It’s bourbon whiskey that best deserves the appellation of “the quintessential American spirit,” says Casey Campfield of downtown bar The Crow & Quill. “There’s a poetic allure to the history of bourbon that really appeals to me.”
Jagged rock, classic country, synthy dubstep and soulful pop: the next 30 day in Asheville are full of musical riches to suit most every taste.
This roundup features touring acts from Montréal, rural Texas, South Carolina and Brooklyn. Their styles don’t necessarily conform to the reputations of their places of origin, but all four offer a unique musical perspective.
To mark the Double Crown’s 25th gospel night — on Thursday, Aug. 31 — venue owner Steve Mann booked one of the most influential bands in gospel music history. “The Swanee Quintet has been performing continually for 78 years with no sabbaticals,” he says.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Poetry Cabaret’s performance in Washington, D.C., a new craft spirits distillery called Eda Rhyne and a retrospective look at musician Ben Phan’s crowdfunding experience.
The gospel group will draw songs from six albums during a performance at The Double Crown on Thursday, June 16.
Haywood Road institution Mama’s Fast Food has closed; Sour Fest returns to Thirsty Monk; ASAP holds its annual CSA fair; and the Riceville Volunteer Fire Department invites community members to a chili cook-off meet-and-greet.
Frontman Spencer Taylo and his bandmates bring their soulful singing to The Double Crown on Thursday, Feb. 25.
The Legendary Singing Stars return for the Double Crown’s third anniversary Thursday, Dec. 17.
The musicians typically appear in educational and holy settings, clad in matching suits, but an upcoming local show brings the singers to West Asheville bar The Double Crown Thursday, Oct. 22, at 10 p.m.