Asheville in Paste

Xpress just picked up this month’s issue of Paste Magazine and what to our wondering eyes (and ears) should appear but no less than three Asheville-related music acts.

Included in this month’s CD sampler (available with the print-edition of the magazine) are indie-rockers Stephanie’s Id (track #6, “Unmistakeably Love” from album Grus americanus) and bluegrass outfit Steep Canyon Rangers (track #19, “Desperate and Blue” from album Lovin’ Pretty Women. These hometown hits hold their own among offerings from Ani DiFranco, John Scofield and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and more.

Also worth noting, Band of Horses (really from Charleston, but they temporarily get local status since Asheville’s own Bill Reynolds and Tyler Ramsey are on tour with the rock group) garnered a cover mention.

Check out these local-turned national acts: Stephanie’s Id plays a Halloween show at the Wedge Gallery on Wednesday, Oct. 31, and again at the Grey Eagle on Saturday, Nov. 10; Steep Canyon Rangers are at the Orange Peel on Friday, Nov. 2.

—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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2 thoughts on “Asheville in Paste

  1. Paul

    They also mention Malcolm Holcombe in the “Ears We Trust” section.

  2. Stephanie Morgan

    Alli…. thanks for the mention! We’re very happy to be associated with Paste, the fellow Ashevillains you mentioned, and Mountain X.

    Hope to see everybody Nov. 10 at the Grey Eagle! We have a beautiful show in store…

    :) Stephanie

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