“I became somewhat disillusioned with the music biz,” says singer-songwriter Stephen Evans. “So music took a back seat to my relationship, school at UNCA and working as a bartender.” But in June 2015, after several years away from the industry, Evans released his debut album, “Something to Bleed.” On Tuesday, April 26, he will be […]
The local singer-songwriter penned this song about one of her dad’s boyhood misadventures.
Singer-songwriter (and recent Asheville transplant) Chris Jamison performs a free show at Pisgah Brewing Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.
Local musician Stephen Evans and his band, The True Grits, perform a free show at French Broad Brewery Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m.
Sollee’s Friday, Oct. 16 show with Mother Falcon at The Grey eagle promises to be a study of refined and unbridled sonic expression. “There will be impromptu moments,” he says, along with an effort to maximize the various talents among the musicians. “It’s going to be the type of show that people don’t see very often.”
Swedish singer-songwriter Sofia Talvik and her husband, Jonas Westin — a videographer who quit his day job in TV for the trip — traveled through 37 states in an RV. Footage of the journey, filmed and edited by Westin, is featured in Talvik’s music videos. The musician performs at Jack of the Wood Friday, Sept. 25.
Singer-songwriter and harpist Mikaela Davis performs at The Altamont Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Singer-songwriter Eilen Jewell grew up in Boise but lived in Santa Fe, L.A. and Boston, and toured the Canada, Europe and Australia before settling back in Idaho. Her new album, Sundown Over Ghost Town, was largely inspired by that return. Jewell and her band play The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Nashville-by-way-of-Atlanta-by-way-of-London singer-songwriter Callaghan returns to The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Sept. 11.
Rouse’s newest album, The Embers of Time (the tour for which brings him to New Mountain on Friday, June 19) contains plenty of contenders to add to his hits list. Lead track “Some days I’m Golden All Night” captures both tropical breeze and pragmatic angst. The Neil Young-flavored “New Young” aches with harmonica and thoughts of trading ambition for a slower pace of life.
Vocalist Nastasia Griffin grew up in Asheville but is currently based in Los Angeles pursuing her music career.
Singer-songwriter Nikki Talley left Asheville (sort of) to tour full-time with her husband and bandmate, Jason Sharp. The pair will roll their home-on-wheels back to Asheville for the release of a new album and a show at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Thursday, March 12.
Jill Andrews return to The Grey Eagle on Friday, opening for Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek (currently on his solo tour), was — not surprisingly — pretty comfortable.
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
“I love performing, but it scared the sh*t out of me forever,” says singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov. “Even now, when I’ve probably played more than a thousand shows … every single time. And that feels really good.” Isakov thinks about that when he’s home (when he isn’t touring, the musician runs a small farm in […]
Canadian alt-country singer-songwriter Fred Eaglesmith recently performed at The Grey Eagle. In advance of that show, he played two acoustic songs for Xpress. The first, “Twin City Minnie,” is a new, as-yet-unreleased track. Videos by Jesse Hamm. “Twin City Minnie” “Thirty Years of Farming”
No need to worry about a low-energy performance from singer-songwriter Kate Voegele. The Ohio-born musician and actress (she starred on “One Tree Hill” for four seasons) is currently on a tour sponsored by LUNA bar. So, nine grams of protein: check. Gluten free: check. Amped up, pop-savvy songs: check. Voegele is on the road in […]
In case you missed the past 11 weeks, the Brown Bag Songwriting Competition — now in its eighth year — is no mere open mic. Parts show-and-tell and sonic smackdown, the weekly contest turned over the stage to up to a dozen local songwriters who played for about 10 minutes each. Based on those performances […]
Singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen grew up in a conservative (e.g. no rock music) home in Washington. Still, he self-recorded his first album at 13 and went on to release six more records both as a solo act (with his sister Abby, who plays viola, violin and cello) and with their band, The Courage (which includes brother […]
Each week the Brown Bag Songwriting Competition sets the stage for local songwriters to showcase their craft. The winner of each week’s contest walks away with a cash prize and the chance to come back on Sunday, Nov. 23 to compete in the finals. Want to be a part of the 11-week event? There are […]
Sharon Van Etten first appeared on the national music scene in 2009, with her debut album Because I Was In Love. Her debut was in a fairly conventional singer-songwriter fashion. Armed with nothing much more than an acoustic guitar, a collection of songs about a bad breakup (they were almost too difficult to listen to) […]