He hails from Chicago, though, “as a musician,” he said during his performance, “I always wanted to be big in Asheville. I love it here.”
The Nashville-based instrumental guitarist presents his music with a gifted ensemble.
Recording sessions for the as-yet-untitled album will take the form of a pair of shows at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Sept. 16.
The band returns to Western North Carolina to play a free show in Pisgah Brewing Co.’s taproom on Friday, Sept. 16.
Need some good news on your Monday? Here’s a double dose. Two local musical acts are premiering new music videos today.
Longley’s Weightless tour stops at The Altamont Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Tess performs with her band the Talkbacks in Isis Restaurant & Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a butcher shop in East West Asheville and one couple’s renovations for a music and dance studio space.
The independent music curration company streams the music of nearly 2,000 independent artists, and its subscribers vote for their favorites. The album receiving the most votes at the end of the month is then pressed to vinyl and shipped to those subscribers.
“We wanted to create a networking place for local musicians. A place for them to meet other musicians to play and jam and get together.”
Musician’s Worshop (originally Moritz Music) has been in business for nearly 50 years, while the new-on-the scene Bailey Acoustic Shop offers hand-built guitars and custom designs. Those are just two of Western North Carolina’s many guitar-oriented enterprises.
“We all play,” says Paul Heumiller. “We’re not just workers who glue wood together. We know what [the guitars] are supposed to do, soundwise.”
In 1916, British folklorist Cecil Sharp journeyed to the mountains of Madison County to document the area’s unique ballads. His collection of these historic songs has helped usher the oral tradition into modern culture.
Brevard Music Center hosts the annual gathering, which also offers art and food vendors, from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 9 to 11.
The Midnight Plowboys make it look easy, though there’s nothing simple about the nimble picking and weaving together of melodies and solo licks that go into each offering.
The Stump Mutts will perform new tunes from forthcoming album Dear Silence at The Orange Peel on Friday, Sept. 9. Posh Hammer and The Jellyrox open the show.
The band’s residency concludes with a concert in Lipinsky Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Blue Ghost Brewing Co., hosts a night of country music tribute performances to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sunday, Sept. 11.
This week’s roundup includes SeepeopleS, the Blacktop Rockets, Andrew Bird and Stolen Rhodes.
Messick plays an album release party for Woodland Dance at White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, Sept. 9