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 this Friday, February 17th at 3pm: The Archrivals

Feb 11, 2012

It's a live "Friday Fusion" when Roland Dierauf interviews Asheville-based The Archrivals.  Chuck Lichtenberger, Tim Haney, Jonathan Pearlman, Zack Page, Justin Ray, Jacob Rodriguez, & others will jam live before taking part in this week's new Asheville Improvisational Music Festival.

Friday, February 10th at 3PM: Sugar and The Hi-Lows

As they tell it, Sugar & The Hi Lows (Trent Dabbs and Amy Stroup) are "bringing back the era of feel good music, the days when one take was enough and an auto-tune was a thing you did to your ’55 Chevy.  It's a bit of a nostalgic love offering."  Just in time for their Valentine's Day album release, and shows in Knoxville, Asheville, Carrboro, & Charlotte this week.

Thursday, February 9th at 12PM: Onward, Soldiers

One of the most promising new releases we've heard so far this year is from Wilmington, NC band Onward, Soldiers.  It's a catchy blend of rock and Americana you can hear for yourself when they visit Studio B Thursday around Noon.

Friday, February 10th at 11AM: Solas

This Friday we are pleased to welcome one of the most played bands of traditional Irish music heard on WNCW -- or on just about any other station for that matter.  The 5-piece band Solas has evolved it's lineup over the years, consistently maintaining their adherence to tradition while branching out in contemporary directions.  They play Clover this Thursday and Asheville on Friday. 

Thursday, February 2nd at 3PM: Lydia Loveless

"An old soul in a 21 year-old’s body, Lydia Loveless sings about the kind of heartache usually reserved for someone working on her third marriage." - The Charleston Gazette.  Touring in support of her powerful release "Indestructible Machine", Loveless straddles somewhere between the country side of punk, and the punk side of country.