Studio B

Studio B Performances - Presented by Sierra Nevada

Dana and Sue used to call Marshall, NC home, and many in WNC will remember this sweet couple contributing to the local old-time and folk music scene. They moved back to Vermont a few years back, and are back in the area in support of  The Town That Music Saved: A Collection of Vermont-Inspired Songs. They play Isis in West Asheville Thursday night.

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Hailed as “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Lincolnshire, England folk/blues musician Jack Broadbent has spent the the past few years wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar and songs. You've likely heard us play songs from his new album Moonshine Blue lately. He plays Isis in West Asheville Saturday night.

Tall Tall Trees is the pseudonym of Mike Savino, whose pioneering psychedelic banjo sound has marveled audiences both with his one-man-show loops and effects, and in collaborations with fellow multi-instrumentalist Kishi Bashi. He now calls the Asheville area home, and visits Studio B before his Saturday night show at Ambrose West. We feature his new release for New Tunes at 2 on Wednesday.

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What a great soul sound this act has - imagine Curtis Mayfield and band still going strong. American Love Call is the latest from this group fronted by vocalist Jones and drummer Aaron Frazer, and they play Asheville Tuesday night.  Frazer explains part of their mission: “As America grows more diverse, we have the opportunity to form the strong, interwoven tapestry that we’ve long claimed. When we find a way to unite across our various movements and see the commonalities of our struggles, we can begin to push forward together.

Our friends in Unspoken Tradition bring some live bluegrass to "Goin' Across the Mountain" this Saturday! As they say most accurately, their material reflects the ever-changing culture of Western & Central North Carolina where they call home. Audie McGinnis on guitar, Ty Gilpin on mandolin, Tim Gardner on fiddle, Sav Sankaran on bass, & Zane McGinnis on banjo. They play Saturday night at Isis Resturant & Music Hall in Asheville, NC.

We were pleased to learn the news recently that David Childers has a new project! His band the Serpents has a bit of a different sound than his Modern Don Juans, and they've just released an album that was recorded old-school, analog-style titled "Interstate Lullaby" which will be featured during "New Tunes at 2" this Tuesday. They'll debut some new songs live in Studio B. Upcoming shows include the WinterSkunk Music Fest at the Spinning Jenny in Greer on Saturday the 8th, followed by appearances in Boone, Charlotte, NC and more.

After moving around for a number of years, Christopher Paul Stelling has been settling down some in Asheville. But he's just about to embark on a national tour for his new album Best of Luck, produced by one of his biggest fans and mentors, Ben Harper. “I really believe this record is the intersection where folk and soul meet,” Harper says.

Ram Mandelkorn (The Digs, other Asheville bands) has a great sounding squad that will join him in Studio B  before their album release show at The Mothlight in Asheville Friday the 31st. Get ready for an Earthquake of cool grooves!

Live Thursday, January 16th between 3 & 4pm: Darling West

Jan 13, 2020

Our favorite Norwegian Americana duo (or "cosmic folk", as Lucinda Williams called them) returns to Studio B, this time with a bit of a different direction in their sound on their latest "We'll Never Know Unless We Try" (listen for our "New Tunes at 2" feature on it this Tuesday.) Mari Sandvær Kreken & Tor Egil Kreken add guitars, banjo, and harmonica to their sweet harmonies. They're in the States visiting a few radio stations and a gig in Nashville en route to Folk Alliance International in New Orleans.

This bluegrass/folk outfit hails from Saskatchewan, Canada, and plays the Orange Peel in Asheville on Thursday, and the Fillmore Charlotte on Saturday. They won a JUNO award in 2016, and their latest release ("Sugar & Joy", on Six Shooter Records) is their 3rd full-length. Nate Hilts on guitar/vocals,  Scott Pringle on mandolin/guitar/vocals, Danny Kenyon on cello, and Colton Crawford on banjo.  And some very nice hats.

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