If you like country music, and especially if your taste spans contemporary and classic country (though seek your Little Big Town hits elsewhere), Junto is probably the band for you. The local five piece — Win Webster, Jay Franck, Chris Porter, Steve Harnois and Doug Blaney — is made up of members of Sanctum Sully, […]
Canadian alt-country singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith recently performed at The Grey Eagle. In advance of that show, he played two acoustic songs for Xpress. The first, “Twin City Minnie,” is a new, as-yet-unreleased track. Videos by Jesse Hamm. “Twin City Minnie” “Thirty Years of Farming”
It seems like the dust has barely settled since brothers Dillon and Jantzen Wray disbanded their last project, Old North State, and regrouped as Carolina Wray. But in the time it’s taken for many of us to adjust to the name change, Asheville-based Carolina Wray has already released an album (Long Road Home), two EPs […]
Ohio-born alt-country singer Lydia Loveless writes about boozing, more boozing, and being stalked by Steve Earle. And, at just 21, she’s already making a name for herself among those who revere true country music. She plays Jack of the Wood on Tuesday. Photo by Ely Bros.
The weather’s getting nippy, but it’s still a great time to get out and check out some events that won’t break the (piggy) bank. From winter gardening and holiday shopping to local authors and uplifting musical performances, this weekend’s got everything you need to lure you out of the house on the cheap. And as always, leave us a comment if you’ve got any more low-cost events you’d like to share.
Bands must love Jack of the Wood: The downtown bar comes with a built-in crowd that often fills the venue to capacity on Friday and Saturday nights. But guaranteed crowd doesn't mean guaranteed supporters, so at a recent Honeycutters show, the relatively new country act made quick work of turning a room full of strangers […]