Articles by: Caleb Calhoun

Asheville musicians mourn death of Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter

Asheville musicians mourn death of Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter

“Robert Hunter’s lucid visions painted a landscape across my most formative years,” says Josh Blake.

by October 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
The Marcus King Band/ photo by David McClister

Marcus King’s musical journey home

Marcus King will host his third annual Family Reunion show at Pisgah Brewing on Sept. 27-28. Scheduled performers include The Marcus King Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Yonder Mountain String Band and much more.

by September 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Gov't Mule played a sold-out show at the Highland Brewing Meadow Stage on July 3rd. Asheville native Warren Haynes leads the band. It's the first time in years that Haynes and his band have played outside Haynes' annual Christmas Jam concert held each year in Asheville./ photo by Stephan Pruitt

From hippies to Harley riders, Asheville fans cheer Gov’t Mule

Asheville native Warren Haynes and his band kicked off the July Fourth holiday weekend in fine form by rocking the night away at Highland Brewing’s Meadow Stage.

by July 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville musician Joshua Phillips, shown here, and fellow musicians Philo Reitzel, Elijah Cramer, Casey Cramer, Oso Rey, and Patrick Armitage have a popular Beastie Boys tribute band called High Plains Drifters. They'll be playing at the Salvage Station on Friday./ photo by Katherine Powell via High Plains Drifters

The enduring appeal of cover bands on the Asheville music scene

Cover and tribute gigs can represent a lucrative (by Asheville musician standards) way to play out on a regular basis.

by June 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination to run for president in the 2020 Election, stumped in Asheville on Friday, May 18, at the Salvage Station music venue. /photo by Stephan Pruitt

In Asheville, Bernie Sanders rallies his supporters

It’s 85 degrees and about a thousand percent humidity and we are all, literally, feeling the Bern.

by May 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
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
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
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
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
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
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
5 things we’re psyched to see at Christmas Jam 2018

5 things we’re psyched to see at Christmas Jam 2018

Here’s one: Dave Grohl playing “Play” live, for the first time ever.

by November 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Fall LEAF 2018

Asheville Music Weekend: Fall LEAF 2018

Brothership is back running the Open Mic at Pisgah on Sunday.

by October 19, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: RADfest at Grey Eagle on Saturday, Sunday

Asheville Music Weekend: RADfest at Grey Eagle on Saturday, Sunday

On Saturday, both The Fritz are Emma’s Lounge will be playing great shows in support of new music.

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Emma’s Lounge breaks down their new single, ‘Get Out of Your Own Way’

Emma’s Lounge breaks down their new single, ‘Get Out of Your Own Way’

Emma’s Lounge will celebrate the release of their latest album on Saturday at the Asheville Music Hall.

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Town Mountain/ photo by Sandlin Gaither

Asheville Music Weekend: Town Mountain at The Orange Peel, Marcus King Family Reunion

Also, the Marcus King Family Reunion will be held Friday and Saturday at Pisgah Brewing.

by October 4, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: The Resonant Rogues, One More Saturday Night

Asheville Music Weekend: The Resonant Rogues, One More Saturday Night

For all you West Asheville hippies, don’t forget the Dirty Dead at UpCountry Brewing.

by September 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Colby Deitz, Aaron Price, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Colby Deitz, Aaron Price, more

Also, Spiro and Nicole Nicolopolous are hoping to help create a scene of sober music fans to support each other while enjoying live music.

by September 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: The Snozzberries, The Screaming J’s, more

Asheville Music Weekend: The Snozzberries, The Screaming J’s, more

Saturday night The Rahm Squad, featuring Jaze Uries, is playing at One World West, and more.

by August 31, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Music Weekend: Jam in the Trees, Hoot and Holler, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Jam in the Trees, Hoot and Holler, more

Jam in the Trees pacs some great music into Friday and Saturday at Pisgah Brewing.

by August 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
Asheville Music Weekend: Night Circus, Freeway Revival, Asheville Opry and More

Asheville Music Weekend: Night Circus, Freeway Revival, Asheville Opry and More

Also, Styrofoam Turtles are singlehandedly building a new grunge scene in Asheville, and they’ll be playing with Sane Voids over at the Sly Grog on Friday night.

by August 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News