The pounding of bare feet and hard soled shoes resonated deeply with audiences in July 2014 at Folkmoot events when dance and music troops from far away performed the traditional dances of their home places. This year, new groups from other countries and cultures are preparing to wow North Carolina. Represented in 2015 are dancers and […]
The latest videos for Acoustic Asheville feature local singer Andrew Scotchie of Andrew Scotchie & the Asheville River Rats. He performed three songs, including two with trumpet player Alex Bradley, ahead of a Saturday, July 4 show at New Mountain. “Always with You” “Love in a Rush” *with Alex Bradley “I Call it Home”
In February 2015, Hendersonville resident and acoustic guitarist Eric Congdon suffered a severe concussion after another driver ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle. Though he had been playing guitar for more than 30 years, when he picked up his instrument after the accident, he found it was impossible for him to play.
Rising country music act Christian Lopez Band made its Asheville debut at Jack of the Wood recently. Ahead of the show, the musician played two songs from their debut record, Onward, exclusively for Acoustic Asheville. “Morning Rise” “This Romance”
The latest installment of Acoustic Asheville catches Town Mountain live in concert on a bright sunny day at Pisgah Brewing Co. Among the batch of videos is a new tune, “Tick on a Dog,” which will be featured on the band’s forthcoming record. “Tick on a Dog” “I’m on Fire” “Up the Ladder”
Local country musician Jody Medford, known for his song “Moonshine,” is in the process of making a new video. Filmed by CMT, the shoot — which promises a few surprises — will take place at Cowboy’s Lounge (439 Old Mars Hill Hwy., Weaverville) on Friday, June 19.
In advance of last week’s show at Tiger Mountain, Crushed Out performed a new song, “Cool Clear Water,” for Xpress.
Local cajun-zydeco band Bayou Diesel kicked off the 2015 Downtown After 5 concert series, opening for C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Here’s a tune from the opening set: “Co Fa – I Need Your Love”
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.
Singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb had a recent tour stop at The Orange Peel with his band, The Neighbors. Ahead of the show, he performed two songs exclusively for Mountain Xpress and Acoustic Asheville.
If there was an award for most prolific filmmaker at this year’s Music Video Asheville, Western North Carolina native Andrew Anderson would have been a shoe-in. Six of the 29 entries at this year’s show came from Andrews’ Double A Productions company.
The Brooklyn-based indie-dance band plays in Asheville on Wednesday, May 20, at 9 p.m. Vacationer and local buskers Midnight Snack also perform.
Nashville-based Americana singer Will Hoge recently stopped by The Grey Eagle in support of his latest record, Small Town Dreams.
Greensboro-based photographer Smith Woosley recently shared a timelapse video that features scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The film, he says, “is my attempt at capturing the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.”
Buskers, however innately transient, also boast a collective permanence in downtown Asheville. During his solo set, singer and guitarist Jason Brazzel paired his sturdy rasp with peppy strums, covers with originals.
New York-based eight-piece funk-pop outfit EMEFE is not exactly new to Asheville. From shows at Asheville Music Hall to kicking off last year’s RiverMusic series, the band has made the round of local stages. EMEFE returns to Pisgah Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 6, just a day after releasing a new self-titled full-length album.
Singer-songwriter Mikey Wax recently performed at The Altamont Theatre. His songs have aired on TV shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Switched at Birth,” and he’s known for playing house parties.
As downloading and digital streaming continue to consume the music industry, more and more artists and boutique producers are embracing that transition by turning to alternative means of preserving the physicality of the album, from vinyl records to cassette tapes. Now books are getting into the mix.
Famed alt-country band The Bottle Rockets stopped by Asheville for a recent tour stop at The Grey Eagle. Ahead of the show and using a locally manufactured guitar, lead singer Brian Henneman performed two songs for Acoustic Asheville.
New York-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling, who used to live in Asheville, has seen his music career take off. His new album, Labor Against Waste, will be available on June 16.
Asheville’s own The Broadcast will bring its brand of infectious rock ‘n’ roll to The Grey Eagle on Saturday, April 11. Ahead of the show, they performed three songs exclusively for Acoustic Asheville. “Dodge the Arrow” “Sirens” “Every Step”