When Riddle died in Asheville, in 1980, he had finally achieved some degree of recognition for his unlikely contributions to the origins of country music.
Country for Syria, an Istanbul-based international music collective, blends traditional Middle Eastern sounds with American country.
The band’s residency concludes with a concert in Lipinsky Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Cohen and Justin Eisenman make up the country duo The Clydes. From the opening notes of their debut album, Rattlesnake Lodge, they establish themselves as storytellers, composers of redolent scores and skilled singers of duets.
“Country music in Asheville is becoming a thing now, and that’s awesome,” says Joe Lasher Jr. The Weaverville native got his start at 16 and now, at 19, splits his time between WNC and Nashville where he writes songs. “In Nashville, it’s country and rock in every music venue. Asheville is very unique in its music. It’s made me appreciate all music more.”
Nashville-based singer-songwriter spoke to Mountain Xpress while driving through the recent storms in Oklahoma — not idea travel conditions, but somehow fitting for his tour in support of solo album, Traveller. The journey brings him to The Orange Peel on Thursday, June 18.
Local country musician Jody Medford, known for his song “Moonshine,” is in the process of making a new video. Filmed by CMT, the shoot — which promises a few surprises — will take place at Cowboy’s Lounge (439 Old Mars Hill Hwy., Weaverville) on Friday, June 19.
When internationally touring musicians embark on a string of U.S. shows, New York is usually their starting point. Not so for Australian alt-country artist Lachlan Bryan. His tour begins and ends in Texas — and not just because Dallas is a hub for flights from Down Under. “As musicians, we’ve been influenced by a lot […]
“America’s two-man outlaw country band” is the tagline for North of Nashville, the collaborating between Jay Basiner (acoustic guitar, lead vocals, harmonica, percussion) and Andrew Martelle (fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals). As the duo’s name suggests, they’re located north of Music City. Far north. In Maine. But Basiner and Martelle have a pitch-perfect country sound, from […]
Longtime Nashville resident (by way of Athens, Ga.) D. Striker mixes a serious love of country music with a knack for satire. He publishes RR, a zine that “tackles Nashville’s past and present while throwing up a salute to revelry and crazy people,” every Friday the 13th. And his new album, Come Over Here, deals […]
Friday promises to be country-strong: First, Texas songwriter Hayes Carll headlines Downtown After Five. And later, Nashville-based musician D. Striker plays a set at Jack of the Wood. Of the tracks on his new album, Come Over Here, Striker says, “‘Three Dudes In An Office’ questions the sincerity of chest-thumping country boys singing redneck odes […]