Two of the shows spotlighted in this issue feature multiple local artists headlining, and another has a local group opening.
His next local show is Saturday, Jan. 26, at Straightaway Cafe in Black Mountain, and it’s not unusual to catch him playing an open mic night when he doesn’t have a gig.
One of the nation’s fringier fringes celebrates its 17th year, Jan. 20-27.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. receives a diverse musical tribute on Jan. 22 at Diana Wortham Theatre.
The bluegrass stalwarts welcome Hiss Golden Messenger for their annual homecoming show, Jan. 19 at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Tellico used a back-to-basics approach to recording, tracking live in the studio instead of layering individual performances. That approach is key to the record’s organic, you-are-there sonic quality.
On May 25, 1919, the Berry Municipal Band performed its first live set in Asheville. The ensemble played a series of free outdoor shows throughout the summer in an effort to expand the city’s appeal to tourists.
The Philadelphia-based rock/punk quartet plays The Odditorium on Jan. 18.
With the recent release of its sophomore record, Woven Waters, Tellico continues to evolve a traditional country music sound with an innovative and original style.
The film, directed by Daniel Judson, features a number of artists from the Asheville music scene and is set in part at Edisto Island.
The debut album from Asheville-based folk quartet the Appalucians, reveals a charming and close-knit vibe within seconds of its opening track.
Paul Heumiller, owner of Dream Guitars in Weaverville, will be the featured presenter at the Jan. 14 meeting.
As a young musician, Moctar was heavily influenced by Tuareg folk music, called “takamba,” but he also fell in love with the wild guitar mastery of Eddie Van Halen.
Alison Chesley brings her experimental solo cello project to The Mothlight on Jan. 15.
The mandolin master and his band play Isis on Jan. 13.
This installment marks the five-year anniversary of the column.
The band has a performance coming up on Saturday, Jan. 19, at One World Brewing’s downtown location.
Inspired by “Emily Dickinson’s Patreon” by Riane Konc in The New Yorker, Xpress dreamed up for arts-related Kickstarter projects (led by local and international personalities) that would surely be worth funding — if only for the choice perks.
“We try to incorporate one or two covers into any set,” Mike “McDuck” Olson says. “Because covers tend to be the way that our fans gained entry into our music.”
The local funk/soul/hip-hop band plays Highland Brewing Co. on Jan. 5.
Tim McWilliams is part of local country trio Redleg Husky, but he’s also branching out and doing solo shows on occasion.