Articles by: Caleb Calhoun

Exuding effortless positivity, Jahman Brahman ready for Isis Music Hall stage Saturday

Exuding effortless positivity, Jahman Brahman ready for Isis Music Hall stage Saturday

The band, which formed in Ohio and relocated to Asheville, is ready for a big show at Isis Music Hall.

by January 16, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
In top form, The Infamous Stringdusters’ bring album release show to Orange Peel Friday

In top form, The Infamous Stringdusters’ bring album release show to Orange Peel Friday

An album release show from The Infamous Stringdusters, with Billy Strings opening. It doesn’t get much better than this if you’re a bluegrass fan.

by January 11, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
Runaway Gin at Grey Eagle on Friday will fill your Phish wish

Runaway Gin at Grey Eagle on Friday will fill your Phish wish

Runaway Gin captures the playful side of Phish’s music as perfectly as one can and ties the well-executed songs together with original jams and segues.

by January 3, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville songstress Jane Kramer’s new source of musical inspiration: happiness

Asheville songstress Jane Kramer’s new source of musical inspiration: happiness

Jane Kramer and a band full of Asheville all-stars, will perform Saturday at the Grey Eagle.

by January 3, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music
Nth Power brings their “Conscious Jazz” to Asheville Music Hall Thursday

Nth Power brings their “Conscious Jazz” to Asheville Music Hall Thursday

The Nth Power is mainstay in the funk and jam scenes across the country.

by December 27, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
The New Mastersounds/Turkuaz funk train rolls into Orange Peel Saturday

The New Mastersounds/Turkuaz funk train rolls into Orange Peel Saturday

Both bands are known for their exciting live performances.

by December 15, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Town Mountain and The Honeycutters Holiday Hang at Grey Eagle Friday

Town Mountain and The Honeycutters Holiday Hang at Grey Eagle Friday

Crisp country and progressive old-grass should make for a great combination.

by December 14, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Christmas Jam 2016, part II: The magic of Weir, Krauss chemistry

Christmas Jam 2016, part II: The magic of Weir, Krauss chemistry

The chemistry between Bob Weir and Alison Krauss brought electric new life to the Grateful Dead’s “Peggy-O.”

by December 13, 2016 6 comments Asheville Music
Christmas Jam 2016, part I: Haynes, Johnson and Krauss kick off

Christmas Jam 2016, part I: Haynes, Johnson and Krauss kick off

Holly Bowling was also one of the bright stars of the night.

by December 12, 2016 2 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
Karl Denson brought the funk but not the fire to Asheville show

Karl Denson brought the funk but not the fire to Asheville show

Caleb Calhoun I came into the night tittering like a school girl. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe with special guest Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic guitarist) at New Mountain AVL last week was enough to get me pumped. The addition of local hotshots The Digs to the lineup provided an extra shot of adrenaline. This was, I suspected, going to be a night to remember.[Read More…]

by December 8, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
The Last Waltz Band gives Christmas Jam 2016 in Asheville extra special glow

The Last Waltz Band gives Christmas Jam 2016 in Asheville extra special glow

The concert also raises money for a great cause, the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity.

by December 7, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Nick Waterhouse brings his bluesy, soulful perfectionism to The Mothlight

Nick Waterhouse brings his bluesy, soulful perfectionism to The Mothlight

With “Never Twice,” Waterhouse has one of the smoothest records of the year.

by December 6, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Flat-picking phenom Billy Strings rolls into Grey Eagle Friday

Flat-picking phenom Billy Strings rolls into Grey Eagle Friday

Billy Strings wowed crowds at Merlefest earlier this year. He returns to Asheville on Friday for another high-energy show.

by November 29, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Fritzgiving show at Asheville Music Hall was funk-infused crowd-pleaser

Fritzgiving show at Asheville Music Hall was funk-infused crowd-pleaser

The first ever Fritzgiving was a show for the ages.

by November 28, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Giant Panda Dub Squad grooves at Asheville Music Hall

Giant Panda Dub Squad grooves at Asheville Music Hall

By Caleb Calhoun How exactly does one come up with a band name like Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad?  To be honest, with music this good and a vibe this chill, it’s hard to even care. Seriously, it’s hard to care about anything other than dancing when they are playing. This post-election Saturday night, that seems like a damn fine[Read More…]

by November 24, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Get your Fritz fix Friday at Asheville Music Hall

Get your Fritz fix Friday at Asheville Music Hall

The Asheville-based funk band, with two new records in the works and a growing fan base, has a lot to be thankful for these days.

by November 24, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
TAUK ready for ‘full blast’ mode at New Mountain Asheville show

TAUK ready for ‘full blast’ mode at New Mountain Asheville show

By Caleb Calhoun TAUK is the kind of music that moves you by shoving it’s hand into your chest Temple of Doom style, ripping your heart out, and showing it to you while laughing menacingly. This could be said of all of the music that TAUK has released to date, but it is especially true of the album they’re currently[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Weekend music to see in Asheville: Dangermuffin, Mipso, Screaming J’s, more

Weekend music to see in Asheville: Dangermuffin, Mipso, Screaming J’s, more

Specializing in raucous bar-room piano rock, The Screaming J’s bring a truckload of energy to the stage.

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Review: Moon Taxi invites fans into their musical family during Orange Peel show

Review: Moon Taxi invites fans into their musical family during Orange Peel show

During their show, the indie rockers out of Nashville performed “Hallelujah” in honor of Leonard Cohen’s passing.

by November 14, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
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