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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THE FRETLESS Live Thursday, June 15th at 11am

Jun 10, 2017

Three violinists and a cellist comprise this wonderful quartet that blends Celtic, folk, and chamber music seamlessly (and fretlessly.) They recently won Canada's JUNO Award for Best Instrumental Album, and we are so happy to welcome them back to WNCW's Studio B for their second visit. They play West Asheville on Thursday and Hickory on Friday.

AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS
Susannah Elliott

The talented songwriter Amanda Platt is back with a new collection of songs with her band. It's Matt Smith on pedal steel and Stratocaster, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and Telecaster. They have not one but TWO shows at The Grey Eagle in Asheville to celebrate their self-titled release, Friday and Saturday.

Learn more about Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, click here.

The fluid, dynamic guitar work and thoughtful songwriting of Willy Porter is definitely something any music fan should seek out. Willy also uses his music to support the fight against domestic abuse, and a group that unites kids from the Middle East and U.S.,  "Kids4Peace". He's been at the station a few times over the years, and this time he'll have with him his singing partner Carmen Nickerson.

LILLIE MAE Live Friday, June 2nd at 11am

May 31, 2017

We love discovering exciting and talented new acts here, and one of the most recent ones is one Jack White and Third Man Records have as well, the captivating singer/songwriter/violinist/guitarist Lillie Mae. She's on tour (including some dates with Pokey LaFarge) in support of her terrific new album Forever And Then Some, and plays Charlotte on Friday, and Asheville on June 25th.

It's great to see these two favorites of ours -- John Cowan the longtime voice of newgrass since his days with Newgrass Revival, and Darin & Brooke keeping North Carolina bluegrass vibrant and strong in the 21st Century -- playing together on stage, as they'll be doing at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville on Friday (after playing Floyd, VA Thursday). It's even greater to announce that they'll be live in Studio B with us and you! 

DAVID CHILDERS Live Thursday, May 25th at 1pm

May 18, 2017
DAVID CHILDERS
Kevin Bridges

Our favorite Mt. Holly lawyer-turned-musician has a new release that is seriously one of his best -- and we've been following him since at least 1999. On Run Skeleton Run he has a lot of help from Bob Crawford and Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers, and producer Don Dixon, in addition to his fellow regular bandmates. History and literature feature prominently through his great songs, and he'll perform live in Studio B in advance of shows in Charlotte on May 28th and June 8th, among others.

Visit David Childers' website.

MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS Live Thursday, May 18th at 3pm

May 17, 2017
MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS
Gabrielle Savoy

It's a double-header in Studio B on Thursday afternoon as Miss Tess returns with her band for a set with Roland Dierauf. Blues and R&B, jazz and swing, honky-tonk and classic country: Miss Tess has her own personal crossroads of Americana. She's in the area for a triple-header of shows: Asheville Thursday, Hickory Friday, and Charlotte Saturday.

THE MOON & YOU Live Friday, May 19th at 11am

May 17, 2017
THE MOON & YOU
Michelle Sarkissian

Asheville's The Moon & You are Melissa Hyman on cello, and Ryan Furstenberg on guitar and banjo. Warm, silly, melodic, intelligent...these are a few words that help describe their sound. They're one of the acts set to play the inaugural Xpand Fest in Asheville on June 10th.

POLYRHYTHMICS Live Friday, May 19th at 3pm

May 17, 2017

This 8-piece band out of Seattle unleashes a modern afro-psycho-beat blend with their most recent release Octagon, and they bring it all to The Rabbit Hole in Charlotte Friday night before heading back to the NW. To quote themselves, "Polyrhythmics make music in which listeners will get lost, get hyped, and get down."

Learn more  about Polyrhythmics.

JOSEPH HUBER Live Thursday, May 18th at 1pm

May 12, 2017
JOSEPH HUBER
Michelle Jones-Huber

This singer/songwriter from Milwaukee caught our ears with some stand-out songs on his new, 4th release, The Suffering Stage. Joseph Huber plays The One-Stop in Asheville on Wednesday, and Sleepy Owl Brewery in Kingsport on Thursday.

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