When All Go West began, it was a one-day event. But festival organizer Arieh Samson received complaints from many friends who work in the local service industries. “People often can’t get off work on Saturday, so they’d miss it,” he says. So, beginning this year, the festival expands to two days.
It’s been four years since Phillips gave us his debut album, “Wicker.” At long last, he returns with “Get Outside,” 10 groove-centric tracks featuring a marching band worth of local guest musicians. Hint: This record was well worth the wait.
This weekend, The Grey Eagle hosts Jammin’ for Journeymen, a fundraiser featuring the music of Silas Durocher and Friends, Josh Phillips Trio and Vertigo Jazz Project. All proceeds from the event benefit Journeymen of Asheville, a nonprofit whose goal is to “provide boys with mentoring and modeling so that they learn integrity, accountability, compassion and respect.”