Andrew Finn Magill’s early influences and trajectory as a violinist are represented on a two-album concept project, Roots and Branches. He holds an album release show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, July 8.
When The Honeycutters booked their upcoming Isis dates, they scheduled a seated show (at press time, that performance, on Friday, is sold out) and a standing one.
The quartet played Merlefest and then took the month of May to tour around North Carolina. The musicians make a stop at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, hosting a bluegrass session, on Tuesday, May 24.
Max Hatt and Edda Glass decided to enter the annual NewSong Contest. They won the grand prize, which included a recording session at Echo Mountain Studios.
An encapsulated sense of happiness — an open invitation to the party — is at the heart of a Honeydrops show. Following an enthusiastic reception at LEAF last fall, the Oakland, Calif.-based band returns to Asheville for a show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Friday, May 6.
The band’s farewell show, which will include new material and personal stories between numbers, takes place in Isis Restaurant and Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Wednesday, April 27.
The fundraiser at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall supports those goals and also provides financing for scholarships and an outreach program. “Since 2012, Asheville Music School and the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund have awarded over 400 full or partial scholarships, totaling over $30,000,” says Melissa Reardon.
Solivan will combine his bluegrass with menu selections from his upcoming cook book when he and his band Dirty Kitchen play at Isis Music Hall & Restaurant on Thursday, March 31.
Local folk act Jackson Emmer opens Ferrell’s album release party at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Thursday, March 24.
Rosalind Buda (bassoon), Alan Theisen (saxophone) and Ivan Seng (piano) will showcase their instruments in various combinations at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Sunday, March 20.
Nashville-based Annie and the Hot Club brings a distinct style of Gypsy-swing to Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. The veteran group is composed of award-winning musicians including singer Annie Sellick, voted best jazz artist five years running by Nasheville Scene, and fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith, a 2009 Thumbpickers Hall of Fame inductee.
The musician, who is currently based in New York, where he performs with his band Interoceanico, makes a stop at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Thursday, March 10. He’ll play an intimate set in the venue’s upstairs lounge. In advance, he talked to Xpress about his move to the U.S., his global influences and his newest project.
The modern jazz trio plays Isis Restaurant & Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Sunday, Feb. 28.
Asheville’s Godfather of jazz, Russ Wilson, is mounting a concert series that he calls Russ Wilson’s History of Jazz. The year-long Sunday evening series at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall kicked off with a Sunday, Jan. 3 set, and the next installment, “The Roots of Jazz,” takes place Sunday, Jan. 24.
Local blues vocalist Peggy Ratusz and pianist Aaron Price are set to compete at the 32nd annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis later this month.
Sirius.B, Megan Jean and the KFB and Plankeye Peggy will rock Gypsy souls at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Friday, Dec. 18.
The Mountain Soul Party will feature plenty of room on the dance floor. Coupled with the venue’s well-regarded acoustics, that open space should make for an uptempo evening.
Halloween only falls on a Saturday every six years, so that’s one more reason to go all out this year. When planning your costume, steer clear anything too heavy, tight or restrictive because the offerings in and around Western North Carolina promise plenty of dancing.
Verch’s trio plays a roots set at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 8:30 p.m.
Intending to record an album with a 30/70 vocal/instrumental split, local band The John Stickley Trio — with the help of producer Dave King — came out of the studio with another instrumental project. ” Let’s just say it’s probably the best decision the band has ever made,” says Stickley.
The duo opens Mountain Spirit Coffehouse’s eleventh season at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.