Nora Jane Struthers ‘Champion’, Her Most Adventurous and Fully Realized Work

Nora Jane Struthers on tour for ‘Champion’, at Isis Music Hall 11/16 Great vulnerability is often part and parcel of great artistry. The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric of listeners’ lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Nora Jane Struthers’ new album Champion is built on these kinds of … Continue reading Nora Jane Struthers ‘Champion’, Her Most Adventurous and Fully Realized Work

Canadian Folk Singer Joshua Hyslop at New Mountain Asheville December 19

Touring with Vanessa Carlton, the Canadian Folk Singer Joshua Hyslop Presents His New Album In Deepest Blue Joshua Hyslop has come a long ways since he was first signed to Nettwerk Records, releasing his debut EP, Cold Wind. Hyslop has been touring and writing music incessantly, playing over 50 intimate ‘House Shows’ across the country since 2013. Joshua would break bread with these families and … Continue reading Canadian Folk Singer Joshua Hyslop at New Mountain Asheville December 19

Punk-Folk Artist Brett Hunter at Pink Dog Creative

Brett Hunter’s exhibit, Gossima, is showing at the Pink Dog Gallery, 348 Depot St., through December 19. Gossima, derived from a word used to describe something lightweight or delicate, is one of the original names for the game now known as Table Tennis, or Ping Pong. “I use Gossima to describe this collection of work not only for the direct association with the Ping Pong themes in … Continue reading Punk-Folk Artist Brett Hunter at Pink Dog Creative

Deerhunter and Atlas Sound at Orange Peel, Asheville December 4

With the already critically-acclaimed, radio friendly album Fading Frontier released in October, Atlanta’s Deerhunter will bring their melodic sound to Asheville December 4. Fading Frontier shows that a decade in, Deerhunter has lost none of its intensity. As the group matures, so they have grown into the most consistent purveyors of art-rock of their generation. Bradford Cox’s solo project Atlas Sound will be opening the … Continue reading Deerhunter and Atlas Sound at Orange Peel, Asheville December 4

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band on Tour With Galactic, at the Orange Peel Nov. 12

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band bring their rousing, feel-good funk back to their hometown of Asheville November 12, on tour with Galactic and performing at the Orange Peel.The five-piece funkadelic band have been touring the Southeast in support of the their new LP Funk Life. This exclusive release is free and offers fans a content-rich multimedia experience (download here) . Featuring bold horn hits and classic funk riffs, Funk Life also reflects the band’s never-ending … Continue reading Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band on Tour With Galactic, at the Orange Peel Nov. 12

Juan Benavides Group at Millroom Every Wednesday With Latin and Flamenco Party

Juan Benavides Group, Asheville’s revered latin-flamenco band has been moving hips and raising arms at their regular Wednesdays at 5 Walnut. Now the band is hosting a Latin-Flamenco dance party at the Millroom, beginning November 18th. With a far larger venue to peform in, dancing to their music can truly flow. And it’s free. Juan Benavides Group blends traditional and new Flamenco and Middle Eastern … Continue reading Juan Benavides Group at Millroom Every Wednesday With Latin and Flamenco Party

Openly Gay Singer-Songwriter Sam Gleaves Courts Appalachian Traditions, Performing at Toyboat Community Arts Space, Asheville, Nov. 22

Sam Gleaves @ Toyboat Community Arts Space November 22 101 Fairview Road, Asheville Courageous as hell and country to the bone — Amazingly talented Sam Gleaves, the best young songwriter around, heads into new territory with his brilliant album Ain’t We Brothers, joined by a group of world-class musicians and singers. Varied, intelligent, moving — these songs stay with you. –Lee Smith, Appalachian author Two … Continue reading Openly Gay Singer-Songwriter Sam Gleaves Courts Appalachian Traditions, Performing at Toyboat Community Arts Space, Asheville, Nov. 22

Serafina and the Black Cloak at Barnes and Noble and Malaprops, Asheville

by Melisa Lizarraga Robert Beatty will be hosting several events in Asheville, presenting his recent hit Serafina and the Black Cloak. Serafina and the Black Cloak was published July 2015 and has since become a New York Times Bestseller, Amazon and Barnes and Noble Bestseller, Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller, and a USA Today Bestseller. It is marketed for adults and young readers. Serafina and the Black … Continue reading Serafina and the Black Cloak at Barnes and Noble and Malaprops, Asheville