Studio B

Studio B Performances - Presented by Sierra Nevada (

Studio B is where the live music happens. 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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Matt Fassas Live Thursday, July 26th between 3 & 4pm

Jul 23, 2018
Matt Fassas
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Matt Fassas moved from Eastern Kentucky to the South Carolina Upstate in 2008, and has become a new "Local Color" favorite of ours thanks to the host of that Monday evening program, Renee Denton. The singer/songwriter/guitarist taps into blues, classic rock, folk, and even the classical and jazz guitar work he studied in college. He's at Isis in West Asheville Thursday night, followed by a string of Greenville and other area shows. 

Olivia Chaney Live Wednesday, July 25th between 2 & 3pm

Jul 23, 2018

She's a classically-trained singer and pianist, but we first discovered Olivia Chaney thanks to her collaboration with The Decemberists in the group Offa Rex last year. The project showcased her deep connection with the British folk revival. She has a new solo release out on Nonesuch Records, and is in the area for a show at the Grey Eagle in Asheville Wednesday night. 

The National Reserve

"With the windows open and light streaming in, it felt as though the unflappable soundtrack of a summer day had joined the small, frenzied landscape of microphones and wires that had been planted all over the room." Experience this Brooklyn-based Americana rock band live on Monday afternoon. If only Studio B had windows! They play Knoxville on the 24th, and then FloydFest.

Learn more about The National Reserve here.

Pressing Strings Live Friday July 20th between 2 to 3pm

Jul 16, 2018

Annapolis, MD is the hometown for this indie soul rock trio, with guitarist Jordan Sokel, bassist Nick Welker, and drummer Brandon Bartlett. They play The Grey Eagle in Asheville Thursday night.

Urban Soil Live Thursday between 2 and 3pm

Jul 16, 2018

This Raleigh roots-rock jam quintet is a new discovery for us. They're playing Rhythm & Brews in downtown Hendersonville Thursday evening, and they come back to the area for a Greenville show August 10th.