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.
Pillar features a number of high-profile guest players including bassists Wooten, MonoNeon and Oteil Burbridge, Béla Fleck on banjo, saxophonist Jeff Coffin and percussionist Weedie Braimah.
After being selected as a cultural ambassador by the U.S. State Department, Jonathan Scales toured Asia and Africa, where he performed for a wide range of audiences and learned important life lessons.
Scales is currently touring with a collective of esteemed musicians — the group held its first rehearsal at the beginning of this week. Scales’ current seven-date tour includes a performance at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Sunday, Nov. 20.
Watch a local musician Jonathan Scales’ dreams come true as two of his musical idols recite a full set of his original music at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, April 1.
While visions of sugarplums danced in children’s heads worldwide this past Dec. 24, Asheville steel pannist Jonathan Scales sat at his in-laws’ house, entranced by a video of his trio’s performance six days prior. Three months of intense work later, those initial glimpses have evolved into the band’s stellar debut DVD Alive at Rex Theater. […]
After what he calls “years and years” of Roy “Futureman” Wooten preaching to him about pushing the art form to new compositional heights, Jonathan Scales at last decided to heed those words with “Mixtape Symphony,” his latest album with bassist Cody Wright and percussionist Phill Bronson. A record release show, slated for Friday, June 6, at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall celebrates the dense, 33-minute work.
Click through for photos (by John Zara) of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Doc Aquatic and Mountain Goats.
Special for New Year’s Eve: The local steel pan fusion outfit releases this new video, recorded on Wall Street in downtown Asheville.
Local steel pan virtuoso Jonathan Scales has been noticeably absent from the Asheville scene lately, taking his island-influenced, jazz-rock fusion on the road. Tomorrow, the inventive foursome treats its hometown crowd to a performance with The Archrivals and Molly Parti.
The local (but rarely at home) steel pan player makes a rare appearance on home turf this Saturday.
This weekend brings the spoken and written word, vaudeville and hip-hop for kids, free rock ‘n’ roll and plenty to do outdoors. So enjoy the comfort of cooling temperatures while your wallet rests safely at home. Know of other budget-friendly events this weekend? Share them in the comments section at the bottom of the page.