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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Jane Kramer with Free Planet Radio & Billy Cardine
Vicki Burick

Wow, talk about a harmonic convergence! This group plays Asheville on Saturday May 5th, in a benefit for the Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship) Fund, supporting access to the arts for children.

Chuck Brodsky Live Wednesday, May 2nd at 1pm

Apr 26, 2018

One of our favorite singer/songwriters, from Asheville or anywhere really, returns to Studio B, this time with songs from his new release "Them and Us". He plays the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Sunday the 6th. Play ball! And Chuck!

Chuck Lichtenberger Live Friday, March 30th at 1pm

Mar 26, 2018

Pianist, composer, and teacher Chuck Lichtenberger elevated Asheville's music scene to a higher level thanks to his 15 year run as in integral part of Stephanie's Id. He has now embarked on a solo career that threads together rock, jazz, pop, and hip-hop, and his latest material takes on the challenging topics of childhood trauma, anxiety, and mental illness -- issues he'll admit he is all too familiar with. We salute the many brave artists who are addressing these issues more openly lately, and we welcome Chuck and his band back to Studio B on Friday afternoon with Joe Kendrick.

Caroline Rose Live Thursday, March 29th at 3pm

Mar 26, 2018
Caroline Rose
Lorne Thomson/Redferns

We're not likely to get much behind an album that was "as much inspired by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as it was late '70s punk." But Caroline Rose's transformation from more of the folk-rock side to the alt-rock/dance-punk sound on Loner is pretty compelling. As were the rave reviews from her performance at SXSW. The result of the "new" Caroline Rose is a combination of fresh,  irreverent, and perhaps pretty well reflective of today's climate. Whether a true Loner or with her band, she'll play for us in Studio B on her way to The Mothlight in West Asheville.

We've loved Shannon McNally's soulful blend of folk, country, blues and rock since her 2002 album Jukebox Sparrows. Last year's Black Irish featured strong collaborations with Rodney Crowell, and an eclectic roster of covers. She is currently on tour with a powerful new (to us) soul singer named Erin Costelo, and we can't wait to get to know her when they visit Studio B on their way to Charlotte for their double-bill at The Evening Muse. Erin's new album Down Below, the Status Quo is our "New Tunes at 2" feature on Tuesday.

This fun old-time band from Brevard features Tim Fisher on fiddle, Josh Carter on mandolin, Mallory Carter on washboard, Owen Grooms on banjo, and J.T. Linville on bass. They play the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Saturday night.

Matt Walsh Friday, March 16th around 3pm

Mar 12, 2018

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Matt Walsh seems to already know a little about "Life After Rock & Roll" (the name of his latest release) -- his duo The Low Counts had a prolific four years of "Blue Collar Rock & Roll" before his drummer and friend Austin Hicks died a year ago this month. With influences spanning blues, soul, country, and more, The High Point/Statesville musician has shows in our area that include Asheville this Thursday and Black Mountain on Saturday.

FUNK RUSH Live Friday, August 18th at 3pm

Aug 16, 2017

This Charlotte band has their full-length debut release coming out on the 18th, and they'll celebrate with a return to Studio B. The Funk Rush is Scott Newell on guitar and bass, Donté Forsythe on drums, Rob Bowser on keyboards,  and Michael Pressley on trumpet (and whistling).

THE WILD REEDS Live Thursday, August 17th at 1pm

Aug 16, 2017

This indie-folk five-piece from L.A. has wonderful 3-part harmonies, and a great collection of songs on their album of this year The World We Built. The Wild Reeds head to the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Thursday the 17th, and the Evening Muse in Charlotte on Friday the 18th.

*Cancelled* DAVID OLNEY Live Friday, August 11th at 3pm

Aug 3, 2017

Emmylou Harris, Tim O'Brien, Del McCoury, James King....these are just a few of the respected singers and songwriters who have covered this Nashville songwriter's great work over the years. His latest LP Don't Try to Fight It is yet another favorite of ours here at WNCW.

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