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.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Pam Jones, Steep Canyon Rangers and Futur Primitif.
In true Feral Chihuahuas style, the local sketch-comedy troupe (in collaboration with exploreasheville.com) manages to both roast and pay tribute to Asheville’s “Beer City” accolade in this not-to-be-missed music video.
Donavon Frankenreiter talks to Xpress about being on the road, translating a two-person record to a full-band live show and discovering new opening acts. Click through for the video interview and two exclusive acoustic performances.
Local filmmaker Melika Bass was recently commissioned by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros to create a video for the group’s new album, “Valtari.” Bass’ film for the song “Varðeldur” was released online yesterday.
Videographer Jesse Hamm captures the action of Bele Chere — from air dogs to line dancing — as set to stephaniesid’s cover of The Magnetic Fields’ “Strange Eyes.” Click through for the video.
Cole Murphy, a.k.a. Fine Peduncle from Knoxville, Tenn., performs as part of Moogfest in Asheville, N.C.