Studio B

Studio B Performances - Presented by Sierra Nevada

Live Tuesday, January 14th between 1 & 2pm: Stoll Vaughan

Jan 10, 2020

Americana/folk singer-songwriter Stoll Vaughan grew up in Kentucky, spent a bit in Nashville, and now calls L.A. home. His music has been featured in major motion pictures and television series such as True Blood, Friday Night Lights, Shameless, The Office, and The Open Road. He plays the Evening Muse in Charlotte on Thurday, then Aberdeen and High Point.

Live Monday, January 13th between 3 & 4pm: Vaden Landers

Jan 10, 2020

As a teen, East TN native Vaden Landers began traveling America's highways and railroads, studying American folk music styles like old-time, blues, & country, which he now plays with wonderful authenticity. We love his new "Broken Down & Honky Tonk Bound" collection, and he's got a string of shows in Asheville & Charlotte this month. Put on your dancin' shoes...

Stephan Pruitt Photography

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville hosts its 3rd annual "Women in Music Series" this upcoming weekend, with Amanda Anne Platt, Aubrey Eisenman, Jane Kramer, Laura Blackley, Tina Collins and Quetzal Jordan. Aubrey, Laura, and Jane kick off our 2020 Studio B series Tuesday morning, featuring the songs of Nina Simone, Patty Griffin, & Linda Rondstadt.

Sandlin Gaither

Saluda, NC's Aaron Burdett has 7 full-length albums to his name, and a new string of singles coming out for another one sometime in 2020. Last month he won first place in the folk category of the USA Songwriting Competition and past awards include the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in 2013, and Our State Magazine’s Carolina Songs competition in 2012. We welcome him back with his trio in advance of shows this month in Elkin, Charlotte, & Asheville.

Catherine Truman Photography

They've played stages these past 7 or so years at everywhere from bluegrass festivals to Burkina Faso, and include a couple alumni of East Tennessee State and Western Carolina Universities.  Tune in to see if they take their shoes off before entering... They play the Down Home in Johnson City on Wednesday the 18th.

One of the acts who will perform at our "Holidaze For Habitat" fundraiser this Friday, Marshall, NC native Ashley Heath has been voted as Mountain Xpress Readers' Best of WNC Songwriter, Acoustic/Folk, and Americana Country Artist of 2017, 2018, and 2019, not to mention a big win at MerleFest's band contest in 2018.  She's got a solo show at the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Friday the 27th, at which she'll debut new songs from her forthcoming record. 

Samara Jade, previously known as Searra Jade, brings her soulful "philosopholk" back to Studio B in advance of her hometown show at the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Sunday the 8th with Noah Proudfoot and Momma Molasses.

Vicki Dameron

Twin brothers Eric & Kyle Travers have been writing and playing songs for well over half their lifetime. They met their bandmates on a school bus somewhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains in 2007 (sounds like a good story there, huh?)  and they've been fine-tuning their soulful, bluesy, rock n’ roll and psychedelic jams quite well these past few years. 

Sunday, December 1st at 1pm: Sue Richards & Robin Bullock

Nov 24, 2019

We ease into the Holiday Season with two expert Celtic musicians, both of whom have moved to Western NC from the DC area. Sue Richards has won multiple awards for her Scottish harp playing, and Robin Bullock is a treasured master guitarist with the Swannanoa Gathering, Swannanoa Solstice, and more.

The two of them talk with Martin Anderson about their collaboration recording "Highland Ramble: Celtic Music From the the Carolina Mountains", and their upcoming Celtic Christmas Trio concert with Steve Baughman at White Horse Black Mountain on Sunday the 1st.

Live Thursday, November 21st between 11am & Noon

Nov 16, 2019

Maya DeVitry spent 7 years as a member of the Stray Birds, before launching a solo career this year with her own album, and now another one set for 2020 release. Anna Tivel has four full-length albums out on Portland’s well-loved Fluff & Gravy Records, with her latest considered "one of the most ambitious folk records of 2019" by NPR. Together they play Carrboro, NC on Tuesday, and West Asheville, NC on Thursday.