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Tag: Jack of the Wood
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Charles Humphrey III’s Songs From The Road Band plays Jack of the Wood
The all-star bluegrass side project released its third album, Traveling Show, in April. On Friday, Dec. 19, at Jack of the Wood, that band will perform the its new record in order.
Exploring the daytime programs around the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam
The Christmas Jam is sold out but the Jam by Day and Kevn Kinney Jam are both open to listeners.
Swedish singer-songwriter captures 37 states in music and imagery
Swedish singer-songwriter Sofia Talvik and her husband, Jonas Westin — a videographer who quit his day job in TV for the trip — traveled through 37 states in an RV. Footage of the journey, filmed and edited by Westin, is featured in Talvik’s music videos. The musician performs at Jack of the Wood Friday, Sept. 25.
5 questions with Shane Cooley
Singer-songwriter Shane Cooley is from Northern Neck, Va., but recently made his home in Austin, Texas. He’s about to embark on a tour that takes him from Texas to New York and back south to Louisiana. Cooley and his band, The Lucky Kings, play Jack of the Wood on Sunday, Aug. 9
Smart bets: Tia McGraff
Americana duo Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham perform a n afternoon set at Jack of the Wood on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
Acoustic Asheville: Christian Lopez Band
Rising country music act Christian Lopez Band made its Asheville debut at Jack of the Wood recently. Ahead of the show, the musician played two songs from their debut record, Onward, exclusively for Acoustic Asheville. “Morning Rise” “This Romance”
Celebrate land preservation on Land Trust Day, this June 6
Conservation groups like the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy need the support of residents and local businesses in order to achieve their work. Building on this co-dependence, the nonprofit will hold its annual “Land Trust Day” celebration Saturday, June 6.
Woody Pines’ new record fuses busker performance chops with well-traveled musicianship
Woody Pines, who returns to Asheville on Friday, May 29, for a show at Jack of the Wood, honed his craft on the streets of New Orleans. His new, self-titled album, released by Muddy Roots Music in June, delves even more deeply into the swing, ragtime, folk and jazz lexicons of the American songbook that gave defined his sound.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Asheville
There are plenty of options for those in search of a Cinco de Mayo fiesta in Asheville, but it depends what you’re in the mood for this Tuesday, May 5.
Smart bets: Up the Chain
With drummer Kirby Sybert and bassist Noah Skaroff replacing the former rotating cast of musicians, Reed Kendall says his Philadelphia-based rock band Up the Chain is using consistency and trust as a platform for progress. The group’s first record together, Windows Into Worlds, honors this new chapter.
Japan’s Pirates Canoe docks in Asheville
The roots trio/ sextet is parts Alison Krauss and Union Station, parts Gillian Welch, parts something generations old and part something completely new.
Bowled over: Local chilies and stews fire you up and take you home
On wintry nights, while snow banked against the front door, my mom made chili to eat out of small clay bowls with lids. This was not food for guests; this was for family. So, I was surprised when I found my mom’s chili at Creekside Tap House on Beverly Road.
Smart bets: Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits
Laney Jones could pull her weight simply performing as the banjoist for Laney Jones & the Lively Spirits, but thankfully she shares her vocal talents with the world as well. Marrying the sprightliness of youth with the tame confidence of an old soul, Jones’ live vocals venture freely from smooth to saucy, with lyrical content […]
Jon Stickley Trio hones its sound and finds its audience
“I was looking for some things to jam along with one day,” says local guitarist Jon Stickley. Known for his flatpicking prowess, he usually practiced to a bluegrass playlist. “But then I started going into some other areas on my iPod, like hip-hop and rock, and I started having more fun playing along with that […]
The cure for cabin fever: December 26 events
After 24 hours stuck in the house with family, too much pie and wrapping paper wreckage, it’s time to venture out. By December 26 you could probably use a dose of live music, craft beer and people who aren’t related to you. If that’s not the case, bring the relatives with you — the day […]
Crushed Out’s artistic take on the drum-and-guitar duo
When it comes to recordings, “The tempo is the heartbeat of the song,” says Franklin Hoier, half of drum-and-guitar duo Crushed Out. Tempo is their business. So is touring, which Hoier and Spiller have done nearly constantly for the last three years.
Holiday events around WNC
Looking to deck the halls, sing a carol, give a gift, take a stroll, see a play, make a craft or pass a wish list on to a man in a red suit? Here’s where to do all of those things.
Smart bets: The Grand Ole Uproar
Greensboro-based The Grand Ole Uproar describes its live show as “cosmic Americana [that] conjures up the Texas twang of Waylon Jennings … the improvisation of the Grateful Dead and the laid-back swampy sound of J.J. Cale.” And, while the band calls the Piedmont home, it’s already hit up a number of Asheville venues as well […]
Beer Camp Across America: Mini-events and festival update
Sierra Nevada is gearing up for Beer Camp Across America. The seven-stop festival starts this weekend in Chico, Calif., and wraps up with its final stop on Sunday, Aug. 3, at the new brewery in Mills River. In preparation for the event, Sierra sent Xpress a few final details. To start, don’t plan on driving […]
Sound Check: The Low Counts
Drum-and-guitar duo The Low Counts (Matt Walsh on guitar and vocals, Austin Hicks on drums) are based in High Point, N.C., but have been breaking into the music scene in Asheville and the surrounding area. The band performed at The Black Mountain Ale House last weekend (where Xpress caught up with them) following a set […]