Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a new Friday night dance series, Little Sparrow Coffee and Kitchen is set to open in Woodfin, Ambrozia adds lunch, and Tryon offers its annual Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival.
Nashville-based Annie and the Hot Club brings a distinct style of Gypsy-swing to Isis Restaurant & Music Hall. The veteran group is composed of award-winning musicians including singer Annie Sellick, voted best jazz artist five years running by Nasheville Scene, and fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith, a 2009 Thumbpickers Hall of Fame inductee.
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.
You don’t have to be a fan of throwbacks to like this New York City-based collective. The group, created by pianist/composer/arranger Scott Bradlee, takes pop tracks and reworks them as vintage jazz, swing and ragtime songs.
There’s something inexplicably cheery — and not ironically so, despite the prevalence of seasonal sweaters — about the Christmas specials of Bing Crosby and Lawrence Welk. These shows of decades past delivered holiday medleys and warm sentiments that spanned giddy good times to reflective moments. They conjured seasonal memories with traditional carols and festive standards. […]
Big band, swing, jazz and Celtic music will fill the halls of the Grove Park Inn.