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Perhaps what the world needs now, is a group that weaves European, Middle Eastern, and American folk music together into a beautiful tapestry that simultaneously showcases tradition and innovation. Enter The Resonant Rogues, an Asheville ensemble that returns to Studio B with songs from their new release "Autumn of the World." Their hometown album release show is at The Mothlight on Friday the 31st.

Live Tuesday, May 14th between 2 & 3pm: Sugaray Rayford

May 10, 2019

“I’m a freak of nature / I ain’t no honey bee / I’m an unknown creature / The like you’ve never seen.” Thus begins "The Revelator", the first song on his great new release Somebody Save Me. And it also might describe Mr. Rayford pretty well, too. He's been nominated for two 2019 Blues Music Awards, and we can't wait to get to know him and his band Tuesday afternoon. They play Asheville Tuesday night, and Charlotte on Saturday night.

We're workin' it on our Bluegrass get-together this week with the Labor Day weekend show - Celebrating the working folks. We're also proud to welcome the King James Boys to Studio B to pick some tunes and talk about their new CD, "Time To Go Home." Grab your seat on the train-every Saturday from 11am 'til 7pm with Hosts Joe Greene and Todd Baldwin.

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Vicki Dameron

One of the country's most intriguing indie folk bands, Asheville-based River Whyless, has a brand new release Kindness, A Rebel, and they recently stopped by our studios to talk about it, and to play some songs from the album. We'll listen to that interview and performance on the next Studio B Rewind, plus hear a session with the Raleigh roots rock band Urban Soil, who were in the area for a show in Hendersonville.

Vicki Dameron

We'll listen to Fireside Collective burnin' up Studio B right after the 4th of July, playing tunes from their album Life Between the Lines – and a couple of surprising covers. Also, in celebration of the new album by the Los Angeles indie band Dawes, we'll jump in our time machine and check out a 2012 session with them.

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Vicki Dameron

Join Local Color Host Renee Denton for a Studio B Session, Monday, July 23rd, with the Asheville Indie Duo, TINA AND HER PONY. These classically trained musicians share signature sounds of delicate, haunting harmony and exposed instrumentation on the cello, tenor ukulele and acoustic guitar. They're inspired by artists like Doc Watson, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Nick Drake, as well as Appalachian musicians such as Loretta Lynn, The Carter family, Elvis Presley, Radiohead, Russian composers and yes... Johnny Cash! This is gonna be a good one.

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By Vicki Dameron

We've got the home fires burning in this edition with two recent sessions featuring couples who are life partners as well as collaborators in music:  The Appalucians, two talented Western NC couples who met at their kids' preschool, and the husband-and-wife duo Birds of Chicago. Both of these acts have brand new albums that they preview in these very cool live performances.

Photo by Scott Shrader

One of many talented acts to grow out of Asheville's thriving music busking community, Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats have been growing their fan base these last five years with their hard-driving rock and blues. Tune in as they plug in, in Studio B, for the start of a full year of live music on WNCW. They're scheduled to perform at a birthday bash Saturday, January 14th, at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in West Asheville. Photo by Scott Shrader.

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