“They were the kind of people who you gravitated to and wanted to hang out with,” says local musician Dan Lewis. “There was something about their music that was spontaneous and energetic — I had to play music with these people. I was a long-hired white kid, and they were old enough to be my grandparents, but we quickly became close friends.”
With a totally new approach and new collaborators, Trixie Whitley re-entered the studio and created Porta Bohemica, released in January. Her current tour brings her to The Grey Eagle on Saturday, March 12.
Mac Arnold and Plate Full of Blues headlines, Blonde Blues opens at Asheville Music Hall this Saturday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets. Photo by Brian S. Kelley.
The Little Rock, Ark.-based bluesman plays Pisgah Brewing this week. Xpress will give away tickets.
The roster includes New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, bluesman Taj Mahal and Afrobeat heir Seun Kuti (pictures) with Egypt 80. Photo from Nigerian Music Movement.
Xpress’ very fine illustrator and designer Nathanael Roney designed the art for a Maryland blues fest, and will show his work in town, too. The Hagerstown, Md. Herald-Mail has an interview with him.
You have to give Mo Daddy’s credit for going for something different: In a city full of restaurants and bars, they’re going for the feel of an old-school blues joint. Blues night: Regular Mo Daddy’s band The Js during a recent performance at the blues-inspired downtown bar. Photo by Jonathan Welch This is pretty obvious […]
For your weekend: Local teen rock sensations Skinny Legs and All have a CD release party Saturday; DJs, brews and discounts at Hunk on Saturday; party with Xpress on Sunday and catch the Lee Boys on Conan Monday.