Not surprisingly, Russ Wilson has his own opinion as to why big band jazz has endured. “For lack of a better term, it appeals to the masses,” he says. “Besides the true musical value — which has to be there — there’s entertainment value to it.”
At Isis Music Hall for a recent tour stop, Hiatt took time out to give a stripped-down performance of two songs exclusively for Xpress and Acoustic Asheville.
This week’s installment features four internationally-touring acts who all have an Asheville connection of sorts.
Electro-soul group RBTS WIN commemorates the release of its fourth album, Sensitivity Kit, with a performance at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Aug. 25. Hip-hop artist Foul Mouth Jerk drops his latest effort, Scofflaw, with a Saturday, Aug. 26, show at Isis Music Hall.
The Austin-based guitarist/vocalist plays Isis Music Hall on Friday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m.
This time around, it’s an all-locals edition (well, three actual local artists and one honorary local).
Blues, amped-up Americana and cracked psych-folk are just some of the music choices available to Asheville music lovers in the next 30 days.
The three-piece band — including Walker’s partner and vocalist Porsche Carmon and David Johnson on drums — plays Isis Music Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Ahead of an upcoming show on the patio at Isis Music Hall, on Friday, July 28, Okrend shares three songs from his new record.
After long and successful careers, two veteran musicians settled into retirement in the Asheville area. But the encouragement of friends and family brought both men came back to the stage to entertain audiences around Western North Carolina.
The band visits Isis Music Hall for its third time on Thursday, July 13.
There’s a wide variety of music on offer this go-round, from folk rock to experimental jazz to hotshot guitar-slinging. And there’s a local tribute to a beloved band of yesteryear.
Harris performs at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, July 8.
Before devoting herself full time to performing and making albums, Boggs was an Army paratrooper, a U.S. attorney, general counsel for Starbucks and a vice president at the Dell Computer Corporation.
Local bass player Cody Wright will perform with and open for blues-rocker Eric Gales at Isis Music Hall on Friday, June 23.
Three of this edition’s artists are local to Asheville, and the other represents an important piece of the history of nearby Athens, Ga.’s music scene.
The show, which raises funds for Brother Wolfe, takes place at Isis Music Hall on Friday, June 16.
Award-winning Appalachian musician Aaron Burdett will celebrate the release of his new album, Refuge, at Isis Music Hall on Friday, May 12.
Resonant Rogues is a showcase for the musicians’ collective and individual instrumental skills, but the song lyrics are a key component of the group’s appeal.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Acid Mothers Temple, Adrian Belew Power Trio and Electro-Music Asheville are in this week’s roundup.
The Asheville art-pop band’s new LP is more of a late night banquet than a simple side item.