Studio B Rewind

Sundays at 7PM

WNCW's Studio B has been a happening place during the last twenty years, serving as the setting for nearly 2500 live performances. Some of the biggest names in music have performed there, including Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris, Jorma Kaukonen, John Mayer, the Del McCoury Band, Gillian Welch, and the Zombies. Our region's best performers have also been frequent visitors, like Tyler Ramsey, Michael Reno Harrell, Free Planet Radio, David Childers, stephaniesid, and more. During Studio B Rewind, we'll be mining our extensive Studio B archives and re-broadcasting the best performances and interviews.

James Hunter and Eric Bibb on Studio B Rewind

Mar 17, 2016

Coming up on March 18 at 6:00pm -- We've had some outstanding live sessions here on WNCW in the past few weeks, and we'll re-visit some of them on the next Studio B Rewind. We'll hear the vintage soul sound of James Hunter live in Studio B just back in February, plus we'll check out the acoustic blues of Eric Bibb, who played live for us just before his performance at the Foundation Performing Arts Center here on the campus of ICC.

On Studio B Rewind, March 4 at 6:00pm: Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet (Bela Fleck, Casey Driessen, and Ben Sollee) unveil their magical mixture of Appalachian and Chinese music in a 2008 session. Also, the Wood Brothers in Studio B in March 2006, as their debut album Ways Not To Lose was being released. Plus, Malcolm Holcombe with a tune and some musings from just last week.

We'll listen to an incredible session with Mali's Vieux Farka Toure. The son of Grammy-winning Ali Farka Toure, Vieux and his outstanding band performed in Studio B during their 2007 US tour in support of his debut album. We'll also hear Ray Wylie Hubbard in Studio B, and yes, he does the perennial favorite “Snake Farm”!  

“Historic” is a term that is woefully over-used, but it certainly applies to one of the sessions you'll hear this week- the Dixie Hummingbirds live in Studio B in 2006. The music is moving, and so is the conversation with Hummingbirds leader and gospel music pioneer Ira Tucker, who passed away less than two years after this session.

This week, we're going to get in the mood for Mardi Gras by listening to the different shades of Louisiana music that have been performed live on our airwaves. We'll drop into the zydeco party that L'il Malcolm and the House Rockers threw for us in 1999, re-visit a rockin' 2008 session with guitar hero Sonny Landreth, and dig into the stripped-down blues that Anders Osborne offered up in 2003.

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