Emmer will be performing a set at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Hiroya — who will be will be performing at Isis Restuarant & Music Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 2 — began his musical journey on this most Appalachian of instruments, though growing up in rural Japan didn’t make it easy for him to learn
The satisfyingly weird, wry happiness left lingering in the faces of those standing around as the lights went up speak to the power of Aesop Rock’s verses and message.
“A lot of these younger bands, you know, they tend to sound alike,” says Del McCoury. “But those boys, they have their own sound.”
The event, now in its second year, showcases Asheville’s soul musicians. The production takes place at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, Jan. 13.
Blending roots, Americana and country sounds, the singer-songwriter has been playing gigs the world over and has developed a large following in the UK..
R&B artist Ty Young, aka The Gift, recently dropped a video for his song “Doin the Most.” Featuring KJ Carter, is was shot on Wall Street in downtown Asheville.
The soul-searching and beat-savvy four-song collection came out of four- or five-day writing and recording session. Spaceman Jones and Chachillie perform a show at The Odditorium on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Turchi headed back to his roots, recording Tallahatchie, a solo record in the truest sense of the word. “The only sort of natural and right thing to do musically — personally, too — was to get back to the most basic, square-one kind of music,” he says.
The soulful Americana songstress plays with Old Man Luedecke at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Jan. 7.
The band holds an album release party at The Mothlight on Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 p.m.
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe rolled through Asheville recently as part of the “Running with the Diesel” tour.
For those of us who want to kick this year to the curb and see in — albeit with some trepidation — 2017, here’s where to sip some bubbly, wear a wacky hat, dance like no one’s watching and party like it’s 1999 (there’s no shame if you secretly wish it was).
The band recently released two videos that showcase energy and funk, and a creative mashing of styles into something that feels fresh.
Mook, Siren Xo, Rad & James, Mic Savvy, Blaze III, Marley P and DJ Bionik from New York City will perform at the showcase at UpCountry Brewing on Friday, Dec. 30.
For several years now, Celtic fiddler Jamie Laval has crafted a special December program for audiences. He presents “Celtic Christmas,” a family-friendly performance that showcases not only Christmas traditions, but observances of older pagan rituals centered around winter solstice.
The Friday, Dec. 30, performance at the Burnsville Town Center is a homecoming show for Ross, who grew up in the Western North Carolina locale.
Futurebirds will perform at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Dec. 30
The Nth Power takes the stage at The Asheville Music Hall, along with Dynamo, on Thursday, Dec. 29.
From the standpoint of live music, this year has been another remarkable one for Western North Carolina. In addition to some superb homegrown/local talent, Asheville remains a popular destination for some of the very best touring musical acts.
The performance will include other regional artists like The American Gonzos and Rookie of the Year. It takes place at Black Bear Coffee Co. in Hendersonville on Friday, Dec. 23.