Warren Wilson College Offers New Traditional Music Major

Forty-six years ago, a new president came to Warren Wilson College with big plans. From academic building construction to fundraising, the similarities between now and then are striking. But the introduction of a new music major in 1971 is perhaps the most interesting connection across time as Warren Wilson College prepares to relaunch the degree program in 2018. After establishing itself as a center for the study … Continue reading Warren Wilson College Offers New Traditional Music Major

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

Mammal Hands "Floa" is a Hypnotic Fusion of Jazz, Folk and Electronica

Mammal Hands are a trio of like-minded musicians: Nick Smart piano, Jesse Barrett drums and tabla, and Jordan Smart saxophones. Floa is their second album for Gondwana Records and in the 18 months since their debut, Animalia, they have carved out a growing following both here and abroad for their hypnotic fusion of jazz, folk and electronica: winning fans from Bonobo and Gilles Peterson to … Continue reading Mammal Hands "Floa" is a Hypnotic Fusion of Jazz, Folk and Electronica

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

Dopapod and Nth Power Playing at New Mountain Theatre Dec. 10

The four-piece high octane funk jam progressive electronica band performs at New Mountain Theatre December 10 Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Rolling Stone, Huffington Post, Jambase, Relix, and The Boston Herald, all the while tending to their … Continue reading Dopapod and Nth Power Playing at New Mountain Theatre Dec. 10

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

A Dose of New Soul and Funk: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Calibro 35, Cool Uncle, The Jack Moves, The Bamboos, Bones & Beeker

With Winter approaching and cold dark days ahead, now might be an opportune time to select some music that will provide warmth and movement for cold bodies during those long winter nights. We might be hundreds of miles from the nearest sunny beach, but here in Asheville we bring the sun home with soulful and funky tunes. What better way to warm up your day … Continue reading A Dose of New Soul and Funk: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Calibro 35, Cool Uncle, The Jack Moves, The Bamboos, Bones & Beeker

A Dose of New Soul and Funk: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Calibro 35, Cool Uncle, The Jack Moves, The Bamboos, Bones & Beeker

With Winter approaching and cold dark days ahead, now might be an opportune time to select some music that will provide warmth and movement for cold bodies during those long winter nights. We might be hundreds of miles from the nearest sunny beach, but here in Asheville we bring the sun home with soulful and funky tunes. What better way to warm up your day … Continue reading A Dose of New Soul and Funk: Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, Calibro 35, Cool Uncle, The Jack Moves, The Bamboos, Bones & Beeker