The Asheville native says, “I’ve always been drawn to mountain terrain. …I do like to get back to Asheville. I don’t live there any more, but … I’m still a resident in some sense.” He performs at The Grey Eagle on Friday, July 1.
That wide-ranging musical approach means that the center’s 80th anniversary season will include performances by classical pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Friday, June 24), contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant (Saturday, June 25) and innovative banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck (Tuesday, June 28), as well as major symphonic concerts.
This week’s suggestions include a Brett Harris and Explorers Club shared bill, The Get Right band, Universal Sigh and Dr. Dog
Virtuoso violinist Mark O’Connor and his wife, Maggie O’Connor — an acclaimed, conservatory-trained violinist herself — bring a workshop and concert to The Altamont Theatre.
Upcoming offerings include Black Mountain, Dungen, Jamie Laval and Rational Discourse.
McCartney returns to The Altamont Theatre on Tuesday, June 7 — his first local concert date since playing to a full house at the same venue in 2013.
Lake Street Dive doesn’t play jazz; the band crafts upbeat, exuberant music. “As soon as we realized that we made songs that made people dance even a little bit,” says lead vocalist Rachael Price, “we were like, ‘Full speed ahead!’ That’s what we want: We want people to move.”
The instrumental group features a unique lineup: guitar, plus a keyboardist who plays bass lines with his left hand, and a rotating roster of three drummers.
This week’s roundup includes Tim Lee 3, the Marcus King Band, Reed Turchi & the Caterwauls and Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons.
When The Honeycutters booked their upcoming Isis dates, they scheduled a seated show (at press time, that performance, on Friday, is sold out) and a standing one.
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.
This week’s roundup includes Buckethead, Susto, Cha Wa and Shantih Shantih.
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.
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.
Through use of a wide array of supremely challenging and/or obscure vocal techniques, the group creates a sound like nothing else. The modern classical Roomful of Teeth comes to the Masonic Temple on Thursday, April 28, as this month’s marquee event in Free Range Asheville’s inaugural season.
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 you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to the […]
Western North Carolina is home to a number of Earth Day-related festivities and programs. Here’s a rundown of some of the most notable events.
As organizer Kelly Denson explained near the end of the evening’s program, Music Video Asheville began nine years ago and has grown steadily every year. This year’s award ceremony (held Wednesday, April 14) once again made clear the bounty of local talent that exists in and around Asheville. Twenty-five videos competed in several categories, and […]
The fundraiser at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall supports those goals and also provides financing for scholarships and an outreach program. “Since 2012, Asheville Music School and the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund have awarded over 400 full or partial scholarships, totaling over $30,000,” says Melissa Reardon.
This week’s roundup includes Hot Tuna, Orgone, Jazz is Chamber Music! and Karen Lovely.
Solivan will combine his bluegrass with menu selections from his upcoming cook book when he and his band Dirty Kitchen play at Isis Music Hall & Restaurant on Thursday, March 31.