Ryan Barber, The Get Right Band, Drunken Prayer and an all-star ensemble are among the local groups who’ve crafted timely new works.
With the benefit of hindsight, each of Drunken Prayer’s previous albums seems like a step on the road to making Cordelia Elsewhere; the record adds up to a showcase of Morgan Geer’s unique skillset.
Jay Jayle and Drunken Prayer open for Freakwater at The Grey Eagle on Friday, March 11.
As we pin our shiniest hopes and dreams on 2016, it makes sense to see its predecessor out in style. Whether that entails peaceful chanting, serious rocking, communing with the undead or benefiting a worthy cause, Xpress has a party for every reveler.
Morgan Geer, leader and core member of folk-rock-noir outfit Drunken Prayer, to Asheville on Friday, July 10, for a pre-album release show at The Mothlight. New effort The Devil & the Blues officially drops in August; the local show promises not to be just a homecoming but a reunion of members from alt-country band (and Drunken Prayer predecessor) The Unholy Trio.
It’s the weekend. You want to go out, but maybe a week of rain storms has left you in a weird mood. Maybe you’re not a people person. Maybe you love people and hate dancing. Maybe you love dancing but don’t have anything to wear. Whatever the case, we’ve got the soundtrack for a perfectly […]
This week’s playlist draws heavily on favorite local songs from the past several years. These are songs that seem fitting for summer, though perhaps more for summer nights than the full sun of noon. The collection includes: • “Stay Gone,” by singer-songwriter (and Band of Horses guitarist) Tyler Ramsey, from The Valley Wind. • “The Woods Get […]
Morgan Geer, aka folk-noir act Drunken Prayer, just released this quirky and charming video for his song, “On Mobile Bay,” from his Fluff and Gravy recording, House of Morgan. According to the record label, Geer “has now taken to creating a series of videos to support the record. In keeping with the spirit of the […]
Morgan Geer, aka Drunken Prayer, performs an acoustic of a new song from his forthcoming album. Filmed at Asheville Area Arts Council.
In advance of his Friday, Dec. 27, show at The Grey Eagle, Morgan Geer of Drunken Prayer talks about parenthood, lo-fi recording and New Year’s resolutions. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance.
This weekend offers documentaries, sports, local music and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend events.
This weekend offers film, music, robots and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost entertainment.
Earlier this year, Xpress reported on rumors that Morgan Geer (of The Merle, for old-school Ashevilleans; Drunken Prayer, for newer transplants) was moving back to Asheville after nearly a decade living and writing in Portland. Judging from the number of local appearances Drunken Prayer has made since releasing its latest effort at The LAB last February, those rumors were true.
This weekend brings local music, free workshops, outdoor festivals and a host of other budget-friendly events to keep you entertained without breaking the bank. As always, share more low-cost happenings in the comments section.
This year Xpress will be covering SXSW’s music week (and, specifically, Asheville bands, like River Whyless, pictured here) in Austin, Tex. Want to follow along? Click the MX SXSW link in the top left corner of our website. We’ll be there Wednesday-Saturday, March 14-17.
Old-school Ashevillians may remember Morgan Christopher Geer as frontman of the seminal ‘90s outfit The Merle; newer residents have probably caught wind of his current projects The Unholy Trio and Drunken Prayer (both have a tradition of Asheville holiday shows). Regardless of how you know him, it’s clear that the prolific songwriter has kept one […]
Morgan Geer returns to Asheville (this time to stay awhile) and celebrates the release of “Into the Missionfield” with a Saturday, Feb. 25 show at the LAB.
The band fronted by Morgan Christopher Geer (The Unholy Trio, The Merle) announces two Asheville shows, beginning this Saturday.
This weekend kicks off Thursday with a number of performances and continues with art, BBQ, the great outdoors and more. Know of other budget-friendly events happening locally? Share them with the community in the comments section below.