The Marcus King Band and Umphrey’s McGee in Asheville, 2/16

Late last year, The Marcus King Band released their sophomore, self-titled album, produced by Warren Haynes and released on Fantasy Records.The band then released a new four-song collection titled Due North EP . The digital-only EP consists of three songs the band recorded during their sessions at The Carriage House Studio in Stamford, Connecticut and a fourth live recording: an epic 15-minute … Continue reading The Marcus King Band and Umphrey’s McGee in Asheville, 2/16

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2018’s Asheville Fringe Arts Festival (AFAF): Fringe Worthy Art and Performance!

2018’s Asheville Fringe Arts Festival (AFAF) will be its most fearless yet, with dozens of performances that push the boundaries of art in our community. “This year’s performances include a wide variety of genres from artists who are experimenting with their art form and creating work that seems to be in response to today’s political … Continue reading 2018’s Asheville Fringe Arts Festival (AFAF): Fringe Worthy Art and Performance!

David Rawlings Touring South for “Poor David’s Almanack”, in Asheville January 26

DAVID RAWLINGS IS CURRENTLY ON A THIRTY-THREE DATE US HEADLINING TOUR NEW ALBUM, POOR DAVID’S ALMANACK, OUT NOW VIA ACONY RECORDS. AT THE ORANGE PEEL, ASHEVILLE, JANUARY 26 David Rawlings partnered with Apple Music to create a dreamy narrative video for the GRAMMY-nominated single "Cumberland Gap." Shot on location in Tennessee with acclaimed director James … Continue reading David Rawlings Touring South for “Poor David’s Almanack”, in Asheville January 26

Malaprop’s Presents An Evening with Dar Williams on Her Book “What I Found in a Thousand Towns”

A beloved folk singer presents an impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishes. Dar will talk about her travels, her book, and her observations from traveling and meeting folks in small towns all over the country. She's got some ideas to share about urban planning. She'll even play a … Continue reading Malaprop’s Presents An Evening with Dar Williams on Her Book “What I Found in a Thousand Towns”

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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 -- … 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 … Continue reading Serafina and the Black Cloak at Barnes and Noble and Malaprops, Asheville

New Mastersounds Release "Made For Pleasure", Playing at Isis Asheville November 6

Do these guys get around or what? They're the hardest working jazz-funk band on the planet, and they're heading back to Asheville November 6 with a new recording "Made For Pleasure" On October 2nd, 2015 The New Mastersounds returned with Made For Pleasure - their most sprawling and ambitious record to date, featuring collaborations with … Continue reading New Mastersounds Release "Made For Pleasure", Playing at Isis Asheville November 6

New Mastersounds Release "Made For Pleasure", Playing at Isis Asheville November 6

Do these guys get around or what? They're the hardest working jazz-funk band on the planet, and they're heading back to Asheville November 6 with a new recording "Made For Pleasure" On October 2nd, 2015 The New Mastersounds returned with Made For Pleasure - their most sprawling and ambitious record to date, featuring collaborations with … Continue reading New Mastersounds Release "Made For Pleasure", Playing at Isis Asheville November 6

Atlanta-based artist PaperFrank at The Satellite Gallery Asheville through November 22

Atlanta-based artist PaperFrank presents a solo show, “Concession,” at The Satellite Gallery in Asheville. Featuring all new works, “Concession” brings to life playful memories of childhood baseball games—from the event to the treats and everything in between. The show runs from October 2 through November 22 at The Satellite Gallery. PaperFrank is an internationally known … Continue reading Atlanta-based artist PaperFrank at The Satellite Gallery Asheville through November 22

UNC Asheville Presents Henry Louis Gates Jr., Speaking November 5. Free Admission.

Henry Louis Gates Jr., one of America’s most prominent intellectuals and an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, will give a free public talk, Genealogy, Genetics and African-American History, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 in UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena. This event is free and open to the public. The author or co-author of 19 books and creator … Continue reading UNC Asheville Presents Henry Louis Gates Jr., Speaking November 5. Free Admission.