Studio B

Studio B Performances - Presented by Sierra Nevada

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:

Johnson City's own performs solo and with her own band, when not part of Our Native Daughters (for which she received particular acclaim for her song "Black Myself".) Following are words from Amythyst herself, in a Facebook post regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic: "...I love what I do and I am thinking of all of the beautiful, hardworking, full-time musicians I've met that this will affect. It's important now more than ever for us to talk to and support one another in the music industry - most of us musicians are not millionaires with Swiss bank accounts.

This Charlotte band started off as a solo project of singer/guitarist and SC native Jeremy Davis, but their sound has morphed to the great fiddle/mandolin/bass lineup they have today. And their indie-rock roots still show with a new cover of My Morning Jacket's "Golden". We welcome them back to Studio B in advance of their Friday the 13th show at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.