Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Warm the Bell perform “Essential.”
Warm the Bell was formed by Sean Robbins and Vickie Burick, who appear on guitar in this video. The pair had previously played together in a shoegaze-inspired indie-rock band called Nevada. Warm the Bell started out as a three-piece with Sam Brinkley, of Drunken Prayer and Rafe Hollister, on bass. Brinkley now plays drums in Warm the Bell’s current line-up which includes Tim Comstock on bass and Bill Kopp on keyboards.
Warm the Bell describes their music as “combining the influences of folk, Americana, indie and psychedelic acid rock with hypnotic cadences, layered and ethereal vocals.” They released their first album You are the Sun in 2013 and hope to start recording their second album, on which “Essential” will appear.
You can catch Warm the Bell at The Grey Eagle with Red Honey and Desperate Pilot tomorrow, May 16, starting at 9 p.m. Connect with them on Facebook for more upcoming shows, or visit warmthebell.com to hear more. Also be sure to read more about Warm the Bell in Alli Marshall and Jordan Lawrence’s story Folk remedies online and in print this week.
This video web series is produced by Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music. Check back each week for a new video featuring Asheville and WNC musicians.
Warm the Bell performing “Essential” at Sherwood’s Music. (Carrie Eidson/Mountain Xpress)