Studio B

Studio B Performances

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 www.youtube.com/wncwstudiob for performances by Hayes Carll, The Billy Sea, Slaid Cleaves, Erin McKeown and more! Click here to watch the videos.
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We had such a good time with Blind Boy Chocolate and the Milk Sheiks last month, we thought we'd bring in another vintage jugband/stringband from Asheville this week: the Crow Quill Night Owls.  Kit "Stymee" Stovepipe has a wonderful knowledge of 1920's and '30's tunes and styles, and he's joined by Windy City Alex on the tenor banjo, banjo-lele and kazoo, Baylin Adaheer on the washtub bass, and others.  They play 5 Walnut in Asheville pretty regularly, and are at the Emerald Lounge on Valentine's Day.

Wednesday the 12th at 3pm: CASEY DRIESSEN

Feb 7, 2014

Few people can do more with the fiddle -- or with pedal boards and other bells & whistles -- than Asheville's own Casey Driessen.  In between tours with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, and the Zac Brown Band, he recorded his most recent collection, Singularity.  Join us for another exciting live session from him this Wednesday before his Saturday show at Pisgah Brewing and a week at Folk Alliance.  In the meantime, check out his adaption of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean".

Willie Sugarcapps TROUBLE

Feb 7, 2014

Willie Sugarcapps visits Studio B on January 31, 2014.

Live Friday the 14th at 10am: RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE

Feb 7, 2014

The "New Queen of Bluegrass"?  She and her band are certainly one of the most awarded bands in bluegrass, if not THE most.  Just this past week, she picked up the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award from SPBGMA, and was inducted into their Preservation Hall of Greats, and The Rage won Instrumental Group of the Year.  Also among the best in Country and in Gospel, she has just released a new album, and is in the midst of a tour that basically won't end until December.

Live Wednesday the 5th at 11am: DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON

Jan 31, 2014

Though they live in Marshall, NC, Dana & Susan Robinson probably spend more time in Scotland, Vermont, California, and elsewhere, sharing their music like the modern day folk troubadours that they are.  "New songs of rural America and old-time mountain music" is how they describe what they do.  Few folks are bigger fans of the late Pete Seeger; Dana wrote a wonderful review of Seeger's 90th birthday bash in 2009 here.  They play Waynesville on Friday and Asheville on Sunday. 

Live Friday the 7th at 3pm: JOE PUG

Jan 31, 2014

Joe Pug is one of those DIY, courageous without-a-net artists that we love: He dropped out of college, and quit his job as a carpenter, to pursue his music passion full-time.  This included recording and printing up his first CD's and giving them away to anyone who wanted to share his music with their friends.  "People requested 2 copies, 5 copies, 10 copies, 20 copies. We'd send them all.

Jason Isbell LIVE OAK

Jan 28, 2014

Jason Isbell in Studio B on January 22, 2014.

Jason Isbell DIFFERENT DAYS

Jan 28, 2014

Studio B with Jason Isbell on January 22, 2014.

Jason Isbell RELATIVELY EASY

Jan 28, 2014

Studio B with Jason Isbell on January 22, 2014.

Jason Isbell INTERVIEW

Jan 28, 2014

Studio B with Jason Isbell on January 22, 2014.

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