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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ROOTS & DORE Live Thursday, February 23rd at 4pm

Feb 21, 2017

Singer/guitarist Riyen Roots and harmonica master Kenny Dore get into a good, strong blues groove when they team up. Based in Asheville, they have a number of local appearances coming up in Waynesville, Hickory, Saluda, and Asheville. Roots & Dore's latest album features help from "Steady Rollin'" Bob Margolin and David Holt.

SALLY & GEORGE Live Friday, February 24TH at 11am

Feb 21, 2017

Joel "George" Timmons and Shelby "Sally" Means come together from the bands Sol Driven Train and Della Mae, respectively. After meeting at the 2012 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion thanks to shared gigs there, the two sparked a close partnership both on and off stage (congratulate them on their engagement around here last July!) Their first album together was formed in Laramie, Charleston, and Nashville, with interesting stories for each. The names Sally and George? That's another story we'll get out of them this Friday.

THE GIBSON BROTHERS Live Friday, February 24th at 2pm

Feb 21, 2017

New York brothers Eric and Leigh have those wonderful brotherly harmonies and shared intuition that really come out in bluegrass. Add to that Jesse Brock, Clayton Campbell, Mike Barber, & others who have teamed up with them, and you have one of the tightest bands in bluegrass today. They're back with a new release, and shows in Charlotte Thursday (Stage Door Theatre) and Asheville Friday (Isis Restaurant & Music Hall).


Feb 13, 2017

Jason DeCristofaro, a faculty member of Warren Wilson College and A-B Tech among other things, has created the WNC Solidarity Concert Series, which will raise funds for various Western NC nonprofits at The Block Off Biltmore in Asheville.  He's assembled a cool fusion of artists that he says will represent all the 30+ musicians involved with the series for this Thursday afternoon: Tim Doyle (guitar), Cameron Austin (bass), Bill Berg (drums), with Jason on vibraphone. The next event benefits the Center for Honey Bee Research, on Feb. 26th.

EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS Live Wednesday, February 22nd at 1pm

Feb 13, 2017

How often do you come across a brass band that brings in ska, funk, southern rock, alt-country, and of course composer John Williams? Hang around Asheville, and you might catch one pretty often. After a trip up to Virginia this week, the 10-or-so band members descend upon Charlotte and Asheville to wrap up the month. The Force is strong with this one....

Learn more about the band at .