The Martha Stewart American Made awards is an annual nationwide event focusing on local and handmade products in the categories of craft, design, food and style. With more than 500 finalists, our region is well represented by the following Western North Carolina-based makers.
Asheville-based performance troupe The Faerie Kin is a collective of “of enchanted stiltwalkers and merry elves.” They roam throughout LEAF all weekend and perform at Elfhaven Village and the Roots Family Stage.
Rock and soul band The Revivalists are based in New Orleans. The group, led by vocalist David Shaw, formed in 2007, and recently released its latest studio album, Men Amongst Mountains, which seems fitting considering this festival’s concept.
In advance of this season’s LEAF, the 41st bi-annual iteration of the festival, we’re talking to performing artists from the LEAF lineup about the festival’s New Orleans-meets-Western North Carolina theme. Local singer-songwriter Jeff Thompson talks about his NOLA roots.
Intending to record an album with a 30/70 vocal/instrumental split, local band The John Stickley Trio — with the help of producer Dave King — came out of the studio with another instrumental project. ” Let’s just say it’s probably the best decision the band has ever made,” says Stickley.
The pop-noir band brings a soulful voice and other sonic pleasantries to Isis Restaurant & Music Hall — where recent album Excavator was partially developed during a 2014 residency — on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 8:45.
With her new book, Asheville farmer, butcher, chef and teacher Meredith Leigh explores what a more humane and ethical food system might look like and examines the crucial role consumers play in efforts to change our foodways.
Ozric Tentacles is that rare group that appeals to fans of trance/rave, techno, jam, psychedelic, and space/progressive rock. Founded in Somerset, England — and currently based in Colorado — the festival favorite brings its music indoors to The Altamont Theatre Thursday, Oct. 8.
The Mills River amphitheater can accommodate at least 700 people and, while tickets for the Thursday, Oct. 8 show sold out soon after it was first announced, it will still hopefully be a night for all visitors to remember.