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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Two innovate mandolinists join us Friday in the 1 o'clock hour, both performing at Isis in West Asheville with the great Peter Rowan. Joe K. Walsh is known for his work with Darol Anger, The Gibson Brothers, and as a co-founder of Joy Kills Sorrow, and has a great new release out. Jazz Times calls Flinner "perhaps the most exciting creative mandolin player on the scene today."

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Our favorite Wilkesboro-by-way-of-Switzerland-and-New-York trio returns to WNCW, as they get ready for the Mountain Song Festival in Brevard, their own Carolina in the Fall Music & Food Festival (9/23-24), and the premiere of their "Roan Mountain Suite" with the Kontras Quartet in October.

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GIGI DOVER & THE BIG LOVE Live Friday, July 29th at 1pm

Jul 25, 2016

Charlotte's finest returns to Studio B, this time with new songs on perhaps their strongest sounding album to date, "Travelin' Thru". Gigi has also been busy with her visual arts skills lately; her unique, colorful style graces, among other things, a number of horse statues throughout Polk County, NC this month. They play Tryon next Friday the 5th.

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THE GET RIGHT BAND Live Thursday, July 28th at 3pm

Jul 25, 2016

Asheville's funk/rock/reggae band has gotten the attention lately of NPR's "World Cafe" (which airs weeknights at 6pm on WNCW), Relix Magazine, and for sure the local music scene. "Who's In Charge?" We'll find out when we welcome the guys back to Studio B.

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THE STRAY BIRDS Live Wednesday, July 27th at 1pm

Jul 25, 2016

This sweet trio of Maya DeVitry, Oliver Craven, & Charles Muench, who have called Nashville,  Asheville, and Lancaster, Pennsylvania home recently, went to Upstate New York to record their latest album "Magic Fire" with producer Larry Campbell. They bring their fiddles, banjos, mandolins, and more to Studio B before their Wednesday evening show in Charlotte.

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