The 10 songs of ‘Best of Luck,’ produced by Ben Harper, often feel like self-made medication for the worries of the world, along with nuggets of wisdom, resolve and resistance.
The globe-spanning vibe of ‘I Am Listening’ will be captured at the Grey Eagle album release show with the help of guest musicians River Guerguerian (percussion) and flautist Scott Sheerin.
The WNC-based singer-songwriter celebrates the release of ‘Blue Eyed Girl’ at Isis Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 29.
Among other dates, Secret Shame played a coveted spot on this year’s Hopscotch Music Festival lineup.
As the album’s name (‘The Wolf You Feed — Part I: Ulsiga’) suggests, it’s a two-part collection. Based on a Cherokee legend about the struggle between good and evil, the Aug. 30 release is “the bad wolf,” says Will Moss.
The band — which includes local musicians Zack Page (Kristofferson’s former bass teacher) and guitarist Aaron “Woody” Wood — recently played its first high-profile gig at this year’s MerleFest.
In his downtime, Blake has been messing around on acoustic guitar, writing new songs that don’t fit neatly into the funk format or the more rock ‘n’ roll format he’s chosen for previous “solo” albums.
“Not only is the music evolving,” mandolinist Ty Gilpin says, “but the subject matter of the music is also changing to reflect what’s happening in the world today.”
The tracks on the CD comes from the recording of a live show Regan-Blake gave at Black Mountain Center for the Arts in 2017. The stories are a mix of traditional folk tales and personal stories, and they’re suitable for all ages.
Though Kramer looks forward to performing the album in its entirety, she’s also quick to point out that it is an intensely personal collection inspired in part by one of her life’s deepest heartbreaks.
With her debut full length record Roots Alive coming out on Friday, March 1, Leigh will be performing an early record release celebration at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Feb. 17.
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.
Ammerman will launch the album at The Mothlight on Thursday, Nov. 29.
The duo will bring their eclectic brand of cello-punk to Fleetwood’s on Thursday, Nov. 15.
There will be an album release party for Walsh’s new album, ‘The Midnight Strain,’ at French Broad Brewery on Thursday, Nov. 15.
“I don’t just love bluegrass music,” she says. “I like some EDM, I like some pop. … I wanted to figure out how to marry that together and make something that’s authentically me, as well as an authentic experience for the listener.”
“Asheville just pulled me in, I feel like,” says Taylor. “I hear that’s a lot of people’s stories.”
“I feel like it’s confusing to people, who I am, because I’m putting out a lot of different kinds of music,” says De Souza. “But I’m more excited about that than taking a one-sized approach.”
Until recently, the musician performed under the monicker Searra Jade. “Samara” is the botanical name for the seed pods from maple trees, “The ones that fall like little helicopters,” she says. “I’m trying to learn to surrender and flow with the wind and the rivers, and it felt super resonant.”
The album’s most impressive feature is the way Corey Parlamento employs his band — something that will be well worth witnessing when they take the stage at Ambrose West on May 12.
Lichtenberger is the first to admit that he likes things a certain way. “I like being really prepared,” he says. “I like keeping a schedule. It keeps me sane and it makes me productive.” So the degree to which he gave producer Jonathan Scales free rein in making this album is remarkable.