Studio B Rewind

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Vicki Dameron

Samantha Fish and her band with a dynamite, or as we like to say DYNO-MITE, session from just a couple of weeks ago, plus the Atlanta-based duo Cicada Rhythm, who turned in a well-received set at Merlefest shortly before their Studio B session.

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Imarhan

We've got two great sessions from the road: Recorded live at the Mothlight in Asheville, it's the desert blues of the South Algerian band Imarhan. The group's brand new album Temet that has really impressed us. Also, from onstage at the Orange Peel before their respective shows there a couple of weeks ago, we'll hear M. Ward and Laura Veirs in exclusive WNCW performance/interviews. 

 

A special Easter edition with two legendary gospel groups: the Blind Boys of Alabama in a 2002 session and the Dixie Hummingbirds in our studio in 2006. Also, the sacred steel of the Lee Boys and Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Join Kim Clark, April 1st - Easter Sunday, as she brings a special Studio B Rewind to you at 7pm!

 

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Vicki Dameron

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat in a live session from 2014 plus one of the hottest bands in contemporary bluegrass, Volume Five, playing live for us this past January. Join Host Kim Clark every Sunday evening at 7pm for Studio B Rewind.

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By Lloyd Baggs

She had a #1 hit with the generation-defining song “At Seventeen” in 1975, eight years after her first single “Society's Child” had been banned by radio stations across the country due to its lyrics about inter-racial dating. She has released 21 albums to date, and in 2001, she was our guest in Studio B -  Janis Ian. We'll listen to that session, plus hear a great set from last year with the amazing Kruger Brothers, who were here in advance of their “Carolina In The Fall' festival appearance. Join Music Host Kim Clark Sunday evenings for Studio B Rewind.

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Photo by Vicki Dameron

Texas singer/songwriter Bruce Robison (who has written #1 hits for Faith Hill & Tim McGraw, the Dixie Chicks, and George Strait) and his band in a session from 2008, newly-minted Asheville singer/songwriter Brew Davis, and the classic swing sound of Russ Wilson's Nouveau Passe Orchestra. Join Kim Clark at 6pm for Studio B Rewind!

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Photo by Vicki Dameron

Donna the Buffalo has been sending out good musical vibes since 1989, and this week on Studio B Rewind we'll catch them in a live session from 2013, when they had just released the album “Tonight, Tomorrow, and Yesterday.”  Also, Radney Foster in an interview and performance from November of last year, focusing on his album “For You To See The Stars”, and his book by the same name.

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Catie Curtis

We'll hear Catie Curtis talk about philosophy and good works, and perform songs from all through her career in a session from 2010. We'll also cut a rug with Caleb Klauder and His Country Band with Reeb Willms, who were in Studio B in late 2016, a session that produced a stand-out track on our latest Crowd Around The Mic.

 

We'll check in with a 2006 Studio B session with Mark Johnson and Emory Lester, just before the release of the album “Acoustic Rising.” Mark has a very unique banjo style that has been dubbed “clawgrass” and Emory Lester is a master mandolin and guitar player. Also, we'll head up the mountain to Asheville for a 2003 live session on the road with the one-man jam band Keller Williams, who played tunes for us from his album “Laugh”,  including the WNCW classic, “Freeker by the Speaker.” Join Kim Clark this Friday evening and every Friday evening as she hosts Studio B Rewind on WNCW.

We'll listen to a couple of sessions that will be represented by tracks on our brand new Crowd Around The Mic Vol 21, and this show is a perfect example of the wide variety of music available on the two-cd compilation. We'll dive into the new wave techno sound of Lotus in Studio B this past January, and we'll sample some traditional Italian folk music by Mike Guggino and Barrett Smith in a session originally  broadcast from Isis Music Hall in Asheville.

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Martin Anderson

We'll hear the rock/funk/soul vehicle Travers Brothership, led by twin brothers and Asheville natives Eric & Kyle Travers. They were here back in February to talk about and play tunes from their album “A Way to Survive.” And, we're going to reach way back in the vaults to hear Greg Brown playing live for us in 1996. One of the songs he performed was “BoomTown,” which was new at the time, and is still one of our favorites.

This week on Studio B Rewind, Host Kim Clark shares the amazing guitar interplay of Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo, in a session from the spring of 2014. These two guys have a long list of impressive credits individually and collectively, and in their shows, they tackle everything from 60s-era surf guitar classics to Mozart to staples of 1970s arena rock. And, we'll get into some funk with Asheville's Supatight, who played live for us in July, on the street date of their EP, “Puree.”

 

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Vicki Dameron

The innovative and colorful Casey Driessen has taken the fiddle where no one else imagined that it could go, and this week on SBR we'll revisit a 2006 session with him and his band The Colorfools, when they visited Studio B shortly after the release of Casey's first solo album. Also, a session with Time Sawyer, from Charlotte, who were here in May to play tunes from their new album “Wildest Dreams.”

We'll hear the progressive bluegrass of Trampled By Turtles in Studio B in 2009, when they were touring in support of their 4th album “Duluth”, plus an extensive conversation from 2006 with legendary flat-pickin' dobro man, the late Tut Taylor. He talked about working with Roy Acuff at the Opry, winning a Grammy, about his time in John Hartford's Aero Plane Band, and a lot more. 

 

We pay homage to the late, great Col. Bruce Hampton by listening to him in Studio B with the Quark Alliance back in September 2007. The conversation gets downright interplanetary at times, and the music is fantastic as the band previews songs from what would be the only Quark Alliance album, "Give Thanks To Chank". Also, Dublin-based I Draw Slow in a Studio B just a few weeks ago, spotlighting their new release, "Turn Your Face To The Sun."

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