Electro-soul group RBTS WIN commemorates the release of its fourth album, Sensitivity Kit, with a performance at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Aug. 25. Hip-hop artist Foul Mouth Jerk drops his latest effort, Scofflaw, with a Saturday, Aug. 26, show at Isis Music Hall.
This time around, it’s an all-locals edition (well, three actual local artists and one honorary local).
Event organizer Zuzu Welsh says that this year’s festival will feature seven local acts in addition to Magness (Saturday’s headliner) and Champion (Sunday’s festival closer).
The open-ended collective has featured at least 50 different artists from Asheville and around the globe.
A multi-instrumentalist — he sang and played mandolin, electric and acoustic guitars, baritone guitar and fiddle — Ralph Lewis never forsook his mountain music roots; he simply bent the form to his own purposes.
The “Love is a Rose” performance is both the beginning of a new show and the first in a much larger, more ambitious project for Paula Hanke and Peggy Ratusz. And they aim to get every detail just right, Paula Hanke says. “The arrangements, the harmonies, the costumes…”
Blues, amped-up Americana and cracked psych-folk are just some of the music choices available to Asheville music lovers in the next 30 days.
Each Wednesday at 10 p.m., Evil Note Lab — the name is an anagram of the software upon which the project is based — blends traditional instrumentation and high technology to create an unpredictable, improvisational evening of music.
This week’s roundup includes Singapore’s diva of the Theremin, the Jason DeCristofaro Quartet, Sister Ivy and the Lætitia Sadier Source Ensemble.
Though both men tend to operate primarily in the Americana and singer-songwriter genres, Where it Takes Us has an easygoing country-rock flavor that bridges the gap between styles.
Two short years ago, singer-songwriter Ashley Heath was working by day as a barista and playing music at night. She made the jump to being a full-time musician, releasing her debut album last year.
After long and successful careers, two veteran musicians settled into retirement in the Asheville area. But the encouragement of friends and family brought both men came back to the stage to entertain audiences around Western North Carolina.
There’s a wide variety of music on offer this go-round, from folk rock to experimental jazz to hotshot guitar-slinging. And there’s a local tribute to a beloved band of yesteryear.
Hard-learned lessons seem to inform Platt’s lyrics, but there’s a sunny optimism that infuses even the most melancholy sentiments expressed in her compositions.
Guitarist Dani Rabin and saxophonist Danny Markovitch met in Israel in 2007; Rabin had recently graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Markovitch had just finished Israeli military service.
Though the sounds Warren Haynes makes with his band Gov’t Mule aren’t retreads of songs from the past, there’s a deeply knowing sensibility within the grooves of tunes like “Stone Cold Rage” — the opening cut on ‘Revolution Come … Revolution Go’ — that reminds listeners that Haynes learned long ago all the right lessons about how to rock.
Before devoting herself full time to performing and making albums, Boggs was an Army paratrooper, a U.S. attorney, general counsel for Starbucks and a vice president at the Dell Computer Corporation.
Three of this edition’s artists are local to Asheville, and the other represents an important piece of the history of nearby Athens, Ga.’s music scene.
Memories provide the foundation for Katz’s current “music and conversation” tour, which includes a Thursday, June 22, date at The Orange Peel. The evening before, Katz will give a reading at Malaprop’s.
When All Go West began, it was a one-day event. But festival organizer Arieh Samson received complaints from many friends who work in the local service industries. “People often can’t get off work on Saturday, so they’d miss it,” he says. So, beginning this year, the festival expands to two days.
DJ Audio — born Ethan Conner — is a well-rounded talent, with notable skills in writing lyrics, vocals (both sung and rapped) and keyboards.