Two celebrated local artists (one who’s bidding farewell to Asheville, the other a globetrotting artist who’s only occasionally home) and two psychedelic bands (one a relic from the ’70s, the other a new and soul-infused exponent of the style) are spotlighted in this roundup.
Soulful prog-hop group Natural Born Leaders mark the release of their debut EP About Time with a Saturday, May 5, show at Asheville Music Hall. Folk singer-songwriter Chuck Brodsky debuts his 10th album, Them and Us, at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, May 6. And singer-songwriter Brie Capone commemorates the release of her second EP, If I Let You In, with a May 5 performance at Isis Music Hall.
A recent report on Asheville’s music industry prescribed more more business infrastructure to support the arts, and Melissa Myers’ new company Red Rover Booking aims to do just that. Already her agency represents a dozen artists, and the roster continues to grow.
Recent wins at Music Video Asheville and the LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition are opening doors for the local folk-soul artist.
For artists, secret gigs represent a break from the typical concert routine, with its posters, social media plugs and mercurial crowds. But what would induce listeners to come out for an unannounced band?
The project, a collaboration with local filmmaker and director Andrew Anderson, was shot at Skinny Dip Falls.
Capone’s EP release show is at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall’s upstairs lounge on Friday, Aug. 26.