In a live performance from August, local world music outfit Free Planet Radio collaborates with chamber music collective The Opal String Quartet for a performance of “You, who’ve gone on pilgrimage.”
The local singer-songwriter penned this song about one of her dad’s boyhood misadventures.
The latest edition of Acoustic Asheville features a very special performance filmed at The Grey Eagle with cellist Ben Sollee and indie orchestral rock band Mother Falcon.
Michigan-based operatic folk band Less is More performs “Seesaws and Skyscrapers” and “321.”
For the 13th installment of the IamAVL original series, Echo Sessions, Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Madrid Express performed an intimate in-studio, live-streamed show. Watch the video here.
Futurebirds brought their unique brand of psychedelic country music to The Mothlight for a recent tour stop. They were in town to promote their new record Hotel Parties and played two songs from it exclusively for Xpress and Acoustic Asheville.
Local musician Erica Russo released her new album, In Between Dreams, over the summer. And at the end of September, she put out a video for the otherworldly track, “Dreams.” Xpress checks out the album before Russo’s Nov. 11 performance at The Mothlight.
Local string band The Midnight Plowboys performed onstage as part of Shindig on the Green over Labor Day weekend. Today, the group launches its video from that appearance, featuring the songs “Sawin’ on the Strings” and “Goin’ to Italy.”
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a single mother’s sailing journey toward empowerment, a new hammock that holds 800 pounds worth of loungers and the third episode of Southern Songs and Stories, featuring Tellico.
Knoxville-based folk band William Wild recently made its Asheville debut at The Grey Eagle.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a witchy computer game plus a book-raiser to further youth literacy.
In advance of a show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Wednesday, Oct. 14, stephaniesǐd shares an Echo Session, produced by Independent Arts and Music Asheville.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a project to equip a youth cheerleading team with uniforms and other supplies; a local film collective’s contribution to a global project; plus one parent’s quest to improve Oakley Elementary School’s playground.
Recently reunited, Fruit Bats are featured in the latest and very special edition of Acoustic Asheville.
Ahead of an album release show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Saturday, Oct. 10, the Jon Stickley Trio performed a couple of songs for the latest edition of Acoustic Asheville.
Of “The Difference,” a press release notes that it’s the first time Gundersen has appeared in one of his own videos.
New York-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling released his most recent album, Labor Against Waste, earlier this year. His tour brought him to The Mothlight Sept. 3. Before that show, he performed two songs with Julia Christgau for Xpress.
The latest edition of Acoustic Asheville features New York-based singer-songwriter Bobby Long, who was at The Grey Eagle recently to promote his latest record, Ode to Thinking. Long played two songs exclusively for Xpress including the title track.
Drum and guitar duo Ahleuchatistas perform a song from their forthcoming album Arrebato.
Our series with Sherwood’s Music — showcasing local musicians through stripped-down performances for the web — is returning for a limited run this summer. This week Rachel Waterhouse and Brian Kirk of Sister Ivy perform “American Lullabye.”
Our series with Sherwood’s Music — showcasing local musicians through stripped-down performances for the web — is returning for a limited run this summer. This week Valerie Meiss performs “Dumpsters & Divebars.”