Studio B

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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 in-house produced Crowd Around the Mic CDs.

You can watch segments from live Studio B sessions at our new You Tube channel and on Facebook Check out for performances by Hayes Carll, The Billy Sea, Slaid Cleaves, Erin McKeown and more! Click here to watch the videos.
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Saturday, May 16 at 8pm: The Muddy Waters Reunion Band

May 15, 2020

On this week's "Saturday Night House Party", we wrap up our weeklong series of some of our favorite Studio B sessions with one of our most memorable ones. Mac Arnold, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Kim Wilson, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin... Wow. The day we hosted these four giants of the blues, who collectively have played with SO many legends over the years, was a very, very special day for us.

Check out the podcast from this session:

Vicki Dameron

Our series of rebroadcasting favorite Studio B sessions continues on Saturday with this first of two: the award-winning Rhonda Vincent and her world-class band The Rage was a lot of fun to have here back last year! Enjoy it during our 2nd hour of "Goin' Across the Mountain."

Here's the podcast from this session:

Band members performing in Studio B
Photos by Kim Henson

One of our more recent Studio B revisits this week is this one from just last July, when Greenville's own Marcus King came by for his 2nd session with his band.

Wanna here the podcast of this session? Sure you do and here it is, just for you:

Friday, May 15th at 10pm, from May, 2015: Orgone

May 12, 2020

Tune in to Scotty Robertson's "Rhythm Theorem" Friday night as he spins his fine mix of soul, funk, & jazz grooves... and includes the songs played by Orgone when they were in Studio B five years ago this month.

Musician in Studio B
Photo By Dennis Jones

In the absence of live Studio B sessions, we thought we'd revisit some of our favorite ones from years' past. For this week's "Cosmic American Music Show," how about this time when Jason Isbell and band came by WNCW!

Another favorite band of ours whom we're honored to have welcomed on more than one occasion is the Avett Brothers. This interview/performance we have for you, another that hasn't aired since it was live (4/12/04), was around the time "Mignonette" came out, when the band was still just the trio of Seth, Scott, and Bob.

When singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier visited us in 2003, she was touring in support of her album "Filth & Fire", which included such standout songs as "Sugarcane" (her co-write with Catie Curtis) and "Christmas in Paradise."

We've been fans of fellow North Carolinian Tift Merritt since her first album "Bramble Rose" back in 2002. This Studio B session we'll air from 2008 was recorded around the time her album "Another Country" came out in February of 2008.

Wednesday, May 13th at Noon, from May, 2003: Andrew Bird

May 11, 2020

In the absence of live Studio B sessions, we thought we'd revisit some of our favorite ones from years' past. Join us Wednesday as we rebroadcast this one from the innovative singer/songwriter/violinist Andrew Bird.

The beloved, charismatic Del & the Boys have visited us more than a time or two over the years, and this one from September 25th, 1998 has never aired since that date. What say we revisit it again? "Well all RIGHT!"

Someday soon we'll be able to open Studio B back up for live sessions... In the meantime, revisit this one with the Carolina Chocolate Drops from their heyday in 2010, on "This Old Porch."

Podcast of this session:

Sunday, May 10th at 1pm, from February, 2012: Solas

May 7, 2020

In the absence of live Studio B sessions, we thought we'd revisit some of our favorite ones from years' past. Tune in during "Celtic Winds" as we re-air this one from Irish favorites Solas!

Podcast of this session:

Musician smiling in Studio B
Photo By Dennis Jones

It's quite possibly the most adventurous ukulele player ever, in this encore session from Jake Shimabukuro. Join us as we revisit this interview/performance with WNCW morning host Martin Anderson. Mahalo, Jake!

Here's a podcast of this session:

Monday, May 11th at 3pm, from May, 2018: Samantha Fish

May 7, 2020
Musicians playing music in Studio B at WNCW
Photo By Vicki Dameron

We go back in time to two years ago to the day -- May 11th, 2018 -- for this smokin' hot session from Samantha Fish and her band, not long after we'd discovered her music.

Here's the podcast of this session:

Monday, May 11th at 10am, from 1996 & 1997: Doc Watson

May 7, 2020
Linda Osbon Bost

We've got a special "Ten O'Clock Doc" set for you this time, with two of Doc's visits to WNCW back in the 1990's: Doc with Wayne Henderson and Charles Welch from March of 1996, and with Jack Lawrence from March of 1997.

Here are the two podcasts from these sessions: