Studio B

Studio B Performances - Presented by Sierra Nevada (www.sierranevada.com)

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 www.youtube.com/wncwstudiob for performances by Hayes Carll, The Billy Sea, Slaid Cleaves, Erin McKeown and more! Click here to watch the videos.
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It's the music of Uncle Walt's Band, Spartanburg's legendary group that is often heralded as a cornerstone of today's Americana music genre, this Friday. David Ball, Warren Hood, Marshall Hood & friends have been jamming together lately, and they play at the FR8Yard in downtown Spartanburg (125 E. Main St.) both Friday and Saturday nights.

Blue Yonder Live Friday, July 6th Between 4 and 5pm

Jun 28, 2018

We've discovered a band from Charleston, WV that we think you might like. They take early country and folk music – from swing to honky-tonk, bluegrass to rockabillly, hymns to pop folk, and add a contemporary twist. They're in the area for a show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville Friday evening. A Studio B double-header this Friday!

Jim Lauderdale Live Friday, July 6th at 11am

Jun 28, 2018

Jim's got both a 1979 bluegrass collaboration with Roland White, AND a brand new studio album called "Time Flies", both set for release on August 3rd. He's been pretty much the hardest working man in Americana music these past many years, and if you have a hard time keeping up with all that he's up to, you're not alone. But he happens to have a free half-day or so in our area, which is also his home turf, so we are fortunate to have him in for a quick session in Studio B. Welcome back, Jim!

Fireside Collective Live Thursday, July 5th at 3pm

Jun 28, 2018
Fireside Collective
Sandlin Gaither

“Bluegrass, Newgrass, perhaps Progressive folk…” That's how Jesse Iaquinto (mandolin), Tommy Maher (dobro), Carson White (bass), Joe Cicero (guitar), and Alex Genova (banjo) describe their Asheville band that we are excited to welcome to Studio B on Thursday. They received an IBMA Momentum Award nomination last year, and momentum is certainly another descriptive term that applies to them this year.  They play the River Jam in Charlotte Thursday evening.

It's live bluegrass during Goin' Across the Mountain this Saturday when Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express pay Joe Greene a visit. Upcoming shows of theirs include Music on Main in Sparta, NC on Friday the 6th. 

Reverend Freakchild Live Monday, June 25th at 11am

Jun 25, 2018

This reverend is on a mostly radio station tour currently, including Studio B for songs from his new album "Dial It In".  The Reverend Freakchild grew up in Hawaii, holds a degree in philosophy and religion from Northeastern University in Boston and now currently resides in Colorado pursuing a Master of Divinity Degree at Naropa University.  He continues to perform and preach saying, "Music is my religion. Through song I seek transcendence!"

Cameron Gott

BJ Barham is a native of NC, and his music project American Aquarium is a 5-piece band playing in Asheville Wednesday, and Charlotte Thursday.

Adam McMillian

Voted the # 1 Rock N Roll band in WNC by Mountain Xpress Magazine 2015, 2016 and 2017, Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats have a new release, with its official release show at Highland Brewing on the 29th. And he's working on this September's Asheville Barnaroo festival, which he started in 2009 in his mom's backyard.

Live Saturday, June 16th at 1pm: Carolina Blue

Jun 8, 2018

Based out of Brevard, bluegrass band Carolina Blue formed in 2007. They are Bobby Powell on guitar and vocals, Tim Jones on mandolin and vocals, Reese Combs on upright bass and vocals, James McDowell on banjo and vocals and Aynsley Porchak on fiddle. We are pleased to welcome them to Studio B for a live session during "Goin' Across the Mountain". They have various dates in Brevard, Valdese, and elsewhere, including Marion's Red White & Bluegrass Festival in July.

Live Thursday, June 14th at 3pm: Cha Wa

Jun 8, 2018

New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. They play Boone Thursday night, and Johnson City on Friday.

This trio of regional musicians promises to create a memorable, unique blend of traditional Japanese and Appalachian music! Originally from Osaka, Japan but a Swannanoa resident for many years, Akira Satake fell in love with the banjo at a young age, and is a master shamisen player (and a master ceramicist as well.)  We know Anya Hinkle's great work fronting Tellico and Dehlia Low, and are happy to welcome her for a number of Studio B sessions this year.

The Deer Live Thursday, June 7th at 3pm

Jun 4, 2018
The Deer
Michael Shaffer

Singer Grace Park and this band of Cosmic Americana, Psychotropic Folk, and Transcendental Texas Surf-Country from Austin have become a genuine favorite among the weekday music hosts here at WNCW this past year. We're eager to bring you a live session from them before they play Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard on Thursday, and the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte on Saturday.

Yellow Feather Live Wednesday, June 6th at 4pm

May 31, 2018
Yellow Feather
David Simchock

Old Fort, NC is on the musical map these days thanks to this group of Hunter Begley, Casey Kristofferson, Charlie Wills, and up to four other bandmates. They've been performing around the area a lot lately; their latest show is this Saturday at Asheville's Xpand Fest.

Samara Jade Live Tuesday, June 5th at 3pm

May 31, 2018

Known by some around Asheville, Barnardsville, and elsewhere as Searra Jade and Samara Gisondo, Samara has a new album released this Friday called Wave of Birdsong. A decade of immersion in the earthy traditions of homesteading and mountain music, and time spent at Berklee College of Music and Warren Wilson College, have yielded the sound that she calls "gypsy eco-philosopholk".

Birds of Chicago Live Monday, June 4th at 12pm

May 31, 2018

Sweet harmonies and sweeter sentiments from this Chicago husband-and-wife duo of Allison Russell and JT Nero on their latest release Love in Wartime. The closest shows they have to us are Atlanta on Saturday and Greensboro on Sunday, but they visit Studio B for a live session with Martin on Monday.

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