If you’re a fan of “The Voice” you might remember singer-songwriter Joshua Davis. He was the earnest dad with the warm, raspy voice who ultimately lost out to a teenager with pretty hair and a bowler hat. That’s simplifying the situation, but really, Davis probably did well to leave the show with a following, some […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the unique, two-part song that resulted from pianist Nathan Shirley’s musical twist of fate, Piper Jones Band’s new recording project Crossing the Sabine, and Asheville Humane Society’s interactive pet fundraiser.
The latest featured artist for Acoustic Asheville is Canadian cowboy folk singer Corb Lund. He was at The Altamont Theatre for a recent tour stop in support of his latest record, Things That Can’t Be Undone.
In advance of the sold-out show, a producer shares a mini-documentary on the band.
Ultimate Paining opens for Woods when the band’s national and international tour stops at the Mothlight on Wednesday, May 4.
Commissioned to pursue increased diversity in classical music, the masterful quartet plays at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on Sunday, May 1.
Through use of a wide array of supremely challenging and/or obscure vocal techniques, the group creates a sound like nothing else. The modern classical Roomful of Teeth comes to the Masonic Temple on Thursday, April 28, as this month’s marquee event in Free Range Asheville’s inaugural season.
The journalist brings his mashup of vinyl, interview clips and anecdotes to Asheville Music School’s The Loft on Sunday, May 1.
As the former director of racial and social justice at the YWCA in Baton Rouge, Roberta Madden has spent her professional career trying to eliminate racism and empower women. Since retiring to Black Mountain in fall 2009, she’s continued to champion these causes. Over the last six years she and group of volunteers have brought […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features facility upgrades for a school of herbalism that’s tucked in the woods; and the debut full-length recording project of local rock band Silicon Soldiers.
Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to the […]
Local nonprofit Sleep Tight Kids aims to provide more vulnerable children with simple bedtime amenities like blankets and pajamas after holding an all-ages fundraiser at Bold Rock Hard Cider on Sunday, May 1.
The band’s farewell show, which will include new material and personal stories between numbers, takes place in Isis Restaurant and Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Wednesday, April 27.
Western North Carolina is home to a number of Earth Day-related festivities and programs. Here’s a rundown of some of the most notable events.
Kicking off the band’s spring tour is a hometown show with Fashion Bath and Maddie Shuler at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, April 22.
As organizer Kelly Denson explained near the end of the evening’s program, Music Video Asheville began nine years ago and has grown steadily every year. This year’s award ceremony (held Wednesday, April 14) once again made clear the bounty of local talent that exists in and around Asheville. Twenty-five videos competed in several categories, and […]
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise startup capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable Western North Carolina crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. Steve Mannion’s Fearless […]
Penny and Sparrow are the Austin, Texas-based duo of Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke. They recently released their third full-length record, Let a Lover Drown You, on Single Lock Records and made a recent tour stop in Asheville to promote it. Ahead of the show, they performed “Finery” from the new record in the lobby […]
“I became somewhat disillusioned with the music biz,” says singer-songwriter Stephen Evans. “So music took a back seat to my relationship, school at UNCA and working as a bartender.” But in June 2015, after several years away from the industry, Evans released his debut album, “Something to Bleed.” On Tuesday, April 26, he will be […]
There’s something springlike about the self-titled debut album by Lake Lure-based vocalist and songwriter Celia Verbeck. Lead track “Opposite the Echo” is all fresh burble and sprightly high notes. The music by Adeodat Warfield — synthesized beats and airy melodies — are well paired with Verbeck’s sweet, elastic soprano.
The fundraiser at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall supports those goals and also provides financing for scholarships and an outreach program. “Since 2012, Asheville Music School and the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund have awarded over 400 full or partial scholarships, totaling over $30,000,” says Melissa Reardon.