The Wray brothers’ sound resonates across a broad spectrum of music, from country and blues all the way to pop.
The performance will include other regional artists like The American Gonzos and Rookie of the Year. It takes place at Black Bear Coffee Co. in Hendersonville on Friday, Dec. 23.
While there’s not a lot of subtlety to Barn Party by Carolina Wray — “Sittin’ over there with that lighter in your hand tryin’ to pop that top, don’t you know that it’s a twist off?” they sing on the title track — it’s explosive, fun and exactly what is it says it is. A party.
“Country music in Asheville is becoming a thing now, and that’s awesome,” says Joe Lasher Jr. The Weaverville native got his start at 16 and now, at 19, splits his time between WNC and Nashville where he writes songs. “In Nashville, it’s country and rock in every music venue. Asheville is very unique in its music. It’s made me appreciate all music more.”
It seems like the dust has barely settled since brothers Dillon and Jantzen Wray disbanded their last project, Old North State, and regrouped as Carolina Wray. But in the time it’s taken for many of us to adjust to the name change, Asheville-based Carolina Wray has already released an album (Long Road Home), two EPs […]
When it comes to genres, brothers Dillon and Jantzen Wray refuse to pick just one … or two. Their band Carolina Wray’s 2014 single “America,” for example, combines uncharacteristically slow banjo strums with vocal and electric guitar tracks made of undiluted pop rock. The former Old North State band members take decisive strides into the […]
Here’s the thing: There are lots of holiday songs. Too many, depending on who you ask. But even though Thanksgiving launches the festive season, it’s tidily left out of the whole “I’ll be Home for Christmas” / “Deck the Halls” songbook. So we searched our archive of local and regional releases for themes of home, […]