Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse concerts were limited to about 10 per year while housed at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville. The series’ new home at Isis, however, allows for more frequent acoustic-oriented shows.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week’s coverage features Chuck Brodsky’s eleventh studio album, an owl enthusiast’s quest to depict a catalogue of his favorite feathered creatures, plus Anam Cara’s move to pay its directors for their hard work.
Americana singer-songwriter Chuck Brodsky swapped formal education for a musical pursuit all his own. Now, 11 albums later, the pianist-turned-guitarist has mastered the art of adorning his lyrical tales with eccentricity and wit.
Click through for photos (by John Zara) of Bright Lights Social Hour, Dan Deacon and Wanda Jackson, and videos (by Jesse Hamm) of CrazyHorse & Colston and Chuck Brodsky.