Teaser videos show this collaboration as a lush, experimental string band that sits somewhere in a Venn diagram between artists like Birds of Chicago, Kaia Kater, and Punch Brothers.
The musicians have embraced life on the road and wrote about their experiences traversing the country, time and again.
Working with other artists became a steady through-line in Michelle Malone’s career. Her latest album, 2018’s Slings and Arrows, includes songs she co-wrote with Randall Bramlett and up-and-coming Atlanta artist Eliot Bronson.
The Maine-based folk/pop siblings play Isis on June 27.
Alexa Rose, Hannah Kaminer and The Old Chevrolette Set play classic country tunes at Isis on June 23.
Superb local musicians give touring artists some healthy competition, and the out-of-town acts both bring something new to the local music conversation.
The show comes on the heels of Leigh’s debut album, Roots Alive, which was recorded in four days at Chris Rosser’s Hollow Reed Studio.
While in tour with a recent tour stop at Isis Music Hall, Smith gave a two song performance for Xpress.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops’ multi-instrumentalist plays a May 8 solo show at Isis.
‘Revolver’ is often thought of as the first Beatles album to make use of the recording studio as an instrument. The album’s innovative, experimental nature is evident on tracks as varied as the singalong “Yellow Submarine” and the droning, psychedelic “Tomorrow Never Knows,” a John Lennon composition.
Queen Bee and the Honeylovers aren’t completely immersed in the past; Moore’s historically based lyrics cover themes that are universal, and many are relevant to present-day Asheville.
The musician and activist plays an intimate solo set at Isis on April 25.
Two celebrated local artists (one who’s bidding farewell to Asheville, the other a globetrotting artist who’s only occasionally home) and two psychedelic bands (one a relic from the ’70s, the other a new and soul-infused exponent of the style) are spotlighted in this roundup.
Carsie Blanton makes what she describes on her Facebook page as, “music for smart, ferocious, muffin-hearted libertines.” It’s as fun as it is revolutionary.
“Not only is the music evolving,” mandolinist Ty Gilpin says, “but the subject matter of the music is also changing to reflect what’s happening in the world today.”
Country, blues, bluegrass and … prog-hop? The variety of live music available in Asheville never ceases to impress.
The North Carolina native bring his new Cuban-inspired blues songs to Isis Music Hall on March 16.
The tracks on the CD comes from the recording of a live show Regan-Blake gave at Black Mountain Center for the Arts in 2017. The stories are a mix of traditional folk tales and personal stories, and they’re suitable for all ages.
This roundup takes a look at three Asheville based acts in three very different musical styles, plus a compelling national-level musician who’s also a respected activist, theologian, author and documentary filmmaker.
The Austin, Tex.-based singer-songwriter plays the Isis Music Hall lounge on March 6.
Though he’s settled in Atlanta, Kelly looks back fondly upon his time in the Asheville music community. He started playing with The Goodies when he was 19. He says that Goodies front man Holiday Childress was a major influence on his own songwriting.