The commission’s Democratic members passed direction for expanded community testing and contact tracing over the objections of its Republican contingent. Joe Belcher, Anthony Penland and Robert Pressley stressed their commitment to ensuring the county’s safety but expressed concern over the process by which the resolution was introduced and some of its terms.
The funk innovators perform at Ambrose West on March 5.
“One of the reasons I felt comfortable living [in Asheville was because] there are some amazing musicians here who I’ve become friends with,” says Mike Savino. “I’ve felt very welcomed in this community [and] I’ve been very inspired by a lot of musicians here.”
Asheville’s newest Valentine’s Day soirée doesn’t quite embody traditional romance.
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The Deep Gap-based rapper plays The Mothlight on Nov. 16, while the Asheville-based ambient dream folk artist heads to Ambrose West on Nov. 17.
That show — billed as “An Interplanetary Evening” — is set for Saturday, Nov. 9, at Ambrose West.
Baker re-emerged recently with his fifth studio album, Morning Light.
Asheville-based improvisers are a key part of the festival. “You’ll get to see a lot of the talent that’s already here in Asheville,” says Clifton Hall, the dean of AIC. “I would put some of our shows up against any other great show that you might see. There’s great improv here.”
“I think I’m here for the people who want to go a little deeper,” says Alex Krug. “I think I’m here for the real listeners.”
The star-studded local Steely Dan tribute band plays Ambrose West on June 14.
The Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders’ inaugural fundraiser takes place May 31 at Ambrose West.
Hip-hop, blues, experimental/improvisational and jazz-pop: there’s something for nearly all musical tastes in this roundup.
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.
“Rah Amen is fundraising to create more concerts, inviting people to come together in celebration of humanity, diversity and acceptance. Check the Ambrose West calendar and don’t miss the next one!”
The Asheville folk/Americana duo perform new songs at Ambrose West on March 29.
Country, blues, bluegrass and … prog-hop? The variety of live music available in Asheville never ceases to impress.
Lavender Blue recently released the record Dusk, which can be found on digital outlets everywhere.
The tenth annual art-filled fundraiser is set for March 9 at Ambrose West.
This roundup takes a look at three Asheville based acts in three very different musical styles, plus a compelling national-level musician who’s also a respected activist, theologian, author and documentary filmmaker.
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.