Local singer-songwriter Paul Edelman’s February release is a pitch-perfect collection, inspired largely by travel — in both the exterior and interior sense. The 10 tracks stitch dusty Americana and gritty folk-rock with jangly guitar and the kind of songwriting that hits sharp and sticks strong as a stubborn splinter. In the very best way.
Marley Carroll’s new 12-track album is out on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Release show at The Millroom on Friday, Dec. 13. Photo by Nicole McConville.
Local folk-rockers Warm the Bell released a new album earlier this year in one of the most under-hyped campaigns of all time. The modesty is refreshing, but not at all necessary.
Red Honey holds an album release party at Wicked Weed on Thursday, Sept. 19. 9 p.m., free.
WNC roots-Americana quintet Acoustic Syndicate is back with its first album in nearly a decade, “Rooftop Garden,” set for release on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The newly-released moody/breathless/tender/atmospheric album by local musician/composer dep is his most fully-realized to date. Album cover art by Janice Peery.
The local band, led by George Terry, holds an album release party for “Open Season” on Friday, March 15 at The Emerald Lounge. Aaron Woody Wood and The David Earl Band share the bill. 9 p.m., $5.
The 20-track double-album by local chant and world music group Shantavaani is a collection of ancient and modern spiritual songs and writings from Asian, paired with contemporary folk originals.
The No One Faction is the solo project of Asheville-born/Atlanta-based engineer/musician Jaron Pearlman. LP “The Echo And Narcissus” boasts a roster of musical guest stars, including Stephanie Morgan, Amy Ray, Old North State and Jonathan Pearlman,
Singer-songwriter and mandolin player Ty Gilpin, of High Windy, releases his solo effort — with a little help from over a dozen of Asheville’s best roots musicians. (Listen for contributions from members of The Steep Canyon Rangers, Balsam Range, The Honeycutters and The Dixie Bee-liners among others.)
In advance of The Hermit Kings’ Friday night album release show (Grey Eagle, 9 p.m., $5, Alarm Clock Conspiracy and Deep Chatham open) we give a listen to the band’s new collection of songs. The record whispers and screams, tiptoes and stomps, waltzes and slam dances. That’s a good thing.
Local indie-rockers Antique Firearms release new album, “Vicious Behavior.” The band holds an album release show on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Grey Eagle.
The local band releases its first full-length album, “Orange,” at The Lab on Friday, Nov. 2.
It’s been four years since Phillips gave us his debut album, “Wicker.” At long last, he returns with “Get Outside,” 10 groove-centric tracks featuring a marching band worth of local guest musicians. Hint: This record was well worth the wait.
The local bluegrass band drops its fourth album. Fans can download the title track for free.
Local country jazz/swing/rockabilly artist Woody Pines and his band pay tribute to influences like Leadbelly and Dock Bogg on their EP, “You Gotta Roll.” Pines will play a Saturday, Sept. 1 show at the Grey Eagle.
The newest project of Ben Gibbs (Hector’s Nectar), Goddess (the band and the album) explores a breakup through disco, lounge, new wave noir and sonic experimentation.
CaroMia Tiller’s album “The Spectrum” is a mix of vintage soul and r&b influences with nods to gospel and folk, performed with Appalacian instrumentation — all as a canvas for the local singer-songwriter’s tremendous voice.
“A Season Lost,” the newest full-length by singer-songwriter (and former Asheville resident) Jeff Zentner was released earlier this week. For fans of lush, dark, shoegazey-folk, this album is a must listen.
The local multi-instrumentalist/DJ/producer just released (as a pay-what-you-will download) “R&S/Cedars.” Make your weekend better and listen to it now. (Also, check out this great snowy photo. Remember snow?)
The newest project of local songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Larson has just released a five-song EP that bucks convention at every turn. The band holds an album release party on Saturday, June 16 (with free merch!) at Warehouse 10. Click through for details.