Classical music informs the songwriting and arrangements of this Asheville chamber-folk artist.
Local musician and singer-songwriter Daniel Shearin was a member of local alt-country stalwarts Uncle Mountain before joining River Whyless in 2012.
The five-song collection explores an intriguing and often unexpected palette of sonic textures.
You probably already know and love NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, but now NPR Music has announced its Tiny Desk Concert contest. Here’s a mini Asheville music video show featuring the local bands the have thrown their hats into the ring.
Each week the Brown Bag Songwriting Competition sets the stage for local songwriters to showcase their craft. The winner of each week’s contest walks away with a cash prize and the chance to come back on Sunday, Nov. 23 to compete in the finals. Want to be a part of the 11-week event? There are […]
Often when making a playlist, the theme presents itself. This week’s motif is about loneliness, long distances and long shots. Luckily, all of this melancholy produces a set of songs that are less sad than thoughtful. Even better, there are some pretty rocking moments. • “Karen’s Car,” from Naomi by The Cave Singers who will be […]
Because the best playlists are a combination of newly-discovered music and tried-and-true gems, this week Xpress pulls songs both from just-released albums (and one so new it comes from a live show recording) along with two tracks from 2013 records and one from the vaults. • “Whichever One Comes First” is off the new release, […]