In his downtime, Blake has been messing around on acoustic guitar, writing new songs that don’t fit neatly into the funk format or the more rock ‘n’ roll format he’s chosen for previous “solo” albums.
“We’re really proud of this series,” says Marisa Blake, IamAVL’s marketing manager. “The main purpose of it is to provide a unique musical experience by blending the magic of a live performance with the comfort of a studio session.”
The Nth Power takes the stage at The Asheville Music Hall, along with Dynamo, on Thursday, Dec. 29.
The band invited in a number of friends including local musicians Aaron Woody Wood, Jon Stickley and Billy Cardine.
See the full show and more episodes of Echo Sessions at www.iamavl.com.
The roundup includes John Scofield and Jon Cleary, the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, The Nth Power, dopapod, Jon Stickley and Travis Book
The slideshow from November includes photos of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce, Slightly Stoopid, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Galactic, Infamous Stringdusters, the Jon Stickley Trio, Driftwood, The Dave Rawlings Machine and others.
For the 14th installment of the IamAVL original series, Echo Sessions, local act the Jon Stickley Trio performed an intimate in-studio, live-streamed show.
For the 13th installment of the IamAVL original series, Echo Sessions, Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Madrid Express performed an intimate in-studio, live-streamed show. Watch the video here.
From October: Dr. Dog, Trampled By Turtles, Drive-by Truckers, Rayland Baxter, Grace Potter, LEAF Festival, Colonel Bruce, Unspoken Tradition, Widespread Panic and more.
In advance of a show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Wednesday, Oct. 14, stephaniesǐd shares an Echo Session, produced by Independent Arts and Music Asheville.
Relive September concert highlights with photos of Chris Casper, G Love & Special Sauce, Sturgill Simpson, stephaniesid, American Babies and Greensky Bluegrass.
Western North Carolina’s recording professionals speak up about the climate of their industry, from the proliferation of full-fledged, home-based studios to musicians’ piecemeal assembly of modern albums.
Local bands will talk about their sets at this weekend’s street festival. Tune in to iamavl on Thursday afternoon for interviews.