Local cajun-zydeco band Bayou Diesel kicked off the 2015 Downtown After 5 concert series, opening for C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Here’s a tune from the opening set: “Co Fa – I Need Your Love”
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is an indie-psyche-rock outfit fronted by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. The GOASTT was also the opening act for Beck at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium last summer.
Singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb had a recent tour stop at The Orange Peel with his band, The Neighbors. Ahead of the show, he performed two songs exclusively for Mountain Xpress and Acoustic Asheville.
If there was an award for most prolific filmmaker at this year’s Music Video Asheville, Western North Carolina native Andrew Anderson would have been a shoe-in. Six of the 29 entries at this year’s show came from Andrews’ Double A Productions company.
“On Wednesday, April 29, Diana Wortham Theatre will roll out the red carpet — literally — for local musicians and videographers. Those artists will pull up in stylish cars on loan from Harmony Motors and step out, dressed to the nines, to a swarm of waiting photographers (“paparazzi”) whose pictures soon end up as Facebook profile shots for many participants.”
Asheville’s own The Broadcast will bring its brand of infectious rock ‘n’ roll to The Grey Eagle on Saturday, April 11. Ahead of the show, they performed three songs exclusively for Acoustic Asheville. “Dodge the Arrow” “Sirens” “Every Step”
Singer-songwriter Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek recently performed a solo set at The Grey Eagle. Ahead of the show, he performed two songs exclusively for Mountain Xpress and Acoustic Asheville. “Since the Day I was Born” “21st of May”
Singer-Songwriter Caroline Rose recently opened up for Shovels & Rope at The Orange Peel. Xpress was able to capture two songs — including a brand new song called “Goodbye May” — exclusively for Acoustic Asheville before the show. Here, Rose is accompanied by Brett Lanier on lap steel. Goodbye May American Religious
Toad the Wet Sprocket lead singer Glen Phillips recently performed at New Mountain. In advance of the show, he performed two songs for Xpress. He also accompanied his opening act, Natalia Zukerman, on a third song. “All I Want” “The Song is Still Here” “Come Thief”
Video: Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Styles discuss Pearl and the Beard’s new ablum, side projects, and how their approach to touring has evolved.
Local duo-turned-trio The Moon and You is multi-instrumentalists Ryan Furstenberg, Melissa Hyman and Dulci Ellenberger. Each musician is also a singer-songwriter so, when they recorded this Acoustic Asheville session, they performed not one but three songs. Filmed by Jesse Hamm at the Asheville Area Arts Council in the Grove Arcade. “Currituck County Moon,” written by Ryan […]
C.Shreve, Mike L!VE and DJ Jet (of Asheville/Boone-based Free The Optimus) and Jrusalam are all featured in the new video for “Crews’ Corpses.” It was directed by Double A, music by Whokairs?, filmed by Double A and ME Videography. The week, Angel Olsen released the video for “Windows” from the deluxe edition of Burn Your […]
Black Mountain-based singer-songwriter Wes Tirey is prolific: In the past year he’s released a collection of home recordings, a split album with Andrew Weathers and, most recently, the seven-track record O, Annihilator. From that record he performed “Memories Bygone” for Acoustic Asheville. Video by Jesse Hamm, shot at Carrier Park.
The three guys in Nashville-based Judah & the Lion (Judah Akers, Brian MacDonald and Nate Zuercher) look like a pop band (albeit a scruffy-ish one) and play with roots chops. They call their sound “folk-hop,” infusing soulful lyrics with harmonies, acoustic instrumentation and plenty of hooks. The band recently performed at New Mountain and played […]
Boone-based psyche-rockers The Nude Party just released their first video, “Wild Coyote.” The song is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, Forbidden Fruits. Interested in helping The Nude Party print that record? Donate here. Note: The video contains some images that may be objectionable to some viewers and, as the band’s name suggests, […]
Battlefield is Los Angeles-based Americana band made up of singer-songwriters Matt Ducey, Jenny Weaver and James Addison. According to a press release, “Their tight vocal harmonies, contemplative lyrics and stirring melodies reflect the famous folk and gospel artists of America’s past.” The trio recently passed through Asheville: “We played at Jack of the Wood this […]
Somewhere between The Beatles and The Beach Boys, between doo-wop and early surf rock you’ll find local indie-folk duo The Sun Cans. The band is brothers Ethan and Micaiah Liner, Asheville natives who’ve been writing songs together for six years. “Since we were young, we’ve listened to The Beatles, The Monkees, The Grass Roots and […]
“By the time every 30-something punk dude and their mom had picked up an acoustic guitar and started singing ‘This Land is Your Land,’ Brian had found his way back up to the East Coast, this time to Asbury Park, N.J.,” says the bio of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and former Ashevillean Brian McGee. The Philadelphia native moved […]
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Paper Tiger, Jaime Lauren Webb, Total war and Free Radio.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Agent 23 Skidoo, Hunter Bennett and Alpha Lee.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Red Honey, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Letters to Abigail.