TEAMWORK: "Do-it-yourself is kind of a misnomer because you can’t do it yourself," says Woody Pines, left, with Brad Tucker and Skip Frontz Jr. The band's new album is out on Muddy Roots Records. "You have to have people you trust.” Photo courtesy of the musicians

Woody Pines’ new record fuses busker performanc­e chops with well-traveled musiciansh­ip

Woody Pines, who returns to Asheville on Friday, May 29, for a show at Jack of the Wood, honed his craft on the streets of New Orleans. His new, self-titled album, released by Muddy Roots Music in June, delves even more deeply into the swing, ragtime, folk and jazz lexicons of the American songbook that gave defined his sound. His French Quarter-learned performance techniques are in tact.


Musicians gather for show to benefit Reconciliation House, at Parkway Playhouse, June 16

Musicians including Bob Byrd, Buz Cody, Ash Devine, John Ford, Dean Gates, Yves Giraud, Ron Greene and others gather to perform a benefit for Reconciliation House. The show takes place at Parkway Playhouse, on Tuesday, June 16. Press release from event organizers: A broad array of local professional and amateur musicians will perform at the […]


Barbara Bates Smith performs “Ivy Rowe” at White Horse Black Mountain, June 13

Local actress Barbara Bates Smith performs her show, “Ive Rowe,” at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, June 13. This is the 25th anniversary of the production, based on Lee Smith’s bestselling novel, Fair and Tender Ladies. Press release from Smith: Actress Barbara Bates Smith, noted for her Off-Broadway debut with “Ivy Rowe,” adapted from […]

Swannanoa Gathering summer concerts are announced, July 6-Aug. 5

The Swannanoa Gathering, a series of weeklong workshops in traditional music, is held on the campus of Warren Wilson College each summer. Along with intensive sessions in song, old-time music, fiddle, mandolin and banjo, the gathering offers a series of concerts that are open to the public. Press release from event organizers: Traditional Song Week […]

FORTE: Four theatrical divas at Crest Mountain, June 3

Local theatrical divas Liz Aiello, Carol Duermit, Katherine Sandoval Taylor and Beverly Todd all perform as part of FORTE, a cabaret production at Crest Mountain Dinner Show. The performance is on Wednesday, June 3. Press release from Crest Mountain: Well-known WNC theatrical divas, Liz Aiello, Carol Duermit, Katherine Sandoval Taylor, and Beverly Todd have joined forces […]


“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” opens at Asheville Community Theatre June 5

A stripper, an agoraphobe and tollbooth collector all walk into a trailer park in Central Florida … it’s not a joke, it’s the setup for The Great American Trailer Park Musical, onstage at Asheville Community Theatre from Friday, June 5-Sunday, June 28. From a press release: The New Yorker called this show “more fun than […]

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20th annual Bluff Mountain Festival takes place on June 13

The 20th annual Bluff Mountain Festival, held in Hot Springs, takes place on saturday, June 13. Press release from Madison County Arts Council: Foot-tapping bluegrass and old-time music, a silent auction of beautiful regional items, an artists’ market, good food, a beautiful setting, and much more make the Madison County Arts Council’s Bluff Mountain Festival […]

Caitlin and Tom at Black Mountain Sanctuary. Photo by Jameykay + Arlie Photography

“Fabled Gatherings” Styled Photography Workshops, July 28 & 29

Photographers Jameykay Young and Arlie Huffman (together Jameykay + Arlie Photography) have teamed with LWD Couture for a two-day photography workshop. The event, a Fabled Gathering, takes place at Homewood on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28 and 29. Press release from event organizers: Local creatives, Jameykay + Arlie Photography and LWD Couture are coming together […]

Muses of Terpsicorps performance at Diana Wortham Theatre, May 23

Students of Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance kick off the new season with a performance at Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, May 23. Press release from Terpsicorps: Join us for Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s annual kick off event! Every May, Heather Maloy’s students perform a mixed repertoire program at the Diana Wortham Theatre. This year features […]