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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Friday, May 25th at 4pm: IRONING BOARD SAM

May 18, 2012

Born in Rock Hill, SC in 1939, moved to Memphis in 1959, followed by stints in Chicago, New Orleans, L.A., Europe....Ironing Board Sam has been around.  Tune in for some incredible stories centered around boogie-woogie blues, Beale Street, Chess, innovative keyboard inventions, and more.  He plays Greer Friday night as part of their Blues Ramble series.  



Wednesday, May 16th, live at 3pm: HORSE FEATHERS

May 15, 2012

Idaho native Justin Ringer fronts the 5-piece post-folk outfit Horse Feathers, based out of Portland, Oregon.  Their 4th album "Cynic's New Year", on the Kill Rock Stars label, captures the murky, heavy, minor-key mood of many Pacific Northwest bands, but also draws heavily from Appalachian folk inspirations.  They play Asheville Wednesday night.  

Friday, May 18th at 3pm: THE TWO MAN GENTLEMAN BAND

May 11, 2012

“It’s as if,” one reviewer commented, “The Smothers Brothers were young today, wore better suits, and wrote hot jazz songs about drinking.” The Two Man Gentlemen have a new album that was recorded, designed, & packaged entirely without digital technology. Our kind of band.


Friday, May 18th at 11am: MOSES ATWOOD

May 11, 2012

Raised in Maine but now living in Asheville, Moses Atwood (you may also know his work with Johnson’s Crossroad) recently released his 2nd album, "One Bright Boat".  With a sound perhaps reminiscent of Randy Newman and Van Morrison, Atwood has a rich, warm sound that we look forward to hearing live on our airwaves!


Thursday, May 17th, live at 3pm: CARAVAN OF THIEVES

May 11, 2012

To quote their website, "If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton's house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired."  The gypsy-jazz collective stomps through the Funhouse known as Studio B on their way to three shows in Asheville and Charlotte this week.