“I was surprised when I attended the concert that the vast majority of 6,500 people in attendance were not wearing face masks, and the city-owned venue is unable to enforce a face-mask requirement indoors.”
Special guests who joined Philo onstage throughout the night included members of Empire Strikes Brass, local Grammy-nominated vocalist Debrissa McKinney, MC Smidi and more.
It was a (quite literally) jam-packed night with tons of guests sitting in with each group’s sets.
The concert was part of a fundraiser event for local nonprofit MountainTrue, benefitting French Broad River conservation.
Saintseneca and Emily Easterly open for the band’s next frenzied pop show at The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, April 5.
Relive September concert highlights with photos of Chris Casper, G Love & Special Sauce, Sturgill Simpson, stephaniesid, American Babies and Greensky Bluegrass.
Photos from August include ZZ Top, Counting Crows, Perpetual Groove, Hard Working Americans, HELLYEAH, Bruce Hornsby, Four Tops, Marcus King Band, The Mantras and more.
Days before heading to Atlanta for surgery and a month of isolation to combat an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer, Black Mountain resident Kenny Capps will be the guest of honor at a benefit concert organized by his friends. White Horse Black Mountain hosts the show on Thursday, Aug. 13.
Relive concerts by Jim Lauderdale, World Party, JJ Grey & Mofro, Toubab Krewe, Acoustic Syndicate, Robert Earl Keen, Downtown After 5, Transputer, Slayer and more.
Skylar Gudasz and Luke Norton open for the orchestral pop outfit at the Mothlight on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 p.m.
The inaugural Asheville Amadeus Festival — which runs March 17-22 — sees the Asheville Symphony Orchestra team up not only with Highland Brewing Co., but also with local groups ranging from N.C. Stage Company and the Asheville Art Museum to the Blue Ridge Orchestra and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville.
The Colorado-based jam-grass nomads of Yonder Mountain String Band log more than 100 live shows per year, so the musicians have to keep performances eclectic if only to preserve their own sanity. The band has an extensive catalog of rock-infused bluegrass to draw from, and rest assured that string-laden Hendrix covers are not off-limits. A […]
Fans of Asheville quintet Town Mountain will be familiar with the concept of podorythmie — not because they are well-versed in French Canadian percussive techniques, but because it’s nearly impossible to listen to the band’s jaunty bluegrass without adding your own toe-tapping beat. The self-described “hard-drivin’ Carolina string band” is in the running for an […]
“The Tall Pines are equal parts soul and twang, molasses and moonshine, sass and skill,” says NPR. Christmas Davis writes gritty swamp rock tunes, which his wife, vocalist Connie Lynn Petruk, keeps soulfully smooth around the edges. The duo’s country rock is extremely accessible — even for those wary of a little twang — but […]
Last weekend’s RiverMusic concert was a showcase of Nashville soul from G.E.D. Records. Click through for two videos by Jesse Hamm.
Mary Frances and The Dirty Classics kicked off this season’s concert series on Friday, May 24. Video by Jesse Hamm.
The local vocalist performs a two-night concert at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16. Free Planet Radio shares the stage.
It’s a powerhouse local quadruple bill of electronic, New Orleans brass, fusion and swing on Saturday, Feb. 9. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.
Abigail Washburn debuts her new genre- and culture-blending trio, The Wu Force (with Wu Fei and Kai Welch), at The Grey Eagle on Thursday, Feb. 7.
The Grammy-nominated performer presents a concert and workshop this weekend.
Town Mountain talks to Xpress (and gives us an exclusive performance) in advance of their Jan. 18 performance at Isis. That show, presented by FATE, benefits MANNA Foodbank and includes fellow bluegrass outfit Sanctum Sully. Click through for the video.