Asheville Music

Ben Phan/ photo by Adam McMillian

PODCAST: Ben Phan at The Brew Pump in West Asheville

Ben Phan recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to record a new album in 2017.

by December 22, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Laura Blackley, performing at the Asheville Regional Airport as part of the pop-up concert/podcast series Music on the Fly.

Asheville airport partnership with Ashvegas wins national marketing award

Music on the Fly, part pop-up concert and party podcast, brings live local music to the airport every month.

by December 19, 2016 3 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
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
10th annual Holiday Liquor and Dance Party Saturday at New Mountain AVL

10th annual Holiday Liquor and Dance Party Saturday at New Mountain AVL

DJ Marley Carroll will be spinning the dance music all night long.

by December 15, 2016 1 comment 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
Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Top 10 fastest selling Orange Peel concerts

Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Top 10 fastest selling Orange Peel concerts

Awolnation comes in at number 10.

by December 13, 2016 1 comment 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
Asheville musicians Townsend, Sirius B, seek crowdfunding support

Asheville musicians Townsend, Sirius B, seek crowdfunding support

Time’s running out, but it’s not too late to support these great Asheville musicians.

by December 9, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Gatlinburg benefit concert Dec. 17 to feature Zac Brown Band, Jim Lauderdale, Rodney Crowell, more

Gatlinburg benefit concert Dec. 17 to feature Zac Brown Band, Jim Lauderdale, Rodney Crowell, more

The free, outdoor mini-festival will raise money and awareness for victims of the devastating wildfires in Gatlinburg.

by December 9, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
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
WIN TIX To Kid Hop Hooray at The Orange Peel on Saturday

WIN TIX To Kid Hop Hooray at The Orange Peel on Saturday

DJ Oso will be spinning kid-friendly tunes for this wintertime dance party for kids.

by December 5, 2016 12 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
Goodbye, Admiral dance parties

Goodbye, Admiral dance parties

The late-night night dance parties at The Admiral restaurant in West Asheville will stop at the end of the year. It’s the end of one of Asheville’s most beloved late-night dance traditions. The dance parties at the Admiral started up in 2007, about the same time that West Asheville’s comeback started and the city’s food scene began to get wider[Read More…]

by November 29, 2016 2 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
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
Moon Taxi/ photo by Don Van Cleaf

Weekend shows to see in Asheville: Pink Talking Fish, Moon Taxi, Keller Williams, more

There’s so much great music in town! Don’t forget Bob Dylan and Mavis Staples, of course.

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
Guided By Voices brings lo-fi indie rock to Grey Eagle in Asheville Nov. 11

Guided By Voices brings lo-fi indie rock to Grey Eagle in Asheville Nov. 11

After 30 years, it all comes down to one thing for Rob Pollard and his bandmates: having fun.

by November 8, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
WIN TIX To see Lucius tonight at The Orange Peel

WIN TIX To see Lucius tonight at The Orange Peel

Win tickets to see Lucius!

by November 1, 2016 2 comments Asheville Music
Warren Haynes at the 2013 Christmas Jam in Asheville/photo by Mary Juliano

Warren Haynes Christmas Jam line-up announced; Asheville show Dec. 10

The lineup for the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam show in Asheville includes Gov’t Mule, Bob Weir, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss and more.

by October 20, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music
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