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

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Ghost of Paul Revere Record Exclusive Live Set for Acoustic Asheville

Ghost of Paul Revere are known for creating the "type of music for which festivals are made" (The Boston Globe), and their sunny, adrenaline-inducing Balcony TV performance- complete with rollicking banjo, "to die for" harmonies (The Shotgun Seat), and soulful harmonica- proves just that. The Portland, Maine quartet has grown to become one of New … Continue reading Ghost of Paul Revere Record Exclusive Live Set for Acoustic Asheville

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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, … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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

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

For The Love of All Music: Old-Time Pianist Andrew J. Fletcher Considers Asheville's Future

By Emma Stamm Andrew J. Fletcher plays stride piano, a style that emphasizes percussive keying in the left hand and syncopated melodies in the right. While the name and technique may be unfamiliar, the sound of stride piano is instantly recognizable: clearly of the '20s and '30's, it has roots in ragtime and exists as … Continue reading For The Love of All Music: Old-Time Pianist Andrew J. Fletcher Considers Asheville's Future

An Interview With David Wax Museum on "Guesthouse"

I love Mexican music -- the rhythms, instruments, song structures, and melodies. But for this record, I tried to focus primarily on the quality of the songwriting and then brought all of our influences to bear on shaping the sound of the record. The Mexican sound was a piece of that but not necessarily the … Continue reading An Interview With David Wax Museum on "Guesthouse"

An Interview With David Wax Museum on "Guesthouse"

I love Mexican music -- the rhythms, instruments, song structures, and melodies. But for this record, I tried to focus primarily on the quality of the songwriting and then brought all of our influences to bear on shaping the sound of the record. The Mexican sound was a piece of that but not necessarily the … Continue reading An Interview With David Wax Museum on "Guesthouse"