Early this year, following a 15-year hiatus, Raleigh-based roots rockers 6 String Drag got back together. The band originally formed in 1993 and was signed by Steve Earle’s E-Squared Records. The band toured with the likes of The Jayhawks, Whiskeytown, Buddy and Julie Miller and Son Volt before the musicians turned their focus to careers […]
Last Friday, singer-songwriter-pianist (and recent transplant to Detroit) Vienna Teng performed a sold-out show at The Altamont Theatre. Xpress spoke to her, in advance of the concert, about her final tour before she takes a day job.
Reed Turchi just moved back to Asheville. His band, Turchi, plays a homecoming and album launch show at The Lab on Saturday, July 6. In advance, Reed talked to Xpress about kudzu, the slide guitar, and local inspiration. Click through for the video by Jesse Hamm.
Shonna Tucker, formerly of Drive-By Truckers, headlined last week’s Downtown After 5 with her new band, Eye Candy. Click through for the video where she performs “The Pie Song” from the band’s forthcoming album.
A better-late-than-never video shot at the superfer-singer-songwriter’s Orange Peel stop last November.
Relive last weekend at Pisgah Brewing where Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys (the backing band for guitarist/vocalist Del McCoury) took the stage, along with sets by Hot Tuna Acoustic and Jill Sobule, and Asheville’s own bluegrass act Sanctum Sully performing late-night on the indoor stage. Click through for videos.
Local rockers Pawtooth performed an exclusive song and spoke to Xpress in advance of two upcoming shows — Tuesday, Feb. 26 at One Stop (as part of the Two for Tuesdays series) and Saturday, March 16 at the Lab, with Polly Panic.
In advance of Americana outfit Old 97’s Orange Peel show last week, frontman Rhett Miller talked with us about the group’s 20th anniversary, his solo work, and how his songwriting career has prepared him to become a fiction writer.
Jesse Hamm caught the band at its Emerald Lounge show on Sept. 22.
The Philadelphia-based indie-rockers perform “Hang On” in this video by Jesse Hamm.
Now You See Them played a terrific CD-release show a couple weeks back, with Uncle Mountain supporting. Jesse Hamm captured some of the spirit.
The roots outfit opened for Moses Atwood last week at the Lexington Avenue Brewery’s back room. Jesse Hamm caught the show.
Celebrating the release of One Bright Boat, the soulful Moses Atwood performed “At Last.”
Cedric Burnside, filling in at the last minute for the Lee Boys, played to the revelers at Downtown After 5. Lubriphonic was first up. At the end of the evening, they all played together. Jesse Hamm caught it all.
There’s something funny about a New York band coming to Asheville to play songs about mountains and trees and crystal skies. But that’s exactly what happened when Brooklyn-based lo-fi folk rock outfit Woods played here on Aug. 9. With video by Jesse Hamm.
For your holiday listening, an easy, breezy tune from the band’s recent Orange Peel show. Video by Jesse Hamm.
Charlotte’s New Familiars and Charleston’s Blue Dogs played the double bill on Friday, June 16. Jesse Hamm caught the show.
Power-pop crooner Brett Dennen played the Orange Peel on Sunday, May 15. Jesse Hamm caught the show.
Jesse Hamm caught up with the alt-rock band at the Orange Peel.
Jesse Hamm has some highlights of last Saturday’s LAMAfest at the Grey Eagle, featuring Now You See Them, Uncle Mountain, Modo, Underhill Rose and many more.
Jesse Hamm caught the Asheville-based bluegrass mavericks at their CD-release show last week.