The multigenerational family band from Virginia — currently touring in support of its 2014 full-length album — employs a diverse lineup of instruments as a point of pride.
Fronted by former Asheville resident Will Bradford, SeepeopleS returns to the city with a show at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, March 13.
A troupe of Jerusalem Garden’s regular performers will soon have a slew of new objects to maneuver — snakes, scarves, swords and sitars to name a few.
Singer-songwriter Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek recently performed a solo set at The Grey Eagle. Ahead of the show, he performed two songs exclusively for Mountain Xpress and Acoustic Asheville. “Since the Day I was Born” “21st of May”
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Singer-songwriter Nikki Talley left Asheville (sort of) to tour full-time with her husband and bandmate, Jason Sharp. The pair will roll their home-on-wheels back to Asheville for the release of a new album and a show at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Thursday, March 12.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week’s coverage features Chuck Brodsky’s eleventh studio album, an owl enthusiast’s quest to depict a catalogue of his favorite feathered creatures, plus Anam Cara’s move to pay its directors for their hard work.
A new organization in Asheville is providing an outlet to young musicians in search of bandmates and a place to play.
As temperatures climbed into the low 70s on Tuesday, March 4, a steady stream of buskers and passersby took to the streets of downtown in appreciation of the day’s allusion to spring.
The roots trio/ sextet is parts Alison Krauss and Union Station, parts Gillian Welch, parts something generations old and part something completely new.
Lack of mobility stemming from a debilitating spinal injury in 1999 has spurred Ray to raise funds to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van — an asset that would enable her continued pursuits of performance and photography.
The group presents the third of four 2015 Sonata Series programs, reuniting Pan Harmonia co-founder and former Ashevillean Liz Austin with several musical colleagues from her past.
“I feel like we’re ambassadors out there,” says singer and guitarist Ryan O’Keefe. “I love to say it on the microphone. The reaction is always like, ‘You’re from Asheville? I love Asheville!’”
Americana singer-songwriter Chuck Brodsky swapped formal education for a musical pursuit all his own. Now, 11 albums later, the pianist-turned-guitarist has mastered the art of adorning his lyrical tales with eccentricity and wit.
Long popular in indie havens like Austin, Texas, garage, surf and psych are now enjoying an upswing across the country. Teaming with Asheville booking agents Onward Indian Touring, Tiger Mountain is drawing much of its lineup from California-based Burger Records and its sister label Lolipop Records.
The project is that of sometimes soloist, sometimes bandleader Brendan Glasson, who shrinks and grows his lineup as needed to support his sweetly melancholic and orchestral songs.
The show is a sort of come-as-you-are happening, blending visual art with sonic tapestries. WorldLine has long experimented with pushing the boundaries between performer and audience, onstage and off-stage and various artistic mediums
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise startup capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. This week: self-reliance through chickens, new adventures at Firestorm Books and a re-published Tarot classic.
Be aware: Those sounds might be greener on the vine and more challenging to a listener than standards of classic minimalism. “I think contemporary music is far too often imprisoned in academic settings,” says Corey Denham of 10-can Percussion, “We’re interested in exploring performance in as many diverse venues as we can.”
Buckner had shared stages with the likes of Dierks Bentley, the Zac Brown Band and Blackberry Smoke and won the 2014 Asheville Talent Search. He also fronts his own group, Southern Soul Campaign.
BEAT LIFE performances aim to further Asheville’s presence in electronic music by pairing live shows with professional learning and networking opportunities. The event’s latest incarnation spotlights the work of New Orleans-based hip-hop artist Amahl Abdul-Khaliq, also known as AF THE NAYSAYER.