A first-time Christmas Jam attendee’s dispatch from Warren Haynes’ latest musical celebration.
The series opens on Saturday, July 7, with Abby “The Spoon Lady” Roach, one of the best known buskers in town. She and her musician partner, Chris Rodrigues, will perform stories and songs.
The seventh annual gathering of local and world-renowned percussionists features an all-female cast.
As Asheville’s ever-increasing popularity has piqued the interest of big hotel chains and other corporate enterprises, it’s also triggered fears of homogenization and loss of essential character, raising the question: Can Asheville stay weird?
The Asheville Outlets hosts its inaugural Asheville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. Also: Postero hosts Hendersonville Rescue Mission fundraiser dinner; Art & Pie II returns to Buxton Hall Barbecue; Taste of Asheville comes back for more and Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours arrives to Asheville
Roach and The Fly By Night Rounders play at The Mothlight on Sunday, Feb. 12.
In this roundup, there are two touring acts — one of that writes and plays classic guitar pop, another creating modern psych-folk — and two local acts, one serving up glam rock, the other featuring a woman who plays the spoons. Who says Asheville doesn’t have it all?
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Abby the Spoon Lady’s instructional DVD and an Asheville public housing documentary.
Buskers Abby the Spoon Lady—one of the very few professional spoon players in the country—and guitarist Jimbo Lockhart perform their version of “Polly Wolly Doodle” near the Iron sculpture in downtown Asheville.
Traveling buskers Abby the Spoon Lady and Jimbo Lockhart perform a classic mountain ballad.