Studio B Rewind

Sundays at 7PM

WNCW's Studio B has been a happening place during the last twenty years, serving as the setting for nearly 2500 live performances. Some of the biggest names in music have performed there, including Doc Watson, Emmylou Harris, Jorma Kaukonen, John Mayer, the Del McCoury Band, Gillian Welch, and the Zombies. Our region's best performers have also been frequent visitors, like Tyler Ramsey, Michael Reno Harrell, Free Planet Radio, David Childers, stephaniesid, and more. During Studio B Rewind, we'll be mining our extensive Studio B archives and re-broadcasting the best performances and interviews.

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Vicki Dameron

"WNCW’s new music podcast features a number of Texans in this episode, ranging from all time WNCW favorites like Rodney Crowell to newcomers like Los Coast," said WNCW Program Director Joe Kendrick. "We get to one of our go-to western North Carolina outfits as well, with Seth Kauffman’s band Floating Action. Plus, we drop in on several women artists who are new to the scene, with songs from Sunny War, Esther Rose and Madison Cunningham.

Band members posing in studio with DJ and Engineer
Vicki Dameron

SBR Host Kim Clark says we'll take a trip back in time and listen to Chatham County Line during this week's show. The band's session was recorded in November of 2018 at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, NC. The Raleigh, NC based group played songs from its traditional/roots music catalog and previewed an upcoming all-covers album.

We would like to take a moment to welcome Steve Bohn to our WNCW family. Bohn is a student in the Broadcast Production Technology Department at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC – the home of WNCW. Last summer he interned with the Programming Department at the station, working closely with Joe Kendrick. His main responsibilities, while interning, were to capture video footage of all the Studio B live performances, edit them to the audio produced by WNCW Sound Engineer Sean Rubin, and then post them to our WNCW YouTube Channel.

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."

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Vicki Dameron

 It's Amanda Anne Platt playing some tunes in a solo session and catching us up on the latest with her band the Honeycutters, and a new discovery of ours, Blue Yonder from Charleston, West Virginia, who were in the area last month for a show in Asheville.

 

Vicki Dameron

We'll listen to Fireside Collective burnin' up Studio B right after the 4th of July, playing tunes from their album Life Between the Lines – and a couple of surprising covers. Also, in celebration of the new album by the Los Angeles indie band Dawes, we'll jump in our time machine and check out a 2012 session with them.

Vicki Dameron

 

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Image of a band from New Orleans with very colorful members and a giant sousaphone
Vicki Dameron

We're taking a trip down to New Orleans with the brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian sound of Cha Wa, led by Big Chief Monk Boudreaux's grandson J'Wan.  And, from the archives, Trombone Shorty in an interview and performance from 2011.

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Carolina Blue

We've got some home-grown bluegrass with Brevard-based Carolina Blue playing some tunes for us from their new album “Sounds of Kentucky Grass.” Also, the psycho-tropic folk of the Austin, Texas band The Deer live in our studio.

 

Studio B Rewind May 13

May 12, 2016

This week on Studio B Rewind, Delbert McClinton live in 2002, talking about his early days backing up some Texas blues legends, and playing songs from the Grammy-nominated album “Nothing Personal”.  Also, from just this past February, John Kadlecik and his band in a Studio B session. John was a founding member of Dark Star Orchestra and played with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh in the Band Furthur.  

Studio B Rewind on May 6

May 5, 2016

This week on Studio B Rewind, we're going to devote just about the entire hour to an interview and performance by Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist David Bromberg. He took guitar lessons from Reverend Gary Davis, played with Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, George Harrison, and Jerry Jeff Walker, and is one of the world's leading violin appraisers. He covered all these subjects and more, and played some great music for us when he came to visit in 2009. 

It's an allstar cast this week, with Paul Barrerre and Fred Tackett playing live for us in 1999, Amy Ray from 2008, and the multiple IBMA-award winning Balsam Range from September of last year.

James Hunter and Eric Bibb on Studio B Rewind

Mar 17, 2016

Coming up on March 18 at 6:00pm -- We've had some outstanding live sessions here on WNCW in the past few weeks, and we'll re-visit some of them on the next Studio B Rewind. We'll hear the vintage soul sound of James Hunter live in Studio B just back in February, plus we'll check out the acoustic blues of Eric Bibb, who played live for us just before his performance at the Foundation Performing Arts Center here on the campus of ICC.

On Studio B Rewind, March 4 at 6:00pm: Abigail Washburn and the Sparrow Quartet (Bela Fleck, Casey Driessen, and Ben Sollee) unveil their magical mixture of Appalachian and Chinese music in a 2008 session. Also, the Wood Brothers in Studio B in March 2006, as their debut album Ways Not To Lose was being released. Plus, Malcolm Holcombe with a tune and some musings from just last week.

We'll listen to an incredible session with Mali's Vieux Farka Toure. The son of Grammy-winning Ali Farka Toure, Vieux and his outstanding band performed in Studio B during their 2007 US tour in support of his debut album. We'll also hear Ray Wylie Hubbard in Studio B, and yes, he does the perennial favorite “Snake Farm”!  

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