G-Force

Singer/songwriter, harmonica player and friend-to-the-stars G. Love (born Garrett Dutton, hence the "G") might wear his heart on his sleeve. He certainly has little hesitation in putting his likes, dislikes, thoughts and emotions out there for the world — at least in the forms of candid images, video clips and virtual sound bites. Social (networking) […]

Songcatcher

"A lot of people think of themselves as entertainers; we don't," says traditional singer Sara Grey. "We think of what we do as sharing songs." Singalong: Sara Grey tours with her son, Kieron Means, and the two encourage audience participation at shows. Grey is talking about her performances with her son, guitarist and singer Kieron […]

The Body Electric

Pedal power: Electro-rockers Sonmi Suite blend traditional instrumentation with electronic elements such as synthesizers, vocoders, samplers and computers. Photo by Jonathan Welch. At first glance it might seem that Asheville is stacked in favor of roots music, what with a guitarist on every corner and an Americana band in every bar. But there's also much […]

DJ heroics

A decade or so ago, electronic music in Asheville was mostly DJs who played weddings and an underground scene with some experimental artists like ambient artist John "Jon 7" Myers (who according to his Last.fm bio, "found the Asheville DJ scene too limiting and far too cliquish for a town of so small a size"). […]