Precisely what sonic rubrics need to be met can change from person to person, but as area radio hosts, publicists and studio professionals note, success is attainable for local musicians aspiring to reach a broader audience.
Rising costs have brought an already wrought situation to the brink, but Asheville-area artists continue to make it work.
Local bands Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats and Empire Strikes Brass celebrate 10 years; meanwhile, fellow Asheville act, River Deep, turns 30.
Photography, music and writing have helped area military servicemen work through combat trauma.
Two recent transplants and an Asheville mainstay discuss their latest LPs.
This roundtable discussion hits on vinyl trends, keeping up with new music and counteracting record-store stereotypes.
Claudia Mason has made it her mission to share the music of her late son Brian Konopasek, aka Morse Code, with the world.
Asheville native and Grammy Award-winning musician Bryan Sutton discusses his new guitar camp and concert series.
Launched in 2017 as a fundraiser for the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, Cold Mountain Music Festival returns Saturday, June 4, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
Zach Cooper, Debrissa McKinney and Seth Kauffman discuss their experiences with well-known musicians.
The local music nonprofit brings back its Sound Effects Benefit Concert and moves into a new West Asheville home.
The Asheville-based indie/folk rockers discuss the numerous new approaches taken on their fourth LP.
Asheville’s omission from a recent Best Music Cities study prompts questions from local industry leaders.
Producer and vocalist Ryan “RnB” Barber discusses the high costs and low moments that come with releasing an album and music video.
Danny Ellis, Gareth Higgins and Paula O’Brien discuss being Irish Americans and how that status has influenced their art.
Dreamy pop, acoustic folk and fuzzed-out rock define these three new local projects.
It’s no secret that women in the music industry have faced adversity, misogyny, fewer opportunities and less recognition than their male counterparts. But that hasn’t stopped female-identifying creatives from carving out niches on stages, playlists and within all facets of the music scene.
Sound crews at The Grey Eagle and The Orange Peel navigate stressful environments to bring live music to audiences.
Hip-hop, electro-soul and rock are represented across these recent collections.
Lyndsay Pruett and Cactus discuss working through performance-related injuries, while Caitlin Krisko shares tips on long-term vocal health.
Longtime friends Jeremy Boger and Kevin Rumley discuss their musical bond, as well as their upcoming show that benefits the Western North Carolina Veterans Treatment Court Foundation.