Baker re-emerged recently with his fifth studio album, Morning Light.
Perhaps the Asheville bluegrass duo hasn’t explicitly set out to make a politically themed album with their third album, I Am Your Neighbor. But, while it’s certainly true that this new collection of original and traditional music can be richly enjoyed simply on a musical level, there’s more going on here than fine musicianship and vocal work.
On a bill that includes Angelique Kidjo, The Wood Brothers, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles and more than 30 other acts, La Santa Cecilia is in keeping with the festival’s stated mission of being an “intergenerational celebration of world culture.”
The Asheville-based brass/funk/rock band plays an album release show Oct. 11 at Isis.
Asheville-based artist Coco Villa launches her new brand on Oct. 10 at Revolve Studios.
The pair recently made their Asheville debut at The Grey Eagle and gave an exclusive, two-song performance before their concert.
The Asheville-based instrumental rock trio plays The Odditorium with Night Beers and Toke on Oct. 9.
The Johnson City, Tenn.-based artist discusses her lyrical and sonic inspirations and working with Rhiannon Giddens in the Our Native Daughters supergroup.
The rock legend plays Asheville Music Hall on Oct. 7.
The 52nd celebration of authentic mountain music and dance returns to Mars Hill University on Oct. 5.
Accordion isn’t an instrument one would expect to find on a hip-hop mixtape. And in all likelihood, it’s a sampled version of the squeezebox. But whatever its source, that musical texture adds a left-field quality to what’s essentially a rapid-fire AutoTuned rap piece with more conventional singing on the chorus.
The Ugandan musicians take to the Isis stage on Oct. 2.
“I find that, in Western North Carolina, the vast majority of people and institutions at least aspire to be welcoming,” says Blue Ridge Pride Executive Director Tina White.
Music fans in the region took to Marcus King from the very beginning. “Honestly, it was the first market to to embrace us before we were an act that went national or international,” he says. “This was before our own actual hometown embraced us.”
Western Carolina University’s annual celebration of Southern Appalachian returns to campus on Sept. 28.
Anderson has one full-length record out now and recently released her third EP. Titled Won’t Stay Down, it features five original songs with a full band in support.
“Some people say, ‘I really don’t know about polka,’ but we make it for everyone,” clarinet player Adam Bennett says. “This year, we threw in ‘Africa,’ by Toto.”
The Australian pop-punk quartet play Static Age Records on Sept. 25.
“We’re looking back at that time of black excellence and giving it a new light for today with our music and our brand,” says multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge.
The Brooklyn-based folk-noir duo plays Asheville Julyan Davis’ Mill at Riverside studio on Sept. 24.
The Asheville-based progressive bluegrass group headlines The Grey Eagle on Sept. 21.