A multi-instrumentalist — he sang and played mandolin, electric and acoustic guitars, baritone guitar and fiddle — Ralph Lewis never forsook his mountain music roots; he simply bent the form to his own purposes.
The roundup includes Homme, Sons of Ralph, Graveyard and Vanessa Carlton.
The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, now in its 88th year, returns to the Diana Wortham Theatre, Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 6 to 8. Entertainers at this year’s three-night gathering include ballad singers, bluegrass and old-time bands, gospel groups, solo and duet instrumentalists and vocalists, clogging teams, buck dancers, flat-footers and traditional Appalachian smooth dancers.
Rock hunger away this holiday with Michael Barnes & Friends, Marc Keller Band, Sons of Ralph, Ryan Perry-Band, Mother Soul, Joe Lasher Jr., Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat and Slick Willie for the 13th annual Hometown Holiday Jam, presented by Asheville Musicians Coalition and Mountain Xpress.
Please join us for the third annual Best of Bash at the Orange Peel, Wednesday Nov. 17! The benefit party for Manna FoodBank will celebrate our Best Of WNC winners and feature performances by Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Sons of Ralph, Asheville Vaudeville and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, as well as a wide variety of tasty treats from participating Best of WNC restaurants. We’ll also be raffling off another Apple iPad. This post includes a video of our first Best Of 2010 iPad winner, Beth Yager Eckstein. Congrats!