YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION: On Gov't Mule's latest album, the band, led by Asheville native Warren Haynes, reconciles the differences between its live and studio approaches, displaying a modern sensibility that draws the best from early 1970s rock styles.

Album review: ‘Revolution Come … Revolution Go’ by Gov’t Mule

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.

LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP: Whether it's Appalachian, Irish, Brazilian or Malawian traditional music, Swannanoa-born fiddler Finn Magill is a master. The world traveler plays a hometown show April 11 at The Grey Eagle.

Traditiona­l fiddler Finn Magill returns to his WNC roots for a concert

While Magill is open to many styles of music, something about choro immediately struck him. “When I was in West Africa, I’d be listening to polyrhythms and think, ‘What the hell is going on?’ Initially, I just couldn’t get it,” he says. “But with choro, I thought, ‘Yeah, I get this. Even if I can’t play it, I kind of know how it works.’”