The singer-songwriters’ unlikely paths into the industry meet at The Altamont Theatre, where both will play a set on Friday, Feb. 19.
Lower Dens opens for the band at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Tributes to J Dilla are staged in various cities on the rapper’s birthday. Asheville’s Dilla Day is at One Stop Sunday, Feb. 7, at 10 p.m.
Jay Brown (Lazybirds) opens the Hill Country blues show at The Root Bar Saturday, Feb 6., at 9 p.m.
The members of Free Planet Radio have an ongoing impact on Asheville’s music scene, not to mention roughly a century of combined experience. They’ll play from the trio’s recent release Global Symphony Project at the Altamont Theatre on Friday, Feb. 5.
The singer/songwriter plays new, original music and revisits songs from his band The Dead Horse Sound Company at Ben’s Tune-Up on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.
Trout Steak Revival opens for the reconfigured quintet at the Orange Peel on Friday, Jan. 29, at 8:30 p.m.
A benefit concert by pianist David Troy Francis and vocalist Carol Duermit stands to earn $40,000 for the Western North Carolina AIDS Project in one evening. Asheville Country Club hosts the early show on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Opening for Nashville rockers Bully, Palehound plays the Mothlight Sunday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 p.m.
Following a home fire that immobilized two of his fingers, Django Reinhardt invented his own method of navigating the guitar’s fret board. Multiple artists celebrate his life and music at the Grey Eagle Saturday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Now touring its first full-length album, the Louisville, Ky.-based quartet plays a free show at One Stop Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10:30 p.m.
The Few opens for HOMME at The Mothlight Sunday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m.
Oakley United Methodist Church hosts Asheville Baroque Concerts’ recital of Renaissance and Baroque music Sunday, Jan. 17, at 3 p.m.
The DuPont Brothers return to Asheville to play an opening slot for local roots band Tellico at The Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m.
For his 23rd birthday concert, Scotchie has planned a musical sampling of the South, which takes place at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Saturday, Jan. 16, at 9 p.m.
I’m always amazed and grateful that despite being a comparatively small market, Asheville draws high-end touring talent. 2015 was no exception. Among a long list of local shows, these are my Top 5 for this year.
Aligning Minds and A Path Untold co-headline the album release show with Futexture and Bombassic opening at The Orange Peel Saturday, Dec. 19.
The Legendary Singing Stars return for the Double Crown’s third anniversary Thursday, Dec. 17.
Space Jesus (or Jasha Tull, if you ask his Brooklyn neighbors) brings his alien rave tunes to Asheville Music Hall Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 p.m.
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall hosts an evening with cover artists Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.
The improvisational group brings wild lights and long grooves to New Mountain Thursday, Dec. 10, at 9 p.m.