Big Daddy Love comes by its Southern rock-meets-bluegrass sound honestly. "My grandmother played guitar in Maybelle Carter-style, and I learned chords from her when I was young," says singer/guitarist Daniel Justin Smith. Banjo player Brian Swenk remembers, "My dad was a rock 'n' roller. He played The Beatles and got to open for The Allman […]
From the first notes of "Hurricane Cocaine," a slow-building, richly layered pop-rocker, Wages establishes itself. Were this a speed skating trial, they'd be Apolo Ono overtaking three Koreans in a single fluid motion. Were this an Iron Chef match, they'd be Kat Cora with all her practiced cool and secret spice. Were it not the […]
British indie-pop quartet One eskimO opened for Michael Franti & Spearhead’s sold-out show on Monday, May 24. **Updated with MP3.**
A recap of some of the busker acts we’ve photographed so far in the Fret Knot Radio Hour & Asheville Streetstyle-cosponsored Best Dressed Busker competition.
New to Asheville, Archer vs. Gunman brings with them The Last Days of Winter, a rocking album that reveals, upon closer inspection, beautifully-written lyrics.
A member of The Sugarfoot Serenaders, photographed by Halima Flynt. Learn more about the Best Dressed Busker Competition here.
Listen to an MP3 of Gorgeous Doom, who play both on the street and in local clubs, here. photo by Halima Flynt. Learn more about the Best Dressed Busker Competition here.
This newly formed rock band with Rudy Columbo, Stacy Moore, Jeff Baucom and Will Chatham performs its debut show at Lexington Avenue Brewery.
The street performance band, featuring a bowed saw, trumpet, washtub bass and more, performs “St. James Infirmary.”
Susan Rebecca White’s latest novel tells the tale of two sisters separated by tragedy, and how their shared history links them.
Eight months since their last Asheville stop, three of Truth & Salvage Co.‘s members (and former Asheville residents) talk about what’s new for T&S Co., what’s next, why they’re celebrating their CD release in Asheville and how they got to film a video for GAP’s 1969 jeans.
More budget-friendly events coming your way including the first Downtown After Five of the 2010 season, and the return of the Montford Arts Festival. Both are free!
"I'm a mediocre songwriter, but I'm a good record maker," says Josh Rouse. The first part of that statement is arguable Rouse's 2003 album 1972 is a lush folky/groovy/disco-y meditation on that year; Subtitulo from 2006 examines his transition from the U.S. to his present home in Spain, in pretty melodies and infectious beats. Dream […]
Hard work can pay off. Los Angeles-by-way-of-Asheville country-tinged indie-rockers Truth & Salvage Co. are proof of just how far a decade-and-a-half of paying dues (plus tenacious belief in a dream) can get you. But a little luck, paired with being in the right place at the right time, doesn't hurt. "Retro and denim and cowboy" […]
Photos by Halima Flynt. Read about Fanaticon, Asheville’s first comic books convention here. See the full gallery here.
Local artist Eric Legge, on Lexington Ave. “I lost all my buttons so I just had to improvise.”
Asheville Streetstyle and Fret Knot Radio Hour team up for a unique photo and music contest.