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Acoustic Asheville: The Moon and You

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 […]


The Nude Party’s “Wild Coyote”

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, […]

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Acoustic Asheville: Battlefield

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 […]

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Acoustic Asheville: Brian McGee

“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 […]

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My Side of the Mountain, Vol. XI: Brian McGee

It’s time to say goodbye to Brian McGee. After 11 years, the singer is parting with his adopted home to pursue other avenues, but not before he plays one last show. We caught up with McGee at his house, piled high with moving boxes, for an acoustic rendition of Plow United’s “The World According to Me” in advance of his performance Saturday at The Grey Eagle.