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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Thursday July 16th at 3pm: YO MAMA'S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND

Jul 13, 2015

It's hard to imagine Asheville's thriving, eclectic music scene without a strong funk band. Enter the Booty Band, whose new album "was conceived in the back of a 1972 Impala while listening to a mixtape of P-Funk, Sly & the Family Stone, Buddy Miles, Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, and James Brown." Al Al Ingram - Bass, Vocals. Mary Frances - Keys, Vocals. John Paul Miller - Guitar, Vocals. Derrick Johnson - Trombone, Vocals. Lee Allen - Drums.

Friday July 10th at 3pm: 6 STRING DRAG

Jul 6, 2015

Did you know this Carolina band back in the day? After a 16 year hiatus, they are back playing together, with a good album this year and a run back through the area: Charlotte on the 10th and Knoxville on the 11th . Kenny Roby and company blend southern honky-tonk with some early punk roots and a gift for a catchy rock hook. 

Thursday July 9th at 3pm: THE CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT

Jul 6, 2015

Five time Blues Music Association award winner, including Best New Artist and Drummer of the Year, the grandson of R.L. Burnside and his Project roll that great North Mississippi Hill Country blues groove through the Appalachians this week, and come back to Studio B. 

Friday June 26th at 1pm: UNDERHILL ROSE

Jun 18, 2015

Asheville's trio of Eleanor Underhill, Molly Rose Reed, and Salley Williamson are making great inroads into the national Americana music scene, and June 30th marks the release date of their latest album, The Great Tomorrow. We'll visit with them on the eve of their CD Release Show, which is a few days earlier at the Grey Eagle (Saturday the 27th.)

Wednesday June 24th at 1pm: CHARLIE PARR

Jun 18, 2015

Duluth, MN is his hometown, but Charlie Parr traveled here to NC to record this great new album Stumpjumper with Phil Cook (Megafaun, Hiss Golden Messenger.) As his bio says, "It's the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player who grew up without a TV but with his dad's recordings of America's musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin' Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly.