A recent winner of the people’s choice award at the Brown Bag Songwriting Competition, Kozak is better known for leading Thomas Kozak and the Poets.
Desmelik has parlayed his years as a songwriter into sussing language from the non-verbal compositions.
“One of the reasons I felt comfortable living [in Asheville was because] there are some amazing musicians here who I’ve become friends with,” says Mike Savino. “I’ve felt very welcomed in this community [and] I’ve been very inspired by a lot of musicians here.”
Asheville’s newest Valentine’s Day soirée doesn’t quite embody traditional romance.
‘Basic Glitches’ is packed full of insistent electroclash anthems like “Skip,” tunes seemingly designed as much for singalongs as to drive listeners onto the dance floor.
The “California roots orchestra” plays The Grey Eagle on Feb. 9.
“Really digging into the collaborative process, I learned how a song touched by different hands becomes this really cool thing,” AJ Haynes says. “It doesn’t detract from its uniqueness.”
Devils in Dust, Rebecca and the Reckoning and Tim McWilliams pay tribute to country music legends, Feb. 9 at Isis.
The musicians stopped by Carrier Park on a warm winter day to perform two songs exclusively for Xpress and Acoustic Asheville. Both songs will be on their upcoming record.
The longtime friends play individual sets on Feb. 5 at Daidala Ciders/Andy Herod Gallery.
The Hillsborough-based singer/songwriter plays the Isis lounge on Jan. 31.
Acclaimed local guitarist Ram Mandelkorn discusses his evolution as a singer/songwriter.
The band was in Black Mountain recently for a tour stop at Pisgah Brewing, with a new record in tow.
Vvitchgang Coven has a local show scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, at The Odditorium. The all-hip-hop bill also features sets by Flatline Squad, Allii Wayy, Sinker, DirtyBoys, Lil Connie, and Young Fly Mafia.
The Americana/bluegrass group swings by The Orange Peel on Jan. 26.
The acclaimed steel pannist plays Asheville Music Hall on Jan. 25 — his first local show since moving to New York City.
Local singer-songwriter Matt Townsend just returned from hiatus with a new band and new songs.
More than 40 local and national acts are scheduled for this year’s Asheville Fringe. The four-day ticketed portion of the festival runs Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 23-26, with additional parties and free events taking place now through Sunday, Jan. 26.
Registration for the all-levels concert and fundraiser ends Jan. 20.
The energetic NYC-based Brasshouse trio play The Grey Eagle on Jan. 18.
The local rocker celebrates the big 2-7 with talented musical friends, Jan. 18 at Asheville Music Hall.