Special guests who joined Philo onstage throughout the night included members of Empire Strikes Brass, local Grammy-nominated vocalist Debrissa McKinney, MC Smidi and more.
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe rolled through Asheville recently as part of the “Running with the Diesel” tour.
The band recently released two videos that showcase energy and funk, and a creative mashing of styles into something that feels fresh.
The self-proclaimed King of Mosey came up with the term to avoid being labeled a country artist.
Darrell Scott’s latest record, Couchville Sessions, has appeared on a number of best-of lists for 2016, and he wrapped up the year with a short tour that included two sold-out shows at The Altamont Theatre.
It was a (quite literally) jam-packed night with tons of guests sitting in with each group’s sets.
The band got together in downtown Swannanoa on a smoky day to give an exclusive three-song performance for Xpress.
The folk quartet is built on three lead vocalists and layered with acoustic guitar, drums and occasionally mandolin and banjo.
This year’s meal fed over 700 people and was served by community volunteers, including Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, District Attorney Todd Williams and Terry Bellamy, director of communications for the Asheville Housing Authority.
The Wales native is a folk singer by trade and occasionally sings in the Welsh language.
Long known for his work in the alternative jazz world, Benevento is currently melding that sound with psychedelic pop.
The concert was part of a fundraiser event for local nonprofit MountainTrue, benefitting French Broad River conservation.
The Toledo, Ohio, native was a musician without a genre, so he came up with his own: country Midwestern.
The project, a collaboration with local filmmaker and director Andrew Anderson, was shot at Skinny Dip Falls.
The couple met in 2009 at the National Old-Time Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho.
Eric Krasno may be better known as the innovative guitar player for Soulive and Lettuce, but he’s found his voice with his new solo release, Blood from a Stone.
In advance of the release of his new album Undertaker Please Drive Slow, the local guitarist shares this sweet, autumnal video.
The name Phantom Clutch may not ring a bell on the local music scene yet, but you’ve probably seen one or more members of the band in other groups.
If you are looking for fun Halloween events that include your fuzzy, four-legged family members — look no further. This Saturday, Oct. 29, there are two “Howl-O-Ween” pet-focused events to choose from — both of which support local animal animal rescues. Bone-A-Fied Pet Boutique is hosting the 14th annual Howl-O-Ween Pet Parade and Costume Contest at […]
LEAF festival, held last weekend at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, started chilly but quickly heated up with music, dance, performance and visual art. On Friday, hip-hop artist Chali 2na took the Lakeside stage with jazz-fusion band Naughty Professor and performed two songs with students from Eliada Homes. Electronic/world music collective Beats Antique headlined to […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a feature film called Luke & Jo, a new album by a Western Carolina University professor, the Beards of Asheville calendar and a couple’s homesteading video series.