The local band performs at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall lounge Friday, Oct. 9.
They’re performing their new, nature-inspired meditations in more than 50 cities across the globe, including Asheville. Jessica Pratt opens the show at the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m.
Melancholy that runs like a thread throughout Wintervals’ writing, but it’s a delicious sort of sadness that never devolves into gloom. “Overnight,” with the line, “I know your secret, you know mine. You know I won’t judge you, I think you’re fine,” sways softly with a kind of unselfconscious delicacy.
Madison County fiddler Roger Howell is the subject of “A Mighty Fine Memory: Stories and Tunes from the Fiddler of Banjo Branch,” a new documentary film that debuts Saturday, Oct. 3, at the annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival in Mars Hill.
New Mountain hosts the meeting of minds Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Banjo player and composer Jayme Stone turned an interest in the Alan Lomax folk music archives into a collaborative project with 20-plus musicians. Three will join him at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Thursday, Oct. 1.
Asheville Music Hall hosts the 18+ event on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one woman’s quest to revive her elders’ traditions and a West Asheville server’s full-fledged street festival.
New York-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling released his most recent album, Labor Against Waste, earlier this year. His tour brought him to The Mothlight Sept. 3. Before that show, he performed two songs with Julia Christgau for Xpress.
The Walking Guys is a collaboration of four Nashville-based musicians on a 1,600-mile tour, on foot, from Portland, Me. back to Tennessee. They will perform at The Root Bar Saturday, Oct. 3, and at The Town Pump Monday, Oct. 5.
Wright’s new album and fifth offering, builds on the musician’s foundation in jazz and gospel. Although the album moves through various musical genres — the sultry lilt of “The Game,” the breathless slow dance of “Right Where You Are,” the aching, gospel-infused cover of The Bee Gee’s “To Love Somebody” — every song is ultimately about Wright’s voice.
If you caught the band’s mostly sold-out debut tour, you already know it’s hard to listen to any Sylvan Esso song and remain sitting still. This version of “H.S.K.T.,” recorded at Moog Music as part of the Moog SoundLab series, is no exception.
“I wanted this to feel sort of like an origin story from a comic book,” musician Ben Shneider told NPR about the track “World Enders.” Lord Huron performs at The Orange Peel Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Swedish singer-songwriter Sofia Talvik and her husband, Jonas Westin — a videographer who quit his day job in TV for the trip — traveled through 37 states in an RV. Footage of the journey, filmed and edited by Westin, is featured in Talvik’s music videos. The musician performs at Jack of the Wood Friday, Sept. 25.
The hell-bent punk veteran plays to support Spiteful — his latest album recorded with members of The Damned, The Sex Pistols and The Stooges — at the Odditorium on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m.
Andrews got her start as part of alt-country band the everybodyfields. She formed that group with fellow singer-songwriter Sam Quinn; they met as teens while working at summer camp. Andrews’ unique pop-folk sensibility and warm, soulful sound — apparent early on — have helped her steadily grow as a solo artist since striking out on her own in 2009. She’ll debut her newest album, The War Inside, at The Grey Eagle Friday, Sept. 25.
While past Barnaroos have unintentionally focused on rock and blues acts, this year includes groups like Les Amis, Danielle Howle and Bare The Traveler. The sixth annual festival is held at Frannie’s Farm Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27.
The ambitious four, who recently won the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, bring their international travels to Asheville’s Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Friday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m.
Singer-songwriter and harpist Mikaela Davis performs at The Altamont Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the recording projects of two local music acts — fiddler Andrew Finn Magill and roots trio Redleg Husky.
Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to […]