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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The fluid, dynamic guitar work and thoughtful songwriting of Willy Porter is definitely something any music fan should seek out. Willy also uses his music to support the fight against domestic abuse, and a group that unites kids from the Middle East and U.S.,  "Kids4Peace". He's been at the station a few times over the years, and this time he'll have with him his singing partner Carmen Nickerson.

LILLIE MAE Live Friday, June 2nd at 11am

May 31, 2017

We love discovering exciting and talented new acts here, and one of the most recent ones is one Jack White and Third Man Records have as well, the captivating singer/songwriter/violinist/guitarist Lillie Mae. She's on tour (including some dates with Pokey LaFarge) in support of her terrific new album Forever And Then Some, and plays Charlotte on Friday, and Asheville on June 25th.

It's great to see these two favorites of ours -- John Cowan the longtime voice of newgrass since his days with Newgrass Revival, and Darin & Brooke keeping North Carolina bluegrass vibrant and strong in the 21st Century -- playing together on stage, as they'll be doing at the Altamont Theatre in Asheville on Friday (after playing Floyd, VA Thursday). It's even greater to announce that they'll be live in Studio B with us and you! 

DAVID CHILDERS Live Thursday, May 25th at 1pm

May 18, 2017
DAVID CHILDERS
Kevin Bridges

Our favorite Mt. Holly lawyer-turned-musician has a new release that is seriously one of his best -- and we've been following him since at least 1999. On Run Skeleton Run he has a lot of help from Bob Crawford and Scott Avett of The Avett Brothers, and producer Don Dixon, in addition to his fellow regular bandmates. History and literature feature prominently through his great songs, and he'll perform live in Studio B in advance of shows in Charlotte on May 28th and June 8th, among others.

Visit David Childers' website.

MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS Live Thursday, May 18th at 3pm

May 17, 2017
MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS
Gabrielle Savoy

It's a double-header in Studio B on Thursday afternoon as Miss Tess returns with her band for a set with Roland Dierauf. Blues and R&B, jazz and swing, honky-tonk and classic country: Miss Tess has her own personal crossroads of Americana. She's in the area for a triple-header of shows: Asheville Thursday, Hickory Friday, and Charlotte Saturday.

THE MOON & YOU Live Friday, May 19th at 11am

May 17, 2017
THE MOON & YOU
Michelle Sarkissian

Asheville's The Moon & You are Melissa Hyman on cello, and Ryan Furstenberg on guitar and banjo. Warm, silly, melodic, intelligent...these are a few words that help describe their sound. They're one of the acts set to play the inaugural Xpand Fest in Asheville on June 10th.

POLYRHYTHMICS Live Friday, May 19th at 3pm

May 17, 2017

This 8-piece band out of Seattle unleashes a modern afro-psycho-beat blend with their most recent release Octagon, and they bring it all to The Rabbit Hole in Charlotte Friday night before heading back to the NW. To quote themselves, "Polyrhythmics make music in which listeners will get lost, get hyped, and get down."

Learn more  about Polyrhythmics.

JOSEPH HUBER Live Thursday, May 18th at 1pm

May 12, 2017
JOSEPH HUBER
Michelle Jones-Huber

This singer/songwriter from Milwaukee caught our ears with some stand-out songs on his new, 4th release, The Suffering Stage. Joseph Huber plays The One-Stop in Asheville on Wednesday, and Sleepy Owl Brewery in Kingsport on Thursday.

TONY FURTADO Live Wednesday, May 17th at 3pm

May 12, 2017

Few people achieve the mastery of the slide guitar or the banjo like Tony Furtado has; fewer still have mastered both so well. Though based out of Portland, Oregon, he spends most of his time on the road, and we welcome him back to Studio B once again as he wraps up a Southeastern tour with a show at the Grey Eagle Wednesday night.

TIME SAWYER Live Wednesday, May 17th at 11am

May 12, 2017

Guitarist Sam Tayloe and banjo player Houston Norris share a love for the rural  home themes of Tom Sawyer, plus perhaps a desire to remain in the present with an eye towards the future; hence the name of their band that usually includes other good musicians from the Charlotte area. They bring their Americana/folk-rock sound to Studio B for the first time on Wednesday.

Learn more about Time Sawyer.

BECKY WARREN Live Wednesday, May 10th at 11am

May 10, 2017

Winner of 2014's Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at MerleFest, Becky Warren released a thematic album last year about a soldier's tour of duty in Iraq and subsequent reacclimation to life back in the U.S. with his girlfriend. In addition to having some seriously fun rockers, War Surplus weaves the songs together to tell quite a vivid story of coping with PTSD, and fighting to keep love alive. The Nashville musician pays us a visit Wednesday morning at the wrap-up of a long tour on the road.

Live Wednesday, May 10th at 3pm: AARON BURDETT

May 8, 2017

Saluda's favorite songwriter returns with his band, and a strong sounding new album, Refuge. Chasing dreams, getting by, finding refuge, remembering bygone days... It's easy to resonate with Aaron's reflections on life. Their CD release show is this Friday at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville. 

THE OLD CHEVROLETTE SET Live Friday May 5th at 3pm

Apr 28, 2017

Loretta & Conway, George & Tammy, Gram & Emmylou...do those names sound familiar? Asheville's Old Chevrolet Set sings the classics of these country duets around town, including Friday night at Jack of the Wood. Laura Blackley & Mark Jackson sing and play guitar, with Tom Pittman on pedal steel, Steve Frankel on bass, and Keith Buchanan on drums. ...Any of those names sound familiar?

AARON "WOODY" WOOD Live Thursday, May 4th at 11am

Apr 28, 2017

We knew Asheville's Woody Wood waaaay back during his days with regional and national favorites The Blue Rags. Aaron's got a CD release show coming up Sunday the 6th at The Grey Eagle for his new one, "Sunshine".

Learn more at www.aaronwoodywood.com.

SEAN ROWE Live Wednesday, May 3rd at 11am

Apr 28, 2017

He writes, he sings, he plays, he teaches wilderness skills and foraging classes.... What's not to love about Sean? And he has a brand new release, and shows Wednesday evening in Asheville, and Thursday in Charlotte. 

Learn more at www.seanrowe.net.

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