Accompanied by Eric Congdon on guitar and Jamie Leigh Bennett of cello and flute, Griffin gave a recent performance featuring four songs from her EP “And the Lights Will Shine.”
The dreamy, softly glitchy song “Late Bloomer,” by local musician Jared Hooker — aka Tin Foil Hat — is well paired with a lush and surreal stop-motion film.
By definition, Song Dogs doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre classification. There’s a kind of good natured-yet-world-weary vibe to these songs, one that calls to mind the literate-yet-accessible work of John Hiatt.
The 2018 NewSong finalists will showcase and compete at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 15, judged by competition founder Gar Ragland, Diana Ezerins from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Elysa Marden from Arts Brookfield in New York, and a surprise local celebrity judge.
Produced by Southside Rising and supported by partners such as Asheville Creative Arts, the show opens on Saturday, Dec. 15, and will be staged throughout the city.
The Asheville singer-songwriter plays Isis Music Hall on Dec. 19.
The Thursday, Dec. 15 performance, featuring Roy Harris and Kathy Gordon, will center on holiday-themed tales.
The recent Asheville transplants play a full band show Dec. 14 at One World Brewing West.
The computerized origin of Carroll’s music is offset to a large degree by the organic feel of the songs on Flight Patterns. “I feel connected to Western North Carolina as a region and environment,” he says.
The youths of Montford Park Players’ Moppets program run the annual holiday production, Dec. 14, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at Land of the Sky UCC.
‘Sanders Family Christmas’ is the sequel to the bluegrass gospel musical ‘Smoke on the Mountain.’ It runs through Sunday, Dec. 23, on the campus of Mars Hill University.
A first-time Christmas Jam attendee’s dispatch from Warren Haynes’ latest musical celebration.
The former Everybodyfields member plays Ambrose West on Dec. 13.
This is a time when locally based artists — many of whom tour the region and beyond — come home for the holidays. And while they’re around town, they might even schedule a performance.
The intention behind the song is to celebrate families: It’s a time to come together and set our differences aside during this special time of year.
The Penrose-based Americana artist teams with Amanda Anne Platt, Andrew Scotchie, Shannon Whitworth and other WNC notables to raise awareness about pediatric illness.
McPherson brings his “Rock ’n Roll Christmas Tour” to The Grey Eagle on Dec. 8.
To commemorate the jam’s 30th anniversary, this year’s festival will be spread across two nights at the U.S. Cellular Center. “This will only be the third time we’ve done that,” says Warren Haynes.
The Indian standup comedian brings his new show to Fleetwood’s on Dec. 8.
Curious about holiday markets? Check out these pop-ups planned around Asheville.
“Asheville Through Brown Eyes,” with work by Joseph Pearson, Jenny Pickens, Valeria Watson, Noel Jefferson, James Love, Viola Spells and Cleaster Cotton, opens Friday, Dec. 7, in the Asheville Area Art Gallery’s Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Space.