If “organic Appalachiacana” isn’t an actual genre, it should be. That’s how local quartet Tellico (Anya Hinkle, Stig Stiglets, Aaron Balance and Jed Willis) describe its roots-influenced sound. The group formed earlier this year (its members come from Dehlia Low, Town Mountain and Wooden Toothe), and has already been gaining fans and momentum. In November, Tellico […]
Ethnobotanist and educator Marc Williams recently joined Xpress in the test kitchen at Selina Naturally to show us how to create “bliss bites” — a healthy treat for the holiday season
The Appalachians may never rival the Rockies, but outdoor enthusiasts say WNC offers more opportunities for winter adventures than many residents realize. This year local ski areas are celebrating a long list of improvements and forecasters are predicting a cold, snowy winter.
Asheville’s Resonant Rogues have been hard at work raising funds to record an album at Echo Mountain Studios. The band’s Kickstarter campaign runs through Sunday, Dec. 21. At press time the band was halfway to its goal of $7,500. “Their meaningful lyrics and infectious melodies will catch your ear and move your feet,” says the […]
Local duo-turned-trio The Moon and You is multi-instrumentalists Ryan Furstenberg, Melissa Hyman and Dulci Ellenberger. Each musician is also a singer-songwriter so, when they recorded this Acoustic Asheville session, they performed not one but three songs. Filmed by Jesse Hamm at the Asheville Area Arts Council in the Grove Arcade. “Currituck County Moon,” written by Ryan […]
Last week, Woodfin native and world famous rocker Warren Haynes performed the National Anthem prior to the New York Knicks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game at Madison Square Garden. Haynes will be back in Asheville for the Dec. 13 Christmas Jam, his popular annual fundraiser for the local Habitat for Humanity organization. This year’s event will […]
Asheville tourism officials are counting on the cuteness of cats to help promote the town as a holiday tourism destination this year.
The “More Than Just Parks” project aims to capture the beauty of all 50 National Parks in order to raise awareness for there value. This video marks “the culmination of two weeks exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” according to the project’s website. Brothers Will Pattiz and Jim Pattiz, founders of Sea Raven Media, produced […]
If you turned on your TV for some holiday festivities yesterday, you may have seen a familiar sight — all the way from New York City! Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band led the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in front of an estimated 3.5 million spectators and another 50 million at-home viewers.
Photographer Brian Green launchs Kickstart campaign with footage of Asheville.
C.Shreve, Mike L!VE and DJ Jet (of Asheville/Boone-based Free The Optimus) and Jrusalam are all featured in the new video for “Crews’ Corpses.” It was directed by Double A, music by Whokairs?, filmed by Double A and ME Videography. The week, Angel Olsen released the video for “Windows” from the deluxe edition of Burn Your […]
Check out the latest videos from CrazyHorse and Colston, To All My Dear Friends and Monkey in Podship.
Tiny Ruins, a minimalist ensemble from New Zealand, recently performed at The Grey Eagle. Originally the solo project of singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, Tiny Ruins has toured with the likes of Fleet Foxes and Beach House. The group is now a trio with Cass Basil on bass and Alex Freer on percussion. In advance of the […]
In the wake of last week’s election loss, local N.C. House Rep. Tim Moffitt told the News & Observer in a video interview that he will do some “soul searching” before deciding if he will run for office again.
Black Mountain-based singer-songwriter Wes Tirey is prolific: In the past year he’s released a collection of home recordings, a split album with Andrew Weathers and, most recently, the seven-track record O, Annihilator. From that record he performed “Memories Bygone” for Acoustic Asheville. Video by Jesse Hamm, shot at Carrier Park.
Early this year, following a 15-year hiatus, Raleigh-based roots rockers 6 String Drag got back together. The band originally formed in 1993 and was signed by Steve Earle’s E-Squared Records. The band toured with the likes of The Jayhawks, Whiskeytown, Buddy and Julie Miller and Son Volt before the musicians turned their focus to careers […]
New Belgium Brewing has released a series of entertaining short videos that spoof political attack ads to promote its beers. The Fort Collins, Colo.-based company is in the process of building a major new brewery in Asheville. Watch the series of videos below, embedded via the New Belgium YouTube channel.
Asheville resident Peter Pfister makes his own hard apple cider from fruit he scavenges from trees in Buncombe County. Click through for the story, a hyperlapse video of an apple-pressing and two hard cider recipes from Black Mountain Ciderworks.
Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry and Democratic challenger Tate MacQueen sharply disagreed on a range of issues during an Oct. 27 debate at UNC Asheville. The two candidates are vying for a seat in the U.S. Congress representing District 10, which was redrawn in 2011 to include most of Asheville. The area stretches southeast to the […]
UNC Asheville and the YMI Cultural Center hosted the inaugural African-Americans in Western North Carolina conference on Thursday-Friday, Oct.23-24. The event, designed to discuss an overlooked historical narrative, included speeches by Asheville civil rights leaders and scholars from UNCA and other regional universities.
Asheville’s booming craft beer scene continues to attract national attention. NBC’s “Today Show” featured an Oct. 18 segment spotlighting Wicked Weed and Highland Brewing companies as well as New Belgium Brewing’s investment in the area.