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Asheville, NC’s Music Recording Scene And Our Song Of The Week On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, Drop of Sun Studios in Asheville, North Carolina has become something of an “it” record studio. Run by Alex Farrar and Adam McDaniel, the studio has racked up a slew of acclaimed records inside the past year, including albums by Angel Olsen, Archers of Loaf and more.

Inside Appalachia host Mason Adams spoke with Farrar about recording and the Asheville music scene.

Also, in this show, this week’s encore broadcast of Mountain Stage is from our 2022 fall season and features Ireland’s We Banjo 3 – who has our Song of the Week.

We Banjo 3 made their second appearance on Mountain Stage during this visit. The Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet incorporates banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and percussion beside strong choruses and melodic hooks, to create their buzz-worth live shows.

We listen to the band’s performance of “Garden Song,” which is included on their album Open The Road.

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Teresa Wills is our host. Zander Aloi guest hosted this episode.

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