Dan Lewis, an accomplished local musician, recently put down his guitar in order to pen his memoir, Growing Up In Asheville, North Carolina: How Music and Art Spurred a Renaissance In a Sleepy Southern Town.
The N.C. Music Hall of Fame recognizes four honorees this year with ties to Western North Carolina.
The soft opening for the space, at 56 Broadway, is slated for Thursday, May 23, which would have been Moog’s 85th birthday.
Asheville Music Tours offers a stroll through downtown, highlighting the city’s rich musical past, as well as celebrating its present day achievements. Meanwhile, in the River Arts District, Asheville Art Studio Tours leads guests through a series of workspaces and galleries while sharing tales of the area’s former industrial days.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new documentary about Bob Moog’s life, as explored by his daughter; a collective jazz concert where six local composers’ works will be premiered by a 40-person orchestra; and a couple’s plan to bike 2,774 miles while supporting Homeward Bound.
Tribute concert raises funds for Dr. Bob’s Sound School Synthesist Erik Norlander first met the late Robert Moog in January 1997 at the annual National Association of Music Merchants trade show in Southern California. At the time, Norlander was the synthesizer product manager for instrument company Alesis and was designing an analog polyphonic synth called […]
A major goal of this year’s retooled five-day festival, say organizers, is to synthesize innovative artistic expression and economic success. And the local musicians involved seem to be embracing those aspirations with open arms.
The family feud continues over where to store renowned electronic instrument inventor Bob Moog’s archives, with his widow and the president of his daughter’s foundation releasing dueling statements.
A move to ship Bob Moog’s archives from Asheville to New York is creating family discord over the best way to preserve the late inventor’s legacy.
Today, May 23, a group of local restaurants are coming together to celebrate what would’ve been Bob Moog’s 79th birthday by donating a portion of sales to the Bob Moog Foundation.
Today, May 23, is Bob Moog Day in Asheville, honoring the legendary instrument inventor on what would’ve been his 79th birthday.
In celebration of Bob Moog, the Bob Moog Foundation and Early Girl Eatery joined together and threw quiet the birthday bash on Wednesday, May 23. There was synth music by Marc Doty, a raffle and delicious food, of course. Early Girl donated 20 percent of restaurant profits to the Bob Moog Foundation. The restaurant was buzzing with conversation about the musical innovator, Moog, and the foundation that shares his ideas with the world. Here are some photos from the party.
Google’s “Moog doodle” – an interactive, synthesizer-based, playable logo – is on the search engine giant’s homepage today, honoring the late Asheville inventor Bob Moog on what would’ve been his 78th birthday.
Eat out at Early Girl or buy some Moog Music merch, and your money will help support the Bob Moog Foundation on the anniversary of the electronic music pioneer’s 78th birthday.
Help the Moog Foundation meet its fundraising goal and enter to win a Moog Voyager. (Photo from stateofthereunion.com.)
Moogfest is about celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog and its lineup seeks to set the stage for amazing performances that change the way we listen to and experience music. Along with AC Entertainment and the Bob Moog Foundation, Moog Music is very proud of the diverse artists that came to Asheville to help […]
Bob Moog Live is an electronic, neo-classical album featuring the “only known recording of synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog publicly performing on his famous Minimoog.” Come celebrate its release at the LAB on Sunday, Oct. 10.
A savvy May fundraising event is in the works, featuring Erik Norlander’s Wall of Doom, interactive exhibits, local street musicians, an art auction and more.
The late, great Bob Moog left a legacy that continues to reverberate in the diverse sounds of thousands of musicians and bands worldwide. Now The Orange Peel is playing host to the MiniMoogseum, an interactive display that’s the predecessor to a more ambitious project honoring all things Moog. All things Moog: The newly installed MiniMoogseum […]
Interactive display pays tribute to the late electronic-music guru Bob Moog, sets the stage for a permanent Moogseum in Asheville