Studio B

Studio B Performances - Presented by Sierra Nevada

John Doyle
Cathy Peterson Doyle

We’re pleased to announce that one of our favorite guitarists is returning to Studio B, and on his 50th birthday!! John is also celebrating 30 years here in the U.S. (after his first 20 in his native Ireland), and has been busy lately with performances of all sorts this past year, despite the pandemic.

We’re pleased to announce that one of our favorite soulful voices these days has moved to our area! Seth Walker is now hanging out around Asheville. We’re also pleased to announce he’ll be live in Studio B the day before the release of his new book (and accompanying acoustic album), “Your Van is On Fire: The Miscellaneous Meanderings of a Musician”

Studio B Performances Presented By Sierra Nevada

Jul 7, 2020

Studio B is where the live music happens, and it's presented by Sierra Nevada. Studio B is the station's state-of-the-art recording facility that hosts regional, national and international artists. WNCW broadcasts performances and interviews live from Studio B. Some of the finest tracks captured in these sessions find their way to WNCW's in-house produced Crowd Around the Mic CDs, a beloved thank you gift for many folks, for many years!

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."

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