Studio B

Studio B Performances - Presented by Sierra Nevada (www.sierranevada.com)

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 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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Vickie Burick

One of Brevard's favorite singer/songwriters returns to WNCW, this time with an Army of Love! Laura Blackley, Jane Kramer, Alexa Rose, Mike Guggino, & Mike Ashworth will join him for the session, in advance of their concert at the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Sunday the 9th, with numerous others regional favorites of ours. WNCW is extremely proud to be a Media Sponsor of this event. Check out this video about it.

Live Wednesday, November 28th at 1:30: Elise Davis

Nov 23, 2018
Jamie Hernandez

Nashville singer/songwriter Elise Davis released a compelling album this year called "Cactus." She'll play songs from it in a solo session with Joe Greene interviewing, before playing Asheville Wednesday night and Charlotte on Thursday.

Live Saturday, November 17th between 12 & 1pm: Nu-Blu

Nov 16, 2018

This bluegrass band from Siler City, NC is made up of Daniel and Carolyn Routh, Calder Baker, and Justin Harrison. Nu-Blu plays the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday night. Join Host Joe Greene as he welcomes Nu-Blu to Studio B Saturday, Nov. 17th. Live music on WNCW... just for you!

You might know one of our favorite contemporary cosmic Americana troubadours... but do you know one of our favorite current power-pop rockers? They are one in the same, as Aaron's latest release "Karma For Cheap" is more reminiscent of his time with the New York Dolls. He joins us in Studio B before playing Ambrose West in West Asheville Tuesday night.

The Berlin-based trio Trouble Notes is Bennet Cerven violin, Florian Eisenschmidt guitar, and Oliver Maguire percussion. They play a powerful blend of EDM, hip-hop, and indie rock along with classical, klezmer and jazz. Get to know them with Renee in Studio B Monday afternoon, in advance of their Wednesday evening show in Asheville, NC.

Spencer Huffman

Statesville, NC singer-songwriter Matt Walsh's music has one of those genre-blending sounds that combines so many different styles, we just refer to it as "good music." He and his band have a new album "The Midnight Strain" that officially releases this Saturday - Shows this week include performances in Salisbury, NC Friday, Charlotte, NC - AND, Lexington, NC on Saturday. They'll pile into Studio B for our first live session there since our successful Fall Fund Drive.

We are happy to announce that the future of Bluegrass is strong with impressive bands like Cane Mill Road! These past few years, they've criss-crossed the country, plus represented the U.S. overseas, putting their hometown of Deep Gap, NC on the international map (hmm, does that sound familiar?) One look at their tour schedule shows you how in demand they are these days, and we are pleased they've etched out a Saturday afternoon to pay us a visit during "Goin' Across the Mountain."

Soul/rock/dance band The Fritz settled in Asheville in 2011, after forming in college in Florida. They have a new EP out Friday, and a show in Asheville Saturday night the 13th, and we're glad to have them serve up a funky, soulful lunch in Studio B  on Wednesday. Check out this new video of theirs here.

Brent Baxter/Giulia De Gregori

Singer/songwriter Vanessa Peters seems to be really hitting her stride with a new album called Foxhole Prayers. "I'm a literature geek at heart and for years I've wanted to do an album somehow influenced by The Great Gatsby, but the idea seemed much to nerdy and abstract. But after I re-read it last year, it dawned on me that we were literally reliving the Gatsby years."  She plays Wednesday in Charlotte, and Thursday in Knoxville (and Italy a week later!)

Asheville's "Hard-drivin' Carolina String Band" likes to take their strong bluegrass roots and branch out into influences from the likes of Waylon, Willie & Merle, great covers from the Grateful Dead and Bruce Springsteen, and contemporaries like Tyler Childers, Railroad Earth, and Jim Lauderdale. We're pleased to report Town Mountain has a great new album on the way called New Freedom Blues, and we'll catch up with them Friday amidst their shows in Boone on Thursday, Charlotte on Friday, and Asheville on Saturday.

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