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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DEAD HORSES Live Friday, January 27th at 1pm

Jan 23, 2017

We welcome this Wisconsin-based modern roots music group to WNCW for the first time, before they play Asheville Friday night, Charlotte on Sunday, and Knoxville on Monday. The roster of others they've played with -- Trampled By Turtles, Mandolin Orange, Elephant Revival -- should give you a good idea of their inspirations.

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LOTUS Live Thursday, January 26th at 4pm

Jan 23, 2017

"On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples." Lotus will play at the Orange Peel in Asheville both Friday and Saturday this week.

HIROYA TSUKAMOTO Live this Wednesday January 25th at 1pm

Jan 23, 2017

This Japanese guitarist might include some of his native culture in his music, but he also draws from jazz, pop, South American folk, and his first love: bluegrass banjo. Scotty Robertson helps introduce us to his work Wednesday afternoon before his evening show (7pm) at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville.

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BAND OF HEATHENS Live Thursday, January 19th at 12pm

Jan 17, 2017

Austin's roots-rock powerhouse five-piece Band of Heathens returns to Studio B for the first time in about six years, this time with songs from their new album celebrating ten years as a band. On "Duende" (a quality of inspiration, passion, spirit, expression...), they've distilled about 40 songs down to cover such varied topics as social media, immigration, materialism, legalization, and life on the road. They play Asheville's Grey Eagle on Wednesday, then pay us a visit on their way to Charlotte and the Visulite Theatre on Thursday. 

Bluesy folk-rocker (and former WNCW host) Laura Blackley won first place in the NC Piedmont Blues Society's Blues Challenge last October. They travel to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge at the end of the month. She and her band (Ian Harrod, Josh Gibbs, Dorsey Parker, & Gabe Rohmann) return to Studio B before a few upcoming shows in Asheville and Spartanburg.