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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Live Friday, July 14th at 3pm: SUPATIGHT

Jul 8, 2017

This funk-driven band out of Asheville has been making music since 2008, but a new EP they're officially unveiling on Friday night is introducing them to a wider audience. Bassist Tyler Mack, guitarists Mikey Domanico and Josh Bertram, keyboardist Matt Powers, drummer Kent Spillman, and percussionist Bizkit bring us the funk for your Friday afternoon.

Live Tuesday, July 11th at 1pm: THE MASTERSONS

Jul 8, 2017

Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore are partners in life and in music, and in addition to their own work (including a great new one Transient Lullaby), they back up Steve Earle as "The Dukes". They (including Earle) are currently on tour, with a show at The Orange Peel in Asheville on Tuesday night.

SUPER YAMBA BAND Live Thursday, June 22nd at 3pm

Jun 19, 2017

This psychedelic Afro-funk/Afro-beat band from Brooklyn was part of the All Go West Festival in West Asheville last weekend, and they return to the area for a show of their own at Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain on Thursday. The spirit of Fela Kuti and other West African greats lives on!

EMI SUNSHINE Live Friday, June 23rd at 11am

Jun 19, 2017

This 13-years-old musician has grown up in Madisonville, TN honing her old-school country style at churches, community gatherings, and festivals. An amateur video of a flea market appearance of her in 2014 went viral, garnering 14 million YouTube views and half a million Facebook followers. Following appearances on The Today Show and the Grand Ole Opry a dozen or so times, she and her family band make their debut Studio B appearance on Friday morning before heading to the Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby.

KEVIN SPEARS Live Thursday, June 22nd at 11am

Jun 15, 2017

The kalimba is a tiny African box-like instrument you hold in your hands and pluck with your fingers. It is amazing the variety of sounds that Asheville's Kevin Spears can get out of it, especially with the loop effects he adds to his impressive mastery of it. Also amazing is the roster of artists he was played with: Futureman, Victor Wooten, Lizz Wright, India.Arie, Col. Bruce Hampton, Toubab Krewe, Arrested Development... "KalimbaMan" is part of the lineup of this year's Asheville Percussion Festival, June 26th-July 2th.

DANIEL ROMANO Live Wednesday, June 21st at 2pm

Jun 15, 2017

When you think of the phrase "follow your muse", you might look to Daniel Romano as a prime example of a musician who does just that. His albums have sounded significantly different from each other, as if his interests are morphing, or he's trying to find out what sound fits best for him. Like Dylan, it may or may not be either, or both... All we know is, we've liked his last two albums, and we like the variety of sounds on his new one "Modern Pressure." Romano plays the Evening Muse in Charlotte on Tuesday, and the Mothlight in West Asheville on Wednesday.

CAT CLYDE Live Wednesday, June 21st at 11am

Jun 15, 2017

This new singer/songwriter from Ontario, Canada has a wonderfully fresh sound, but her influences draw from old-school legends like Patsy Cline, Bessie Smith, and Etta James. Maybe a little Janis Joplin, too?

ANNE MCCUE Live Thursday, June 15th at 3pm

Jun 10, 2017

When you think of cities that foster great blues performers, Sydney, Melbourne, & Ho Chi Minh City might not be at the top of your list. But that's where acclaimed singer/guitarist Anne McCue built her foundation for making great music, and now that she's been living in Nashville and elsewhere in the U.S. for a number of years, we get to see her fairly regularly. Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, & David Olney are among the favorites of ours that sing her praises. She returns to Studio B before playing an early evening set at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall.

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.

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