Sarah Louise Henson and Sally Anne Morgan pool their considerable knowledge of traditional music while embracing minimalism and experimentation.
This season, two new events — the Better Dads Festival and Xpand Fest — are launching in downtown Asheville. A little further out in Hot Springs, ballad singers and hikers are coming together to celebrate the Bluff Mountain Festival’s 22nd year.
The band celebrates that release with two shows at The Grey Eagle on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10.
On Sunday, June 11, Bray Dickerson will launch his album at Catawba Brewing. The event is actual a double bill with Johnson City, Tenn.-based singer-songwriter Hunter Grigg, who has also just completed a new record.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a female duo’s traveling tribute to iconic songstresses before them; a parent’s efforts to end lunch debt shaming in local schools; and a team of Erwin High track athletes’ trip to compete at nationals.
Each of the four acts profiled in this edition is highly respected in its respective field. All are nationally-touring acts. And all are most certainly worth your time and heard-earned entertainment dollar.
Recorded at Crossroads Studios in Arden, ‘Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters’ features 13 new songs about life and death and everything in between. It will be released on Friday, June 9 and will be celebrated with two special shows — Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10 — at The Grey Eagle.
The summer music bash, which will also include an all-day barbecue, takes place on Sunday, June 4 at Ben’s Tune-Up.
On Saturday, June 3, Hood Huggers will celebrate a new partnership with Voices United (a youth theater program that teaches young people to write, produce and perform in their own musicals) and Asheville Creative Arts (a local children’s theater company) by producing Ancestors in the Garden, a music and art event at the Peace Garden.
The band holds an album release show at Highland Brewing Co.’s meadow on Saturday, June 3.
“Kibwe is a Swahili word for ‘blessed,’” says Devin Lancaster. He chose it because, regardless of what we go through, whether positive or negative, the opportunity for the experience is a blessing, he says.
WHAT: An outdoor party to benefit the Food for People program WHEN: Sunday, June 4, 2-6 p.m. WHERE: 21 Clearwater Creek Road, Leicester WHY: For the last decade, local artists Ron and Rachel Clearfield have opened their home to Asheville residents for the annual Golden Garden Party, an outdoor celebration with live music, handcrafted art […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Poetry Cabaret’s performance in Washington, D.C., a new craft spirits distillery called Eda Rhyne and a retrospective look at musician Ben Phan’s crowdfunding experience.
Already a stalwart in the roots music scene, Justin Townes Earle is growing as an artist and a person with his latest record, Kids in the Street.
Asheville-based Leiderman’s seemingly effortless ability to craft the aforementioned hooks is on brilliant display throughout the 15 tunes on BJ.
The Mountain Sports Fest, which will be held May 26-28, enters its 17th year with a new director, several fresh events and a three-year grant from the City of Asheville worth $5,400 per year.
The songs that he wrote as the future began to unfold are collected on Itinierant Arias, his fourth album. Stelling plays The Altamont Theatre on Saturday, May 27.
The band brings its passion for performance to The Mothlight for a free show on Monday, May 29.
Drawing from the approach of classic hip-hop producers such as Pete Rock, Diamond D and Large Professor, Worsham’s beats resonated with Bristol’s attitude toward rapping.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the inaugural product line by The Bright Angle, a recording project by the Mountain Chamber Jazz Ensemble and a community center called Songbird Sanctuary.
This time around, all four featured acts are nationally touring artists. Funk, pop, rock and rockabilly are on the musical menu.