Ritter, who returns to The Orange Peel on Wednesday, May 18, speaks about writing, recording and HB2.
An Asheville Pass, available to Xpress readers, allows access on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It’s for those who are “curious to know what we’re all about and to experience some workshops, programming and the environment of SERFA,” says founder and conference director Kari Estrin.
Funk band Free Flow will perform, along with a Skinny Legs and All reunion, Jesse Barry and the Jam, and many special guests.
Throughout the 15-event summer series, painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, clothing designers, photographers and others will set up beneath large umbrellas.
The Steel Wheels open for Americana artist Josh Ritter at The Orange Peel on Wednesday, May 18.
Max Hatt and Edda Glass decided to enter the annual NewSong Contest. They won the grand prize, which included a recording session at Echo Mountain Studios.
The Knoxville-based artist plays a free show at Town Pump Tavern on Tuesday, May 17.
Weaverville Yoga hosts Barratt as she presents an art project that harnesses the self and the natural world as inputs for multi-modal expression. Events take place Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15.
Saxophonist, composer and arranger Kamasi Washington has been selling out venues around the country and being praised as the savior of American jazz. At The Orange Peel on Thursday, Washington and his band, The Next Step, proved they were worth the hype.
This week’s roundup includes Buckethead, Susto, Cha Wa and Shantih Shantih.
The Pizza PanDemonium (now in its second year) offers pizza, beer, music and fashion, all while benefitting The Appalachian Angels and Eblen Charities.
New Orleans-based group The Deslondes effortlessly mixes up genres. The music has clear antecedents in country, zydeco, jazz, soul and even rock ‘n’ roll. They’re currently in pre-production on a follow-up to their self-titled 2015 debut. The Deslondes return to Asheville for a May 12 show at The Grey Eagle.
Husband-and-wife musicians Ryan Furstenberg (vocals and guitar) and Melissa Hyman (vocals and cello), blend their voices and instruments and ideas into a comprehensive work.
Andrew Trube and Anthony Farrell have performed together for a decade and a half. They call themselves a “junkyard band,” but what the duo (sometimes a trio with versatile drummer Anthony Cole) plays is a soul flavored by blues, funk, rock and psychedelia.
The recently formed supergroup performs at The Orange Peel on Wednesday, May 11.
An encapsulated sense of happiness — an open invitation to the party — is at the heart of a Honeydrops show. Following an enthusiastic reception at LEAF last fall, the Oakland, Calif.-based band returns to Asheville for a show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, May 6.
But the group’s May 1 performance was especially charged — the musicians had triumphantly sold out the venue, but they were also there to say good bye. The show marked the end of the local pop-noir outfit’s decade-long run, at least for now.
A local group of musicians has focused on the nexus where music and technology intersect, creating the Asheville Electro Music Festival to showcase local and international music. The event takes place Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, in Black Mountain.
Juan de Marcos and the leaders of MarchFourth! and Clan Destiny Circus discuss Cuban music and improving relations between the island nation and the U.S.
Catch the trio of teen sibling during their EP release show at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, May 6.
If you’re a fan of “The Voice” you might remember singer-songwriter Joshua Davis. He was the earnest dad with the warm, raspy voice who ultimately lost out to a teenager with pretty hair and a bowler hat. That’s simplifying the situation, but really, Davis probably did well to leave the show with a following, some […]