CONTEST OVER Americana fans: Win tix NOW to see Mipso Trio with Overmountain Men at the Greagle Saturday


New bluegrass band Mipso Trio with David Childers (Modern Don Juans) and Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers? Yes please.

Explore some newgrass and check out Bob Crawford’s other musical gig, Overmountain Men, this Saturday night at the good old Grey Eagle.

Two tickets to the first one who can tell us Mipso’s hometown.

Only commenters who have not won anything from Ashvegas in the last 30 days are eligible to win. Please use your correct first and last name when you comment, so we know who to hold your tickets for.

Ticket contests on Ashvegas (USUALLY) happen at 9 a.m. and/or 3 p.m on select weekdays only, though we reserve the right to run a contest anytime.

From the Greagle:

Rooted in the music of North Carolina’s mountains and Piedmont, Mipso gives these traditional influences a distinctly modern twist. With an old-school combination of fiddle, mandolin, bass, guitar, and four voices in close harmony, Mipso’s Jacob, Wood, Joseph, and Libby mix bluegrass ingredients with a healthy does of 21st century energy.

Over the past two years Mipso has released an EP and a full-length album titled “Long, Long Gone” and performed to enthusiastic crowds across North Carolina, from Asheville to Greenville and many places in between. This year alone they’ve performed sold out concerts at Carrboro’s historic Cat’s Cradle three times, solidifying their place as one of the most promising young bands to come out of UNC in a long, long time.

Overmountain Men

Lead by David Childers (of the Modern Don Juans) and Bob Crawford (of the Avett Brothers), the Overmountain Men are a North Carolina band whose time has come. Crawford, Childers, and his son Robert met at a Ramada Inn in Wyethville, Virginia back in 2004. That meeting led to Internet collaborations, which led to more meetings and ultimately to the formation of The Overmountain Men. Some call them Americana, others call them Folk; most call them a great band.

9pm. $8 advance / $10 day of show.

Advance tickets available online and at local outlets.

Limited seating available.

Grey Eagle link here.


Doug S. January 23, 2013 - 9:30 am

Any chance you’ll be giving away some Purity Ring tix?

Jennifer Saylor January 23, 2013 - 9:31 am

Probably not, Doug. That one will sell out!

Meredith January 23, 2013 - 9:13 am

Chapel Hill?

Meredith Bryson January 23, 2013 - 9:17 am

Sorry, forgot my last name. Chapel Hill!

Jen Bowen January 23, 2013 - 9:11 am

These guys are great. I think they are out of Chapel Hill.

Jennifer Saylor January 23, 2013 - 9:25 am

Jen’s our winner! Stay tuned for more info!

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