolina" (which won Our State magazine's "Carolina Songs" songwriting contest), all new original material from this great wordsmith.  

Live Monday the 17th at 11am: TONY JOE WHITE

Feb 14, 2014

The voice, and the groove, and the imagery, all conjure up the swampy bayou blues for which Tony Joe White has become known.  Since his debut in 1969, which featured his first hit "Polk Salad Annie", White has written and recorded timeless songs, whether for himself or for others such as Elvis Presley, Dusty Springfield, Hank Williams, Jr., and Tina Turner.  "Rainy Night in Georgia": that's him.  His latest release is called Hoodoo, and we are honored to welcome White to WNCW for a live chat and a few songs.  

Willie Sugarcapps WILLIE SUGARCAPPS

Feb 12, 2014

Willie Sugarcapps in Studio B on January 31, 2014.

Willie Sugarcapps INTERVIEW

Feb 12, 2014

Studio B with Willie Sugarcapps on January 31, 2014.

Willie Sugarcapps OH COLORADO

Feb 12, 2014

Studio B with Willie Sugarcapps on January 31, 2014.

Willie Sugarcapps ENERGY

Feb 12, 2014

Willie Sugarcapps in Studio B on January 31, 2014.

We had such a good time with Blind Boy Chocolate and the Milk Sheiks last month, we thought we'd bring in another vintage jugband/stringband from Asheville this week: the Crow Quill Night Owls.  Kit "Stymee" Stovepipe has a wonderful knowledge of 1920's and '30's tunes and styles, and he's joined by Windy City Alex on the tenor banjo, banjo-lele and kazoo, Baylin Adaheer on the washtub bass, and others.  They play 5 Walnut in Asheville pretty regularly, and are at the Emerald Lounge on Valentine's Day.

Wednesday the 12th at 3pm: CASEY DRIESSEN

Feb 7, 2014

Few people can do more with the fiddle -- or with pedal boards and other bells & whistles -- than Asheville's own Casey Driessen.  In between tours with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, and the Zac Brown Band, he recorded his most recent collection, Singularity.  Join us for another exciting live session from him this Wednesday before his Saturday show at Pisgah Brewing and a week at Folk Alliance.  In the meantime, check out his adaption of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean".

Willie Sugarcapps TROUBLE

Feb 7, 2014

Willie Sugarcapps visits Studio B on January 31, 2014.

Live Friday the 14th at 10am: RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE

Feb 7, 2014

The "New Queen of Bluegrass"?  She and her band are certainly one of the most awarded bands in bluegrass, if not THE most.  Just this past week, she picked up the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award from SPBGMA, and was inducted into their Preservation Hall of Greats, and The Rage won Instrumental Group of the Year.  Also among the best in Country and in Gospel, she has just released a new album, and is in the midst of a tour that basically won't end until December.

Pages