Each song was recorded with various configurations of 40 symphony musicians and each song selected for the recording was arranged by a professional composer. The Asheville Symphony Sessions, will be released on Thursday, May 26, with a celebration at The Orange Peel.
Pug plays his stripped-down guitar tunes at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, May 21.
The flutist returns to Asheville High School for a collaboration with current students at AHS’s auditorium on Thursday, May 19.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new documentary about Bob Moog’s life, as explored by his daughter; a collective jazz concert where six local composers’ works will be premiered by a 40-person orchestra; and a couple’s plan to bike 2,774 miles while supporting Homeward Bound.
Greyhounds kicked off the 2016 Riverlink RiverMusic series in support of their new record, Change of Pace.
The quartet played Merlefest and then took the month of May to tour around North Carolina. The musicians make a stop at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, hosting a bluegrass session, on Tuesday, May 24.
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.
Upcoming performances of the Hollywood-based, one-woman play are at 35 Below on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., from May 13-22.
Future productions of this new musical adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s novel will be greatly shaped by its rehearsals and performances at N.C. Stage.
Reed is a highly successful author of young adult novels. On Wednesday, May 11, she’ll celebrate the release of Unforgivable — her seventh novel in as many years — with an event at Malaprop’s.
The Knoxville-based artist plays a free show at Town Pump Tavern on Tuesday, May 17.
About a dozen authors will respond to a single writing prompt that’s loosely connected to House Bill 2 to raise money to undo the legislation. This first iteration of Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe’s new Authors for Action series takes place at Asheville Community Theatre on Wednesday, May 18.
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.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a visual artist’s transition into the coloring book market plus a motorcycle rider’s self-made gadget to protect his helmet between rides.
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.