Studio B

Studio B Performances - Presented by Sierra Nevada (

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 self-produced Crowd Around the Mic CDs.

You can watch segments from live Studio B sessions at our new You Tube channel. 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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Daniel Romano Live Tuesday, January 29th between 3 & 4pm

Jan 28, 2019

With a brand new album of songs on New West Records called Finally Free, Daniel Romano and band returns to WNCW for his third visit, before a show at The Mothlight in West Asheville Tuesday night with T. Hardy Morris. The Ontario indie-rocker, perhaps as eclectic as he is eccentric, wears multiple hats: Romano is also known as a record producer, top-notch leatherworker, and Juno Award-winning graphic designer.

The Devil Makes Three
Jay Westcott

This Americana group blends folk, blues, ragtime, & rock. Or as they are described on their website, "the band nods to the revolutionary unrest of author James Baldwin, the no-holds barred disillusionment of Ernest Hemingway, and Southern Gothic malaise of Flannery O’Connor." Their tour takes them through the South this week with shows that include Asheville on Thursday, and Knoxville on Saturday.

The most award-winning act in Bluegrass (including 8-time IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, and 7 Grammys!), the Queen of Bluegrass and her incredibly talented band of pickers returns to the area for WNCW's 6th annual "Goin' Across the Mountain Live" concert at Isothermal's Foundation Performing Arts Center, Friday night at 7pm (tickets here). Support your flagship bluegrass station, and catch some of the best, live!

Congrats to the Rangers for ranking #3 in WNCW's Top 100 of 2018! (in good company with the likes of John Prine and Jason Isbell.) And all of the great successes these boys from Brevard and Asheville have experienced the past few years couldn't happen to nicer guys. We welcome them back to their home radio station in advance of their Asheville show Saturday the 19th (with Hiss Golden Messenger!)

Caitlin Canty Live Tuesday, January 15th between 1 & 2pm

Jan 14, 2019
Caitlin Canty
David McClister

Vermont native Caitlin Canty won the Troubadour songwriting competition at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and her song, “Get Up,” was nominated for Song of the Year in the Folk Alliance International Music Awards. She's kicking off an inaugural "Americana Tour Blueprint" presented by the Americana Music Association, that takes her to Charlotte on Tuesday and West Asheville on Wednesday (and a few lucky stations like WNCW.)

Portland, Oregon twins Laurie and Katelyn (originally from Idaho) sparked our interest with moving songs like "Shake" and "What We Do," and their unique blend of Folk-Americana and indie-rock. They play Sunday the 13th in Charlotte (with Gregory Alan Isakov), and Monday the 14th in Asheville (with The Moon & You).

Learn more about The Shook Twins.

One of Western NC's favorite bands, whether it's string bands, Americana acts, or great original songwriting. Tellico's new release "Woven Waters" arrived as an extra-early Christmas present to us at WNCW, and listeners' voted it into the Top 10 of 2018. Tune in as Martin talks with Anya, Stig, Aaron, and Jed. Their album release show (with John Doyle) is Friday the 18th at the Grey Eagle in Asheville (not Saturday as was previously written -- apologies for the error).

Fruition - Live Tuesday, January 8th between 12 & 1pm

Jan 7, 2019
Catherine Moye

The 5-piece band Fruition has been based out of Portland, Oregon (where they recorded their most recent work with famed producer Tucker Martine), but some of the bandmates are now spread out to Pittsburgh, Denver, ...and Asheville! We'll find out who lives where and how they keep it all together when we get to know them during their Tuesday afternoon session with us. Their tour takes them to the Visulite Theatre in Charlotte Tuesday night, and Asheville Music Hall on Friday (and various other cities throughout the South!)

Western Centuries Live Thursday, January 3rd at 3pm

Jan 2, 2019

One of our favorite new honky-tonk/rock bands, Western Centuries, returns to the area for a Thursday evening show at Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain. Cahalen Morrison, Jim Miller, and Ethan Lawton form the core of this group, and Roland will hang out with them Thursday afternoon as we kick off another new year of live music in Studio B!

John Payne

We love it when we can bring some Holiday cheer to Studio B each year around this time, and this year it's Morganton jazz guitarist Joseph Hasty, who promises a festive selection of seasonal songs with what sounds like a great group of fellow jazz greats. They play the Purple Onion in Saluda on Thursday evening.