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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Vicki Dameron

This Sunday, mark your calendar to stay home, stay out of the storm and listen to amazing music from Samantha Fish and Cicada Rhythm on WNCW. If you like blues and great harmonies... this session is for you! Members from both groups are professionally trained musicians. We are thrilled to bring these amazing sessions to you. Listen to WNCW. Stay home. Save gas. Eat hurricane snacks. Look out for your neighbors. Join Host Kim Clark every Sunday at 7pm for Studio B Rewind, brought to you by Sierra Nevada.

Regardless of where they're from, this trio's sound caught our attention with their beautiful, engaging Americana/country/folk blend. But also intriguing is that Mari Sandvaer Kreken, Tor Egil Kreken, and Kjetil Steensnaes hail from Oslo, Norway. It's not every day you hear a sweet banjo tune sung in Norwegian...but why shouldn't it be, if it sounds like this? Darling West plays the Grey Eagle in Asheville Wednesday night, before heading to AmericanaFest in Nashville.

Joseph Llanes

We're glad to hear one of our favorite exports out of Knoxville has a new album on the way (September 28), and glad they're into stopping by WNCW in between gigs in Kentucky and Winston-Salem. Cruz Contreras founded this band about ten years ago following Robinella & the CC Stringband, and it's now a quartet featuring Sam Quinn, formerly of The Everybodyfields. They play "Live on the Green" in Charlotte's First Ward Park on 9/15.

Rod is a Rutherford County native, now living in Winston-Salem, with a new double-disc recorded in Charlotte. Wyatt has extensive experience in Nashville's music scene, as an executive with the likes of Keith Urban and Paul Thorn, which probably adds to his reputation as a great storyteller. They both are accomplished singer-songwriters and acoustic guitarists, and they both perform Wednesday evening at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall.

Banjo Nickaru

It may have been the name that first caught our attention, but it was their wide variety of styles we love here at WNCW that really drew us in (which they list here.) And there's the passion and sentiment on the title track to their new album "Get Us Out of Fearland."

Slocan Ramblers Live Friday August 24th between 4 and 5pm

Aug 20, 2018

They're one of our favorite new Appalachian-inspired stringbands, and they're from Toronto, Ontario! The Slocan Ramblers' latest album Queen City Jubilee has fast become one of our favorites of the year, and they are in the area for this weekend's Jam in the Trees in Black Mountain.

Elonzo Wesley Live Friday August 24th between 11am & Noon

Aug 20, 2018

Named after frontman Jeremy Davis' father, this Charlotte band was formerly more of an indie rock band under the name Elonzo. Davis now performs with a string band. After Studio B Friday morning, they head to CLT's Live on the Green for an evening with Front Country. They also play Boone on Saturday, and Saluda, NC on Thursday the 30th.

Read more about Elonzo Wesley.

Reed Turchi Live Thursday, August 23rd between 1 & 2pm

Aug 20, 2018

He may hail from Western NC's Swannanoa Valley, but Turchi's strongest musical influence is steeped in the North Mississippi Hill Country. He plays Swannanoa's Native Kitchen Thursday evening, and French Broad Brewery in Asheville on Saturday. Perhaps with his Kudzu Choir?

Learn more about Reed Turchi.

The Big Takeover Live Friday, August 17th at 1pm

Aug 9, 2018
The Big Takeover
Matthew Conde

NYC's six-piece reggae, world, & soul band returns to Studio B, and Charlotte Thursday night and Asheville Friday night. Tight rhythm section, powerful horns, and wait 'til you hear the vocals of Jamaican-born Nee Nee Rushie.

Western NC's bluegrass/Americana collective is back with another collection of great new songs. Charles Humphrey III, Mark Schimick, Sam Wharton, Ryan Cavanaugh, & James Schlender come on by Studio B for a live session while having some "downtime" at home. Their next local show is Saturday the 25th in Boone.

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