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 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 […]
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 […]
The surf/blues/rock duo — guitarist Franklin Hoier and percussionist Moselle Spiller — not only live out of their van but also run an independent record label from the road. “We’re a true mom-and-pop outfit,” says Hoier. “We do everything ourselves.
Part experimental, part indie-pop, Kisses to the Sky — the new release from N.C.-based collective Oulipo is as risky as it is dreamy. The album “takes inspiration from the studio pop melodrama of Talk Talk, Phil Collins, and the two Bruces (Springsteen & Hornsby)” says the group’s Bandcamp page.
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 […]
Helmed by story creator Christopher Gaspar and told by a number of local arts professionals and visionaries, the 12-minute video aims to embrace “healthy conversation between creatives, activists and entrepreneurs.”
Local musicians Aaron Woody Wood, Zack Page, Austin Brasher, Max Hightower, Tony Creasman and Peggy Ratusz pay tribute to late legendary bluesman BB King on Saturday, May 30. The show, held at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall and starts at 9 p.m.
Old Crow Medicine Show returns to Pisgah Brewing Co. on Monday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m.
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center hosts the new exhibition Something Else Entirely: Ray Johnson, Dick Higgins and the making of THE PAPER SNAKE. The exhibit will be on display through Aug. 22 and opens on Friday, June 5 with a reception and gallery talk from 5:30-8 p.m. Press release from BMCM+AC: The […]
Country and gospel musician (and Avett Brothers progenitor) Jim Avett is currently on tour in support of his new album, Second Chance. A list of recently announced shows culminates in the Union Grove BBQ Festival and leads off with a performance in Asheville.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design holds an artist-led project as part of its summer programming. Ceramic artist Michael Strand, textile artist Carole Frances Lung and metalsmith Nick Dong bring “making out of the studio and into the public realm,” according a press release. Press release from the CCCD: The Center for Craft, Creativity […]
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 Altamont Theatre’s Country Music Tribute series includes Hanks A Lot: a Tribute to the many Hanks of Country Music and Sweet Dreamers: a Tribute to Patsy Cline among others. Press release from the venue: Country Tribute Shows Hanks A Lot: a Tribute to the many Hanks of Country Music! Friday May 22nd doors at […]
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 […]
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is an indie-psyche-rock outfit fronted by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. The GOASTT was also the opening act for Beck at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium last summer.
The story follows a car named Sangria that is stolen for fun by a group of teens. But even though some of the film’s characters surmise the car will be found, stripped and up on blocks somewhere, what actually happens is wholly unexpected.
Local Cloth holds its annual fiber, fleece, yarn and fiber-art tailgate market (at the WNC Farmers Market) on Saturday, June 6. Press release from organizers: Fiber and textile art enthusiasts can plunge their hands into luscious locally raised alpaca, sheep or mohair fleeces; fondle yarns and products produced from them; and learn how to incorporate […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]