The duo is included on the Songsmith Gathering bill in Brevard on May 18. That lineup is headed by David Crosby.
While ‘Baggage’ has relatively little connection to classic hard bop jazz of the previous century, its cover design shows that Sk has a sense of history and an interest in finding his own place within it.
Though he’s settled in Atlanta, Kelly looks back fondly upon his time in the Asheville music community. He started playing with The Goodies when he was 19. He says that Goodies front man Holiday Childress was a major influence on his own songwriting.
The inaugural competition and fundraiser for Xpand takes place Feb. 24 at the Hi-Wire Big Top.
In honor of its 25th anniversary, the Soul Coughing frontman performs the band’s debut album on Feb. 23 at The Grey Eagle.
Along with theatrical productions, the event space offers murder mystery dinners, programming for children, a Malaprop’s book store pop-up, the Artful Cup Coffee Bar and more.
The Asheville rocker shares the Feb. 23 Odditorium bill with Minorcan and Nikki and the Phantom Callers.
The Gin Game resounds with witty humor by poking fun at the matters of aging. It then cleverly challenges our comfort-zone with deep drama, scolding us for making light of such a serious subject.
The event includes music by DJ Malinalli and light hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. followed the unveiling of the work “Rising of the Ancestors” by Harry Rivera, an artist talk by Ponkho Bermejo, a documentary film screening and a panel discussion featuring Rivera, Bermejo and Carmen Ramos-Kennedy.
Fresh Cut Orchestra and Melanie Charles perform Max Roach’s “Freedom Now Suite” at BMCM+AC, Feb. 22-23.
Two groups that lean in a dreamy, shoegaze direction (one local, one on tour) plus a jazz singer who has recently made Western N.C. her home and a prodigious guitar talent who’s finding fame on stage and screen.
Bygone Blues is the duo of singer Peggy Ratusz and pianist Aaron Price. On occasion, they are joined by Jonathan Pearlman on guitar and Grant Cuthbertson on upright bass.
“I don’t want to become Odysseus stuck on an island and say, ‘That was my music — the music of my high school years.’ There’s so much great music in every era. Why not be open to it? As a musician, I think you continually have to grow.”
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, author Crystal Hana Kim will read from and discuss her debut novel If You Leave Me as part of UNC Asheville’s Visiting Writers Series.
Mark your calendars for the band’s Saturday, April 27, album release show at Isis Music Hall.
As an artist, Declan O’Rourke is stirred by the way humans move through tragedy, meeting fear with hope, meeting trauma with resilience. His 2017 album, which he’ll perform in full at Isis Music Hall, seeks to examine the impact the Iris Potato Famine had on families from that country.
The Asheville singer-songwriter plays a record release show Feb. 17 at The Grey Eagle.
Live onstage, Mindshapefist’s sound is a whirlwind of guitars, bass and drums. But the band’s focus on vocals remains a part of the experience. “We’re proud of what we do on the CDs, and we think they’re a good representation,” drummer Fred Hensley says. “But we’re definitely a live band.”
The Americana duo plays a benefit show for Asheville Music School on Feb. 17 at Streamside.
The Asheville burlesque troupe presents an anti-Valentine’s Day show on Feb. 14 at The Grey Eagle.
Footloose touches most intriguingly on an era when being free and expressing oneself with music and dance was bitterly frowned upon by certain belief systems.