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Five (or more) questions with Sai

After a stint in Knoxville, electronic musician and producer Sai (aka 9th Phoenix) moved her family back to Asheville. She holds a release show for her new album, “Iyen,” on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Club Metropolis. That event includes sets by E8 electronique, Sonen and Dj Arque, and a runway show by fashion designer Danielle Miller of Royal Peasantry. Photo by Rudy Aguilar.

WCU sponsors Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend in January

Press release WCU sponsors Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend in January Western Carolina University’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will hold its ninth annual Mountain Dulcimer Winter Weekend beginning Thursday, Jan. 9, and continuing through Sunday, Jan. 12. The event will be held at the Lambuth Inn at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. […]

Big Sam’s Funky Nation heats up The Grey Eagle on Dec. 1

Press release Big Sam’s Funky Nation heats up The Grey Eagle on Dec. 1 Hailing from New Orleans as the former trombone player of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Sam always entertains audiences with his exhilarating brand of high-voltage funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop, termed “Noladelic Powerfunk.” The San Francisco Chronicle asserts “[Big Sam […]

Author Katey Schultz reads at Asheville’s Shambhala Meditation Center on Dec. 13

Press release Author Katey Schultz reads at Asheville’s Shambhala Meditation Center on Friday, Dec. 13 Join us for a reading and presentation, “Where Research Meets Imagination,” with Katey Schultz, award-winning, North Carolina author. Katey will read from her recent collection, Flashes of War, share a short video, and discuss her writing process, followed by a […]

Author Gloria Houston will be the guest bookseller at Spellbound on Nov. 30

Press release Author Gloria Houston will be the guest bookseller at Spellbound on Nov. 30 Spellbound Children’s Bookshop is pleased to announce that it will be hosting author Gloria Houston as a guest bookseller on Saturday, November 30, from 3:00 to 5:00pm, to chat with customers and recommend her favorite books, including her own award-winning […]

TMAMP presents “The Little Match Girl Passion,” Dec. 5-8

Press release TMAMP presents “The Little Match Girl,” Dec. 5-8 The Modern American Music Project (TMAMP) Presents “The Little Match Girl Passion” By David Lane. Directed and conducted by Michael Boustead, Dec. 5-8. The production is a deeply affecting piece of great beauty and purity that won the Pulitzer Prize for New York composer David […]

Local bands perform a benefit for Jason Crosby

Local bands Black Robin Hero, Ken Kiser and the Soze, and David Earl will perform a benefit for the family of Jason Crosby. Crosby, a local bartender, passed away a month ago following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Read more about him, here: http://www.mountainx.com/article/53887/An-illness-that-united-a-community The music showcase and benefit, slated for Saturday, Dec. 7 at […]

Mixtape: Sure, the McMurrys play acoustic instruments, but they grew up listening to ’80s rock, punk and reggae. “It lit a fire in me. It made me realize there was a much bigger world out there,” says Bryon. Photo by Lynne Harty

A new crop of songs

In 2006, Bryon McMurry had 75,000 tomato plants in the ground and was moving produce on a large scale. But then the economy took a dive, along with a hefty chunk of McMurry’s confidence. It sounds like the basis for a blues or country song that some Nashville-based troubador might pen about someone else’s hard […]