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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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.

KRISTY COX Tuesday, May 29th at 4pm

May 24, 2018

This Australian born country & bluegrass artist moved to the US in 2013. Her latest release "Ricochet" debuted on 6 different Billboard charts including #1 for Bluegrass Album. She and her band stop by Studio B Tuesday afternoon for a visit with Roland before playing Isis Music Hall in West Asheville that evening.

The Appalucians Live Wednesday, May 23rd at 3pm

May 21, 2018

Black Mountain musicians Jay Brown, Aditi Sethi, Angie Heimann, & Cas Sochacki are members of the Lazybirds, Shaantavani, and the Blushin' Roulettes, but together form the folk/Americana quartet The Appalucians.  They have a new release called "Bright Hills", and in fact have a double CD release show at Isis in West Asheville with the Lazybirds on Saturday, June 9th.

Sanctum Sully Live Wednesday, May 16th at 3pm

May 11, 2018

Known for their strong bluegrass roots, Asheville's Sanctum Sully has reemerged as a more electric 6-piece band now, and their new blend of country/blues/jam-infused rock is on a new release that will be officially released at Isis in West Asheville on Friday night. They return to Studio B Wednesday at 3 with Roland.

David Wilcox Live Friday May 18th at 1pm

May 11, 2018

Singer, songwriter, storyteller, & guitarist David Wilcox returns, this time with his brand new album "The View From the Edge". Although it's been four years since his last album, he's kept busy with his workshops, custom songwriting, and speaking engagements. He plays the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte on Friday night.

Live Friday, May 11th at 3pm: Samantha Fish

May 4, 2018

“You should always get outside of the box,” Samantha Fish says while discussing her boundary-breaking new album Belle of the West. “Challenging yourself is how you grow.” And that's just what she's done, with that and her earlier 2017 release that we also love, Chills and Fever. We're delighted she can come to Studio B for her first visit, en route to LEAF in Black Mountain!

These four local greats are putting together an evening of songs for and about mama at Isis in West Asheville  on Mother's Day (6pm & 8pm). Tell mom to tune in!

Cicada Rhythm Live Friday May 4th at 11am

Apr 26, 2018

What a beautiful new release this Atlanta-based duo of Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis has. It's called "Everywhere I Go", on New West Records. They play Knoxville Thursday, and West Asheville Friday. In between, a visit to Studio B (with or without dogs?)

Jane Kramer with Free Planet Radio & Billy Cardine
Vicki Burick

Wow, talk about a harmonic convergence! This group plays Asheville on Saturday May 5th, in a benefit for the Y.E.S. (Youth Education Scholarship) Fund, supporting access to the arts for children.

Chuck Brodsky Live Wednesday, May 2nd at 1pm

Apr 26, 2018

One of our favorite singer/songwriters, from Asheville or anywhere really, returns to Studio B, this time with songs from his new release "Them and Us". He plays the Grey Eagle in Asheville on Sunday the 6th. Play ball! And Chuck!

Chuck Lichtenberger Live Friday, March 30th at 1pm

Mar 26, 2018

Pianist, composer, and teacher Chuck Lichtenberger elevated Asheville's music scene to a higher level thanks to his 15 year run as in integral part of Stephanie's Id. He has now embarked on a solo career that threads together rock, jazz, pop, and hip-hop, and his latest material takes on the challenging topics of childhood trauma, anxiety, and mental illness -- issues he'll admit he is all too familiar with. We salute the many brave artists who are addressing these issues more openly lately, and we welcome Chuck and his band back to Studio B on Friday afternoon with Joe Kendrick.

Caroline Rose Live Thursday, March 29th at 3pm

Mar 26, 2018
Caroline Rose
Lorne Thomson/Redferns

We're not likely to get much behind an album that was "as much inspired by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears as it was late '70s punk." But Caroline Rose's transformation from more of the folk-rock side to the alt-rock/dance-punk sound on Loner is pretty compelling. As were the rave reviews from her performance at SXSW. The result of the "new" Caroline Rose is a combination of fresh,  irreverent, and perhaps pretty well reflective of today's climate. Whether a true Loner or with her band, she'll play for us in Studio B on her way to The Mothlight in West Asheville.

We've loved Shannon McNally's soulful blend of folk, country, blues and rock since her 2002 album Jukebox Sparrows. Last year's Black Irish featured strong collaborations with Rodney Crowell, and an eclectic roster of covers. She is currently on tour with a powerful new (to us) soul singer named Erin Costelo, and we can't wait to get to know her when they visit Studio B on their way to Charlotte for their double-bill at The Evening Muse. Erin's new album Down Below, the Status Quo is our "New Tunes at 2" feature on Tuesday.

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