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 Tuesday, March 8th around 2:30pm: LUTHER DICKINSON

Mar 4, 2016

The North Mississippi Allstars may essentially be a rock band, but let's face it, the blues run through the heart of what they do. As is the case with their frontman, who connects with his acoustic blues roots on this new collection. His late father's legacy (producer/songwriter/sideman Jim Dickinson) runs strong through his work too. He and his band roll through Spindale en route to Asheville, following a show at Levon Helm's place in Woodstock, NY. Be ready for some good stories....

Live Friday, March 4th at 4pm: ANGELA PERLEY

Feb 26, 2016

This new name out of Columbus, Ohio has a new album Homemade Vision with a pretty full sound, encompassing roots-rock Americana with a psychedelic pop touch.  Angela Perley and her band The Howlin' Moons play Asheville on Friday night at Jack of the Wood.

Live Tuesday, February 23rd at 11am: I DRAW SLOW

Feb 19, 2016

We fell absolutely in love with this Irish 5-piece band when we first discovered their 2012 debut.  Both albums of I Draw Slow, which are on Columbus, NC's Pinecastle Records, are WNCW staff favorites.  Hopefully you'll fall in love with this Appalachian Americana-inspired group, too. They play West Asheville Thursday the 25th.

Live Thursday, February 25th at 11am: THE FRETLESS

Feb 19, 2016

The Fretless is a string quartet from Canada (primarily British Columbia) that has mastered a wonderful weaving of traditional Celtic and other folk styles with a classical chamber music sensibility. Karrnnel Sawitsky (fiddle), Ivonne Hernandez (fiddle), Eric Wright (cello) and Trent Freeman (fiddle) have won numerous awards across Canada, and are set to impress us in Studio B and in West Asheville on the 28th.

This Charlotte Americana band is covering Western NC and beyond with their debut rock/country/soul blend "Barb Wire" on Little King Records. With Dale Meyer on guitar and dobro, Tom Kuhn on bass and mandolin, and Dennis Johnson on keys and bass.