Asheville arts

David Crosby

Second annual Songsmith Gathering in Brevard features David Crosby

The festival is a benefit for the Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania.

by May 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Josh Blake/ photo by Sandlin Gaither

Josh Blake, vulnerable and showing us his way with new release, Nothing’s In The Way

Asheville musician Josh Blake will celebrate the release of his new album, “Nothing’s In the Way,” with a

by May 13, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
Asheville singer-songwriters Anya Hinkle, left, and Alexa Rose each won first place in their respective categories of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at the Merlefest music festival in Wilkesboro this past weekend. Hinkle won first place in the bluegrass category for her song "Ballad of Zona Abston," while Rose won first place in the general category for her song, "Medicine for Living." /photo by Martin Anderson

Asheville musicians snag top honors in Merlefest 2019 songwriting contest

First-place winners took home a $600 cash prize and were award performances at Merlefest, which draws tens of thousands of fans each year to Wilkesboro.

by April 29, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music School’s big benefit show Thursday spotlights The Beatles’ ‘Revolver

Asheville Music School’s big benefit show Thursday spotlights The Beatles’ ‘Revolver

The event includes a number of musical performances, as well as a silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Asheville Music School and its growing outreach and scholarship programs.

Ghost Light/ photo by Jason Siegel

Ghost Light returns to Asheville Music Hall on Wednesday; weekend musical festivities abound

Other Asheville shows coming up include Billy Strings, Rising Appalachia, Phosphorescent and Brie Capone.

by April 16, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Xpand Fest, the one-day free music festival on the Asheville South Slope, enters its third year with a big lineup. Asheville band Window Cat performed on the Coxe Avenue stage at last year's event./ photo by David Simchock

Xpand Fest 2019 announces line-up for June event: Dynamo, The Get Right Band, April B & The Cool, more

Other Asheville bands featured at Xpand Fest this year include: Emma’s Lounge, Sirius. B, The Snozzberries, The Digs, Eleanor Underhill & Friends, Upland Drive and more.

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Punch Brothers /photo by Josh Goleman

Punch Brothers, marrying the folk and formal, set for The Orange Peel in Asheville

The Punch Brothers are coming off a big Grammy Award win earlier this year.

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Andrea Gibson

5 questions with poet Andrea Gibson

Gibson is set to perform at the Grey Eagle on Friday.

by March 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Warren Haynes and the Asheville Symphony on Saturday at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. / Photo for Ashvegas.com by DAVID SIMCHOCK

Asheville Symphony and Southern rock alight in Haynes’ ‘Dreams’

It was a transcendent night.

by March 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
VIDEO Premiere: Jane Kramer ‘Valley of the Bones’

VIDEO Premiere: Jane Kramer ‘Valley of the Bones’

“Valley of the Bones,” the name Kramer’s new album and its lead track, is part short-form documentary and part music video.

by March 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
For Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes, a new album and a refined sound

For Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes, a new album and a refined sound

This Asheville musician, mom and former Marine is excited about a forthcoming new album.

by January 31, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
The Fritz

The Fritz ready to bounce their disco/funk/soul into the Orange Peel

The Fritz will bring their dance-inducing mix of disco, funk, and rock to a sold-out Orange Peel in support of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong on Friday.

by January 31, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers, rested and ready, return to ExploreAsheville.com Arena

The Steep Canyon Rangers are coming off a rare break at the end of 2018 and are ready to take on the new year.

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Kyle Petty and David Childers

It’s music, not motorsports, commanding Kyle Petty’s attention these days

Kyle Petty and David Childers are set to perform on Saturday at the White Horse Black Mountain.

by January 9, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
With gut-wrenching emotion, ‘Army of Love’ faces down childhood cancer

With gut-wrenching emotion, ‘Army of Love’ faces down childhood cancer

Singer-songwriter Dave Desmelik penned one of the most powerful Asheville albums of 2018; it’s a record about childhood illness.

by January 3, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
River Whyless

River Whyless will celebrate New Year’s Eve at home with Orange Peel show

River Whyless, with Horsefeathers, will help fans ease out of 2018 and usher in 2019.

by December 31, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
The Top 5 Asheville concerts of 2018

The Top 5 Asheville concerts of 2018

David Byrne’s May show in Asheville, equal parts rock concert, theater performance and political rally, won’t soon be topped.

by December 29, 2018 2 comments Asheville Music
Wide-ranging Midnight North plays Salvage Station on Saturday

Wide-ranging Midnight North plays Salvage Station on Saturday

Look for some surprise guests to be sitting in with Midnight North on Saturday night.

by December 27, 2018 1 comment Asheville Music
With ‘Flight Patterns,’ Asheville electronic musician Marley Carroll soars

With ‘Flight Patterns,’ Asheville electronic musician Marley Carroll soars

Marley Carroll is this weekend’s unofficial musical emcee; he’s got an album release show Friday at The Mothlight and he’s DJing an annual hometown dance party Saturday at Grey Eagle.

by December 13, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Warren Haynes, left, and Ray Sisk at the 30th anniversary Christmas Jam. / photo by DAVID SIMCHOCK for Ashvegas.com

Christmas Jam 2018 recap 2: Haynes, Potter, James and ‘I Shall Be Released’

After four nights of incredible music, where do we go from here? Wherever the hell Warren Haynes wants to take us.

by December 11, 2018 2 comments Asheville Music
Christmas Jam 2018 recap 1: Grohl, Abby the Spoon Lady, Dark Side of the Mule, more

Christmas Jam 2018 recap 1: Grohl, Abby the Spoon Lady, Dark Side of the Mule, more

For all the attention on big national acts, the annual Christmas Jam is a giant spotlight on local talent.

by December 11, 2018 1 comment Asheville Music
Asheville singer-songwriters honor iconic female artists with Women in Music show

Asheville singer-songwriters honor iconic female artists with Women in Music show

Tickets are on sale now for the Women in Music show on Jan. 6 at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville.

by December 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Malcolm Holcombe has a new record out, and he’s got something he wants to say

Malcolm Holcombe has a new record out, and he’s got something he wants to say

Malcolm Holcombe says he’s upset by what he sees happening around him, but by the grace of his fans and his wife’s mashed potatoes, he perseveres.

by December 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Expansive Asheville metal band Bask celebrates fifth anniversary in style

Expansive Asheville metal band Bask celebrates fifth anniversary in style

Bask, a stoner metal band based in Asheville, just signed on with an independent label and is planning to release a new album in March 2019.

by December 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music