A blues legend, an unpredictable force of nature, and two local acts — one long established, the other part of the current hard rock resurgence — are spotlighted in this roundup.
Asheville’s AL Coffee & Da Grind, a self-described high-energy, up-tempo blues quartet, will travel to Memphis, Tenn., in late January, joining more than 200 musical groups in competition at the International Blues Challenge. The soul- and dance-inspired band has scheduled a series of hometown fundraising gigs to cover the musicians’ trip to this “blues heaven” […]
New Orleans (by way of Florida) guitarist/composer/actor/singer Marcel Anton finds a new home (and several stages) in Asheville.
On Jan. 21 I attended Asheville Mardi Gras’ Cajun Cookoff with Art and Oddities Auction at Tressa’s and it was fabulous! The place was dripping in purple, green and gold, and packed with friendly folks of all ages and backgrounds in costumes from lavish to frivolous, sampling sumptuous dishes that rivaled the fare at our […]
Chow down on Louisiana’s finest cuisine and kick up your heels at a Mardi Gras Cajun cook-off. Photo by Bill Rhodes
Cookie LaRue’s second cousin Lorna Doone performs two shows at Tressa’s on Friday, April 1.