The instrumental group features a unique lineup: guitar, plus a keyboardist who plays bass lines with his left hand, and a rotating roster of three drummers.
Minorcan and Eureka California open for the British rock trio at The Odditorium on Friday, May 27, at 9 p.m.
The song is a tribute to Jerry Reed.
Asheville Young Musicians Club has already raised $10,000 for Asheville Chamber Music Series, Asheville Area Piano Forum and Vision Nicaragua. The group will continue fundraising for the nonprofits through a chamber music performance on Sunday, May 29.
Frequent collaborators Caine McDonald and Patrick Dodd open Heath’s release show, after which she’ll perform with a full band at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, May 27.
This week’s roundup includes Tim Lee 3, the Marcus King Band, Reed Turchi & the Caterwauls and Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons.
Folk/country singer David Childers performs three songs in advance of his Wednesday, May 25, performance at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features three separate recording projects by Tristan Eckerson, Devils in Dust and Travers Brothership.
While there’s not a lot of subtlety to Barn Party by Carolina Wray — “Sittin’ over there with that lighter in your hand tryin’ to pop that top, don’t you know that it’s a twist off?” they sing on the title track — it’s explosive, fun and exactly what is it says it is. A party.
When The Honeycutters booked their upcoming Isis dates, they scheduled a seated show (at press time, that performance, on Friday, is sold out) and a standing one.
In its third year, the spiritually infused lakeside retreat offers magical moments for all ages at Highland Lake Cove from Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22.
Each song was recorded with various configurations of 40 symphony musicians and each song selected for the recording was arranged by a professional composer. The Asheville Symphony Sessions, will be released on Thursday, May 26, with a celebration at The Orange Peel.
Pug plays his stripped-down guitar tunes at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, May 21.
The flutist returns to Asheville High School for a collaboration with current students at AHS’s auditorium on Thursday, May 19.
Greyhounds kicked off the 2016 Riverlink RiverMusic series in support of their new record, Change of Pace.
The quartet played Merlefest and then took the month of May to tour around North Carolina. The musicians make a stop at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, hosting a bluegrass session, on Tuesday, May 24.
Ritter, who returns to The Orange Peel on Wednesday, May 18, speaks about writing, recording and HB2.
An Asheville Pass, available to Xpress readers, allows access on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It’s for those who are “curious to know what we’re all about and to experience some workshops, programming and the environment of SERFA,” says founder and conference director Kari Estrin.
Funk band Free Flow will perform, along with a Skinny Legs and All reunion, Jesse Barry and the Jam, and many special guests.
Throughout the 15-event summer series, painters, leather smiths, jewelry makers, potters, up-cycled crafters, clothing designers, photographers and others will set up beneath large umbrellas.
The Steel Wheels open for Americana artist Josh Ritter at The Orange Peel on Wednesday, May 18.